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Compass sells titles from a range of medium sized publishers into bookshops across the entire UK and Irish market, as well as the main library suppliers, wholesalers, supermarkets, multiples and all the major bookselling chains. The Compass sales team has a range of contacts which can open doors on the high street, at head office, on campus or in the non-traditional sector as appropriate.


We only employ dedicated, salaried representatives who work exclusively for the company and its client publishers. No single list dominates the Compass portfolio to the detriment of others. Our aim is to work with publishers who have a clear focus for their business and want to build a strong, ongoing relationship with us.


"The Compass team are first-rate. They are professional, experienced and effective in dealing with the whole range of UK accounts and customers, and we can recommend them whole-heartedly."
Ian McLellan, Managing Director
Arcturus Publishing

"In the last few years, representation through Compass has transformed our sales and profile within the book industry in the UK and beyond."
Stephen Stuart-Smith, Managing Director
Enitharmon Press

"The Compass team have been an integral part of our growth and success as a trade publisher."
James Stephens, Deputy CEO
Biteback Publishing

"Compass is meticulous, imaginative and responsive and their communication skills, including social media, are unequalled by any comparable operation."
Michael Schmidt, Managing Director

"Compass have been instrumental in increasing our sales and opening up new accounts. They are well-liked by buyers, are very engaged with our titles and leave no stone unturned when it comes to following up orders."
Daniel Start, Publisher
Wild Things Publishing

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