Information for Booksellers
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).
Macmillan Distribution (MDL)
Hampshire International Business Park
Lime Tree Way
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:
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7592 3900, or if unavailable Aaron Lambley, Data & Digital Sales Executive, email@example.com.
If you wish to discuss special sales and discounts on bulk orders, please contact
Alexandra McDonald, Commercial Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 here:www.batch.co.uk.
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 email@example.com.