The Pariyatti Book Service was started in 1986 by students of S.N. Goenka as a for-profit publisher and distributor of Theravada books and audio cassette tapes in America. They merged with Vipassana Research Publications of America and later entered into agreements with both BPS Kandy and PTS Bristol to distribute their books in America, a role they continue to fill today. Pariyatti reincorporated as a non-profit in 2002.
~Adapted from the information on their website