Distribution, whether traditional or non-traditional is crucial to building a successful publishing business.

There are too many people who will take your money to publish and distribute your product.

This is short list of companies who distribute media products (Books, Audio/CD, Video and film intended for the mainstream marketplace.

This listing does not serve as a recommendation and each publisher should research and find the fit for your company.

If you come across any distributors that hace exceptional work, contact me with a brief testimonial so that I may research the company and possibly add it to the site.


A&B Distributors
1000 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 718/783-7808; fax 718/783-7267
Wholesaler specializing Afro-American books, tapes and gifts.

Baker & Taylor
42709 Water Ridge Parkway, #500, Charlotte, NC 28217
800/775-1800 or 704/329-8989

Wholesaler offering books, audio, video, and related products primarily to the library market, retail stores and schools.


Ingram Book Group One Ingram Blvd., La Vergne, TN 37086 615/793-5000 or 800/937-8100; fax 615/793-3825

Ingram Book Company is one of the largest wholesalers in the world, distributing tradebooks and related products to retail, library and international accounts.

Each company below has an established relationship with Ingram.

If you are either a self-published author or a small publisher with five titles or less in print, these companies may be better suited to meet you needs

Lightning Source Inc
Complete Digital Fulfillment. Lightning Source, a partner of Ingram, offers a variety of digital fulfillment services to the book industry.

Ideal candidates for Lightning Source are publishers, large and small, in need of printing and distribution services worldwide.

Biblio Distribution
A Division of National Book Network. Biblio is a new company(2001)created to provide a new approach to effectively representing books published by small trade publishers. Biblio offers warehousing, distribution, sales and other operation services.

Ideal candidates for Biblio are small publishers who already have a print run and are in need of a full sales and distribution service to handle their operation costs.

Independent Publishers Group

Full service distributor marketing independent press titles to the book trade.

Quality Books
Largest distributor of independently published books, special interest videos, audiotapes and multimedia to Libraries in North America.

-Audio Diversions Inc
Distributes audio versions to libraries. Ideal for spoken word artists who seek to convert their product to audio.

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