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Distribution Services

IPG operates several distribution programs to meet the particular needs of various kinds of publishers and market segments. Each program accurately positions groups of publishers and their titles for particular audiences. Our goal is to sell each title to its full potential and to keep our publishers healthy and successful.

IPG’s distinct distribution programs are not restricted to particular sales channels. On the contrary: IPG’s many means of reaching the full book market are used whenever they are relevant for titles in any of our distribution programs.

For instance, our program to encourage professors to use our titles for college courses is crucial for titles sold through the IPG Academic and Professional Publishing program; but titles from every distribution program are also sold through this channel if there is a reasonable chance of success.


Our Distribution Programs

  • IPG
  • Academic and Professional
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Trafalgar Square Publishing
  • Small Press United
  • Midpoint Trade Books
  • INscribe Digital
  • Amphora Distribution

If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our publisher contact information or send us a message and we will contact you shortly.

IPG

IPG

<h1 style="text-align: left;">IPG</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">The publishers sold through the IPG trade book program produce titles primarily intended for resale through bookstores and the library market. To succeed in this highly competitive industry, such books must offer content that is unique and special, have very attractive covers or jackets, and show highly professional interior designs and typography. They must also receive serious publicity and PR support.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Depending on the needs of a publisher, IPG is involved to an appropriate degree in the creating of all of these elements. We help publishers best position their titles for the highest possible sales and then aggressively sell the books to as many accounts as possible.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Some publishers distributed through the IPG trade program have only a handful of titles, others have hundreds. Some have annual sales in the thousands of dollars, others in the millions. The quality of individual titles is much more important to IPG than the number of titles on a publisher&rsquo;s list.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">A variety of sales tools are used by IPG to maximize sales. Titles are featured in the IPG general catalog or the IPG children&rsquo;s and parenting catalog. Through the IPG title database they are accessible to the entire sales staff for use in customized print or electronic catalogs, and for specialized sell sheets and marketing initiatives used to reach thousands of accounts in many markets.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
Trafalgar Square Publishing
<h1>Trafalgar Square&nbsp;Publishing</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG&rsquo;s Trafalgar Square Publishing distribution program sells books from almost all of the major UK publishing houses, and from several major Australian houses as well, into the US and Canadian markets. The books are bought by Trafalgar on a firm sale basis. Orders are consolidated once a week in London and bi-weekly in Alexandria and shipped to the IPG distribution center in a container, typically 40,000+ units each week.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Trafalgar titles are featured in their own catalogs, and marketing and PR functions are handled by the Trafalgar in-house staff. IPG uses sophisticated algorithms in conjunction with its point-of-sale database to manage inventory, and other supply chain automation is employed to make this business convenient and profitable for Trafalgar&rsquo;s client publishers.</p> <table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" width="100%" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="image" title="IPG &amp; Trafalgar Square Publishing Children's &amp; Young Adult Titles" src="https://images.bookstore.ipgbook.com//images/catalogs/large/TSP_F21_catalog%20cover.jpg" alt="IPG &amp; Trafalgar Square Publishing Children's &amp; Young Adult Titles" width="230" height="298" /></p> </td> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="image" src="https://images.bookstore.ipgbook.com/images/catalogs/large/F21_TSP%20Children%20and%20Young%20Adult_cover_original.jpg" alt="" width="230" height="298" /></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a class="pdf" href="../filebin/catalogs/F21/F21%20TSP%20Adult.PDF" target="_blank"><span>PDF Catalog</span></a></span></p> </td> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a class="pdf" href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S19/S19_CH%20M.pdf" target="_blank"><span>PDF Catalog</span></a></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Trafalgar titles, just like the IPG titles, are sold into every major market for books in North America; but there are some subtle differences in approach. Many titles that might have been thought to be &ldquo;too English&rdquo; or &ldquo;too Australian&rdquo; can have surprisingly good sales in our market when handled as niche or special interest books. Many UK and Australian houses publish titles in carefully maintained and long-running series that perform extremely well in backlist. A new title in a series must of course be made into an occasion to sell the whole series.</p> <p>If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
IPG Academic and Professional Publishing
<h1>IPG Academic and Professional Publishing</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG Academic and Professional Publishing, formerly known as River North Editions, is a distribution program for academic and professional publishers. Publishers in this program include some of the world&rsquo;s most respected professional and scholarly presses from the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa.</p> <!-- <table class="image_left_no_border" border="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_academic" _mce_href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_academic"><img class="image" style="margin-top: 5px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" _mce_style="margin-top: 5px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="../filebin/images/catalogs/AI_2-20.JPG" _mce_src="../filebin/images/catalogs/AI_2-20.JPG" alt="" width="150" height="193" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;" _mce_style="text-align: left;"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><strong><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" _mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">IPG Academic and Professional <br />Publishing Titles</span></strong><br /><a href="https://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/AI/2020/02-20%20AI.pdf" _mce_href="https://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/AI/2020/02-20%20AI.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small; text-decoration: underline;" _mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small; text-decoration: underline;"><img style="vertical-align: middle;" _mce_style="vertical-align: middle;" src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" _mce_src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" alt="" width="16" height="16" /></span><span style="font-size: x-small;" _mce_style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;" _mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span><span style="text-decoration: underline;" _mce_style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;" _mce_style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">PDF Catalog</span></span></span></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> --> <p style="text-align: justify;">Titles in the IPG Academic and Professional Publishing program appeal to an audience that is attracted by eclectic content that has a strong point-of-view and is serious in nature. Many of these books could and are used in upper-level college courses while also demonstrating a strong appeal to specialized retailers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG diligently seeks out and approaches these specialized accounts with customized sales tools. The books are also aggressively marketed to professors and academics through regular, targeted approaches. This allows us to make books available in the North American market closer to the publication date in international markets and take advantage of targeted reviews that can reach consumers through specialized academic journals and online buzz.</p> <p>If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
IPG Spanish Books
<h1>IPG Spanish Books</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG&rsquo;s Spanish Books program markets titles written in Spanish from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Most major bookselling organizations in North America now deal in Spanish-language books, and IPG has had good success in encouraging smaller booksellers to start a Spanish Language shelf in their stores. Libraries located in areas with a significant Hispanic population are very strong customers for these titles as well.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG is the only major distributor to have a separate Spanish-language product line with its own catalogs, and of course this program is administered by people fluent in the Spanish language. It is one of IPG&rsquo;s fastest-growing lists and there is certainly no mystery about the demographic changes driving it.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Books from IPG&rsquo;s Spanish list are sold through all of IPG&rsquo;s sales channels as well as by IPG specialists dedicated to this list only, who sell to specialty retailers and wholesalers and work with the sales staff to maximize sales in all accounts. IPG is an important supplier to Spanish-language stores and libraries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG's long-standing relationships with buyers of English-language books position it well to capitalize on the growth of market share of Spanish-language titles in the general market.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
IPG Art
<h1 style="text-align: left;">IPG Art</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">IPG Art sells highly illustrated books&mdash;primarily art, architecture, sculpture, photography, design and high-end travel titles&mdash;into the North American book trade. Most of these titles are published outside of North America, from major international museums and art publishers, but they all feature English or bilingual text.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Titles in the IPG Art program are of high interest to specialized museum stores, libraries, and the academic market as well as bookstores with a market for art and design titles. Many of the books in the program celebrate the art of a particular artist or culture and will appeal to a diverse base of customers and buyers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The IPG Art catalog is designed to best present interior samples as well as beautiful covers, showcasing books that could themselves be considered works of art.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a style="text-align: right; letter-spacing: 0px;" href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a style="text-align: right; letter-spacing: 0px;" href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
Small Press United
<h1>Small Press United</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">Small Press United is a distribution program created expressly to accommodate the unique issues that confront small and start-up publishers. SPU provides quick access to the book trade and can bypass the traditional long lead times needed to get books into the market.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SPU utilizes IPG&rsquo;s sales force in the U.S. and Canada to sell titles to chain and independent bookstores, online retailers, national wholesalers, library and specialty wholesalers, the gift and specialty retail markets, museums, and more. Books in this program are shipped and billed with titles from all of IPG&rsquo;s distribution lines, creating efficiencies for buyers and eliminating barriers of entry to accounts of all sizes that small publishers and small distributors must oftentimes overcome.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SPU also gives small publishers access to IPG&rsquo;s cutting-edge supply chain technology, ensuring that titles are easily sourced throughout the U.S. and Canada, essentially wherever books are sold. State of the art reports accessible 24 hours a day keep publishers in the loop on all sales and inventory activity.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Each SPU client receives a membership in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), one of the best independent press publishing resources available. In addition, they have access to a suite of online publisher education tools, including a how-to guide for planning an effective publicity campaign; guidance on pitching techniques, writing press materials, and setting up author tours; and a list of essential media contacts for soliciting reviews.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Small Press United is simply the best distributor of print and electronic books for publishers new to the market&mdash;and established publishers who need fast access to it&mdash;who want to invest in the creation and promotion of their titles rather than to struggle with the considerable costs of building a sales and distribution infrastructure. SPU handles e-book distribution and offers Print-On-Demand services that can reduce a publisher&rsquo;s overall cost and risk. Finally, SPU&rsquo;s fee is based on net book sales, not on unrelated services.</p> <p>If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our <a href="publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a> or <a href="contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a> and we will contact you shortly.</p>
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<h1 style="text-align: left;">Midpoint</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;">Midpoint Trade Books is a full service book distribution division of Independent Publishers Group (IPG). Midpoint was founded in 1996 by a group of industry professionals and was acquired by IPG in 2018.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Today, Midpoint retains the same entrepreneurial spirit with which the company was founded and joins IPG's team of experienced industry professionals: hard-working, innovative, unpretentious, and dedicated to our client publishers.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our&nbsp;<a href="../publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<a href="../contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a>&nbsp;and we will contact you shortly.</p>
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