Tagged with Trust Media Distribution

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

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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

Supplier Update: Changes at Alban Books, Teal Press and TMD

Supplier Update: Changes at Alban Books, Teal Press and TMD

In this update: a few changes to the supply chain as Alban Books bid farewell to Augsburg Fortress but take on Kregel Academic and Mosaic Press; Teal Press venture into the world of social media with the launch of a facebook page and announce some changes in their trade representation; and TMD (Trust Media Distribution) hold onto Authentic Media and take on the full range of product from Make Believe Ideas. Continue reading

All change and no change at TMD online

MOST TMD TRADE CUSTOMERS should have received notification by now of the imminent changes to their website, tmdistribution.co.uk: this is simply a reminder that the switchover happens this evening, at 6pm, at which point we can say a happy farewell to the old and overstretched STL Distribution site that TMD inherited. If you’ve missed the … Continue reading

Midweek News Roundup: Business as usual at TMD; Paul Owen appointed as Director Of Sales at Kingsway Distribution; and SU Bookshop Dublin reopened under new ownership

Business as usual at TMD Paul Owen appointed as Director Of Sales at Kingsway Distribution SU Bookshop Dublin reopened under new ownership Business as usual at TMD MY THANKS to Pete Barnsley, TMD’s Supply Chain & Marketing Team Leader, for his prompt response to yesterday’s report on the sale of Trust Media Distribution to the company’s CEO, … 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