‘Data, and reliable credible data, is critical to being able to talk to policy makers and politicians. Particularly when talking about the economic and cultural value of the book industry. I think data will remain a stumbling block for the industry without collective industry will and action.’—New Brisbane Writers Festival CEO Sarah Runcie reflects on her past six years as the Australian Publishers Association’s policy and strategy manager.
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Footprint Books at the end of October, 2020. Due to sudden and serious health issues for my husband and co-director we regret that we have been forced to make the decision to close our doors. We are so very sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause, especially at a such a difficult time for everyone.
This is quite a complicated exercise as publishers choose different new partners so please find important information below.
A number of publishers are moving at June 30th, 2020. This has already been announced to the trade with a returns cut off June 30, 2020.
Woodslane will make an announcement this week about the publishers that will be available from them from August 1st 2020. Please contact us or Woodslane on 02 8445 2300 or email email@example.com for a list of publishers if you missed this announcement.
We will cease invoicing for these publishers COB July 24, 2020
All backorders will be passed over to Woodslane as at July 31, 2020 for those publishers
AUTHORISED returns in accordance with our returns policy will be accepted until COB July 31st, 2020 for these publishers. Please contact our customer care team on (02) 9997 3973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries on such returns.
Second Semester textbooks will be available from Footprint Books on behalf of the following publishers, American Psychiatric Assoc; American Psychological Assoc; Brookes Publications; Guilford Publications; Human Kinetics; SAGE; and Scion. Please contact Kate O’Reilly email@example.com for details of supply.
Please ensure this information is passed on to all relevant members of your team.
We wish to thank everyone for their support over the past 20+ years.
Taylor & Francis Books Ltd are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Academic and Professional books lists of Allen & Unwin, comprising over 700 titles in HSS disciplines. All other publishing activity from Allen & Unwin is unaffected by this acquisition and continues to be performed by Allen & Unwin. From 1 July 2020 these academic and professional titles will be distributed, together with all other Taylor & Francis books, from XL Express. Allen & Unwin will continue to sell these titles on behalf of Taylor & Francis until the 30th June 2020, according to their standard terms and conditions.
During the coming weeks we wish to ensure that any disruption is minimised, therefore we would like to draw your attention to the following important details regarding the change:
Returns of any of Allen & Unwin’s academic and professional titles can be sent in the usual manner to United Books Distributors up until 30th June 2020. After that date, returns requests should be directed to XL Express. Taylor & Francis will accept returns of Allen & Unwin’s academic and professional titles, even if purchased from Allen & Unwin, under the same returns’ terms offered by Allen & Unwin.
PAYMENTS, CREDIT MANAGEMENT AND TERMS OF TRADE:
All payments for outstanding balances must continue to be made payable to the office that originated the relevant invoices and by the due date. All future orders through Taylor & Francis Customer Service will be invoiced under Taylor & Francis’ discounts and payment terms.
Manchester University Press is pleased to announce a new partnership with NewSouth Books, for sales and distribution in Australia and New Zealand. NewSouth Books will oversee Manchester University Press’ advancement into academic and trade markets in this territory, as well as advise Manchester University Press on regional specific activities. The new partnership is effective from 1 August 2020.
Simon Ross, CEO at Manchester University Press, spoke about the motivation behind the move to NewSouth Books: ‘We have a long tradition of publishing scholarship from Australia and New Zealand and look forward to working with a partner who understands the value and diversity of publishing that university presses worldwide produce.’
Kathy Bail, CEO of UNSW Press, welcomed Manchester University Press: ‘We’re thrilled to be working with this excellent team. Our distribution and sales services will help MUP advance its mission in our region and its innovative and distinctive publishing program aligns with our own. MUP books deserve a wide audience and we look forward to introducing them and engaging many more readers.’
From 1 August 2020 all orders for MUP titles should be sent to Alliance Distribution Services.
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