Independent book retailers and regional wholesalers are covered by IPG's 23 U.S. and 12 Canadian commission sales reps. These are the premier commission reps in the country. They have strong relationships, built over many years, with the booksellers on whom they call, and their recommendations as to appropriate titles and quantities are given careful consideration.
The IPG sales department is in frequent contact with the reps on the road as well as with the central offices maintained by each rep group, to pass on publicity information and to respond to rep requests for follow-up contacts with individual accounts.
Further functions performed by the sales department include:
Aaron has worked in the book industry for over 10 years. He began his career as a bookseller and went on to successfully manage stores for both a national chain and an independent. Aaron’s first year with IPG was in 2013, and he has worked as a Trade Sales Associate and Special Sales Representative.
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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