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UID offers a full range of distribution services for academic, trade and journal publishers.

Created in 2019, from a network of companies that are progressively integrating, UID is designed to enable its client publishers to maximize the global distribution of their books and other content by providing flexible and cost-effective services.

Our Network of Companies

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One of the UK publishing industry’s leading distributors offering fulfilment and print services including books, journals and electronic products covering the trade, academic, STM, arts, religion, educational and professional sectors. Marston prides itself on being flexible, reliable and proactive, providing customers with the highest quality service.

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Since its incorporation in 1999, Orca has specialised in the distribution of high-quality, general non-fiction books from an array of publishers from across the world. Investing heavily in dynamic, service-oriented, leading edge IT, Orca is further improving efficiency and operating performance. This includes perpetual inventory checking, maximisation of warehouse storage capacity, improved packing practices, increased efficiency in order picking and faster dispatch times.

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Eurospan provide their publishing clients with complete international coverage and a full comprehensive and integrated marketing and sales service. Publishers gain from their unique ability to utilise the benefits of scale to access territories and markets, while at the same time providing bespoke support for clients and customers. They have the capability to interpret the detail of the publishing they represent, communicating its full value to customers.

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For over 40 years, Turpin has been providing a bespoke range of global services for books, journals and online products to over 50 international scholarly, academic and professional publishers, including learned societies. With offices in the UK and in the US, Turpin developed and maintains their own computer system to meet the specific needs of their publisher clients.

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Printforce was founded in 2004 and focuses on single copy soft and hardcover book production. They are one of the largest digital printing companies in Europe with production sites in Mainland Europe (The Netherlands) and United Kingdom. Taking care of automated file uploading and ordering, eWarehousing, flexible high quality production and international logistical solutions, as well as digital invoicing.


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