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Baker & Taylor Publisher Services
Purchased by the Follett Corporation in April 2016, BTPS is a business unit of Baker & Taylor and a synergistic merging of component parts that have long been fixtures in the publishing industry.
Baker & Taylor was founded in 1828 and has been at the forefront of order fulfillment and supply chain management for nearly 200 years. Bookmasters was a premier book manufacturer for more than 45 years and was purchased by private equity firm Castle Harlan, Baker & Taylor’s then-owner, in 2013. The Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and remains a family-owned, privately-held company with a long-standing, demonstrated commitment to the highest standards in educational publishing.
Officially formed in October 2017, BTPS is proud to offer its client publishers the distinct advantages that result from the combined services of these three established companies (along with Bookmasters, which serves as the BTPS manufacturing division). Together, these entities form the largest supplier to the library and higher education markets in North America.
We ship more than 1 million unique products (SKUs) annually. We also maintain one of the largest in-stock inventories of books, videos and music in the U.S. - about 385,000 titles in inventory and more than 1.5 million titles available for order. We have substantially increased our book inventory with our new Print on Demand (POD) program, allowing customers to access the titles they need, when they need them. Baker & Taylor also provides books and entertainment products to warehouse clubs and Internet retailers, and publishes several successful lines of books, including the best-selling Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series.
Baker & Taylor is also committed to being an industry leader in digital media delivery. Through best-of-breed technologies, Baker & Taylor offers its publishers and customers bundled physical and digital media distribution services. We empower publishers to manage content distribution in multiple formats, to numerous digital devices and merchandising channels worldwide. We supply customers both the physical books and digital content they want, from one trusted source. As the digital future takes shape, Baker & Taylor is delivering success for suppliers and customers.
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