C&R signs Walker as sales agents

Constable & Robinson has appointed Walker Books as its sales agents for Europe, the Middle East and East Africa.

The independent publisher had previously used a network of freelance agents to cover overseas territories. Rob Nichols, marketing director, said of the move: "We decided to centralise export sales in these territories so we would be able to give more focus to individual lists, have more control and insight into key European accounts, streamline operations to one agent and gain advantage from Walker's established (and in many territories, wider) relationships."

C&R group sales director Martin Palmer added: "We are delighted to be working with such a professional organisation as Walker Books, and I am totally confident that they will do a fantastic job for us."

Walker Books head of export Paul Gill said: "We are absolutely thrilled that Constable & Robinson has chosen Walker to be its international sales agent. We are very excited to be representing such a varied and dynamic list and look forward to expanding C&R sales in these markets."