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Leading-edge delivery

We offer our publishers world-class distribution services. Each year, we distribute over 100,000 different products and ship over 65 million books to every type of customer: retailers, online stores, wholesalers, institutions, individual authors, web consumers and many more. This is all made possible due to the latest technology, which includes roaming shuttles, enterprise-level operating systems and a full-time dedicated TGW engineering team.

Maintaining high-quality service

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service levels but we are constantly striving to do more in order to achieve continual improvement.

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Meet our publishers

Pinnacle Book Distribution

Pinnacle Book Distribution

Pinnacle Booksales is a leading sales agency representing independent publishers in the UK and USA in the UK and Export markets. Pinnacle Book Distribution has partnered with Hachette Distribution to offer independent publishers the opportunity to have the best distribution services available. Union Square & Co, LID Business Media, Hardens Restaurant Guides, Monsoon, Nomad Books and Mount Orleans Press are the first of our clients to move into Hachette.

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Profile Books

Profile Books was founded on April Fool’s Day in 1996 by Andrew Franklin and Stephen Brough to publish stimulating non-fiction in a wide range of fields. Looking for inventive books, powerful voices and lively thought, early bestsellers included Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss and the New Scientist ‘Last Word’ series. We are a lifelong home for authors and create books that surprise, delight and endure.

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Michael O’Mara Books

Michael O’Mara Books is an award-winning, independent publishing house known for innovative and diverse non-fiction, comprising bestselling biography, memoir, lifestyle and gift, popular science and history. The company was established in 1985 and now, with a backlist of over a thousand titles, it is still a family firm. The publisher boasts both a children’s imprint, Buster Books, and an art imprint, LOM ART.

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British Library

Deep in the heart of the British Library’s St Pancras building you will find a dedicated, and very active, book publishing division which celebrates the very best of the collections and tells the stories of the Library. The division publishes some 50 books a year ranging from its celebrated range of classic fiction series to beautiful art books, innovative tie-ins to the Library’s exhibition programming and, of course, books about books.  

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Flame Tree

We’ve been ‘washing the dust of daily life’ for over thirty years, making illustrated books since 1992, art calendars since 1998, notebooks since 2006, illustrated ebooks since 2009, short-story fiction since 2015 and we launched our genre fiction list in 2018. We aim, always, to make objects and books that are both beautiful and practical, that enrich the lives of the people who work with us and partner with us, who read and enjoy what we make.

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The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group creates a wide variety of books and intellectual property products, with a mission to inspire life’s experiences. Produced in many formats for adults, children and the whole family, our products are visually appealing, information rich and stimulating.

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New River Books

Founded by the core team behind Short Books, New River is a creative independent publishing house that punches well above its weight, spotting trends to create ground-breaking, high-end health, science and lifestyle books that enter the cultural conversation.

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Barefoot Books

Barefoot started their small home-based business in England in 1992. Since the beginning, they’ve created visually captivating books that celebrate diversity, spark curiosity and capture children’s imaginations.

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Private Eye

Private Eye is the UK's number one best-selling news and current affairs publishers, offering a unique blend of humour, social and political observations and investigative journalism.

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Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and to make accessible to a large reading public the world of art and the research of top scholars. Today, still independent and family-owned, Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books. 

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Taylor & Francis Group

Taylor & Francis is one of the world’s leading academic publishers – and one of its most enduring. For more than two centuries Taylor & Francis has been committed to the highest quality scholarly publishing, and this remains our goal today. Our purpose is to foster human progress through knowledge – something we’ve been doing since the Enlightenment. We aim to promote a positive future for everyone through our work.

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Grub Street

Grub Street is an award-winning, small, niche independent publisher, publishing only books on cookery and military aviation history.

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Elsevier is a leader in information and analytics for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

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Publisher quotes

Andrew Franklin

Founder and Managing Director, Profile Books

If you need books moved quickly, accurately and efficiently anywhere in the world, Hachette UK Distribution is the place to go. They can get around Royal Mail strikes, rail strikes and road closures to get books to the most obscure corners of the UK and the world, all done brilliantly, efficiently and by probably the best management in Hachette UK distribution.

Flame Tree

Nick Wells

Publisher and Founder, Flame Tree Publishing

We’d heard about the swift despatch of orders and the excellent customer support, but we didn’t expect it to be so good! The onboarding process was also excellent, with conscientious problem-solving and flexibility at its core – it’s clear we have a strong, supportive growth partner.

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Rebecca Nicolson

Publisher, New River Books

New River Books launched its first title in April 2023. Hachette UK’s Business Development team and the dynamic Sales team at Hodder had us up and running in record time and off to a flying start with a number one bestseller on Amazon. Their care and attention to our new business’ needs has made all the difference.

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Rumana Haider

UK & Export Sales and Marketing Director, Michael O’Mara Books

Working with the team at HUKD is a pleasure. From the warehouse to customer services and credit control, every member of the team is friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We feel like we’re in very good hands.

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