Catholic Publisher TAN Acquires Neumann

[Press Release]

TAN Books Acquires Neumann Press

Catholic Publishing House to Revive Publisher of Beloved Children’s Classics

TAN Books, the Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith, announced today its acquisition of Neumann Press, a Minnesota publisher of classic Catholic titles for children and adults.

The acquisition more than triples TAN’s children’s titles and provides a comprehensive homeschooling line. Popular books and sets acquired in the transaction include Angel Food for Boys and Girls, the Saints and Friendly Beasts series, and American Cardinal Readers.

“In its 32 years of operation, Neumann Press and its late founder, Dennis McCoy, preserved hundreds of classic Catholic titles, treating them with the care and craftsmanship they richly deserve,” said Conor Gallagher, vice president of publishing for TAN Books. “It is an honor to continue the work of Dennis and the McCoy family, keep Neumann Press alive, and bring its great selection of Catholic classics to a wider audience than ever.”

“Neumann Press is known and loved by thousands of families for preserving so many treasures of Catholic culture, especially vintage children’s books and homeschooling resources,” added Rick Rotondi, vice president of new business development. “It is a privilege to be entrusted with this legacy — and together with TAN’s resellers and distributors we will greatly increase the availability of Neumann Press titles.”

Established in 1981, Neumann Press published more than 200 titles and served over 46,000 customers under the leadership of Dennis McCoy. When McCoy passed away on April 22, 2013, the Press closed its doors. TAN’s acquisition has opened the doors once again.

TAN is preserving the Neumann Press name as an imprint and maintaining the Neumann Press website. In addition, Neumann Press titles will be added to TAN’s own direct mail catalogs and consumer website. TAN will reissue 22 Neumann Press titles before Christmas and over 70 titles before the end of the year, most in their original hardcover bindings. TAN is lowering Neumann Press retail prices across the board and extending TAN resellers their normal terms.

“Our family is so pleased that TAN will be continuing the work of my husband and restoring the availability of Neumann Press titles,” said Dorothy McCoy, wife of Dennis. “Neumann Press titles have been a valuable resource for Catholic families for over 30 years. After meeting with Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Rotondi we are confident that under TAN’s leadership and with TAN’s distribution and resources these titles will continue to change many lives.”

About TAN Books

TAN Books (www.TANBooks.com), a division of Saint Benedict Press, is the Publisher You Can Trust with Your Faith. Founded in 1967, TAN publishes more than 500 titles in the areas of Catholic theology, doctrine, prayer, devotions, history, and lives of the saints. TAN was acquired by Saint Benedict Press of Charlotte, NC in 2008. In addition to its TAN titles, including the Neumann Press imprint, Saint Benedict Press publishes Catholic biographies, Bibles and prayer books, and also produces audio and video lectures under its Catholic Courses imprint.

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