Publishers Group West
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Publishers Group West

Publishers Group West (PGW) is a book distributor founded in 1976 in Berkeley, California, which distributes to bookstores in the U.S. and internationally.[1] They were the largest distributor of independent presses in the U.S. in the 1990s.[2][3] In 2007, PGW was acquired by Perseus Books Group.[4][5] They are the exclusive distributor for over 100 publishers. Some of their former publishers were picked up for direct distribution by Perseus Books Group and others in 2007.[6] Periodic additions to their list of publishers include an additional 5 added in 2012.[7] Within the book business, they are known for throwing a party at the annual BookExpo convention, with musical performers including Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Chaka Khan in 2012.[8]

Perseus' distribution business was acquired by Ingram Content Group in 2016.[9]

Partial list of publishers

Publishers formerly distributed by PGW


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  2. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; University Press Becomes Big Distributor for Small Publishers - New York Times". 1989-11-27. Retrieved .
  3. ^ DOREEN CARVAJALPublished: December 01, 1997 (1997-12-01). "Independents' Day ; For Smaller Publishers, Sales Are Rising as Returns Dwindle - New York Times". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Court date set to approve Perseus offer".
  5. ^ "Perseus Books Home". Retrieved .
  6. ^ McCarty, Dawn (2007-02-09). "Offer for AMS unit tops only other bid | The San Diego Union-Tribune". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Distribution: Publishers Group West Adds Five New Clients". 2011-12-09. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Need We Say More? > News > Chaka Kahn Sits in with Dumpstaphunk". 2012-06-12. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Natasha Onwuemezi, "Perseus sale to Hachette Book Group completed", The Bookseller, 1 April 2016
  10. ^ "Boca Raton News - Google News Archive Search".

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