Sales and distribution


The Penguin Random House UK sales teams all have in-depth knowledge and wide-ranging expertise of our publishing, our markets and our retailers.

We nurture and retain strong relationships with national bookshop chains, supermarkets and digital retailers. We also have a separate Regional Sales Team dedicated to working with a broad range of smaller independent booksellers throughout the UK. Our Regional Managers work with these shops to curate the best list of titles from across our catalogue and to support with point of sale, reading copies, publicity information and more. 

If you are an independent bookshop looking to make contact with our Regional Sales Team, contact Elspeth Dougall, Head of Sales Independents and Wholesalers. You can also sign up to the All About Indies newsletter.

In addition to our reach in the UK, we work with retailers across the world. We work closely with our experienced marketing and publicity teams to ensure that our physical, digital and audio books can benefit from the best promotional activity to reach the widest possible audience and drive sales.

Penguin Random House UK has an extensive and diverse array of titles available in all formats for adults and children and our sales teams can help you with catalogue information, point of sale and promotional materials, as well as advising on tailored marketing of our lists and individual titles for your retail business.

We are always looking to partner with new retail customers in the UK and around the globe. Get in touch to find out more on +44 (0)20 7840 8400/ +44 (0)20 7010 3000

Sales and general enquiries

Cornerstone, Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House Children’s, Transworld Publishers and VINTAGE titles

Tel: 442078408400

Cornerstone, Ebury Publishing, Penguin Random House Children’s, Transworld Publishers and VINTAGE titles

Tel: 442079310594

Penguin titles

Tel: 441206256161


Penguin Random House distribution services have been working to get the right books to the right customer at the right time for over 80 years.

We’re the UK’s leading book distributor with over 650,000 square feet of storage space. Our distribution teams pick, pack and despatch more than 120 million books each year, covering over 85,000 titles.

Penguin Random House Services

From our Frating site we look after Customers & Clients across the world with our Finance, Royalties, Customer and Credit Services teams. Many of our Technology team are also based here alongside our TBS (The Book Service) warehousing operations.

These operations are dedicated to Penguin Random House Group companies and are responsible for supplying 80 million books to over 12,000 customers from a range of 33,000 titles.

Grantham Book Services

In addition to distributing Penguin Random House UK titles, we also store and supply books on behalf of third party publishers.

Grantham Book Services (GBS) is one of the UK’s leading third party distributors for independent publishers with more than 40 clients.

We have over 334,000 square feet of space, storing more than 29 million books.  Each year we distribute over 38 million books around the world covering 50,000 titles.

What our client publishers say

"The truly exemplary customer and client service we consistently receive from the team raises the bar on publisher distribution standard, elevating them to best-of-class in our field."

Richard Dodman, Sales & Operations Director, IMM Lifestyle Books (UK)

“It’s no exaggeration to say we couldn’t have got to where we are now without the constant help, support and service we have had from TBS. Nowhere else could we find the same attention to detail and great team spirit.”

Andrew Franklin, Managing Director, Profile Books

“I am delighted that GBS has delivered for Haynes Publishing with that same high quality with efficiency and attention to detail that is needed to keep our customers happy.”

Jeremy Yates-Round, Managing Director UK & Europe, Haynes Publishing



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