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HMH Books & Media Introduces Fast Track Program for Independent Bookstores

BOSTON—Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media today announced that it has launched Fast Track, a new program for independent bookstores who are impacted by the recent Baker & Taylor decision to depart the retail wholesale business.

As part of the Fast Track program, HMH offers the following terms on all front and backlist orders:

  • Expedited account setup for new accounts that were working with Baker & Taylor
  • Special offer on the first order
  • Waived minimum order quantities
  • Free outbound shipping
  • A direct sales representative contact to work closely with accounts on this process
  • In addition, HMH has updated its backlist stock offers and is offering the opportunity to order backlist under new terms. Interested stores can contact their rep or reach out via Indie Fast Track.
  • Offer until Oct. 1, 2019

“HMH is committed to our independent bookstore partners and to a flourishing retail marketplace,” says Ed Spade, VP, Sales and National Accounts, HMH Books & Media. “We’re glad that we can offer the Fast Track program to streamline new account set up and initial ordering for these valued indie accounts and we’re grateful for the support they provide for our books and authors.” HMH is ready to work quickly with independent partners. Please contact regarding next steps.  

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media
For nearly two centuries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. Current and recent authors include Tim O'Brien, Natasha Trethewey, Tim Ferriss, Amos Oz, Ursula K. Le Guin, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series® The Whole30®, Weber Grill, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. HMH Audio, a newly launched imprint, will publish audio books of HMH front list and backlist titles starting in fall 2019.   

Taryn Roeder
Director of Publicity
HMH Books & Media
(617) 351-3818