Vivalogue and Heritage House Publishing Launch New Young Adult Fiction Imprint

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Canadian publishers Heritage House Publishing Ltd has contracted Vivalogue Publishing to launch Wandering Fox Books. The new imprint will feature quality Canadian young adult fiction that can be enjoyed by adults as well as 10- to 15-year-old readers.

Vivalogue Publishing has been contracted by western Canadian publisher Heritage House to launch a new young adult imprint. The first Wandering Fox titles will be published in autumn 2014. All four books are repackaged, updated editions of best-selling, previously published titles that have been out of print. “We identified quality stories with a proven sales track record, and are pleased to partner with Heritage House to bring these excellent, contemporary classics back into print,” said Lynn Duncan, Vivalogue’s director. The new imprint will specialize in Canadian stories for 10- to 15-year-olds. “These all feature strong characters and storylines and are the kind of books that adults will also enjoy reading,” explains Duncan.

The four books to be published this fall are: And in the Morning, a powerful story set during the First World War, and the first installment in the Fields of Conflict series by acclaimed historical fiction author John Wilson; Prairie Pictures, Shirlee Smith Matheson’s best-seller about a young girl adjusting to small-town life in rural Alberta; History in the Faking (previously published as The Archaeolojesters Book 1), the first book in Andreas Oertel’s lively caper trilogy featuring a trio of Manitoba pranksters; and No Place for Kids, Alison Lohans’ gritty tale of two sisters who set off on their own to escape from their alcoholic father. “We are very pleased to be bringing these quality titles back into print, and they will form the foundation of an exciting new imprint that fills a niche in the young adult market: quality Canadian fiction,” said Rodger Touchie, Heritage House’s Publisher. Wandering Fox Books will be overseen by Lara Kordic, Senior Editor at Heritage House.

The venture marks the first move into trade publishing for Vivalogue Limited, which was founded in 2010 and has branches in Canada and the United Kingdom. The speciality publisher provides author services to independent authors and publishing services for not-for-profit organizations and businesses. The first young adult title re-published by Vivalogue (under its own imprint) was the out-of-print, critically praised book, Out on a Limb, by Gail Banning.

For further information, contact:

Lynn Duncan, 1-877-538 6222, lynn(at)vivalogue(dot)com
Roger Touchie, 1-250-360 0829, publisher(at)heritagehouse(dot)ca
Lara Kordic, 1-250-260 0829, lara(at)heritagehouse(dot)ca

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