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SCB Distributors Inc.
15608 South New Century Drive
Gardena, CA 90248
Toll Free: 800-729-6423
Books distributed by SCB are available at most chain and independent bookstores, as well as all major wholesalers. Booksellers, please contact us for discount, returns and payments policies at 800-729-6423.
In 20 years, SCB has grown from distributing one book into a multi-million dollar business offering 4,000 titles from 160 publishers.
By astutely managing our growth and choosing a compelling variety of publishers we enjoy working with, SCB has developed a solid industry reputation for great service, integrity and sustained success.
SCB is family-built and privately-owned, and we’ve invested our reputations in the quality of services we offer the publishing industry. We prize our independence from political affiliations, governing boards and bureaucracy.
Further, the SCB offices are located in the SCB warehouses so we have a constant overview of operations.
SCB places the highest value on an equitable publisher-distributor partnership, and we take pride in our responsiveness to all our publishers. At SCB there’s no ‘voice jail’ and no bureaucracy because of our interactive management system.
We carefully choose our publishers to complement our SCB list and to maximize each publisher’s strengths. Other distributors increase their lists by continuously adding small presses in a process of unchecked growth. Of course, those presses soon find they’re unable to develop a true working relationship with the distributor.
Quality Independent Publishers
SCB’s successful independent publishers are characterized by their dynamic titles and strong backlists.
Outstanding Sales Teams
SCB is proud to work with the top successful commission sales groups in North America. We have 28 salespeople covering every region of the continent. SCB is our publishers’ exclusive distributor to the book trade, and our list is presented to all major and regional bookstore chains, retail wholesalers, libraries and school libraries, college stores, and independent bookstores, as well as the major online retailers, including Amazon.
Experienced Market Guidance
SCB’s deeply-experienced Sales and Marketing staff works closely with publishers on effective book promotions and advertising, as well as on cover designs, publication dates, print runs, wholesaling and much more.
Progressive Systems & Reporting
SCB offers a resource-rich website and a user-friendly, secure, 24/7 online reporting site where SCB publishers can review a variety of reports and see their inventory, sales and account status, review sales by all accounts, pull detailed reports from Barnes & Noble, Borders, amazon.com,Ingram’s iPage and Baker & Taylor.
Special Book Sales
SCB has experienced, dedicated staff for special market sales, placing titles in nonbook markets and outlets, as well as for Foreign Rights sales.
SCB takes booths at the world’s major book sales shows and rights markets: Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair and Book Expo America, as well as at the library and other shows; and is represented at all regional book fairs in North America.
Location, Location Location!
SCB’s home base of Los Angeles is the #1 book market in America. An always-surprising fact is that Southern California book sales are consistently ahead of those in NYC and San Francisco. As the only major book distributor in the area, SCB has important professional and personal connections in this dynamic region.
SCB’s 20,000 square-foot warehouses and offices are in Gardena, near downtown LA, the 110 Freeway and minutes from LAX and Long Beach-the largest ports of entry for books printed throughout the world.