March 1st, 2016
Sales and Distribution Changes
Today, Aperture is pleased to announce two changes we’re making in our sales and distribution structure, in a planned effort to grow our book sales in North America:
First, we’ve hired Richard Gregg to take on the new role of ‘Sales Director, Books’, to lead our future book sales growth, directly, and working with our distributors. Richard brings extensive experience and contacts with him, having worked for the last four years as Director of Retail Operations for the ICA, in Boston, and prior to that, for seven years for Phaidon Press, in various roles including Business Development Manager. We’re thrilled to have him on board.
Secondly, we will be changing our North American book distribution arrangements, moving from DAP to Ingram, at the end of July.
Alongside their wholesale division, Ingram provides publisher services to Taschen, Ammo, Actar and Granta, among many others, and offer us new opportunities to improve our sales in the USA and Canada. We’re very excited to start work with them as our distribution partners.
For the last decade, Aperture’s books have been distributed by DAP (and continue to be, until the end of July). The team at DAP is incredible, and we sincerely appreciate everything they have done for Aperture. We wouldn’t be where we are now, without them. We will sincerely miss working with them, and shall continue to recommend them highly to other art publishers.
There will be no change in how bookstores order Aperture books until August 1st.
Chris Boot, Executive Director