Marble Press Publisher’s Launch Backed by Seven-Figure Investment
Marble Press LLC, a San Francisco-based publisher with three subsidiaries, announced their official launch on March 1st, 2022.
Marble Press was formed by a collaboration between various children’s book authors and illustrators. The company secured a multi-year seven-figure funding commitment from California based venture capital. This team, headed by Susan Szecsi and Jon Collins-Black, has over five decades of business experience. In April, Michael Green, former director and publisher of Philomel, an imprint of Penguin Random House, joined Marble Press as acquisitions editor and advisor.
“Our mission is to publish books that inspire children, books that challenge their imaginations and ignite their curiosity. Our books will be diverse and honest. We are seeking books that will stand on their own by offering fresh perspectives and outside-the-box experiences,” added Szecsi.
Marble Press has three subsidiaries: Marble Books, Bulooga Books, and Taltos Books. Marble Books will represent children’s picture books. Taltos Books will brand middle-grade and young adult books, and the Bulooga brand will publish books for young readers.
“Starting from scratch and being guided by artistic vision, this is book publishing in its purest and most fun form,” said Green. “I am honored to be part of the Marble team and to help establish the high standards of our list.”
Marble Press is already in discussions with some of the leading authors and illustrators in the children’s book industry. The company plans to publish several children’s books in its first year and expand quickly from there.
“We are seeking the best authors and illustrators, both established and unknown talents,” said Collins-Black. “Our goal is to source and to develop great stories. We believe the Marble Press team has the experience and funding to compete with established brands, while bringing the enthusiasm, energy and care of a startup. The publishing industry can be a frustrating one for writers and illustrators. By providing personalized service to our writers and artists, we want the process to be fun and exciting. We believe this philosophy will bring forth the best books for our readers.”
Marble Press is open for submissions from children’s book authors and illustrators. Agent submissions can be sent directly to email@example.com. See more details about submissions on http://marblepress.com/submissions.