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05 December 2021

Maverick backs BookSource in distribution move

9 July 2021

BookSource, the Publishing Scotland distribution subsidiary, has announced the signing of yet another children's books publisher. Maverick Arts Publishing has revealed that it too has appointed BookSource as its distribution partner, having previously been at Orca. The move completes a trifecta of significant new business for the Glasgow based business, and sees it build on its UK market share in the children's books arena.

Launched in 2009 by Steve Bicknell, Maverick has over 300 titles across the formats of picture books, early readers, graphic reluctant readers, junior fiction and middle grade. Maverick Publishing Managing Editor, Kimara Nye, said: "We are excited to be moving our distribution to BookSource. Having been with our current distributor for almost 11 years this was a big decision for us, but BookSource made it easy. They ensured our onboarding was the smoothest it could be and their help and attention throughout the process has been amazing. We very much look forward to working with the BookSource team in getting our books to market and to their eventual readers." 

Talking about the appointment, Dav Bedi, BookSource CEO said: "Our job is to help publishers do business and we think we do it well. We have an ambitious growth strategy, alongside which we have invested in our infrastructure - our systems, our kit, our people. I'm pleased to say that work is now paying off because publishers clearly value what we do. Maverick produce books of the highest standard, and the way they deal with the market is refreshing. I have no doubt we will do well for Maverick, and they in turn will do well for their authors, illustrators and readers. There are exciting times ahead of us."

Maverick Arts Publishing titles will be available at BookSource from Monday 12 July 2021. For further information on how to order Maverick titles from BookSource, please visit


About BookSource. BookSource is the trading arm of Publishing Scotland. Set-up in 1995 the company now distributes for over 120 client publishers and send books to all corners of the world. It specialises in supporting smaller presses and start-ups, helping them navigate their way through publishing. 

About Maverick Arts Publishing. Maverick has over 300 titles across the formats of picture books, early readers, graphic reluctant readers, junior fiction and middle grade.  Their early reader scheme has 200 titles and is being sold around the world. Maverick believes that, with everyone leading such busy lifestyles, it is important for children to spend time with adults sharing and engaging over books. Maverick have a strong ethos of championing new authors and emerging illustrators, with a big emphasis on supporting them once their book is published. 


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