MMS, the children’s publishing sales agency has appointed Glasgow-based BookSource as its distribution partner, having previously been distributed by Orca in Dorset.
Independently owned publishing sales agency MMS currently represents some 27 publishers and imprints, selling their physical books and rights all around the world. Run by husband-and-wife team, Tricia and Andrew Macmillan, next year marks the 10th anniversary since MMS first started and the move to BookSource is testament to its growth over the past decade.
For BookSource the move marks a broadening of its business as MMS becomes the first “stable” of publishers it has partnered with in this way since its inception in 1995. The addition of the MMS list marks another significant acquisition for the Publishing Scotland subsidiary, who recently began distribution for Sussex based G2 Entertainment.
Talking about the appointment, Dav Bedi, BookSource CEO, said; “We are thrilled to be welcoming Andrew, Tricia and the MMS publishers to BookSource. Given how we started and who we’re owned by [Publishing Scotland] it’s most definitely a natural home for them, not to mention the sterling service they should expect to receive from us over the next number of years. The BookSource Board had made a strategic decision to pursue these kinds of strategic partnerships as a way of meeting our ambitious growth plans and the acquisition of MMS is only the first step on that particular journey.”
Managing Director of MMS, Tricia Macmillan added: “Andrew and I are delighted to have found the perfect home for our children’s book publishers. It’s been a tough couple of years due to Covid-19 and Brexit and the added pressure, in February 2021, of searching for a new distributor was a problem we could have done without! However, we’ve been absolutely delighted with the support of the BookSource team in onboarding some 6,000 titles into its distribution centre and systems. We’ve been so impressed with their fabulous can-do attitude and definitely believe that we’ve made the right choice for our publishers!”
MMS titles will be available to backorder at BookSource from Thursday 1st July with fulfilment beginning on Monday 19th July.
To order MMS titles from BookSource:
Telephone: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm From UK: 0845 370 0067 From overseas: +44 141 642 9192 Fax: 0845 370 0068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Teleorder: SCBKSO