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Distribution Services

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.

Distribution Programs

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.

Sales Channels

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.

The following is a list of our major sales channels. Click on any of them for more information.

National Bookstore Chains Independent and Regional Booksellers
Online Retailers Mass Merchandisers 
National  Wholesalers Special Sales
Gift Stores Schools and School Libraries
School Supply Stores Museums and Museum Stores
E-Book Retailers Professional and Academic Market
Libraries Spanish Language Market
Canada United Kingdom 
   
IPG

IPG

<h1 style="text-align: left;">IPG</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong><a href="../publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_ipg">Browse all IPG Publishers</a><a href="http://www.ipgbook.com/publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_rne" target="_blank">&nbsp;&rarr;</a></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;">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</span>.</p>
Trafalgar Square Publishing
<h1>Trafalgar Square&nbsp;Publishing</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">The Trafalgar titles are featured in their own catalogs, and publicity 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.</span></p> <!-- <table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" _mce_style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" cellspacing="5" width="100%" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/S20_TG%20M.pdf" _mce_href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/S20_TG%20M.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="image" title="Trafalgar Square Publishing" src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/TG_Cover.JPG" _mce_src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/TG_Cover.JPG" alt="Trafalgar Square Publishing" width="150" height="194" /></a></p> </td> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/CH/CH_Cover.JPG" _mce_src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/CH/CH_Cover.JPG" alt="" width="150" height="194" /></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><strong><strong><a href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_trafalgar-square-general-trade" _mce_href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_trafalgar-square-general-trade">Trafalgar Square<br />General Trade &gt;</a></strong></strong><br /><a href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/S20_TG%20M.pdf" _mce_href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/TG/S20_TG%20M.pdf" target="_blank"><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>&nbsp;</span><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;">PDF Catalog</span></a></p> </td> <td width="50%"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><strong><strong><a href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_ipg-children-s" _mce_href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_ipg-children-s">Trafalgar Square Children's&nbsp;&gt;</a></strong></strong><br /><a href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/CH/S20_CH%20M.pdf" _mce_href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/CH/S20_CH%20M.pdf" target="_blank"><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>&nbsp;</span><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;">PDF Catalog</span></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> --> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="../publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_tsp" target="_blank">Browse All&nbsp;Trafalgar Square Publishers&nbsp;&rarr;</a></span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p>
IPG Academic and Professional Publishing
<h1>IPG Academic and Professional Publishing</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></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;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="http://www.ipgbook.com/publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_rne" target="_blank"></a><strong><a href="http://www.ipgbook.com/publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_rne" target="_blank">Browse all IPG Academic and Professional Publishers</a><span style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.ipgbook.com/publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_rne" target="_blank">&nbsp;&rarr;</a></span></strong></span></p> <br /> <p><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p>
IPG Spanish Books
<h1>IPG Spanish Books</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <!-- <table class="image_left_no_border" style="width: 158px; height: 255px;" _mce_style="width: 158px; height: 255px;" border="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img class="image" style="margin-top: 5px;" _mce_style="margin-top: 5px;" title="IPG Spanish Books" src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/SP/SP_Cover.JPG" _mce_src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/SP/SP_Cover.JPG" alt="IPG Spanish Books" width="150" height="193" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;" _mce_style="text-align: left;"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><strong><a href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_ipg-spanish" _mce_href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_ipg-spanish">IPG Spanish &gt;</a></strong><br /><img src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" _mce_src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" alt="" width="16" height="16" /><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/SP/S20_SP%20M.pdf" _mce_href="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/SP/S20_SP%20M.pdf"><span><span>PDF Catalog</span></span></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> --> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="../publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_spl&amp;by_Distribution_Program_span">Browse All IPG Spanish Publishers&nbsp;&rarr;</a></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><br />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.</span></p>
IPG Art
<h1 style="text-align: left;">IPG Art</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <!-- <table class="image_left_no_border" style="width: 158px; height: 255px;" _mce_style="width: 158px; height: 255px;" border="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img style="margin-top: 5px;" _mce_style="margin-top: 5px;" title="Art Books" src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/AB/AB_Cover.JPG" _mce_src="http://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/AB/AB_Cover.JPG" alt="Art Books" width="150" height="194" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align: left;" _mce_style="text-align: left;"> <p style="text-align: center;" _mce_style="text-align: center;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong><strong><a href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_art-stock-books" _mce_href="../browse-all-titles-pages-30.php#by_Catalog_art-stock-books">IPG Art Books &gt;</a></strong><br />&nbsp;</strong><img src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" _mce_src="../filebin/images/icon_pdf.gif" alt="" width="16" height="16" /><span>&nbsp;</span><a href="https://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/AB/S20_AB%20M.pdf" _mce_href="https://resources.ipgbook.com/resources/catalogs/S20/AB/S20_AB%20M.pdf" target="_blank"><span><span>PDF Catalog</span></span></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> --> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: right;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;"><a href="../publishers-pages-32.php#by_Distribution_Program_asb">Browse All IPG Art Publishers &rarr;</a></span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p>
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<h1 style="text-align: justify;"><img src="https://images.bookstore.ipgbook.com/images/newsandevents/inscribelogo.png" alt="" width="400" height="55" /></h1> <br /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>INscribe Digital</strong> provides solutions for clients ranging from small niche and academic presses to top 20 publishers. &nbsp;Our industry-leading distribution technology allows those clients to access over 250 eBook retailers and 20,000 libraries, as well as offering full print distribution. &nbsp;INstore provides actionable insights into sales and trends, and our team provides our publishers critical marketing support through our close retailer relationships and third-party marketing service offerings.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">We offer three major products:&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>eBook Distribution: </strong>Our distribution systems are highly automated, assuring our clients have full visibility to the timely and accurate delivery of all digital assets. We are able to customize deliveries per retailer underneath a single ISBN, giving publishers great flexibility. &nbsp;We also offer standard and enhanced services for clients using this service, including book production and marketing services.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>INstore:</strong> Get access to reviews, rankings, live status information and more through INscribe's <strong>INstore </strong>tool, providing you with actionable information to drive sales worldwide and streamline your marketing efforts.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>INdemand: </strong>INdemand is our print service with distribution to all major outlets. We offer everything from Print on Demand to off-set printing for longer print runs, a more cost effective print solution for larger quantities. <strong>INdemand</strong> is ideal for independent authors and small publishers who are looking for flexible distribution options for their print programs.</span></p>
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<h1 style="text-align: left;">Midpoint</h1> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">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.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #000000;">If you are interested in applying for distribution with IPG, please view our&nbsp;</span><a href="../publisher-contacts-pages-199.php">publisher contact information</a><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="../contact-ipg-pages-37.php">send us a message</a><span style="color: #000000;">&nbsp;and we will contact you shortly.</span></p>
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