New York, NY – December 14, 2018 – LUCKY SPOOL MEDIA, the preeminent independent publisher of craft books, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ABRAMS. Beginning January 1, 2019, ABRAMS will provide sales and distribution in the North America, Australia, and New Zealand markets for the entire Lucky Spool catalogue including backlist.
“I founded Lucky Spool Media with a vision to create a publishing house that celebrates the art of craft in a very specific way. We know how to make beautiful books, and now, with the distribution and sales support of ABRAMS, I’m confident our books will get into the hands of even more crafters than ever,’’ says Susanne Woods, Owner and Publisher of Lucky Spool Media.
Lucky Spool Media currently publishes 10 new titles a year, including the award-winning bestseller School of Sewing, Southwest Modern, WALK, and The Quilt Block Cookbook, as well as books by accomplished artisans Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, and Anna Graham.
Lucky Spool Media was founded by veteran craft editor Susanne Woods in 2013. Since its launch, her company has established a reputation for excellence by releasing a small handpicked selection of quality craft titles and focusing on a unique author-centric collaborative workflow that attracts high-profile authors to their list. Lucky Spool celebrates the enduring quality of the book as an essential reference and as a beautiful object.
“Lucky Spool Media is ‘best of breed’ at what it does and the books it publishes. At ABRAMs, we feel similarly about our mission, our aesthetic, and our output and feel that our strengths and theirs align nicely. We’re happy that Lucky Spool have joined our first-class family of distribution partners and look forward to helping them bring their books to market,” says ABRAMS President and CEO Michael Jacobs.
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; narrative nonfiction and fiction; children’s books ranging from middle grade to young adult fiction to picture books to board books.