Bedi backs distributor to be a source of comfort for publishers in its 25th year

Bedi backs distributor to be a source of comfort for publishers in its 25th year

Davinder Bedi has a mantra for BookSource, the Glasgow-based distributor he has run for 24 years: "profit with perspective". It must be commercially viable, but as an entity owned by Publishing Scotland, BookSource’s primary purpose is to serve the trade organisation’s members.

Bedi explains: “The business has to stand on its own feet, but we have one great big eye on service to publishers. Because we are owned by Publishing Scotland, our goal is to exist rather than provide massive dividends for shareholders. It is good to operate in that way, as I can always say yes rather than no.”

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