10 Rules for Dealing with Wholesalers and Distributors
While it is debatable whether there WILL BE a middle
channel in the next few years, for now, they are here and they can provide a
Bob Kinford, owner of 2lazy4U Livestock & Literary Co. offers some first hand information on book distributors - the role they play in the book trade, and the risks a publisher takes when using one.
All English Books
Berlin-based book wholesaler specializing in supplying schools with educational English and American titles.
Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a huge library wholesaler, that generally places very small orders.
Bertrams is the UK's leading international book wholesaler supplying more than 100,000 titles to thousands of bookshops in the UK and around the world.
Blackwells Book Services
Blackwell's specializes in the supply of books and bibliographic support products to academic, research and leading public libraries throughout the world.
Wholesaler of remaindered and discount books.
Book Distribution Center, Inc.
A wholesale distributor of books, publications, and related materials to government agencies, educational institutions and businesses.
Bookazine Company Inc
Bookazine is═ one of═ the largest book distributors in the US today,═ with an inventory of over 100,000 titles and═access═ to 1.2 Million titles.
An employee-owned wholesaler, offering the best of the Independent and Trade presses to booksellers around the world.
A distribution program which includes national/international trade distribution, 24 hour 800 order fulfillment, etc.
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution is the exclusive distributor of books for over 50 publishers, offering sales and marketing expertise, order fulfillment and customer service throughout the United States and Canada.
Coutts Library Service
A Canadian library wholesaler with warehouses and offices in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Niagara Falls, Ontario and a buying office in the U.K.
Cranbury International Books is the representative and distributor for a number of U.S. publishers in specific territories around the world.
Cromland specializes in the distribution of computer books to the book and computer trades.
Dawson Holdings PLC
Europe's largest journal subscription agent and corporate and academic book supplier to libraries and corporate research centres around the globe.
DeVorss & Company
DeVorss & Company is a
publisher and distributor of Metaphysical, Spiritual, Inspirational
and Self-Help books, audio books, music CDs & cassettes, videos, calendars, tarot cards, and inspiration cards. We carry about 8000 personally selected titles from approximately 450 publishers, ranging from all the major houses to small independent publishers.
FulfillmentPLUS+ is an exciting alternative to tradational book distribution for US and foreign publishers. The publisher receives 100% of all proceeds, no exclusive rights are required and the publisher remains in total control of the marketing campaign.
The UK's leading book wholesaler, with over 150,000 titles in stock from over 1,650 publishers.
Greenleaf Book Group
Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses. Their publishing model was designed to support the independent author and to make it possible for writers to retain the rights to their work and still compete with the major publishing houses. Greenleaf Book Group distributes select titles from small and independent publishers to major trade outlets, including bookstores, libraries, and airport retailers. They serve the small and independent publishing community by offering industry guidance, business development, and production, distribution, and marketing services. Greenleaf Book Group is one of the fastest growing companies in the United States (named to the Inc. 500) and has represented (published or distributed) more than 700 titles since 1997, including titles that hit the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists.
Greenleaf Book Group
Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses.
i.b.d. Ltd. International Book Distributors
i.b.d., Ltd. specializes in importing and distributing monolingual, bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.
Independent Publishers Group
IPG acts as a distributor for small publishers throughout the U.S. and worldwide.
Ingram Book Group
Ingram is the largest book wholesaler in the United States, and the best avenue for getting your books into bookstores.
International Specialized Book Services
North American distributor for over sixty academic overseas publishers specializing in topics including Irish, Australian, Islamic, Judaic, and military studies.
Koen Book Distributors, Inc.
Koen is a full-service book wholesaler committed to bringing you the bestsellers and the best in independent press titles, with unsurpassed service and expertise.
National Book Network
National Book Network is America's 2nd largest book distributor, working with over 70 small to medium independent publishers.
Publishers Group West
One of the largest marketing and distribution companies for independent publishers.
S & B Books
Wholesaler for the Canadian library and school market. This page took about 5 minutes to load on a cable modem. I wouldn't try it with a dial-up connection.
Small Press Distribution
A non-profit organization that claims to be the "only wholesaler in the country dedicated exclusively to independently published literature."
Spring Arbor Distributors
The world's largest and fastest growing wholesale distributor of products and services to Christian retailers.
The English Book Depot
EBD is a major Indian retail bookseller as well as a wholesale distributor.
US SORT Book Services
US Sort, Denver, CO is a certified automation partner to the USPS and provides economy and expedited shipping, warehousing and fulfillment services for publishers, authors, educational institutions and catalog marketers. Our focus: Books & Media
Valentine Publishing Group
A small distribution company established to help small presses in getting their books into independent bookstores, chain bookstores, and libraries.
Yankee Book Peddler
YBP, Inc. is an international provider of books and other media to academic libraries and research markets, with a full range of supporting collection management and technical services.