Readerlink Distribution Services

Readerlink Distribution Services, is a publisher and distributor of books based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Readerlink is the largest distributor of books to mass merchandisers in United States,[1] and the largest distributor of hardcover, trade and paperback books to non-trade channel booksellers in North America. Servicing approximately 66,000 storefronts in the United States, Readerlink distributes approximately one out of every three consumer trade books sold in the country. [2] As of 2016, the company has distribution centers in Clearfield, Utah; Denton, Texas; Romeoville, Illinois; Salem, Virginia; and Winder, Georgia.[2] Dennis E. Abboud serves as Readerlink's President and CEO.[1]

Readerlink Distribution Services
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationOak Brook, Illinois
Key peopleDennis E. Abboud
Publication typesHardcover, trade, & paperback books
Revenue> $1 billion (2016)
No. of employees1,300

Recent Events

  • In 2014, Readerlink acquired the retail book business of TNG GP. Likewise, Readerlink's field merchandising services unit was spun into TNG's remaining operation.
  • In 2015, Readerlink significantly expanded its role in the book publishing and distribution business by acquiring the North Carolina-based book distributor firm of Baker and Taylor's (B&T's) publishing group and U.S. marketing services.[1] The acquisition included B&T's publishing operations for Silver Dolphin Books, Thunder Bay Press, Portable Press, and Canterbury Classics. Those imprints, which collectively publish about 500 titles annually, will be continued by Readerlink.[1]
  • In 2016, Readerlink acquired the retail book distribution business of ANConnect.
  • In 2016, Readerlink acquired Studio Fun International, formerly Reader's Digest Children's Publishing, from Trusted Media Brands, Inc.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Milliot, Jim (23 February 2015). "Readerlink Buys B&T Publishing, Warehouse Units", Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 20 December 2015
  2. ^ a b Readerlink - About Us at Retrieved 20 December 2015
  3. ^ Milliot, Jim (2016-10-19). "Readerlink Buys Studio Fun Assets". Retrieved 2017-09-10.

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