Publishers Group West

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Publishers Group West (PGW) is a book distributor founded in 1976 in Berkeley, California, which distributes to bookstores in the U.S. and internationally.[1] They were the largest distributor of independent presses in the U.S. in the 1990s.[2][3] Their parent company is Perseus Books Group.[4][5] They are the exclusive distributor for over 100 publishers. Some of their former publishers were picked up for direct distribution by Perseus Books Group and others in 2007.[6] Periodic additions to their list of publishers include an additional 5 added in 2012.[7] Within the book business, they are known for throwing a party at the annual Book Expo America convention, with musical performers including Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Chaka Khan in 2012.[8]

Partial list of publishers[edit]

Publishers formerly distributed by PGW[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Tuscaloosa News - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 
  2. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; University Press Becomes Big Distributor for Small Publishers - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1989-11-27. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ DOREEN CARVAJALPublished: December 01, 1997 (1997-12-01). "Independents' Day ; For Smaller Publishers, Sales Are Rising as Returns Dwindle - New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Court date set to approve Perseus offer". thebookseller.com. 
  5. ^ "Perseus Books Home". Perseusbooksgroup.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  6. ^ McCarty, Dawn (2007-02-09). "Offer for AMS unit tops only other bid | The San Diego Union-Tribune". Utsandiego.com. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  7. ^ "Distribution: Publishers Group West Adds Five New Clients". Publishersweekly.com. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  8. ^ "Need We Say More? > News > Chaka Kahn Sits in with Dumpstaphunk". Jambands.com. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  9. ^ "Boca Raton News - Google News Archive Search". google.com. 

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