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UPPER ACCESS, INC ACQUIRED BY SQUARE ONE PUBLISHERS

UPPER ACCESS, INC ACQUIRED BY SQUARE ONE PUBLISHERS

Posted: 2021/06/01

Garden City Park, NY (May 26, 2021): The assets of Upper Access, Inc., book publishers of Hinesburg, Vermont, have been acquired by Square One Publishers, Inc. of Garden City Park, New York at an undisclosed price. Upper Access has been in business since 1986, with a strong focus on nonfiction titles designed to improve the quality of daily life. Their titles range from home repair to death and dying to herbal remedies.

Upper Access, Inc.’s founder and publisher Steve Carlson believes that Square One will offer his titles higher visibility and a more aggressive marketing platform. Square One’s publisher Rudy Shur regards the Upper Access titles as a perfect fit for his company. “Our model remains simple,” Mr. Shur states. “By providing a variety of titles that answer people’s most important questions, we have a list of books that people want to buy. It turns out that the Upper Access titles serve that same crucial need for readers, which makes it a perfect fit for us.”

Among the groundbreaking books Upper Access has published are Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death by Joshua Slocum and Why the Wind Blows: A History of Weather and Global Warming by Matthys Levy, both of which will be updated and released in 2022.

The Independent Publishers Group (IPG), Upper Access’s current trade distributor, should complete transfer of Upper Access inventory to Square One by July 16, 2021. Bookstores, libraries, and book wholesalers can check on the Square One website beginning July 1st for any/all specific details regarding Upper Access titles.

To speak with Square One president Rudy Shur in regards to this new acquisition, please feel free to contact Anthony Pomes by email (SQ1marketing@aol.com / apomes@squareonepublishers.com).