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Providing tailored sales and fulfillment options to high quality publishers.

BTPS customers include any account in the book trade as well as mass merchandisers, specialty retail and wholesale customers, the gift trade, museums, Christian bookstores and churches, outdoor stores—essentially any business that buys and sells books. BTPS sells to accounts around the world, both in print and electronic formats.
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BTPS client publishers benefit from the tremendous economies of scale reached by the combined businesses of Follett/Baker & Taylor, which drives down the costs of shipping, warehousing, and fulfillment, both domestically and internationally.

The BTPS hub facility in Ashland, Ohio is also the BTPS manufacturing facility and serves as the central location for shipping large orders to national accounts. Baker & Taylor’s four strategically-located U.S. service centers in Bridgewater, New Jersey; Momence, Illinois; Commerce, Georgia; and Reno, Nevada hold stock of titles with a consistent demand and sales pattern. Orders for those books are shipped from the nearest service center to the customer.

Bookmasters is under the same roof as the BTPS distribution hub in Ashland, Ohio, eliminating shipping time and expense.

Offset, short-run digital, and POD options are all available from one print file and BTPS client publishers receive exceptional pricing. Client publishers also have access to Baker & Taylor’s wholesale-direct POD stocking program that utilizes the BTPS hub manufacturing and distribution facility.

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No other book distributor can match the reach of the combined Follett/Baker & Taylor businesses.

Publishers who proactively pursue sales and marketing to library and education markets in addition to sales to general consumer retail and wholesale markets benefit from a reliable source of revenue that helps to temper the risks and uncertainties of today’s retail climate. BTPS client publishers benefit from the tremendous economies of scale reached by the combined businesses of Follett/Baker & Taylor, which drives down the costs of shipping, warehousing, and fulfillment, both domestically and internationally.

Publishers

Learn more about a few of the BTPS client publishers.

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Arcler Education

As of October 1, 2018, BTPS will represent Arcler Education in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. They are an independent publisher of academic, professional, research works, and textbooks with three imprints: Arcler Press, Delve Publishing, and Society Publishing.

KWiL Publishing

As of September 1, 2018, BTPS began representing KWiL Publishing in the U.S. and Canada. They are a start-up children’s publisher that specializes in read-it-again-worthy picture books and early chapter books.

New Hope Publishers

As of August 1, 2018, BTPS began representing New Hope Publishers on an exclusive basis worldwide. A division of Iron Stream Media, New Hope is a Christian publisher based in Birmingham, Ala.

Malcolm Down Publishing

As of August 1, 2018, BTPS began representing Malcolm Down Publishing in the U.S. and Canada. They and their Sarah Grace Publishing children’s imprint publish in a variety of genres, mainly, but not exclusively, from authors with a Christian background.

Amsterdam University Press

As of July 1, 2018, BTPS began representing Amsterdam University Press in the U.S. and Canada. AUP specializes in the humanities and social sciences, with established and growing lists in Asian studies, film, media and communication, history, language and linguistics, and social and political sciences.

Jacaranda Books Art Music

As of July 1, 2018, BTPS began representing Jacaranda Books Art Music in the U.S., Canada, and internationally excluding Spain and Portugal. They publish adult fiction and non-fiction that crosses linguistic, racial, gender, and cultural boundaries, focusing on works related to Africa, the Caribbean, and the experiences of those people in the Diaspora.

DISTANZ

As of May 1, 2018, BTPS began representing DISTANZ in the U.S. and Canada. They are a fine art publisher that produces artists’ monographs and books on contemporary art and photography.

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