Random House announced Thursday afternoon that beginning November 1 it will once again implement its two-day transit program for this year’s holiday season for all books across all imprints. Under the program, orders from independent booksellers received in Random House’s system by 3 p.m. EST will ship no later than the following business day, with a transit time of no more than two days “from dock to door.”
“We believe strongly in the future of the physical book and the physical bookstore,” said Madeline McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer of Random House. “These booksellers do a great job of connecting our books and authors to their local communities, and we want to give them extra support at this important time of year.”
This year’s program will run through this year-end, and the post-holiday restock season, and runs through March 1, 2013.