Once again, Publishing Trends has assembled a detailed chart of the publishing distribution universe—an area of increasing interest and importance as shifts to digital cause more and more publishers to consider third-party solutions for selling, warehousing, fulfillment, and collection.
Each year we grapple with the structure of this chart and add information that helps differentiate the services and resources of each of the players. With that in mind, this year we have added information about whether each distributor uses its own warehouse or someone else’s, and we’ve indicated whether or not the field reps sell house imprints as well as those of their clients.
In our extensive work at Market Partners International with book distributors themselves, and with publishers exploring the options for outsourcing some or all of these functions, we’ve found this annual survey to be an essential tool. And as ever, we welcome your feedback to help make it more accurate and comprehensive. Please click the link below to download a PDF of this year’s Distributor Profiles and Contact Sheet.