Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services group, which was founded a year ago, has added six publisher clients.
Beginning January 1, the Global Publishers Services group will distribute Gibbs Smith, Publisher, in all international markets except the U.K., Australia and Canada. The Utah publisher specializes in illustrated books on such topics as interior design, architecture, cooking, green/sustainable, children's titles, gift merchandise, and more.
Effective January 1, Global Publishers Services will provide full service distribution for Abrams in Asia (excluding India), Latin America and the Caribbean.
Effective September 1, B&T Global Publishers Services began distributing ABDO Publishing, a publisher of children's PreK‐12 educational titles, in all international markets around the world.
GPS has begun distributing Familius in all open markets and will add the U.K. and Australia in February.
The company is distributing Hal Leonard trade titles in all international markets except for the U.K. and Australia. Hal Leonard focuses on publishing music and the performing arts.
GPS is distributing Sounds True, a multimedia company that focuses on the world's major spiritual traditions as well as the arts and humanities, in all international markets except for the U.K.
Last week, B&T formed Baker & Taylor Publisher Services, headed by Mark Suchomel, senior v-p of sales & client services, and Ken Fultz, senior v-p of operations; the unit will work closely with Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services.