Quercus Publishing PLC (Public Limited Company in UK), a fast-growing British company established in 2004, is opening in the U.S. and Canadian markets through a collaboration deal with Sterling Publishing, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble.
Interesting side note here: Sterling, established around 1949, is noted for publishing nonfiction and Quercus is primarily known for international fiction...Looks like an expanding venue for Sterling. Their new-formed company will be known as Silver Oak

Here is a cool report by
Katie Allen from TheBookseller.com :

Quercus is to collaborate with US publisher Sterling on a new imprint for the US and Canadian fiction market. The independent will join with Sterling, a subsidary of book chain Barnes & Noble, to create Silver Oak in an initial three year deal described by Quercus’ founder and chief executive Mark Smith as a "very significant development".

Smith added: "This partnership with one of North America’s leading publishing companies will give us access to the world’s largest fiction market through Sterling’s substantial marketing and promotional resources. Quercus has had a long and productive association with both Sterling and B & N and we look forward to collaborating on this fiction initiative." Smith said he expected Silver Oak to materially contribute to the company's financial results.

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