Summary of Free Copy and Gratis Requests

If you are a client publisher please click here for the more detail version of this information.

Many of our client publishers will at  times ask us to despatch goods on their behalf to send out as complimentary copies, their own mail order sales, event stock or consignment stock to their overseas distributors. In these cases Central Books will be organising the delivery of stock but will not be invoicing the recipients. For this kind of work we charge either a fixed price for each weight band and for sending 40 or less books or magazines or for large despatches by time taken, materials used and carriage.

Example Charges

As we are not selling these consignments and complimentary copies they do not come under our normal distribution charges, we charge for them and here are some example charges to give you an idea of what we charge. If you are asking us about distribution we can provide more details.

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Standard Charges for boxes with 40 or less Books to UK Addresses

This is an inclusive picking, packing, packaging and carriage price.  Over 2Kg we send by DPD next day. Deliveries to Highland and Islands can be cost more and take 2 working days.

Service Charge for Delivery/Packing 2-5Kg                      (applies to deliveries of 40 or less books only)

£12.65 per consignment

Service Charge for Delivery/Packing 5-10Kg                   (applies to deliveries of 40 or less books only)

£16.00 per consignment




We do not take on publishers just to handle this kind of work.  We provide these services to publishers already using our trade distribution services. If you are thinking of using us for distribution we can provide more information. 

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