Why MDL?

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A high quality fulfilment service to over forty publishers.

MDL provides a comprehensive fulfilment service to over forty publishers specialising in a wide variety of publishing including trade, educational, academic, professional, schools and children’s books.

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Who we are

Macmillan Distribution (MDL) is a division of Macmillan Publishers International Ltd who are wholly owned by the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. The Group comprises Pan Macmillan, Macmillan Learning and Springer Nature, amongst others, and is committed to providing first class service to authors, retailers, researchers, academics, educators, librarians and readers across the globe.

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Modern warehousing

With over 340k sq ft of modern warehousing, a variety of advanced logistical tools and a state-of-the-art sales data warehouse (MIDAS), we offer publishers a total fulfilment and information package. MDL distributes globally to a range of customers including retailers, wholesalers, institutions and members of the public.

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Maintaining high quality service

To ensure that MDL maintains the highest quality of service, we are always keen to invest time and money in new systems and people. MDL are committed to an internal change programme – Delivering Excellence – which helps to drive improvements in service and performance through our business and workforce.

MDL continues to develop MDLConnect, its publisher system for online ordering, product management, status and availability. MDLConnect provides full order status visibility from the point of creation to delivery, keeping our publishers in control of sensitive orders and enabling them to better manage customer relationships.


The MDL team are always willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. They are a great bunch who really do care, whether in the offices at Basingstoke or the warehouse at Swansea.

Simon Robson, Director of Global Operations, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Is MDL right for you?

MDL are best able to help publishers who:

  • Are based in the UK
  • Have an established list with ex-warehouse sales in excess of £1m pa
  • Have established sales arrangements within the UK and overseas markets
  • Are looking to grow their export market
  • Are focused on developing relationships with key accounts
  • Are looking for consistently high performance in the supply chain

If that's you then please get in touch.

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