ABA, Ingram and Gardners Bringing U.K. Titles to U.S. Indies

The American Booksellers Association, Ingram Content Group and Gardners, the U.K. book wholesaler, have created a program that will bring a range of British titles to independent bookstores in the U.S., Bookselling This Week reported.

Under the program, many British titles are available through Ingram's iPage. Titles ordered will be delivered to stores along with regular shipments or will be delivered directly to bookstores' customers through Ingram's consumer-direct fulfillment service. (The offered titles can be sold in the U.S. without rights issues.)

ABA's IndieCommerce is working with Gardners and Ingram to make the titles available for purchase on IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites. Through the IndieCommunication newsletter, the IndieCommerce team will keep booksellers up to date on the progress of integrating these titles. Booksellers who have questions about the new partnership can contact their Ingram sales representative.

Gardners head of international sales development Aidan Lunn said "both Ingram and the ABA have a fantastic relationship with independent bookstores throughout America, and everyone at Gardners is thrilled to be working with them to help bring British books to those stores and their customers."

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