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PROFESSIONALISM and INNOVATION in Specialist Publishing Sales
Compass Academic brings a professional approach, expertise and commitment to the academic and specialist book sector, offering a unique range of services and an exciting option for publishers looking for an independent sales partner.


We represent a range of medium and smaller clients selling titles into bookshops across the entire UK and Irish market, as well as all the main library suppliers, wholesalers, and all the major bookselling chains. We are committed to a "market-led" approach to maximize the potential of each individual title across all relevant accounts and the CA sales team has a range of contacts which can open doors on campus, at head office, on the high street or in the specialist/non-traditional sector as appropriate.

The collective booktrade experience, knowledge and contacts of the entire Compass team are extensive and we only employ dedicated, salaried representatives who work exclusively for the company and its client publishers. No single list dominates the CA portfolio to the detriment of others and our aim is to work with publishers who have a clear focus for their business and want to build a strong, ongoing relationship with us.

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"Compass Academic have represented us in the UK since 2006. They have transformed our trade sales in that time and offer top-quality service and advice; they are a delight to work with. Highly recommended."

Daniel Tomkins
Sales & Marketing Manager

Royal College of Psychiatrists

"Oberon have been working with Compass Academic for five years during which time we have seen year-on-year growth. They have helped grow our sales and standing in the trade, providing us with a platform upon which to publish with confidence in a busy, ever-changing market."

Matthew Urwin
Sales Manager
Oberon Books