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Kingsway Trust Distribution step into the Christian supply chain breach

Kingsway Trust Distribution step into the Christian supply chain breach

KINGSWAY TRUST DISTRIBUTION have stepped further into the breach in the Christian supply chain left by the loss of Joining the Dots by taking on a number of lines formerly distributed by JTD, including 1AProductions, Classic Fox (previously noted), Grenville Media and Timeless International Christian Media, with more agreements in the pipeline. The announcement came in a press release issued yesterday evening which also announces the appointment of Neil Povey as new Sales & Marketing Manager, previously a member of the Joining The Dots team and, before that, with Kingsway Communications. Continue reading

A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

AUTUMN IS UPON US and with it an opportunity to look back over the changes this summer has wrought across the trade’s distribution channels. Whilst less dramatic than last year, this year’s changes have still been enough to disrupt supply and rock the boat for many. To summarise: Authentic Media have switched from in-house distribution to Marston; CLC Wholesale have relocated to Chester and are now wholesaling Premier magazines; Joining the Dots have (as previously reported) ceased trading; and Malcolm Down Publishing has moved to Booksource. Continue reading

Joining The Dots Distribution: Farewell and thank you

Joining The Dots Distribution: Farewell and thank you

TRIBUTES AND THANKS along with assurances of continued prayer have been pouring in via facebook in response to this week’s announcement that Joining the Dots Distribution (JTD) has now entered the final phase of insolvency. News of the company’s difficulties first emerged earlier in the year when Gavin Bates and Gary Pettit of PBC Business … Continue reading

Farewell to Carlisle’s Christian distribution service as TMD enters Administration

Farewell to Carlisle’s Christian distribution service as TMD enters Administration

TRUST MEDIA DISTRIBUTION, the Carlisle based Christian distribution company that took on the mantle of STL Distribution after the company collapsed in 2009, has itself now entered administration. A source from within the company, who did not wish to be named, indicated last night that all staff — including the entire customer service team and most of the warehouse staff — had been made redundant with immediate effect apart from a small team retained to help with the final wind up. Continue reading

Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

UPDATED 24/4/2014: Penfold Card and Gift announce trade distribution via Marston and appoint regional reps.

OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS a number of leading Christian publishers have switched distribution channels in what Brian Wilson, IVP’s Chief Executive, has described as “a totally unprecedented scale and speed of change, the like of which I have never witnessed in my 20 years in this trade.”

Those that have come to my attention so far are… Continue reading

Distribution Update: Dernier quit Kingsway; Kingsway to quit Distribution; and TMD take on US Children’s Publisher, AZ Books

Distribution Update: Dernier quit Kingsway; Kingsway to quit Distribution; and TMD take on US Children’s Publisher, AZ Books

A NUMBER OF CHANGES on the trade distribution front as Dernier Publishing have left Kingsway Distribution and are now dealing direct with retailers; Kingsway Distribution appear to have entered the final chapter in the long-running saga of their struggles to deliver a viable UK trade distribution service; and TMD have struck an exclusive UK & Ireland distribution agreement with innovative US children’s publisher, AZ Books. Continue reading