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How do I get my books stocked or listed?

1) Nielsen Bookdata

All publishers must be registered with Nielsen Bookdata.

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2) ISBN

All books or allied products must have a valid ISBN and a visible barcode (most commonly on the bottom right of the back cover).

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Email: isbn.agency@nielsen.com

3) UK Source

For stock titles, the publisher must have a UK sales and marketing activity, with stock available from a UK location.

4) Pre-printed

If your title/s do meet the above criteria please send a sample copy for review, together with a catalogue (for multiple titles, if applicable), to the following address, ensuring that they are clearly labelled as samples. Please note: we cannot return samples or acknowledge receipt.

FAO Buyers New Publishers, Buying Office, Gardners Books, 1 Whittle Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QH.

What happens next?

The publisher will be contacted if we decide to stock the books. Where it is agreed to stock books, Gardners will then discuss commercial terms with the publisher. Almost without exception, books from new publisher relationships will be taken into stock on a consignment basis (i.e. we hold stock and pay monthly on sales achieved). Other commercial terms (e.g. discount levels) will also be agreed.

If we have not contacted you within 4 weeks, we have decided not to proceed to stock your books at this time.

NB. As a general rule of thumb: all books that are held as stock lines are ‘sold’ to the retail customer on a ‘Sale or Return’ basis, whereas listed/non-stock lines (Special Orders) and books provided as Print on Demand are sold on a ‘Firm Sale’ basis.

Books that are listed, but not stocked, are sourced through the Nielsen Bookdata teleordering service. Listed titles, or non-stock lines, are made available via our Special Order Service.

Once your titles have been confirmed for stock or listing please submit titles

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