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Winner of the GBS Award

For Services to Independent Publishers

Compass IPS Ltd

Great West House

Great West Road


London TW8 9DF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8326 5696

Compass is the UK market leader for independent book sales. The company was founded in 1998, and in 2008 amalgamated with Derek Searle Associates. We are proud that we can celebrate over eighteen years of strong recognition and support within the book trade, and in 2014 we were delighted to win the IPG award for Services to Independent Publishers. Compass sells titles from a range of medium sized publishers into bookshops across the entire UK and Irish market, as well as the main library suppliers, head offices, wholesalers, supermarkets, multiples, university campuses, and all the major bookselling chains. We have a wealth of collective experience across every area of the UK book market and are committed to working in a collaborative approach with both our client publishers and booksellers.

Our sales strategy effectively reflects the growing importance attached to key account head office liaison and to non-traditional customers; supermarkets, specialist retailers and internet suppliers. Our UK Account Managers handle not only vital subscriptions, but also core stock, local initiatives, promotion and publicity. We utilise many forms of social media and are fully integrated with our publishers¹ and authors¹ marketing campaigns on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; via our blog at www.compasspointsnews.blogspot.co.uk

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To find out more about Compass, please visit our company website at www.compass-ips.london