Penguin Random House UK is to become the sole distributor for Faber & Faber, after signing a deal to provide distribution services for Faber Factory Plus.
PRH UK’s Grantham Book Services (GBS) will serve all the publishers that are part of Faber Factory Plus, Faber & Faber’s sales agency. These include Alan Rogers, And Other Stories, Arcadia, Black and White, Bloodaxe, Fitzcarraldo, Old Street, Pushkin Press, Pimpernel Press, Salt, Sandstone, Spitalfields Life, Scribe, and Saraband.
The Book Service, another of PRH UK’s distribution companies, already handles distribution for Faber & Faber.
Stephen Page, c.e.o. of Faber & Faber, said: “Faber has had an excellent distribution relationship with TBS for a number of years. In today's market there are a number challenges facing the independent publishing sector. To help us face those challenges we are pleased to be able to extend our working relationship so that GBS will manage the distribution for Factory Plus publishers. GBS have a proven track record, are well respected within the industry and will help Faber provide an excellent service to independent publishers.”
Mark Williams, m.d. distribution, PRH UK, said: “We are delighted to be taking on distribution for Faber Factory Plus’s portfolio of publishers and to have this stamp of approval - and the opportunity to develop our relationship further with Faber & Faber.”
The agreement with Faber Factory Plus means they become the fourth client to have joined TBS and GBS Distribution during the last 12 months, following contracts to distribute John Blake Publishing, Haynes Publishing and Phaidon Press.
The commencement of distribution will be staggered; dependent on current distribution arrangements for each of the independent publishers involved.