Effective January 2, Global Publishers Services, which Baker & Taylor launched in August as a worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, is taking on its first group of client publishers. They are Sourcebooks , Glitterati Inc., Arcadia Publishing & the History Press and Sellers Publishing.
B&T executive v-p and president of retail markets David Cully said, "The response to Global Publishers Services unique offering has been most encouraging indeed. Independent publishers recognize the numerous gaps and opportunities that currently exist in the marketplace, but don't necessarily have the resources to address those themselves. We are excited to offer a multifaceted solution that fills their needs in a complete and flexible way."
Global Publishers Services v-p and general manager Chitra Bopardikar added: "Our new publishers represent categories that are highly attractive to international customers, such as, young adult and children's educational product, illustrated, gift & novelty, mass market fiction, a variety of terrific non-fiction. We are now focused on introducing their brands to the international marketplace and helping them create a new growth engine for their business."