Finney Company Bound for Success with Pogo Press
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Company Inc., a growing independent publisher and distributor of educational
materials and trade books, again expanded its company by acquiring Pogo Press,
relocating the business south from
Finney Company was established in 1947, but just in the past six years has acquired ten companies, expanding both the proprietary titles and titles distributed for other publishers. In October, Finney Company purchased The New Careers Center and its Lone Oak imprint, expanding its Career Development Department. Pogo Press has been added to this list of highly regarded companies for a combined total of more than 200 years of providing lifelong learning materials to schools, libraries, and individuals worldwide.
The two publishers
of Pogo Press, cofounders Moira (Molly) and Leo (
Pogo Press was incorporated in 1986. For the ensuing twenty years Pogo Press published books concerning the arts, history, and popular culture, most with a regional orientation. In all, it published forty titles.
Pogo Press imprint books planned for 2007 and 2008 include a sesquicentennial
Press also published books for various institutions and groups, including the
League of Women Voters, the Hamm Foundation, the New Century Club of Saint
Paul, the St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, and the Kerlan
Collection of children’s books at the
Pogo Press authors received Minnesota Book Awards in 1994 and 1998, and its authors were finalists in 1995, 1998, and 2001. The Quill & Tankard Award for the best beer book (2000) went to a Pogo Press author, as did the Hakluyt Award (1998) for the contribution of a Pogo Press author in the field of nautical literature, while another author was a nominee for the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History (1989). The United States Information Agency selected a Pogo Press book to be a part of an exhibit representing the best in American publishing, and the book was displayed in fifty countries worldwide.
the recent year, the focus on new books has also brought national and international
attention to Finney Company. The award-winning publications include Nightlight, Space Station Science, A Blacksmithing Primer, Bed, Breakfast & Bike
“The addition of Pogo Press strengthens the scope and reach of proprietary titles available from Finney Company and certainly gives us a stronger regional list of titles to offer our customers worldwide,” Krysan said. For additional information about Finney Company visit www.finneyco.com or call (952) 469-6699.