Behrman House Acquires Gefen's Interest in Apples & Honey Press

Two-year-old partnership dissolved

as Behrman House, Inc assumes full ownership of imprint


Upcoming Spring 2018 list includes Roller-Coaster Grandma,

 A graphic novel-style memoir by Dr. Ruth Westheimer


August 22, 2017—Springfield, NJ—Behrman House, Inc. has become the sole owner of Apples & Honey Press with its acquisition of Jerusalem-based Gefen Books’ 50% interest in the imprint, dissolving their two-year partnership. Apples & Honey Press will continue its schedule of releasing from four to six front list titles each in its Spring and Fall seasons, now as a fully-owned imprint of Behrman House.  The Spring 2018 list will be led by “Roller-Coaster Grandma: The Amazing Story of Dr. Ruth” a 64-page graphic novel-style memoir for 8-12-year-olds written by Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Pierre Lehu and due for February 2018 release.

Apples & Honey Press debuted in 2015 with five titles including David Adler’s Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles and now includes 27 works by authors including Barbara Diamond Goldin, Eric Kimmel, Ann Koffsky, Sylvia Rouss, and Karen Rostoker-Gruber. Over half of these works have also been offered as selections by the PJ Library program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Nine new Apples & Honey Press titles are due for release in 2018, and the imprint has also recently signed with Sandy Sasso for her upcoming book, Regina Jonas, The Girl Who Persisted.

Apples & Honey Press invites authors and agents to continue to submit works for consideration. Submissions can be addressed to Apples & Honey Press through Behrman House Executive Editor Dena Neusner,


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