One of IPG’s missions is to help our client publishers reach new customers, wherever these potential customers may be in the world. Through IPG’s foreign sales and distribution relationships, our client publishers can elect to have their titles represented for sale throughout much of the book world. In the illustration above, IPG’s international representation is signified by the green area. IPG’s international sales growth has been consistent over the last three years, with many of our client publishers averaging a double-digit increase in international sales.
Our largest partner is Gazelle Book Services. Gazelle is based in the United Kingdom and covers the UK and continental Europe. We have other international partners in key English-speaking territories such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, Central and South America, and other parts of Asia. We have also added a new partner in China now that the government has started funding acquisition of English tiles for their provincial libraries.
Our international partners have extensive experience in the book trade in their respective markets. We rely on them to set the standards for success, including price points. Discounts offered to our partners are slightly larger due to the high cost of shipping, but the results demonstrate that we have strong partners who can sell countless books.
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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