Sunday, March 15, 2009

Book Publisher Marion Street Press Sold to Acorn Guild Press

Book publisher Marion Street Press of Oak Park., Ill., has been acquired by Acorn Guild Press of Portland.

According to Ed Avis, the founder and president of Marion Street, the time was ripe for selling the firm to a publisher capable of continuing to expand the brand.

Acorn Guild acquires 38 titles in the Marion Street portfolio. Included in the sale are such popular books as "The Art of Column Writing," "The Buzzword Dictionary," "Pen & Sword," and "The Concise Guide to Copy Editing."

Marion Street Press books are distributed by Independent Publishers Group. Acorn Guild plans to move its distribution to IPG.

The sale was effective on March 1.

The acquisition of Marion Street Press by Acorn Guild was brokered by Noel Griese of Anvil Brokers of Atlanta. Financial terms were not disclosed.