Sourcebooks announced today that it has signed four deals in an effort to increase international sales and distribution, with both online and traditional retailers.
The independent publisher will be one of the first to join Baker & Taylor’s Global Publishers Services (GPS), a program that providers publishers with international services. GPS will represent Sourcebooks in all territories outside of North America and the United Kingdom.
Sourcebooks also signed a deal with Melia Publishing Services, which provides sales and distribution to English-language publishers. Melia will be Sourcebooks’s new representation in the UK, beginning this December.
“Melia’s reputation for quality sales and distribution in the UK, particularly in the areas of our greatest growth—children’s and young adult—make them the ideal partner for providing a highly efficient and effective UK-based operation for Sourcebooks, and an integral piece to our global expansion,” said Sara Hartman-Seeskin, rights and exports manager at Sourcebooks.
Finally, Sourcebooks has agreed to partnerships with Copia and Vearsa. Copia will help the publisher bring ebooks to market in Australia, and Vearsa will help in South Africa, Germany and Poland.
“Sourcebooks has experienced double-digit growth for the past 10 years, and that’s coming from our historic strongpoints of nonfiction and fiction, as well as brand-new areas like our white-hot young adult program,” said Dominque Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks. “We have identified a sizable international opportunity to improve service for our books and authors around the world. As we considered potential partners for upgrading our global sales and distribution capabilities, it was clear that this set of organizations is the best equipped to help us walk into this significant global opportunity.”
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