The Dalkey Archive Press has closed a deal to become a client publisher of WW Norton, which will distribute and sell Dalkey's books. This is similar to the arrangement that Norton already has in place with literary publishers New Directions and Verso.
Martin Riker, Associate Director of Dalkey, characterized the deal this way:
our own editorial, production, design, and marketing/publicity. It
will get our books into more stores and into more countries. We're all
excited to be working with a place as wonderful as Norton, and to be
in league with independent presses as unquestionably great as New
Directions and Verso.
He also noted that the partnership will be noticeable in Dalkey's fall catalog, which is "Dalkey Archive through and through, and in
some weird way it's more Dalkey Archive than ever."
Authors with new titles in the fall catalog will include a number of names familiar to long-time readers: Jean-Phillipe Toussaint, Gert Jonke, and Lydie Salvayre. The catalog will also feature a title by an author new to the press: Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk, whose novel, Nine, discussed previously on this blog, won the attention of critical publications in the U.S., including The New York Review of Books.