Effective June 1, Simon & Schuster will handle sales, distribution and fulfillment of all front-list and back-list Good Books titles.
"Good Books will continue to operate as an independent publishing company under the ownership of our family," publisher Merle Good said in a news release. He and Phyllis Pellman Good established the company in 1979.
"By tapping into the broad sales and distribution network of Simon & Schuster we will be able to both extend our reach and focus more on editing and publishing good books for readers everywhere," he said.
Good Books is best known for its Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook series, which has sold more than 11 million copies, and The Mayo Clinic Diet Book, which debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Other titles focus on inspirational fiction, family/parenting, quilting, restorative justice, and Amish and Mennonite subjects.
"We are delighted to welcome Good Books to the Simon & Schuster family of distribution clients," said Steve Black, vice president of client publisher services. "Their books are as advertised: good ideas and topics with great appeal to a broad base of book buyers. We look forward to helping them build upon their considerable success to date."