Midwest-Based Educational Book Publisher And Distributor

Price: $2,300,000

Location: Ohio (Relocatable)

Industry: Other Education and Children

Listing ID: 2059215

Listing Status: New


Description: New Listing -- Motivated Seller

Midwest-Based, Market Leading, Educational Book Publisher and Distributor Available for Immediate Sale.  

Since 1991, this company has established itself as a leading traditional royalty paying publisher and distributor of educational content for grades K-4. This company publishes 800 English and Spanish print books and 795 e-books which are sold to public and private schools throughout the US and internationally. In 2021, revenues from proprietary print titles were 74% of revenues, e-books were 26%.

The company differentiates itself from its competitors by the quality of its content and materials. All books are paperbacks of 8 to 112 pages, with saddle stitch or perfect bind bindings. Most of the Company's titles are officially leveled by Fountas & Pinnell (Heinemann Publishing). Many books are on approved reading lists for national organizations. The company is an approved vendor with numerous school districts across the USA and has 2 years remaining on the 7-year contract with NYCS to provide books for K-2 assessments. All books are printed using outside printing companies in the Midwest for shorter print runs and overseas for longer runs. In 2021, the company launched a digital collection of nonfiction titles (LEAP) combined with fiction titles. Print was also added in early 2022. New products are developed internally by the company's content development staff.  Many titles are created by the staff, submitted by authors, or contracted out to book developers.

The company is structured with competent employees in all positions to continue the growth of the company. The owners are not integral in the day-to-day operations of the company, and the owner is willing to continue for a period of transition if needed or desired by new ownership.

This is turn-key business opportunity with established brand equity, in-demand product lines, customer contracts, printing and distribution processes, and a well-trained, motivated, and professional team in place to generate returns from Day One.

Inventory: Included in asking price

Real Estate: Leased

Building SF: 1,800

Lease Expiration: N/A

Employees: 9

Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E): Included in asking price

Facilities: The company leases 1,800 square feet of Class A office space in a large office building located in populated, diverse, and vibrant community. The lease has triple net terms at the rate of $2,953/month with an escalator each year based upon shared building costs. The present lease matures June 30, 2025 but the landlord is offering renewal options. The company pays utilities and since some employees work remotely, there is room for expansion of the office staff in the space if required.

Competition: This company directly competes with all school publishers. The largest competitors include McGraw Hill, HMH, Pearson, Benchmark, Capstone, Scholastic, Wilson Learning, and others. These companies provide packaged curriculum for schools K-12.   However, this business has carved out a unique, targeted niche by catering and supplying to the supplemental classroom market rather than compete directly against these volume competitors.

Growth & Expansion: The company has identified the following growth opportunities. None of these opportunities have been incorporated into the financial projections contained in the detailed Prospectus. Title Development - New books are in the pipeline for completion in 2023 with additional stories ready for development. Expansion with 24 decodable books will occur in 2023. Some of these titles are licensed from Giltedge Publishing and others are being developed by our internal staff.

Financing: Lender pre-screened with $460K down.

Support & Training: Will train for 4 weeks @ $0 cost.

Reason for Selling:At an age when retirement is approaching and grandchildren are demanding more at


Total Sales: $1,369,677

Cash Flow: $658,267

FFE: $50,000

Inventory: $440,771

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Hal Feder
Hal Feder