Macmillan and 21st Century Publishing House have joined forces on a new children's publishing venture in China, Macmillan Century Consulting & Service Company Ltd. The new venture will acquire, develop, introduce and promote children's titles sourced from Macmillan's publishing companies and imprints around the world, and will be led by 21st Century Publishing president Zhang Qiulin and Macmillan managing director for Greater China Charlotte Liu.
"We believe Macmillan Century is in a unique position at the outset, as it has the advantage of combining Macmillan's carefully selected children's classics and bestsellers with 21st Century's strong distribution channels within the Chinese children’s book market," Liu said in the announcement. Quilin added: "For 21st Century, this venture represents a valuable opportunity to broaden our knowledge of international publishing operations through our cooperation with The Macmillan Group."
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