IPG sells directly to the Canadian market. Orders are generated by sales reps directly employed by IPG—the Canadian Manda Group—and are filled by the IPG distribution center. Billing to Canadian accounts is in Canadian dollars. Doing this business directly means that IPG-distributed titles are priced to the Canadian market and are therefore competitive.
IPG client publishers achieve efficiencies and cost savings by dealing with one North American distributor rather than splitting their stock between two warehouses and having to deal with two separate sales offices.
Jeff Palicki, Marketing and Trade Sales Director, and Aaron Howe, Trade Sales Manager, present frontlist titles twice a year in Toronto to the Manda sales reps. Throughout the rest of the year Mr. Howe supplies the rep force with breaking information and sales materials, just as he does with IPG’s American reps. Lara Alexander, National Accounts Manager, manages IPG’s relationships with Amazon.ca and Indigo.
First a thriving small press, then 40 years of steady growth as a book distributor.
|What Makes IPG Different? ›|
IPG offers more distribution programs, marketing channels, and support services than any other distributor.
|Marketing Services ›|
IPG’s dedicated marketing team offers many services aimed at advancing the visibility of their publisher clients’ brands and titles.
|Sales Channels ›|
IPG has more sales channels than any other distributor.
|Digital Services ›|
Since 2001 IPG has provided e-book conversion, consolidation, storage, and distribution, and very favorable rates for POD printing.
|Specific Services for Publishers ›|
Pre-pub consultation, sales meetings and shows, access to Bookscan, Publicity and PR, advertising opportunities, and much more.
State-of-the-art software and Distribution Center facilities; 24-hour turn time on orders.
|Financial Condition & Payment Policies ›|
IPG's client publishers have been, without exception, paid in full and on time. IPG has no long-term debt at all.
|Distribution Agreement ›|
IPG takes a fee based on net billing but no fees (unlike most distributors) for the storage of active titles, in-out charges, sample copies, etc.
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