HarperCollins Announces New Backlist Program for U.S. Indies

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Effective January 1, 2017, independent booksellers in the U.S. will be able to take advantage of a new backlist program from HarperCollins. The program is designed to reward and support independent retailers that maintain a varied selection of HarperCollins backlist titles specific to the store’s strengths and customer base.

“We are delighted to offer a backlist program that gives bookstores the opportunity to ‘revisit and rediscover’ HarperCollins titles,” said Mary Beth Thomas, vice president, deputy director of sales for HarperCollins. “Developed from many conversations with booksellers around the country, the program is meant to be simple, straightforward, and easy to implement. We’ve built in flexibility so that bookstores can participate without having to jump through a lot of hoops. Our goal is that the tools provided will enable our reps to have productive discussions to help their accounts make decisions about opportunity titles for their inventory mix.”

To be eligible for the backlist program, an account must be in good credit standing and have a minimum net billing of $5,000 with HarperCollins for calendar year 2016. Complete terms and conditions, as well as an enrollment form, are available to ABA member booksellers with a BookWeb username and password on the HarperCollins Backlist Program page on BookWeb.org.

Booksellers with questions about the program should contact their HarperCollins sales rep; stores that do not have a HarperCollins sales rep should e-mail backlistprogram@harpercollins.com.