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Home to a community of over 150 award-winning independent publishers, Consortium is a highly regarded, full-service distribution company. We strive to share new ideas—some that may not otherwise be discovered—with the world. For more information on how to be considered for distribution by Consortium, please view our submission guidelines.


Consortium grew out of a regional book wholesaling cooperative in 1985 to become a full-service distributor. We quickly earned a reputation as an advocate for independent publishers. As our reputation and expertise grew, so did our publisher base.

Our current list of publishers illustrates our continued commitment to our literary roots. In addition, we continue to nurture key subject areas such as politics, popular culture, fiction, poetry, books in translation, comics, and distinctive children’s books, along with a wide variety of other categories.

Although we’ve grown considerably and the issues facing independent presses have changed, our core mission remains the same: to provide the highest level of service to all of our clients and customers. Our goal is to foster a vibrant community of independent publishers by distributing a diverse selection of thought-provoking books to the widest possible audience.