Reminder: We Have a Book Distributor for Small Publishers Next Door!

Maybe you don’t need this reminder, but Bookmobile’s next-door neighbor is a book distributor for small publishers! We like to call Itasca Books our sister company, and Itasca offers print distribution to the trade for small and indie publishers, as well as warehousing and fulfillment services.

What’s a Book Distributor?

A book distributor allows both online and bricks-and-mortar stores to get your book. Book distributors warehouse your book, upload your title’s information to the retailers, fulfill orders, and process returns. For an in-depth look at book distributors and wholesalers, read Don Leeper’s post Book Distributors and Book Wholesalers: What’s the Difference? 

Itasca’s Distribution Services

Itasca Books will make your book available to hundreds of retailers and wholesalers. We distribute your title’s information to Bowker, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, among others, including independent bookstores. We process orders, payments, and returns, and provide you with a monthly report detailing the sales, returns, freight costs, payments, and credits. We can also drop-ship your office or website orders, as well as review or event copies. Books are stored in a climate-controlled and insured warehouse, and we pack bulk orders in double-walled cartons to minimize any damage. When returns come in, we inspect for damage. Itasca Books has two websites: www.ItascaBooks.com is the retail face, where readers can order books online; and publishers can find details about distribution services at www.Publisher.ItascaBooks.com.

What Small Publishers Use Itasca for Book Distribution or Other Services?

This is by no means a full list (Itasca works with over 70 publishers), but it shows some of the breadth of Itasca’s services and their client publishers.

Atticus Books is a literary fiction press based in Madison, New Jersey. Our services for them include
short-run printing at Bookmobile,
• print distribution to the trade, and
• eBook distribution.
Read more about our relationship with Atticus.

Cinemagine is an independent media company based in London, England. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile and
• print distribution to the trade.

The Critical Press is publisher of books on film and culture based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Our services for them inlclude
cover design,
• short-run printing at Bookmobile, and
• print distribution to the trade.

Great Lakes Literary, offering practical advice and affordable services for emerging authors, is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile,
• print distribution to the trade, and
• eBook conversion and eBook distribution.

Hillcrest Media Group, offering publishing services for new authors, is based in Eagan, Minnesota. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile and
• print distribution to the trade.

Lanalea Media is a religious and spiritual publisher based in New Excelsior, Minnesota. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile,
• print distribution to the trade, and
• eBook conversion and eBook distribution.

Nodin Press, a Midwestern publisher focusing on regional poetry, nature, sports, cooking, and history, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile and
• print distribution to the trade.
Read Don Leeper’s interview with the publisher, Norton Stillman.

Nortia Press, a publisher of literary fiction and global affairs, based in Orange County, California
• print distribution to the trade

OR Books, a new type of publishing company that embraces progressive change in politics, culture, and the way they do business, is based in New York, New York. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile and
• storage and fulfillment services.
Read about the OR Books model.

Relegation Books, a craft publisher of literary fiction, is based in Falls Church, Virginia. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile,
• print distribution to the trade, and
• eBook conversion and eBook distribution.

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, a member-based association for regulatory compliance professionals, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our services for them include
• short-run printing at Bookmobile,
• storage and fulfillment services, and
• eBook conversion.

University of Minnesota School of Nursing is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our services for them include
• typesetting, page layout and offset production management and
• print distribution to the trade.

Interested in Itasca Books’ distribution services? Contact Mark Jung.
Have questions about anything else? Contact me!