Baker & Taylor Inks Deal with PublishAmerica for Digital Printing, Distribution
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Press release from the issuing company
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Baker & Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, today announced it has signed an agreement for its TextStream Digital Print Service to print and fulfill orders for PublishAmerica's catalogue of more than 40,000 titles. PublishAmerica's titles – largely fiction and non-fiction stories of triumph over hardship – will also be available to Baker & Taylor's worldwide network of library and retail customers.
"This collaboration illustrates Baker & Taylor's position as the trusted go-to provider of print and electronic products and services for publishers," said Tom Morgan, CEO of Baker & Taylor. "TextStream enables publishers to operate more efficiently and more quickly deliver the books that readers want when they want them."
Its deal with PublishAmerica is Baker & Taylor's latest step in expanding TextStream's presence in the publishing community. TextStream provides publishers with a full range of print-on-demand/print-to-order services, with the widest variety of formats and other options in the industry. TextStream's flexibility and industry-leading customer reach is especially advantageous to PublishAmerica's authors, who are aiming to get their books noticed – often one or a handful of copies at a time.
"We chose Baker & Taylor because of its extensive distribution network, its incredible ability to manage the logistics of shipping and handling a large number of small orders to multiple locations, and the completeness of its printing package," said Willem Meiners, PublishAmerica co-founder.
PublishAmerica is a leading U.S. publisher whose specialty is working with and bringing to market unknown authors. Its partnership with Baker & Taylor for TextStream Digital Print Services and consumer direct fulfillment will give PublishAmerica's clients access to Baker & Taylor's more than 44,000 retail and library customers worldwide. This provides an extensive new audience for PublishAmerica's authors and titles.