London – Gallic Books expands their UK and global presence with Ingram Publisher Services LLC international distribution network.
Gallic Books was founded by Jane Aitken and Pilar Webb in 2007 with the aim of bringing French fiction to an English-speaking audience. Gallic saw early success when they picked up Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and went on to sell 400,000 copies.
"We've been pleased with the success of our distribution relationship with Consortium in North America since 2013," said Jane Aitken at Gallic Books. "But as European publishers, we would like to expand our reach here, and we believe that our relationship with Ingram Publisher Services international network will be a fruitful one."
Ingram Publisher Services' international sales team focuses on partnering with publishers to scale its sales and marketing reach. With offices in London and New York and a network of sales reps around the world, Ingram Publisher Services has dedicated significant resources in helping to grow its publishers' global footprints from the frontlines.
Gallic's title collection now includes 90 French titles, many of which have been translated in house. Gallic also has a new imprint (Aardvark Bureau) of fiction from around the world but written in English. Aardvark's authors hail from all points of the globe, and the stories they tell span centuries and continents, covering subjects from Jazz Age Sydney to wartime Suffolk and from New Zealand in the sixties to contemporary London. They translate many of their French titles in-house, including the bestselling Antoine Laurain titles The President's Hat and The Red Notebook.
"Gallic Books is a highly-revered publishing house with a stellar collection of over 100 titles," said Meredith Greenhouse, VP of International Sales at Ingram. "I'm confident our team will be able to grow upon Gallic's legacy in the European market and disperse their titles to even more readers on a global scale."About Ingram
The world is reading and Ingram Content Group ("Ingram") connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram's services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.
Gallic Books was founded ten years ago to bring the best of French fiction to an English-speaking audience. After considerable success with titles such as Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Antoine Laurain's The Red Notebook Gallic Books expanded beyond France to publish exciting fiction from around the world. Gallic Books also owns Belgravia Books, an independent bookstore in the heart of London, stocking a wide range of fiction and non-fiction with a focus on independent presses.