Distribution

The Welsh Books Council’s Distribution Centre provides a wholesale distribution service for the book trade in Wales. Its purpose-built Centre houses an extensive stock of Welsh-language books and Welsh books in English.

  • Upwards of 1,300 new Welsh-language and English-language titles of interest to Wales are published every year. The Distribution Centre aims to keep in stock every Welsh-interest title possible, where publishers are able to offer wholesale terms. Publishers with suitable titles to offer may contact the Head of the Sales and Marketing Department, Helena O'Sullivan.
  • Helena O'Sullivan
    Head of the Sales and Marketing Department
    Welsh Books Council
    Unit 16 Glanyrafon Enterprise Park Llanbadarn Fawr
    Aberystwyth
    Ceredigion
    SY23 3AQ
    Tel: 01970 624455
    Fax: 01970 625506
    E-mail: helena.osullivan@books.wales

  • Terms and conditions for distributing are 55% of the retail price of every copy on a full sale or return basis, with an initial stock of 30 copies; invoices will be paid after 12 months only. If you accept these terms, please send a copy of your book, together with your contact details, to Helena O'Sullivan . The Department will then decide whether the Welsh Books Council will stock your book. Should a decision be made not to stock your book, it can still be listed on the www.gwales.com website as available from the publisher only.

  • The Welsh Books Council operates as a distributor only, and it is the responsibility of the author / publisher to promote and market the book.

  • Information about every title held in stock at the Distribution Centre can be found on the Council's information and ordering site, www.gwales.com.
  • Over 800 outlets have accounts at the Distribution Centre. A next-day delivery service is provided if orders are received before 12 noon. There is a delivery charge on orders to the value of less than £66.66 net. Booksellers may apply to open an account by contacting the address below.

  • The Distribution Centre distributes books on behalf of 350 publishers. For a select list of publishers in Wales, visit the Welsh Book Trade Information site

  • 602,000 items were sold through the Welsh Books Council’s Distribution Centre in 2012/13, amounting to £4.5 million (gross).

  • The Distribution Centre is self-supporting and receives no subsidy from public funds.

  • All enquiries should be addressed to:

    Arwel Evans (Head)
    Welsh Books Council Distribution Centre
    Unit 16 Glanyrafon Enterprise Park
    Aberystwyth
    Ceredigion
    SY23 3AQ
    Tel: 01970 624455
    Fax: 01970 625506
    E-mail: distribution.centre@books.wales

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    Welsh Book Trade Info

    The Welsh Books Council's information resource for the book trade.

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