James Bennett works closely with local and international publishing partners to secure fast, accurate supply, competitive and commercial terms, and a regular flow of new title information.
We are well placed to support publisher sales to as many libraries as possible. We foster long-lasting partnerships with our local publishers and authors, growing our business by helping to grow yours. We collaborate with publishers to provide our libraries with the right mix of titles.
Will James Bennett tell libraries about my book?
Yes, James Bennett is interested in all new Australian publications, including books published overseas by Australian authors. All new titles appear on our database and our New Titles Service, which notifies libraries that your title is available to order through James Bennett.
Will James Bennett promote my book?
It's up to you (and your publisher) to promote and publicise your book. You can boost sales by letting librarians know they can order it through James Bennett.
What information do I need to provide?
Submit bibliographic information including the title, author, ISBN, a description or synopsis, page count, and binding type. We require the Australian Retail Price (including GST), and the publisher's name and address. An image of the book cover is always helpful.
Does James Bennett require a discount?
We expect library wholesaler discounts or at the very least the same discount that you would provide to a bookshop. We need to know if you charge freight or if James Bennett is FIS. For small presses, our preferred credit period is 30 days.
How 'new' does my book have to be?
James Bennett prefers pre-publication but up to one year after publication is acceptable for non-commercial publications. Non-commercial means publishers who don't provide adequate discounts or trading terms.
Should I send you a copy of the book?
It is not necessary to send us a copy of the book! Download the form below and follow the instructions to have your publication considered for listing on the James Bennett database, accessible to hundreds of libraries, locally and internationally, OR email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our preferred file format is ONIX but if you are not able to provide this format please supply information in an Excel spreadsheet/comma-separated values (*.csv) file. The more information you supply electronically, the faster we can include your title in pre-publication promotional activities and list it on James Bennett Online and internally for our Profiling and Selection Team.
We require images for all publications.
For more information on Opening Day Collections, email email@example.com
Send us all your marketing materials for forthcoming titles in softcopy. This helps us ensure that your titles are promoted to libraries through our Sales Kits, the New Titles Service, and our Profiled Order teams.
Supply advanced marketing materials in these formats:
Advanced Information Sheets in Word or PDF, include the following
Reviews in Word or PDF or via email. We prefer ANZ reviews but positive reviews in leading international newspapers and magazines are also helpful.
Author tours or media appearances in ANZ in Word or PDF or via email, ideally accompanied by a list of backlist titles.
Our library customers have the option to view stock holdings from our suppliers on James Bennett Online. Supply stock information in these formats:
Publishers should utilise their existing James Bennett contacts and bibliographic workflows to send us stock files. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your delivery method.
Direct all enquiries to email@example.com