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Germany’s largest wholesaler files for bankruptcy

20 February 2019

Germany’s largest book wholesaler and distributor, KNV, has filed for bankruptcy, reports Publishers Weekly. On Thursday, 14 February, the managing directors of companies within the KNV Group filed for bankruptcy,...

HEDS hires 20 new warehouse staff to address delays 

29 November 2018

Australian booksellers have been experiencing slower than usual order turnaround times from HarperCollins Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS), as the Christmas retailing period gets underway. In an email dated 27 November,...

Booktopia to offer distribution services

15 August 2018

Australian retailer Booktopia has announced it will be the exclusive Australian distributor for German-based Thieme Medical Publishers, under a new distribution division. The Australian retailer set up Booktopia Publisher Services...

Penguin Random House Canada distribution to merge

24 September 2014

Distribution for Penguin Canada books will move from Pearson Canada’s warehouse in Newmarket, Ontario, to Random House’s Canada warehouses, reports Publishers Weekly. The move is expected to take place in...

Inbooks to close in October 

13 August 2014

Sydney-based library supplier James Bennett has announced that its Inbooks division will close at the end of October.Inbooks is a distributor of international scholarly and academic publishers to the trade,...

Penguin Random House to close two US warehouses 

10 February 2014

Penguin Random House US will consolidate its distribution from February 2015, with the publisher announcing this week that it will close two of its four warehouses, reports Publishers Weekly. The...

Penguin to distribute Fremantle titles in WA 

30 January 2014

Fremantle Press has announced that Penguin Books will distribute its titles in Western Australia from May 2014.The publisher said in a statement that the move ‘is designed to streamline the...

Taylor & Francis distribution to move to TLD 

15 January 2014

Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has announced that its books distribution will move from Macmillan Distribution Services (MDS) to TL Distribution (TLD) at the end of March. The announcement follows the news...

HarperCollins to relocate NZ distribution to Australia

12 June 2013

HarperCollins Australia and New Zealand has announced that it will relocate its New Zealand distribution to its Australian facilities in Moss Vale, New South Wales. HarperCollins said in a statement...

Thames & Hudson distribution to move to ADS 

8 May 2013

Thames & Hudson Australia has announced that distribution of its titles and those of its sales agencies will move from Macmillan Distribution Services (MDS) to Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) from...

Macmillan to close MDS 

28 March 2013

Macmillan Australia has announced that it will close Macmillan Distribution Services (MDS) by the end of March 2014. Macmillan managing director Ross Gibb told Books+Publishing that as a result of...

ABG moves distribution, sales to Woodslane 

9 January 2013

The Australian Book Group (ABG) has moved its distribution to Woodslane and its sales representation will make the same move in March. ABG said in a statement that it has...

Johnson joins BICC 

5 December 2012

Simon & Schuster Australia managing director Lou Johnson has joined the Federal Government’s Book Industry Collaboration Council (BICC). Johnson replaces Penguin Australia CEO Gabrielle Coyne on the council and as...

Murdoch Books distribution to move to UBD 

5 December 2012

Murdoch Books has announced that distribution of its titles will move from Harper Entertainment Distribution Services (HEDS) to United Book Distributors (UBD) in January. The move follows the acquisition of...

Independent Distribution Solutions no longer trading 

13 November 2012

Independent Distribution Solutions (IDS), a distribution arm of Christian book and music distributor CMCA, finished trading at the beginning of this year. Former IDS director and CMCA board member John...