As a Publisher, why should I put my titles on TitlePage?
- Improve visibility of books through being on the only database for local 'availability'
- Reduce customer service time spend answering basic 'price & availability' queries by delivering a platform available 24x7
- Make the locally available title the 'first choice' for retailers when looking to source books
- TitlePage has a focus on helping publishers with metadata quality and content aimed at improving 'discoverability' of locally held book content
- Be part of a community offering 'consumer direct fulfilment' and an integrated consumer experience when buying all formats, including ebooks, thereby helping existing 'channels to market' compete, and extending sales opportunities
What is 'consumer direct fulfilment (CDF)'? What does it mean to me as a Publisher? Who is participating, how is it funded, and how do I get involved?
- CDF is a 'freight free' home delivery service that can be offered by a retailer,
with supply being managed by the participating Publisher direct to consumer.
The concept is in response to international consumer offerings and is jointly
funded by bookseller and publisher through 'terms of trade' changes, for that
CDF delivery. This service is available for all mainland Australia destinations,
with individual publishers communicating changes to terms.
- For a publisher this means another service offering helping to keep customers
in Australian stores, and on Australian web sites, while also encouraging more
order placement locally from retailers.
- Publishers distributed by the following Distributors are included in the CDF program:
Alliance Distribution Services
Macmillan Distribution Services
Random House Australia
United Book Distributors (Pearson is not included)
- To get involved, a publisher must be able to:
- Receive the appropriately formatted CDF order electronically
- Dispatch the order within 24 hours of receipt
- Ship with delivery label clearly identifying the bookshop through which the consumer placed the order
Who is involved in delivering the TitlePage Plus services?
TitlePage is managed under licence from the Australian Publishers Association (APA)
by Thorpe-Bowker, the Australian office of RR Bowker a US based company who provide
'workflow solutions' to the global publishing community.
Copia is a DMC Family company, based out of New York, which unites digital book content,
community and commerce in a single software platform to deliver media across an array
of computing, mobile, personal entertainment and eReading devices.
TitlePage Objectives include:
- Improve the efficiency and cost base of local supply chain
- Improve the efficiency and competitiveness of local consumer offerings
- Deliver a solution that has inbuilt capability to evolve and meet a rapidly changing international marketplace
To be part of the TitlePage publisher community:
- You must be a member of your Publisher Association
- TitlePage charges a subscription based on the number of titles hosted
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For a list of TitlePage Publishers
and Distributors, click here.