FEBRUARY 9, 2017
B&T, Follett to Offer Top Prebind Titles for School, Public Library Markets
Baker & Taylor® 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:
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 ordering from Baker & Taylor® TitleSource 360 (TS 360), the company's state-of-the-art ordering system.
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