Bookseller's Resources

SPD discourages booksellers from ordering from SPD's website since reseller's discounts are not currently available from the site. Please establish an account with us and then send us your order(s) by email, fax, phone or EDI.  


EDI @ SPD: Ordering Through Pubnet

Online Ordering for Bookstores

We recommend phone, email, fax or EDI/Pubnet orders for most bookstores. 

SPD Recommends (Electronic "New Titles" Newsletter)

SPD Recommends is a biweekly email highlighting recommended new titles as they arrive at SPD. To sign up for this service, click on "Sign up for SPD e-newsletters" just above the footer on each page. The most recent SPD Recommmends titles are viewable from the "SPD Recommends" link on the left nav bar.

Trade Terms

Standard Discounts: 
Assorted 10 or more copies: 40%
5-9: 20%
2-4: 10%
1 copy: net

(A very limited number of SPD titles may be on "short" discount, i.e have a maximum discount, usually of 20%. Currently these include Aunt Lute titles Borderlands and Cancer Journals).  

Textbook Stores 
Choose 20% returnable or 40% non-returnable for textbook orders.  

Event Discounts 

40% (returnable for credit for use within one year) 

New Accounts

New trade customers should fill out a credit application and email to in order to be extended net 30 terms.  You are also welcome to prepay orders at any time. 

Overstock Returns

Returns can be made within one year of paid purchase without prior authorization for credit against future purchases, or for refund in some cases. Boxes must be securely packed, labelled "returns," and include a packing slip with customer's claim number and date of return for reference. 

No credit will be issued for titles not purchased from SPD. Returns in unsaleable condition (shopworn, stickered, sticker-marked, or damaged in transit) will either be granted no credit if the damage is extensive, or may be accepted with a 15% reshelving fee. No credit will be issued for books sold at a non-returnable discount. Titles ineligible for credit will be returned upon customer's request and at their expense. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts under any circumstances!

Credits are good for one year from the date of issue.  

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