Sunday, May 30, 2010

Baker and Taylor Signs Deals with Two Major Publishers

Baker and Taylor Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, at Book Expo America announced it has signed agreements to provide print-on-demand services -- via its TextStream Digital Print Service unit -- to Simon & Schuster and German academic publisher De Gruyter.

"These world-class publishers have put their trust in Baker & Taylor and TextStream, and that speaks volumes about our commitment to becoming the leader in digital services for our publishing partners," said Tom Morgan, CEO of Baker & Taylor.

The agreements with Simon & Schuster and De Gruyter illustrate Baker & Taylor's latest success in expanding TextStream's presence in the publishing community. Working with a combination of on-site and near-site facilities, TextStream provides publishers with a truly comprehensive suite of print-on-demand and print-to-order services and a wide variety of formats and trim sizes.

TextStream's flexibility and industry-leading customer reach, coupled with its capabilities in private label consumer direct fulfillment and Web hosting, make it especially advantageous to publishers by providing product to specialized audiences and academic libraries on an as-needed basis.