Baker & Taylor and Simon & Schuster India have entered a distribution agreement for Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services (GPS), which specializes in supporting client publishers with international sales, marketing, and supply chain and digital-to-print services. Effective May 1, GPS began to locally stock titles for distribution into the marketplace, including to key online retailers.
"With Simon & Schuster India, our publishers will receive the level of attention needed to develop their titles in a market as critical and complex as India," said Chitra Bopardikar, B&T v-p & general manager. Sharad Mohan, GPS regional manager in Delhi who will manage the local relationship, added that S&S India is "a strong fit for GPS due to our shared commitment to the market."
Rahul Srivastava, managing director, S&S India commented: "We are really excited for the opportunity to work with Baker & Taylor's Global Publishers Services. They have a broad range of high-quality titles and we look forward to providing world class services for their client publishers. Chitra & Sharad are talented and experienced professionals who understand the market, and so we look forward to working together to grow their business in India."