Role of the Official Wholesaler
The Official Wholesaler for the Forest of Reading® is intricately involved in all stages of the program. They act as an extension of the program staff and their involvement begins with the submissions of books right to when the Award is given. They work closely with Publishers to get eligible books to the Selection Committee members across the province for consideration. They deliver hundreds of books to committee members throughout the year and manage all of the routing of materials.
The Official Wholesaler supports the Forest of Reading® Programs in a number of ways, including almost $100K in cash, in kind, posters and staff-time to assist the program to run. They also assist with enforcing the brand of the Forest of Reading® and have worked hard to help with satellite celebrations around the province. Without the Official Wholesaler, the Forest of Reading® would simply not be available to schools and libraries across Ontario.
Who is the official vendor of the Forest of Reading®?
S&B BOOKS, a division of Whitehots Inc., is currently is the successful bidder of the tender for the Forest of Reading®. They are designated the Official Vendor for the program years of 2010 to 2013. It is a 3-year contract, that was awarded after an open RFP process, that was conducted in the Spring and Summer of 2010 when five Canadian firms submitted bids.
About S&B Books.
S&B BOOKS is a wholly owned Canadian company serving the requirements of Library Systems across Canada for over 20 years.
S&B BOOKS can make ordering easier for your school & library by:
Efficient acquisition of any Canadian, British, and American print and non-print material.
Personalized service for small and large library systems, offering single copies from small presses to multiple copies of bestsellers for adults and children.
EDI ordering and reporting available in a number of current formats and protocols.
Ordering possible also by phone, mail, e-mail, or fax
Additionally S&B BOOKS creates:
Customized cataloguing and processing by in-house professional staff
Bestseller lists for Children and Adults released in Spring, Fall, Winter; monthly mass-market lasts to support ARPs - all for public libraries
For schools, Fall catalogues for both elementary and secondary libraries; Supplement catalogues in mid-winter.
French lists for elementary and secondary schools
For new collections - core selection provided for elementary and secondary school libraries and branches of public libraries
Special thematic lists created to meet curriculum needs and to build into new collections.
Most Importantly S&B has in stock all of the Forest of Reading® titles in large quantities to meet the need of school boards across Canada who register and run the Forest of Reading in their School or Library.
Contact Information for S&B Books
Edmund Salt, President - ESalt@whitehots.com
Donna Rea, Sales Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
3085 Universal Drive
Tel: 905-629-5055 / 1-800-997-7099
Fax: 905-629-5054 / 1-800-826-7702
For more information on S&B Books. Please go to www.sbbooks.com