Sales and Distribution

Sales

The Penguin Random House UK sales teams all have in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging expertise of our publishing, our markets and our retailers.

We nurture and retain strong relationships with national bookshop chains, supermarkets and digital retailers, and we also have a separate field sales team dedicated to working with a broad range of smaller independent booksellers throughout the UK.

In addition to our reach in the UK, we work with retailers across the world. We work closely with our experienced marketing and publicity teams to ensure that our physical, digital and audio books can benefit from the best promotional activity to reach the widest possible audience and drive sales.

Penguin Random House UK has an extensive and diverse array of titles available in all formats for adults and children and our sales teams can help you with catalogue information, point of sale and promotional materials, as well as advising on tailored marketing of our lists and individual titles for your retail business.

We are always looking to partner with new retail customers in the UK and around the globe. Get in touch to find out more on +44 (0)20 7840 8400/ +44 (0)20 7010 3000
 

Sales and general enquiries

For Cornerstone, Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House UK Children’s, Transworld Publishers and VINTAGE titles:

: +44 (0)20 7840 8400 

 +44 (0)20 7931 0594

For Penguin titles:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

: +44 (0)1206 256 161

Email us: penguinorders@tbs-ltd.co.uk

Distribution

Penguin Random House distribution services have been working to get the right books to the right customer at the right time for 80 years.

We’re the UK’s leading book distributor, with over 1 million square feet of storage space. Our distribution teams pick, pack and despatch more than 145 million books each year, covering over 122,000 titles.

Our four warehouses in Colchester, Grantham, Rugby and Manningtree use tailored systems to meet the specific demand of the book distribution supply chain across trade, education and non-traditional sectors. We continually invest in our dynamic infrastructure, which allows us to service our own companies and a large number of third-party publishers.

Our expert teams set the industry standard in warehousing and logistics, responding quickly to requests and adapting to changes.

Read on to learn more about each of our distribution centres and how to get in touch.

Quick Facts

145M  

books distributed each year

122.6K

titles distributed each year

1.03M

square feet of storage

9K

retail customers

50+

client publishers

4

sites

The Book Service (TBS)

The Books Service (TBS) distributes more than 51 million books and 33,000 titles each year.

In addition to distributing Penguin Random House UK titles, we also store and supply books on behalf of third-party publishers.

Contact Sales:

Colchester Road
Frating
Colchester CO7 7DW
: +44 (0)1206 256 000

Contact Returns:

Factory Lane
Brantham
Manningtree CO11 1NH
: +44 (0)1206 394 080

Grantham Book Services (GBS)

Grantham Book Services (GBS) is one of the UK’s leading third-party distributors for independent publishers with more than 40 clients.

We have 334,000 square feet of space, storing more than 17 million books. Each year we distribute over 18 million books around the world, covering 43,470 titles.
 

Contact:

Trent Road
Grantham NG31 7XQ
: +44 (0)1476 541 000

Rugby distribution centre

Our Rugby centre distributes Penguin and Pearson Education titles only. We have 440,000 square feet of space and can store up to 50 million books and 55,000 titles. We distribute more than 75 million books, spanning 45,900 titles each year.

Contact:

Rugby Distribution Centre
3 Castle Mound Way
Rugby CV23 0WB
: +44 (0)1788 514 300

What our Client Publishers Say


“The truly exemplary customer and client service we consistently receive from the team raises the bar on publisher distribution standard, elevating them to best-of-class in our field.”

Richard Dodman, Sales & Operations Director, IMM Lifestyle Books (UK)

“It’s no exaggeration to say we couldn’t have got to where we are now without the constant help, support and service we have had from TBS. Nowhere else could we find the same attention to detail and great team spirit.”

Andrew Franklin, Managing Director, Profile Books
 

“I am delighted that GBS has delivered for Haynes Publishing with that same high quality with efficiency and attention to detail that is needed to keep our customers happy.”

Jeremy Yates-Round, Managing Director UK & Europe, Haynes Publishing