Delaware-Based Prestwick House Publishing Company to Purchase Milliken Publishing

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Prestwick House has reached an agreement to purchase Saint Louis-based Milliken Publishing House. The acquisition of Milliken marks the first purchase of another company by Prestwick House, Delaware's leading educational publisher.

Prestwick House, Delaware's leading educational publisher, has reached an agreement to purchase Saint Louis-based Milliken Publishing House for an undisclosed sum. The deal, scheduled to take place at the end of December, will increase Prestwick House's offerings by over 300 titles. Prestwick House plans to fully fold Milliken's operations into Prestwick House's Smyrna, Delaware-based headquarters by the beginning of the New Year.

Prestwick House has a history selling to the secondary English language-arts market, and this sale will expand its market reach to the k-6 market in all subject areas. "We're excited about the opportunity to reach out to more teachers and help revive this well-known brand, "says Prestwick House VP Operations, Jason Scott. "This acquisition opportunity came at the perfect time," continues Scott, "since we're in the midst of developing products to enter the K-6 market."

Prestwick House has tapped Publishing Manager, Jerry Clark to spearhead this new division. Clark's experience with all areas of Prestwick House's growth since he joined Prestwick House eleven years ago makes him the ideal choice to run this division. "Integrating Milliken into Prestwick House will bring the production and fulfillment efficiencies that we've developed to Milliken Operations," says Clark.

In addition, Prestwick House plans on using Milliken's distributor network to bolster its direct-to-teacher sales. "This is an opportunity for us to reach out to our customers in a new way," says Prestwick House General Manager, Keith Bergstrom. "By expanding these relationships with Milliken customers, Prestwick House will open a new area of growth that we think will provide a lot of value to Prestwick House customers." Milliken has relationships with education stores in every US state and internationally.

The sale will not interrupt operations for Milliken customers who will begin receiving orders from Prestwick House's Delaware warehouse within two weeks of the shutdown of the Saint Louis warehouse.

About Prestwick House - Founded in 1983 by a former Dover High School administrator, Prestwick House is a leader in educational publishing. With a focus on helping English teachers in grades 9-12, Prestwick House has the largest selection of literature teaching guides, a line of classic novels, and dozens of other educational products. Find out more about Prestwick House at http://www.prestwickhouse.com.

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