Clays provide a range of services to support the full publishing supply-chain, in addition to making the books. We work closely with publishers to ensure the most effective route to market for new and backlist titles, and to minimise risk by reducing inventory.
Consolidation of new titles (incl 3rd party books)
Distribute the bulk deliveries to all relevant distribution centres/shipping ports. This has the benefit of reducing the time from print decision to market (and thus reducing the risk of over/under printing) and also reducing the time and cost to market.
Benefits to Publishers;
Backlist falls into three distinct categories;
Benefits to Publishers
In order to support a full service offering from Clays to Publishers, Clays can work with publishers to provide fully integrated IT system links to publishing systems and warehouse systems. This gives full visibility of stocks, and distribution history, wherever the books are stored.