• “Compass are meticulous,
    imaginative and responsive and
    their communication skills, including
    social media, are unequalled
    by any comparable operation.”
    Carcanet Press
  • “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
    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. And if you are looking for support further afield, our international division Compass GLA can also deliver expert general sales representation in all export markets other than North America and Australasia.

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.