Effective Monday 3 August, all product distributed by Random House Distribution will be supplied under the banner of United Book Distributors (UBD).
This means all customers of Random House Distribution and/or UBD will have one customer account with UBD. All purchases will be distributed from the UBD warehouses at Dalmore Drive and Centre Road in Scoresby.
If you do not currently have a UBD account, a new trading account will be opened for you at UBD, on a ‘cash sale’ basis, for your use from 3 August. Please contact Accounts for more information on how to apply for credit on your new UBD account: email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 1800 338 836.
Publishers are invited to donate spare books to Vanuatu’s kindergarten and school libraries in the wake of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, which hit Vanuatu earlier this year in what has been described as one of the worst natural disasters in the region in the past century.
Many of the local schools were destroyed and have lost all of the books and materials from their libraries. Former Penguin employee Paula Hurley is helping coordinate donations to Vanuatu’s kindergartens and schools, and is asking for publishers to consider providing some spare books in any genre or format (picture books, chapter books, novels, fiction, nonfiction, reference etc.) to help rebuild the resources in the libraries and classrooms. Any donations received will be sent in a container from Sydney and the organisers will cover all customs and shipping arrangements.
If any publisher can spare a few boxes of children’s books, these will be received with immense gratitude by the lovely people of Vanuatu.
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