List of book distributors

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This is a list of book distributors, companies that act as distributors for book publishers, selling primarily to the book trade. The list includes defunct and merged/acquired companies, and distributors whose primary business is not books, such as comic books. The companies may provide exclusive distribution rights, or act as a wholesaler or warehouser of publisher's titles. Many of the companies distribute other products, and some also sell directly to the public. Book distributors offer a consolidated list of publisher's titles, such that bookstores can purchase from a wider range of publishers than if they had to open separate accounts with each publisher, who often require a minimum order that the bookstore cannot meet. Most small or independent publishers have relations with a distributor, including self-published authors, who often use services like Amazon.com to sell to the public. The large publishing companies, including the "Big Six" (Random House, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster), act as distributors for the numerous imprints they have acquired over the years.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who are "The Big Six"?". Fiction Matters. 5 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Success Story:Koen Pacific Distributing, Inc". Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Rosen, Judith (Feb 26, 2001). "Koen Merges East and West". 

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