|TAN Books acquires Neumann Press|
|Written by Deonne Lindsey|
|Monday, 28 October 2013 07:30 AM EDT|
TAN Books recently announced its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults. TAN is preserving the Neumann Press name as an imprint.
The acquisition more than triples TAN's children's titles and provides a comprehensive homeschooling line. Popular books and sets acquired in the transaction include Angel Food for Boys and Girls, the “Saints and Friendly Beasts” series and American Cardinal Readers.
"In its 32 years of operation, Neumann Press and its late founder, Dennis McCoy, preserved hundreds of classic Catholic titles, treating them with the care and craftsmanship they richly deserve," said Conor Gallagher, vice president of publishing for TAN Books. "It is an honor to continue the work of Dennis and the McCoy family, keep Neumann Press alive and bring its great selection of Catholic classics to a wider audience than ever."
Established in 1981, Neumann Press published more than 200 titles and served more than 46,000 customers under the leadership of Dennis McCoy. When McCoy died April 22, Neumann closed its doors. TAN's acquisition has opened the doors once again.
"Our family is so pleased that TAN will be continuing the work of my husband and restoring the availability of Neumann Press titles," said Dennis’ wife, Dorothy McCoy.
TAN is maintaining the Neumann Press website, and Neumann titles will be added to TAN's direct-mail catalogs and consumer website. TAN will reissue 22 Neumann titles before Christmas and more than 70 titles before the end of the year, most in their original hardcover bindings. TAN is lowering Neumann Press retail prices across the board and extending TAN resellers their normal terms.