New ABA Partnership to Bring British Titles to U.S. Stores

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    The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Ingram Content Group and Gardners, the U.K.’s leading book wholesaler, to bring a range of British titles to independent bookstores in the U.S.

    This new partnership will allow independent booksellers in the U.S. to source British books quickly and easily for both in-store and online customers. There are no rights issues for selling these titles in the U.S.

    Under the new collaboration, many British titles are available now through Ingram’s iPage. Titles ordered will be delivered to stores along with regular shipments or will be delivered directly to customers through Ingram’s consumer-direct fulfilment service.

    Gardners’ Head of International Sales Development, Aidan Lunn, said he is “delighted to be partnering with two such successful and well-respected pillars of the U.S. book trade. 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.”

    IndieCommerce, ABA’s e-commerce platform for independent bookstores, is working with Gardners and Ingram to make these titles available for purchase on all IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites. Through the IndieCommunication newsletter, the IndieCommerce team will continue to keep booksellers up to date on the progress of integrating these titles.

    Booksellers who have questions about this new partnership can contact their Ingram sales representative.