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Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services Announces its First Group of Publishers
Baker & Taylor( 10/13/2016 )

Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services Announces its First Group of Publishers
-First client group will receive tailored international solutions-

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 13, 2016- Following the August 8 launch of Global Publishers Services (GPS) Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, is proud to announce the first wave of client publishers to join GPS.

As of January 2, 2017, Global Publishers Services will distribute titles from Sourcebooks (www.sourcebooks.com), Glitterati Inc. (www.glitteratiincorporated.com), Arcadia Publishing & The History Press (www.arcadiapublishing.com) and Sellers Publishing (www.rsvp.com).

"The response to Global Publishers Services unique offering has been most encouraging indeed. Independent publishers recognize the numerous gaps and opportunities that currently exist in the marketplace, but don't necessarily have the resources to address those themselves. We are excited to offer a multifaceted solution that fills their needs in a complete and flexible way," said David Cully, EVP & President of Retail Markets.

"Our new publishers represent categories that are highly attractive to international customers, such as, young adult and children's educational product, illustrated, gift & novelty, mass market fiction, a variety of terrific non-fiction," explained Chitra Bopardikar, Vice President & General Manager. "We are now focused on introducing their brands to the international marketplace and helping them create a new growth engine for their business."

These client publishers will receive tailored services to enhance their position for international growth. By partnering with GPS publishers can reach multiple sales channels, including traditional retail, online retailers, schools, libraries and consumers through e-commerce platforms, and receive rapid speed to market.

"As we considered potential partners for upgrading our global sales and distribution capabilities, it was clear that the combination of Baker & Taylor's world-class supply chain solutions and the expertise of the GPS international sales force would allow us to rapidly expand our global reach and better connect our authors with readers from all over the world," said Dominique Raccah, CEO and Publisher of Sourcebooks.

"We are so thrilled to be an original participating publisher of this launch, as we very much appreciate the tailored approach the GPS team offers--something that is vitally important for our unique specialty books--while at the same time being able to benefit from the logistical superiority of an international powerhouse like B&T," noted Marta Hallett, CEO of Glitterati Incorporated.

Publishers interested in GPS from Baker & Taylor should contact gps@baker-taylor.com.

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