Grantham Book Services wins Phaidon Press distribution contract

Posted on 10 February

Grantham Book Services (GBS), the leading third party distributors for independent publishers, has today announced that they will distribute the prominent visual art publisher Phaidon Press’ titles commencing Monday 31st March 2014.

Phaidon Press, publisher of The Silver Spoon, The Story of Art, The Art Book and Wallpaper City Guides becomes the third new client for Penguin Random House UK Distribution so far in 2014.

Commenting on the decision, Andrew Price, Chairman, Phaidon Press, said: “In the 20 years since we set up our own distribution in the UK there have been seismic changes in logistics, and it is a tribute to our staff that they still provide such a good service to our customers using old technology, but it is now time to entrust these services to the best specialists in the business and to concentrate on our real business of publishing wonderful illustrated books.”

Mark Williams, MD Distribution, Penguin Random House UK, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Phaidon Press to GBS. The distribution of Phaidon's specialist art books is a perfect fit with the range and quality of our existing illustrated book publishers. We look forward to working in partnership with Phaidon to play an active part in their continuing success - extending to them the highest levels of service that our existing 60 client publishers enjoy.”