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Changes to the distribution arrangements for Macmillan Learning and Red Globe Press

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June 2021

This message is to notify you of changes to the distribution arrangements for Macmillan Learning and Red Globe Press (an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing).  With effect from Thursday 1st July 2021, distribution for Europe and Rest of World excluding the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will transfer from Springer Nature to Macmillan Distribution (MDL).

Macmillan Learning and Bloomsbury Publishing are working with both Springer Nature and Macmillan Distribution (MDL) on a transfer plan which will ensure minimal disruption to services or supply. Please note that the availability of some products will be limited in the coming weeks while stock is being transferred.

Orders will be fulfilled by Springer Nature up to and including Wednesday 30th June 2021 subject to availability.  All unfulfilled backorders and Tele-orders recorded at Springer Nature will be reported to MDL and canceled on Springer Nature’s system at the point of handover.  MDL (or your Bloomsbury/Macmillan Learning Sales Representative) will contact you separately for instructions on the reinstatement of these backorders.

Arrangements will be made for Nielsen and PubEasy to re-route orders automatically.  If you are using any direct forms of EDI, to either Springer Nature or MDL, you will need to ask your IT colleagues to make any necessary arrangements to order routing.  

The impacted titles will remain in Springer Nature’s ONIX feed until Wednesday 30th June. MDL will be ready to accept orders from 1st July.  

Please ensure you make payments to the originating distributor for any fulfilled orders, for clarity, to the distributor named on the invoice you have received.

With regards to returns:

Returns of RGP titles (see list in Annex A)
Red Globe Press product shipped until Wednesday 30th June 2021 will be authorised on the basis that physical stock should be returned to Springer Nature and credited from there.  This will be clear on your authorisation paperwork.  The deadline for returning pre-authorised physical books to Springer Nature is 30th September 2021.  Returns received after that date will not be credited.  Please make a note to ensure your pre-authorised returns are sent to Springer Nature in good time to be received before the cut-off date. 

From Thursday 1st July 2021, Macmillan Learning and Red Globe Press will switch to Macmillan Distribution (MDL) and returns authorisations should only be sought from MDL for shipments made by MDL. Physical books must be returned to Macmillan Distribution (MDL) within the window allocated by them and subject to MDL’s returns policy.

Returns of ML titles (see list in Annex B)

Macmillan Learning product shipped until Wednesday 30th June 2021 by Springer Nature will be authorised on the basis that physical stock should be returned to Springer Nature and credited from there.  This will be clear on your authorisation paperwork.  The deadline for returning pre-authorised physical books to Springer Nature is 30th September 2021.  Returns received after that date will not be credited.  Please make a note to ensure your pre-authorised returns are sent to Springer Nature in good time to be received before the cut-off date. 

From Thursday 1st July 2021, Macmillan Learning and Red Globe Press will switch to Macmillan Distribution (MDL) and returns authorisations should only be sought from MDL for shipments made by MDL. Physical books must be returned to Macmillan Distribution (MDL) within the window allocated by them and subject to MDL’s returns policy.

Annex A: Changes apply to these titles published by RED GLOBE PRESS (RGP)

Annex B: Changes apply to these titles published by MACMILLAN LEARNING (ML)

 

 

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