Cottage Door Press Hires Additional Sales Director

Cottage Door Press Hires Additional Sales Director

Barrington, IL – Cottage Door Press, LLC announced today that Nadine Mims has joined the start-up children’s publisher to further develop relationships at independent booksellers and national accounts. Nadine comes with a wealth of children’s publishing experience, having spent the last fifteen years at Random House Children’s Publishing, where she served as a Senior National Accounts Manager working with buyers and distributors associated with Walmart, Kmart, Toys R Us, Shopko, and Meijer.

Nadine joins Cottage Door Press as a Sales Director to expand the reach of Cottage Door’s sales team to secure new business opportunities and deliver high-quality children’s books and programs to its customers. Nadine comments, “Being a recently established children’s publishing house, Cottage Door Press offers me the unique opportunity to utilize all of the skills I have honed throughout my eighteen-year career in publishing at Golden Books and Random House Children’s Books. I am especially excited to be able to work again with Carri Schmidt and the team at Cottage Door Press and be part of their strategic growth plan.”

Carri Schmidt, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, says, “Nadine’s wealth of customer and industry experience makes her a valued addition to the Cottage Door family. Adding her to our team shows our commitment to supporting our fresh, new children’s books with expert sales and customer support. I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with Nadine again and am thrilled that she joined our team.”


Cottage Door Press is an independent publisher of high-quality children’s books for babies and toddlers, opened in 2014 and located in Barrington, IL. The company was founded on the belief that every child deserves an excellent first book experience—beginning on the day they’re born. Reading is learning is their driving philosophy, and they strive to help parents understand why reading aloud from birth is so important.

The company’s website ( includes early literacy resources including their Early Bird Learning Guide™ — a system to help parents understand which skills they’re reinforcing when they read a Cottage Door book to their baby. The guide is based on widely accepted milestones of childhood development and corresponds to the removable sticker on the front cover of each of their books.


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