When we talk to indie authors and micro publishers about the challenges they face, one of the most recurring issues is distributing their books and getting their books into bookshops. We've taken notice and set up a distribution service with the UK's leading independent wholesalers of books.
How it works
You, the author/publisher, print your books with Clays, and in turn we help facilitate the availability of your book to online and physical retailers by partnering with Gardners, a leading wholesaler of books.
If you choose to opt for our distribution scheme then we will send a quantity of stock into the wholesaler, which is used to fulfil orders they receive for the books. Online orders placed through sites such as Amazon and Waterstones, are also fulfilled by our distribution partner from stock we’ve produced and delivered to them. We have a direct feed into Gardners so that we can top up their stock from copies held in our factory in order that they continually replenish and have stock available.
We can provide storage facilities for you for any number of books you choose to print, and distribute these for you to other destinations as required. We advise that you take some books for direct selling opportunities, especially if you are planning school visits. We can also offer a quick reprint service should you need more stock at any point. If you'd like to see a copy of our Gardners agreement, please get in touch.