Information for Booksellers

UK Distribution

 With effect from 1st May 2012, distribution of all SPCK imprints together with Baker Academic and Brazos Press titles moved to Macmillan Distribution Ltd (MDL).

Contact Information

Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Cromwell Place
Hampshire International Business Park
Lime Tree Way
RG24 8YJ

Phone: 01256 302692

Macmillan recommend using PubEasy (free to use) or Nielsen BookData (for subscribers to this service) to place orders. Alternatively, contact them as below.

Automated line for orders and availability:

0845 0705656

Fax: 01256 812558 / 812521


If you had an account with our previous distributor, Marston Book Services, you should automatically have been set up with an account at MDL. To check if you have an account, please contact the Macmillan Call Centre on 01256 302692.

Minimum Order Surcharge

Small orders – orders placed at Macmillan for less than £100 at invoice value – carry a small order surcharge of £4 for immediate release. Alternatively they will be held for a maximum of 6 days during which time any backorders released or further orders placed will be merged with the original order, after which time (regardless of whether the minimum order level was reached) the order will be released for carriage-free despatch.

For accounts which have an annual turnover of more than £2000, the Small Order Lead Time hold is only 3 days.

CLC Wholesale and small orders

For customers who are experiencing issues with the Small Order Lead Time, we have reached an agreement with CLC Wholesale who now stock a much wider range of our titles, including church stationery.

Please note, this  arrangement excludes titles from Sheldon Press or Baker Academic.

International Customers

USA and Canada

SPCK titles for which we have the US and Canadian rights are available via print-on-demand through Lightning Source Inc. Booksellers in these countries should order from Ingram, Baker & Taylor or other agents.

South Africa

Methodist Publishing House

SPCK books are available at 13 Christian Connexion Resource Centres

Australia and New Zealand

We are delighted to announce that distribution is now with Garratt Publishing

Private Bag 400 or 32 Glenvale Crescent

Mulgrave Vic 3170


Tel: 1300 650 878 (within Australia only) or +61 (03) 8545 2911

Fax: +61 (03) 8545 2922


Far East

For sales in the Far East, please contact the SPCK Sales Department or MDL’s Export Department (details for both below).

Africa and the Caribbean

Please contact Kelvin van Hasselt, 44 (0) 1263 513 560 or

Other Territories

Please contact MDL’s Export Department.

Phone: +44 (0)1256 329242

Fax: +44 (0)1256 842084


When emailing orders please put destination country in the subject box

SPCK Sales Department

The Sales Department can offer help with ordering, information on availability of new titles, returns authorisations, and support for special events and book launches, including sale or return (See-Safe) terms.
Please contact Mark Casserley, Sales Office Manager, or  +44 (0)20 7592 3900, or if unavailable Aaron Lambley, Data & Digital Sales Executive,

If you wish to discuss special sales and discounts on bulk orders, please contact
Alexandra McDonald
, Commercial Director,

For UK and Ireland sales representation, please contact:

Alan Mordue, Sales Director
(Key accounts, Central London, rest of England and Wales)

Raymond Witty, Sales Representative
(Scotland, Ireland, Northern England)

Marketing and Publicity

Do get in touch if you need information sheets about our latest books, showcards for window or point-of-sale displays, or flyers for special events. Contact our marketing and publicity team.

Returns Authorisations

Returns to Macmillan Distribution

Macmillan uses the Batch Returns system, specifically devised to streamline the returns process for trade customers. Full details and step by step instructions can be found on the Batch site

For frequently asked questions about the Macmillan returns process,
please download the Returns FAQ document

If you need to return books supplied on sale-or-return terms (See-Safe), please contact Mark Casserley, Sales Office Manager on