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Compass Academic was launched in 2004 and aims to offer the most consistent and comprehensive sales representation available for its academic and specialist client publishers.

CA is now firmly established as one of the leading specialist independent sales agencies and has a full team across the UK and Ireland calling on academic and specialist bookshops, library suppliers (academic and public), wholesalers and internet booksellers, and managing central relationships with the key bookselling chains.

We recognise that the role of the Sales Representative has evolved to one of Account Manager; handling not only vital subscriptions, but also core stock, promotions and local initiatives. The company also offers targeted academic calling to key lecturers and librarians for specific textbooks and has developed a comprehensive access database which enables the rapid and targeted distribution of information to all relevant trade accounts.

We also work closely with our sister company, Compass, which was formed in April 2008 by the amalgamation of Compass Independent Book Sales Limited (founded 1998) and Derek Searle Associates Limited (founded 1991) and provides similar representation services for general and trade publishers.