Christian Publishers Representatives (CPR), the SPCK sales force which amongst others also represents Oxford University Press, Wild Goose and OneWorld, is to be disbanded. The news emerged yesterday in a comment left here by Melanie Carroll of Unicorn Tree Books:
It would seem STL are not the only ones now resorting to losing the Rep Force – SPCK seems to be following suit in swift action. Doesn’t bode well really does it.
I Have just had my CPR rep in – Howard Corn – who has told me that He, along with other CPR reps, were last week given their notice that CPR is been disbanded. Howard say’s he leaves at the end of June after 16 Years service (I think was the figure he gave, with Jeremy Bakewell leaving in September/October.
He say’s he has no idea how the new structure for sales will work, whether it will be Telesales or some other method.
I would just like to say thank you to Howard, who I have seen for a number of years now, for all his good work and service during this time. Today, as ever, he was unfailingly polite and pleasant whilst showing the lists. I will see him for one more cycle and after that he will be much missed. Thank you Howard for all your service.