McHenry, IL -- March 2, 2023. Follett School Solutions has announced its latest group of participating publishers for its Premier Partner Program, now in its seventh year. The partnership helps ensure Follett provides the most on-hand inventory in the PreK-12 space to support educators in finding and accessing the content needed for their school communities.
"While each of the more than 350,000 individual titles that fill the shelves of our McHenry, Illinois warehouse are special, this Premier Partner Program gives the publishing community a way to reach more PreK-12 librarians and teachers than any other channel," said Britten Follett, CEO of Content for Follett. "Getting more books into the hands of readers around the world is the ultimate goal."
The program also helps publishers build their brand and affords them benefits they can't secure elsewhere, including connecting them with educators at special events to showcase their newest and most popular titles. Ultimately, the program builds a deeper partnership between Follett and publishers to further support educators in helping students become lifelong learners and readers.
"Being part of the Premier Partner Program over the past several years has been paramount to our sales growth with Follett," said Paul Skaj, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ABDO, which provides high-quality nonfiction and fiction titles for children and young adults in grades PreK-12. "The tools and opportunities the program provides are second to none and really help us understand and connect with librarians across the country."
The 2023 participating publishers are:
- ABDO Publishing
- Abrams Books
- Candlewick Press
- Cherry Lake Publishing Group
- Crabtree Publishing
- HarperCollins Focus (Christian)
- Lerner Publishing Group
- North Star Editions
- Orca Book Publishers
- Peachtree Publishing Co. — Holiday
- Penguin Random House
- Rourke Educational Media
- Saddleback Educational Publishing
- Simon & Schuster
- Thorndike Press from Gale
- Union Square & Co. (formerly Sterling Publishing)
- World Book
The invitation-only Premier Partner Program was founded by Follett School Solutions in 2016 and averages 20 participating publishers each year.
About Follett School Solutions
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to K-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials. It also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement. Find Follett on Facebook, and follow on Twitter (@FollettLearning).