New Trade Distribution Arrangements for HarperCollins (Updated)

Press Release: HarperCollins New Trade Distribution Arrangements

Bringing a longstanding exclusive distribution arrangement with STL to an end, HarperCollins have today announced new distribution arrangements to the UK Christian book trade. In a press release (pdf, 70kb) issued on Thursday, December 10, 2009, Sam Richardson, Head of Religious Publishing at HarperCollins, advised that new agreements had been reached with IVP and Norwich Books and Music, both of which will now carry the HarperCollins religious titles range. Stock is expected to be supplied to both distributors early next week.

Both IVP and Norwich Books and Music offer same day despatch for in-stock items on orders placed before 12 noon on weekdays, with no minimum order quantity or small order surcharge. Both companies accept orders by phone, fax or email. IVP offer a freephone order line, 0800 622968; Norwich offer online ordering via PubEasy.com. Disappointingly, however, unlike HarperCollins themselves, neither company currently offers online invoice payment via batch.co.uk.
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HarperCollins announces new distribution deals with Inter-Varsity Press and with Norwich Books & Music

London, 10th December 2009:
HarperCollins, the UK’s most successful publisher of Christian books, today announced two new distribution deals to ensure availability of its market-leading titles to Christian retailers. HarperCollins religious titles will now be distributed to Christian bookshops by Norwich Books and Music, and by Inter-Varsity Press.

Nick Ford, HarperCollins Specialist Sales Director, said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Norwich Books & Music and with IVP to increase our distribution to the Christian market. We look forward to this being a long and profitable relationship for both parties.”

Brian Wilson, IVP Chief Executive, said, “IVP already publishes and distributes a leading range of resources for building faith and digging deeper into the Bible, both for individuals and for churches. The new exciting partnership with Harper Collins builds on this by adding their first-class range of Bibles, books and church resources to our trade distribution list. We look forward to working closely with the team at Harper Collins to serve the ongoing needs of the Christian book trade, building on the excellent work undertaken for many years by our good friends at IBS-STL.”

Dominic Vaughan, CEO of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, owners of Norwich Books and Music, said, “We are delighted to be distributing Harper Collins religious titles. The list is very complementary to our own publishing and that of our distribution partners: Church House Publishing, Darton Longman & Todd, the Royal School of Church Music and others. Ordering from us will mean HarperCollins customers will benefit from the excellent service that customers have enjoyed for many years.”

Sam Richardson, Head of Religious Publishing at HarperCollins, said, “I am very pleased with this new distribution arrangement and am confident that it will enable us to retain our position as the market leading publisher of Bibles, hymnbooks, liturgy and Christian reference.”

HarperCollins is the leading religious publisher in the UK, according to industry authorities Nielsen Bookscan and BML (Books Marketing Limited). It publishes a focused list of highly successful titles including the Good News Bible, Mission Praise, Weekday & Sunday Missal, and C.S. Lewis books.

HarperCollins stock will be arriving with both new distributors early next week.

Issued by: Sam Richardson
Head of Religious Publishing & Business
020 8307 4505

Norwich Books and Music ordering information

Order line: 01603 612914
Fax 01603 624483
E-mail: [removed for spam prevention: see the press release if required]

To order Harper Collins Religious titles from Norwich Books and Music, customers can pay with order or should have an account with Norwich Books and Music. To apply for an account, please telephone 01603 612914 or download an application form at www.norwichbooksandmusic.co.uk

Offices open 9:00 to 5:30 Monday to Thursday and 9:00 to 5:00 Friday Orders received up to mid day will be dispatched that day if goods are in stock. No small order surcharge or postage charge for trade customers. 30 days credit for account customers unless otherwise agreed.

Inter-Varsity Press ordering information

Order line: 0800 622968
Fax: 01159 422 694
E-mail: [removed for spam prevention: see the press release if required]

To order Harper Collins Religious titles from Inter-Varsity Press, customers can pay with order or should have an account with Inter-Varsity Press. To apply for an account, please telephone 01159 781 054 or download an application form at www.ivpbooks.com/trade

Offices open 08:45 to 5:15 Monday to Friday. Orders received up to mid day will be dispatched on the same day assuming the goods are in stock. No small order surcharge or postage charge for trade customers.
30 days credit for account customers unless otherwise agreed.

  • Download the full press release (pdf, 70kb) for Editors’ Notes and email addresses.
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4 thoughts on “New Trade Distribution Arrangements for HarperCollins (Updated)

  1. IVP certainly offer a reliable next-day service, but Norwich Books & Music? I always factor in 3-4 days for their deliveries.

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