Where independent publishers live

Where independent publishers live

Consortium is home to over 125 dynamic and daring independent publishers from across the globe. When you join Consortium, you’re not only gaining book distribution, you’re gaining a community of experienced book professionals who are committed to helping you grow. Interested? Keep reading.

Who we are

The Consortium story began in 1985 in St. Paul with a mission to distribute our publishers’ books to the widest possible audience. On our list you will find New York Times Bestsellers and winners of nearly every award you can think of, including Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Nobel Prizes. And that barely scratches the surface! Our staff is a team of lively and dedicated book lovers who have decades of experience and are here to help you succeed.

What we offer

Distribution with Consortium includes: comprehensive sales representation, marketing development and support, robust data reporting, warehousing and inventory management, access to all that Ingram Content Group has to offer, including print on demand and short print run services, ebook distribution and so much more. We know how to get your books into the marketplace and into the hands of readers.

Why Consortium?

Community. Consortium is not just a distributor, it’s a community of publishers. We choose publishers based on their passion and market savvy. Our publishers are dedicated, mission-driven, and fiercely independent—just like us.

Personal Attention. Every publisher, large or small, has access to the entire Consortium team. There are no special handlers or gatekeepers. If you need to speak to the president, you can.

Quality Sales Representation. Consortium field reps include experienced veteran sales people and savvy digital natives. They are dedicated, talented, and impressive advocates for Consortium and the publishers Consortium represents. Our in-house sales people are skilled professionals with extensive experience in the areas of National Accounts, Gift, Specialty, and Mass Merchandise.

Expert Marketing Advice. Our marketing department offers unparalleled marketing support. All team members have the expertise to walk you through every aspect of publicity, digital marketing, library outreach, social media, and advertising.

Global Reach. Consortium has a London office to assist publishers located outside the US and Canada with their American and Canadian distribution. We have the backing and resources of Ingram Publisher Services, the largest hub of independent publishing, providing international distribution for both print and digital.

CoreSource Digital. As part of Ingram Publisher Services, Consortium offers a complete suite of digital services for independent publishers. CoreSource’s service offering includes digital asset management, ebook distribution and sales, digital printing, digital marketing tools, online sampling, and digital education. The service tracks activity, collects revenues, provides reports, and timely payments to publishers.

Client Satisfaction. “Vital,” “cutting-edge,” and “tremendously supportive.” These are just a few of the words our publishers have used to describe us. There’s a reason world-class publishers make Consortium their home. Though it’s not like us to brag, these comments inspire us to continue working hard every day to support their missions.