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Parson Weems’ Publisher Services, LLC was founded in 1997 by partners Christopher  Kerr and Colwyn Krussman (1935-2016), long time publishing sales executives. Parson Weems adopted both traditional and non-traditional means to sell their clients’ books. The company was purchased by Linda Cannon (1951-2019) and Eileen Bertelli in January of 2014. Ownership was taken over by Jason Kincade and Causten Stehle in January of 2023.

The company is named after the flamboyant nineteenth-century publishing figure and folk hero, Mason Locke Weems. Among his many careers, Weems was an itinerant book peddler, Anglican minister, and author of moral tracts and questionable biographies, most memorably a biography of George Washington that included an apocryphal tale of the first president’s childhood encounter with a cherry tree.

We deliver:

  • Decades of experience selling to bookstores, national accounts, wholesalers, distributors, museums and book fairs.

  • Long-standing relationships with our accounts.

  • A nimble and responsive award-winning sales force.

  • To your bottom line: we can make a difference.


For its clients, Parson Weems sells forthcoming titles, informs customers of fast-breaking publicity, and implements backlist promotions.

The New England and Mid-Atlantic regions covered by Parson Weems include twelve of the top sixty book markets in America. As such, the company offers its clients deep and broad coverage in regions critical to any book’s success.

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