Global Book Distribution

Sell Your Books Around The World With The Great British Bookshop

Discover a global distribution service with The Great British Bookshop. From self-publishers to budding authors, being able to generate income from all corners of the world could accelerate your business.

Our global distribution network has been developed with wholesalers, distributors and book retailers around the world. As a result, you can reach new worldwide markets without investing in local stock, warehousing or distribution, yet you still reap all the benefits of print-on-demand with a global retailer service.

Where In The World Can We
Print & Ship Your Books?

Our book distribution network can reach any market in the world, but we primarily focus on helping publishers and authors sell their books into the USA and European markets. We’ve helped hundreds of self-publishers increase sales, generate interest in their book and help them benefit from a print-on-demand print service with global distribution channels.

Book Distribution In USA

The US Book market generated over $25* billion in sales during 2019. This makes it incredibly worth being able to distribute your book in this market.

The Great British Bookshop works with retailers in USA to make your book available, and capitalise in the world’s most popular book market at the click of a button.

Book Distribution In Europe

The distribution network of European retailers makes selling your title in popular book stores easy. This allows you to reach a broader market of book lovers through us. The variety of book consumer segments in Europe is vast, ranging through graphic novels, non-fiction, crime novels, thrillers and romance books.

One Simple System To Manage It All

You can stay in control of where your books are printed, anywhere in the world, through a single dashboard. Our global partners offer end-to-end printing and shipping to your customers without the hassle of managing too many moving parts.

Our self-service distribution dashboard allows you to manage delivery, reorder titles for print, pick which bookstore you’d like to sell your book in and so much more! You’ll get extensive market coverage in the UK, US and Europe, which means your titles are available to book trade through distributor agreements.

Your Book, Your Sales

You have complete control over the cost of your book. We don’t have any hidden feeds or charges that may affect your revenue. Our services aim to provide authors and publishers with the tools they need to supply books to some of the most profitable markets in the world without unreasonable charges and fees.

Upgrade your BookVAULT account and start selling your book around the globe today. There are no upfront commitments and if you need any help, our team would be more than happy to walk you through the process.

What Retailers Do We Work With?

We work with various retailers to give your book the best possible reach, and maximise your sales potentials. Your books will get listed on our own store The Great British Bookshop, and we will also list them on the major retailers who will then distribute this through thousands of multi-channel retailers around the world, both online and on the high street. 

It Pays To Sell With The Great British Bookshop

Based on a book with an RRP of £20.00 and an available retailer discount of 35%, you have the potential of earning up to 69% more selling with us opposed to other online retailers.

Why Sell With Us

Print On Demand

Print-on-demand with fixed unit costs. Reduce your warehousing need and see your global orders received and handled all with real-time reporting.

Quality Colour

We offer digital colour printing on litho stock, thanks to our investment in the latest technology.

Worldwide Sales

Our extensive distribution network helps you reach new markets without investing in local stock, warehousing and distribution.

Reduce Environmental Impact

Transportation results in pollution, but with BookGLOBAL your business can reduce this impact by fulfilling orders as close as possible to your customer

Easy Catalogue Management

Our easy-to-use online system BookVAULT makes managing your titles simple, upload and check your files, update pricing and discounts, and manage your listings through this one platform.

Sell Before You Print

We calculate your revenue based on retail price, less discount and print costs, and pay you directly. The result is a non-exclusive, no-risk service.


As the customer, you’re able to determine the percentage that is taken by the retailer and call all be done on the BookVAULT platform. The higher the percentage, the more likely the retailer will want to stock and sell your book. 

All bookstore retailers work differently. For example, Paperbackshop receives bulk orders of books from us daily to then be shipped onto the end consumer. Other retailers, such as Amazon, Gardners and The Great British Bookshop, will send directly to the bookstore.

All the books are printed on demand, we have strict SLA’s with the retailers and all orders placed through retailers and printed and dispatched within 48hrs, often they will be printed and dispatched the same day the order is placed!

Once the title has been set up on BookVAULT, our system will send out the feeds to all the retailers. Your book will get listed onto The Great British Bookshop straight away ready for sale, the other retailers can take a bit longer to show as available, but usually appear after about 2 – 3 weeks.