This week, Sourcebooks announced the implementation of a rapid replenishment program for the 2018 holiday season.
“I am thrilled that we are able to offer rapid replenishment to our independent bookstore partners for the 2018 holiday season,” said Heidi Weiland, director of trade sales. “We are always looking for ways to support the independent bookstore community through easy and effective initiatives, and this program fits that criteria exactly.”
Starting November 5 and continuing through December 19, orders for in-stock Sourcebooks titles received from independent bookstores by 11:00 a.m. CST Monday through Friday will ship no later than the following business day, weather and transport conditions permitting, for arrival at booksellers’ doors within two days. Orders received after the cutoff on Friday and over the weekend will be shipped on Monday.
With this program, all independent retailers in the United States will have the benefit of ship times of two days or less.
“We know books are meaningful gifts and want to ensure that our independent bookstore partners have a very successful holiday season,” said Dominique Raccah, Sourcebooks publisher and CEO. “By offering an efficient way for indies to respond to demand for our books, we can support them in having a great finish to the year.”
Booksellers should process their orders in the same way they always have; no special instructions are needed. All orders received from November 5 through December 19 will receive the special handling.
Questions about the Sourcebooks Indie Rapid Replenishment program should be directed to Heidi Weiland at firstname.lastname@example.org or to a store’s local sales representative.