TBS wins John Blake Publishing distribution contract

Posted on 13 March


TBS (The Book Service), the UK’s leading book distributor, has today announced it will distribute independent trade publisher John Blake Publishing’s titles from Monday 31st March 2014.

John Blake Publishing, a specialist in high profile, mass-market non-fiction books, becomes the fourth new client for Penguin Random House UK Distribution in 2014 alone, following the recent announcement of contracts to distribute BBC Worldwide Audiobooks, Haynes Publishing and Phaidon Press titles from its TBS and Grantham Book Service (GBS) sites.

Commenting on the deal, John Blake, Publisher, said: “We are delighted to be moving to TBS, whose excellent levels of service and commitment to investment in distribution will ensure we are well positioned to react to the fast-changing publishing environment.”

Andy Willis, Business Development Director within Penguin Random House UK Distribution, added: “John Blake Publishing’s focus on innovation means they are a perfect fit with our distribution business. We are delighted to announce this partnership and look forward to providing our new colleagues at John Blake the same high levels of service that our current 60 client publishers enjoy.

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 “Our successes this year are a testament to the hard work of our distribution teams, who are wholly committed to providing an industry-leading, bespoke distribution service, not only to our existing clients, but also to new partners as we look to continue to grow our business.”