About the Quayside Publishing Group
Quayside (pronounced key•side) Publishing Group represents a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to providing quality print- and ebooks to its readers. Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers' acquisition of Creative Publishing international, the Quayside Publishing Group now encompasses Cool Springs Press, Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Motorbooks, MVP Books, Quarry Books, Quayside Distribution Services, Quiver, Race Point Publishing, Rockport Publishers, Voyageur Press, Zenith Press and Walter Foster Publishing.
Rockport Publishers was founded in 1984, and soon established itself as an esteemed publisher of high-quality design and art books. Rockport's illustrated source books for professional designers and artisans present the best design work from around the world.
In July 2004, Rockport Publishers once again expanded its horizons by acquiring Creative Publishing international. CPi specializes in visually stunning books for a hands-on world. It is a worldwide leader of how-to books on topics including home decorating, sewing and crafting. This strategic purchase helped strengthen and consolidate the entire group's sales and marketing functions. It also enabled the group to strike out as its own distributor.
Quiver is a boutique imprint that first offered books and kits in the fall of 2006 for couples who want to take their sex lives to the next level. Quiver celebrates erotic pleasure and intimacy through beautiful, sophisticated photography and titillating, yet practical, text.
Motorbooks is the world's leading publisher of books and calendars for the transportation enthusiast. Voyageur Press publishes books and calendars on Americana subjects ranging from music to American heritage, country lifestyle, horses, railroads, and more. Zenith Press publishes both illustrated and narrative books on subject matters including military history, aviation and space, current events and world politics. MVP Books offers distinctive, high-quality books for the sports and fitness enthusiast, including illustrated works, narrative nonfiction, and how-to guides.
Cool Springs Press joined the fold in 2011. It is the leading publisher of state and local gardening information in the United States. In addition to gardening, Cool Springs Press publishes books and creates products on birding, cooking, canning and preserving, and home improvement, including the Black and Decker series.
Race Point Publishing, which is dedicated to producing high-quality illustrated books in a variety of subjects, was formed in 2012. As a general interest publisher of illustrated books, it strives to deliver authoritative content in a beautiful package.
Book Sales, Inc., has been in the business of publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for more than 50 years. Its imprints include Chartwell Books, Wellfleet Press, Castle Books, Knickerbocker Press, Alva Press, and Blue & Grey - all publishing high-quality illustrated books or reprints. Categories include novels, cookbooks, history, juvenile, fine art, art instruction, how-to craft books, natural history, gardening, civil war, militaria and more.
The Quayside Publishing Group is led by Ken Fund, President and CEO, and is a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc.