Compass was founded 1998.  In 2008 we amalgamated with Derek Searle Associates, and we are proud that we can celebrate over fifteen years of strong recognition and support within the book trade.

Compass Independent Publishing Services is the clear market leader in independent sales, and we are confident that our client publishers will continue to benefit from our experience and professionalism for at least another fifteen years! We have always been swift to respond to the fast changing book trade, and our sales strategy effectively reflects the growing importance attached to key account head office liaison and to non-traditional customers; supermarkets, specialist retailers and internet suppliers where additional penetration is needed and where so much potential growth exists. We also recognise that the role of the Sales Representative has evolved to one of Account Manager; handling not only vital subscriptions, but also core stock, local initiatives, promotion and publicity.

The Compass directors and senior management team have a wealth of collective experience across every area of the UK book market and are committed to working in a collaborative approach with all their client publishers.