Press release: Casemate UK celebrates third birthday with trend-defying growth in sales and new additions Histoire & Collections and Editions Heimdal

Leading Specialist Publisher and Distributor Records Over 100% Sales Increase

As mentioned by industry bibles The Bookseller and BookBrunch, Casemate UK, specialist publisher and distributor of military history and art books, has bucked the economic downturn by more than doubling its sales turnover in its first three years of operation.

Since July 2007, when Mark Wray, together with David Farnsworth and Casemate Publishers in the USA, took over the Greenhill Books/Chatham Publishing distribution operation from Lionel Leventhal Ltd, Casemate UK has gone from strength to strength.

Now with 35 distribution clients on the company’s books, an impressive 20 of which have been added following the take over, Casemate UK has achieved a staggering 105% increase in sales in its first three years.

Mark Wray, Casemate UK’s Managing Director said:

“I’m extremely pleased with the way we are growing. We have a highly professional sales and marketing team, who between them boast an invaluable 40 years’ worth of selling both military and art history books and are probably the leading experts in our field in the country, which is reflected in such rapid growth for the company despite a very difficult economic climate.”

Casemate UK is therefore delighted to announce the addition of two highly prestigious publishing companies to its list of distribution clients; Histoire & Collections from Paris and Editions Heimdal from Bayeux in Normandy. Histoire & Collections books will be available from the beginning of November and Editions Heimdal books will be available in October. Both publishers are two of the world’s foremost authorities on military history.

With the addition of Histoire & Collections and Editions Heimdal to the Casemate line up, further significant growth is forecast for the company by the end of 2011. This achievement is also a reflection of the company’s continuing commitment to both customer and client—to provide an informed, enthused and supportive business operation, whilst aggressively seeking new opportunities for expansion, development and promotion.

Simone Drinkwater, Business Development Director said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Histoire & Collections and Editions Heimdal to Casemate UK and look forward to maximizing the sales and content development opportunities between our respective companies. Both publishers are as committed as we are to providing the best books, written by the leading experts in the field and their joining with us further cements Casemate UK’s reputation as the definitive distribution source for military history publishing.”

For more information, email CUK or call +44 (0) 1635 231091. To find out more about Histoire & Collections visit their website, to find out more about Editions Heimdal, visit their website.

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