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Why Gardners?

Gardners have been supplying retailers around the world for the past 30 years and our experienced team work hard to simplify and enhance the supply chain for all involved, through a proven combination of extensive product range and innovative supporting services.

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Our customers

Our global customer base covers the following key sales channels - independent, chain, specialist and online retailers and school & library suppliers. This makes us ideally placed to work closely with suppliers on both broad & targeted campaigns, to reach these channels.

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Supplier services

We offer a variety of value added services and opportunities for suppliers, including our hugely successful Independent Booksellers Affiliate Programme and annual Trade Show in the UK, as well as customer specific opportunities around the world.

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Advertising opportunities

We offer suppliers advertising opportunities across both print and digital, at prices to suit all budgets, to market their titles. We will work closely with you to tailor any advertising to meet your requirements and complement your existing sales & marketing. To view our current Media Pack & contact details please click here.

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Access to Waterstones

Waterstones buy many of their books from small publishers via Gardners. In order to sell to the Waterstones branches it is necessary to register with Waterstones, via Gardners. To do this please contact the Independent Publisher Coordinator by email and ask for a Waterstones Trading Application form. Alternatively, the form can be downloaded from Once the form is completed please return to us as instructed on the form.

For help notes on completing the form & what happens next please click here.

For FAQ’s on supplying Waterstones please click here.

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You may be wondering "How do I get my products stocked or listed with Gardners?"
We have put together this guide to give you the criteria you need to meet, and next the steps.


Publishers must be registered with Nielsen.
Entertainment suppliers must be registered with West10.


Products must have a valid ISBN/EAN /visible barcode.
Visit the Nielsen ISBN website here.


For us to consider stocking a title, suppliers must have a UK Sales & Marketing activity and have stock available from the UK.


If you meet this criteria please send a sample copy for review to the address shown below.

Click here to download a delivery label to be used for ALL samples sent.
Please note we cannot return samples or acknowledge receipt.

What happens next?

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Gardners is a leading digital distributor of eBooks and e-audiobooks, and our digital content service can help you enhance your offerings, and maximise revenue in this expanding digital market. With an easy one-stop packaged solution for digital content, Gardners digital content services enables you to expose your titles to millions of end users through thousands of retailers, public library and educational & academic institutions worldwide, with direct to consumer purchase and library loan services under multiple licences

Find out how to get your digital products listed by Gardners below


Products must have a valid ISBN. Find out more here


To be listed, eBooks need to be in PDF / ePub format.


eBook files need to be Adobe Digital Editions compatible.


If you meet this initial criteria, please get in touch

To find out more about how Gardners can help you expose your titles to more customers around the world, please contact 

Bibliographic submission

Once titles have been submitted and approved by us for listing/stocking we invite you to submit your data to us.

In order to ensure all required details for new book titles are submitted, a book submission Excel spreadsheet has been created for you, to download, complete & return to:

A separate entertainment submission Excel spreadsheet has been created for you to download, complete & return to:

Jacket images

To enable us to promote your products to the maximum effect, we endeavour to include as many book jackets on our website as possible.  You can submit your jackets via FTP - please email for details & we will set this up for you.

Specification is as follows:

  • PC format (or PC formatted file if using a Mac)
  • 24bit RGB colour
  • Full front view of cover (no borders)
  • Minimum of 640 pixels tall
  • Books saved as ISBN13.jpg - ie: 9781234567890.jpg
  • Film & Music saved as EAN13.jpg - ie: 5051234567890.jpg


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