Chicago Review Press

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Chicago Review Press, or CRP, is a U.S. book distributor and an independent company founded in 1973 to exclusively market titles from independent client publishers to the international book trade. CRP publish about 60 new titles yearly under four imprints: Chicago Review Press, Lawrence Hill Books, A Cappella, Ball Publishing, and Zephyr Press.

Independent Publishers Group[edit]

Chicago Review Press, Inc., is the parent company of Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Established in 1971, IPG was the first organization specifically created to market titles from independent presses to the book trade. Chicago Review Press, Inc., acquired Independent Publishers Group in 1987. With consistent growth each year, IPG supports and encourages the success of its client publishers throughout the United States and worldwide. IPG now represents more than 300 publishers and is the third-largest book distributor in the United States. All Chicago Review Press titles are distributed internationally and publicized by IPG.

Imprints[edit]

  • Chicago Review Press publishes general nonfiction on a wide range of subjects including music, film, popular science, history, biography, and travel, as well as an award-winning line of children’s activity books.
  • Lawrence Hill Books specializes in nonfiction on topics of African American and Latino interest, progressive politics, civil and human rights, and feminism.
  • A Cappella is a publisher of music and film books.
  • Ball Publishing specializes in gardening books.
  • Zephyr Press publishes education resources for teachers that help them better understand how kids learn and how they can be more effective in the classroom.

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