• “Compass have been instrumental
    in increasing our sales
    and opening up new accounts.
    They are well-liked by buyers and
    are very engaged with our titles.”
    Wild Things Publishing
  • “The Compass team is truly
    collaborative and works closely
    with us to present our forthcoming
    titles and to support our backlist.”
    Kogan Page
  • “The Compass team
    have been an integral part
    of our growth and success”
    Biteback Publishing
  • “We have always been impressed,
    by the commitment, knowledge,
    experience and enthusiasm of
    the Compass team.”
    Pluto Press
  • “The Compass team are first-rate.
    We can recommend them
    wholeheartedly.”
    Arcturus Publishing

We are proud to have been providing the book trade with independent and innovative sales and marketing services for over twenty years. If you are a dynamic and ambitious publisher, looking for a highly qualified and committed team to represent your books in accounts throughout the UK and Ireland; then Compass Independent Publishing Services (CIPS) is the clear market leader.

No one has a more extensive range of contacts than we do, and our Key Account Team will market your books to all the major head office accounts such as Waterstones and WH Smith as well as all the relevant wholesalers, non-traditional and specialist retailers, internet booksellers and of course, independent bookshops large and small from Aberdeen to Penzance.

Uniquely, our Area Sales Managers represent both trade and academic publishers, and as such are ideally placed to seek out opportunities for selling books in an extensive and diverse range of outlets from campuses to campsites!

Our aim is to build strong ongoing partnerships,
growing your sales year on year.