Scholastic is the latest publisher offering special terms for independent booksellers who want to transition to direct ordering in the wake of the news that Baker & Taylor's is exiting the retail wholesale business.

Scholastic's terms were outlined in a press release, whose highlights include:

1) Scholastic will institute its 'Holiday Express Ship Program' effective June 1. Backlist orders placed directly with Scholastic between June 1, 2019 and August 30, 2019 will receive express, two-day shipping for the summer.

2) The publisher is extending its backlist stock offer to July 31, 2019. With this offer, booksellers have the choice of an additional 2% discount, or delayed billing until the extended date of October 15.

To learn more about Scholastic's program, existing accounts should contact their sales rep or Customer Service directly. For new accounts, Scholastic has set up a dedicated email and phone number (see below) to expedite opening an account and there is no minimum quantity needed for the opening order.

Customer Service email: Customer Service phone #: 877-624-2767