Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Follett Corp. Buys Baker & Taylor - PW (Publishers' Weekly)

Panzer's trip into the Catosphere today took him to the Publishers' Weekly site. There, a little digging by our kitty explorer brought to light some news about distributor Follett Corporation.

They own college bookstores too, right?
According to a post by Jim Milliot, Follett Corp. has completed the purchase of Baker and Taylor. Follett distributes books, both print and digital, to libraries, preschool through high school, and to schools and colleges. Baker and Taylor distributes books, videos and music to public libraries and institutions. The acquisition by Follett of Baker and Taylor is an obvious market consolidation tactic that will create a juggernaut in the product distribution market to schools, colleges and libraries.

Panzer says, "Who says Amazon is the only behemoth sellers have to watch out for?"

Note: This is a medium length post. A cup of tea and a small muffin should do for your read today.

To read the post, tootle over to Follett Corp.

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