Words of the Week: From Distributor to Wholesaler
Distributor: Company, group or individual who sells products or services to retailers instead of to consumers.
Imprint: The identifying name of a specific line of books available from the publisher. Publishers may have many imprints.
POD (Print-on-Demand): Publishing arrangement in which books are printed only as orders are placed.
Remainder: Books that are returned to the publisher after not having sold, often offered for later sale at a discounted price.
Special Sales: Non-traditional sales in outlets that do not specialize in book retail (anything from gift stores to pet shops to organizations, etc.).
Subsidiary Rights: Rights acquired by a publisher for resale, translation into foreign languages and other reuse of a book’s content.
Wholesaler: A company that buys books in large quantities from publishers at high discounts, and sells them to bookstores and libraries at a mid-level discount.
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