Baker & Taylor Publisher Services (BTPS) is one of the largest providers of integrated publisher services in the United States. We partner with publishers to maximize sales and reduce risk in the book trade, library, retail, and wholesale specialty markets while providing exceptional economies of scale and service.
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. Similarly, Bookmasters has been a premier printer and distributor for more than 45 years. 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. With the formation of BTPS, we are proud to offer publishers the distinct advantages that result from the combined services of these three established companies. Together, these entities form the largest supplier to the library and higher education markets in North America.
BTPS is uniquely positioned to serve client publishers, combining the existing networks established by Baker & Taylor with Bookmasters’ decades of book manufacturing and distribution experience. Through the BTPS distribution network, BTPS can reach any reader in the continental U.S. in one or two days. As a BTPS client, publishers have access to manufacturing resources and the knowledge and market data that comes from partnering with the book publishing industry’s leading suppliers to public and school libraries, higher education, the general book trade, the Christian book trade, and specialty retailers: Follett and Baker & Taylor. In short, BTPS has the experience and insight to help our client publishers navigate through and grow in an ever-evolving bookselling marketplace.
The BTPS client list includes some of the leading names in publishing among university presses, academic publishers, technical and medical publishers, general trade, and faith-based publishers. We provide direct services to hundreds of publishers worldwide, with clients from North America, the UK, Europe, and Asia.