Friday, May 06, 2005

Photography Publishers/Distributors

Question: I just went through your list of distributors online. Do you have any info on the top distributors for photography books? I am a photographer working on a book on Afghan women and have been approached by a publisher whose distributor is Ten Speed Press and I don't know anything about them. I wouldn't mind comparing to see what else is out there as well. For instance, who distributes Phaidon books or Powerhouse books?

John's Answer: Ten Speed is a good company with great distribution so the company they distribute would also have good distribution.

Both publishers you list distribute their own titles as well as titles from some other publishers. This information as well as other publishers who distribute art and photography books is in greater detail in my special $5.00 distribution report. You can order it at Choosing a distributor. We can email the report to you.

powerHouse Books, Daniel Power, Publisher, 68 Charlton Street, Ground Floor, New York NY 10014-4601; 212-604-9074; 877-742-6363; Fax: 212-366-5247. Web: This publisher of quality illustrated art and photography books handles distribution for Juno Books and Umbrage Editions.

Phaidon Press, Ken Woidill, 7195 Grayson Road, Harrisburg PA 17111. Charlotte Renshaw, Phaidon Press Limited, Regent's Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9PA, United Kingdom. Web: Offers sales and distribution worldwide, with 23 exclusive sales reps and warehouses in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia. Interested in distributing publishers with annual sales between $1 million and $10 million.
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