Filed under Christian Suppliers

Visions of Glory: Reintroducing Caritas Music

REGULAR READERS will need no reminder about one of the best trade sources for Christian music, Caritas Music: an impressive and growing catalogue of labels available, backed up by Katherine Douglas’ personal expertise and carriage-free delivery on all orders with no minimum order requirement. But for those who have not yet had the pleasure of … Continue reading

Failed Hopes and Broken Promises: TMD give retailers 3 days notice on dues cancellations from seven major UK Christian publishers

Update, 30/11/2011, 5.30pm: TMD’s Pete Barnsley has kindly responded with some points of clarification explaining how this situation came about: Some Points of Clarification LAST MONTH, Trust Media Distribution made a special point of reassuring retailers that their UK supplier review would involve no significant changes in the vital trading period before Christmas: WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2011 … Continue reading

CLC Wholesale to join PubEasy

CLC WHOLESALE have now advised the way forward for their much-anticipated online trade ordering service: via PubEasy.com, bringing them into the same network as Bookpoint, HarperCollins, Marston Book Services, Norwich Books & Music and Wiley-Blackwell, to name just a few of the other trade distributors and publishers using the service. The actual launch date has … Continue reading

No change before Christmas as TMD prepares for “significant” reduction in range of suppliers

Update, October 29, 2011: Eddie Olliffe reflects on the viability of specialist Christian wholesaling: Book Trade – Reflections on the UK specialist wholesaling model TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS in rapid succession from TMD this week have highlighted two of the constant challenges faced by Christian booksellers and retailers: stock availability and range. In the first announcement, issued on … Continue reading

Two Worlds: A Shout Out to Christian Publishers and Suppliers

Discussions Update At some point within the next week or so I plan to post a summary of the recent discussions, working title “Kingsway: Discussion Summary and Unanswered Questions”. A preliminary draft is available in the Christian Authors, Booksellers and Publishers facebook group: all group members are welcome to comment, suggest revisions and/or possible solutions, … Continue reading