June 8 – June 15, 2006 Edition

New Trade Book
Wholesaler to Offer
Flat Fee Discounts


NY/6/6/06—BookStream, a new trade book wholesaler located in Poughkeepsie, NY is open for business. A company spokesman said the company has reached the level at which inventory and bookseller support enables it to supply bookstores on a regular and reliable basis with frontlist and backlist titles.

BookStream represents all large and many small trade book publishers via one- and two-day UPS shipments from Maine, to Ohio, to North Carolina and all states north and east of those points.

The company’s goal is to partner with all independent booksellers and to sell them at a flat 42% discount on every book and every order with no minimums for free freight. The sales/buying staff is comprised of experienced independent booksellers. BookStream already has an inventory of 15,000 titles and more than 80 regular customers ordering from it.

The company employs about 20 people. More information is available at the BookStream website,