MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 10, 2017 óBaker & Taylor's PawPrints prebinds, available to both the public library and school markets, will have a new look starting next week when the books begin transitioning to the FollettBound brand. The move joins together the top prebind brands for customers in both markets.
George Coe, Group President of Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions, said the transition has been in the works since Follett acquired Baker & Taylor in April 2016.
"This is bringing together the best of breed in the book binding business," Coe said. "We are taking the great features of both prebinds to bring a superior product to the market. Our joint prebind offering is another example of how Follett and Baker & Taylor are offering leading services to our customers."
Coe outlined the many benefits of the transition, especially those realized by Baker & Taylor's public library customers. "Because of the depth of the FollettBound collection, we will ultimately be able to offer a greater number of titles that are already in stock. We can also offer faster turnaround times and enhanced ordering options."
PawPrints customers, Coe assured, will discover what FollettBound customers have long been attracted to: quality, affordability and unconditional guarantees. Top FollettBound specific features include:
- Extended shelf life and unmatched durability;
- Photo-quality color covers;
- Acid-free polyester end sheets;
- Polyester-laminated covers; and
- Colorful, square-back spines
Moving forward, PawPrints' school customers will be able to order prebinds from Titlewave, Follett's premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools. Public library customers will still be able to order from Baker & Taylor's TitleSource 360 (TS 360), the company's state-of-the-art ordering system.
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About Baker and Taylor
Baker and Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions.
About Follett's PreK-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.