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About us

With 13 field sales representatives based around the UK and Ireland, and an 8 strong marketing, export and special sales team at head office, Bounce is well known for having the largest children's books sales team in the UK. We sell books into traditional accounts (bookshops, libraries and schools) as well as non-traditional accounts (such as gift shops, museum shops, farm shops and garden centre shops). We also supply all the online retailers, mail order companies and book clubs with our publishers’ wonderful books.

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Bounce Sales and Marketing was founded in April 2002. At that time there was no specialist sales agency for Children’s Publishers even though the success of Harry Potter, government investment in literacy and the growth of chains such as Ottakars were all starting to increase sales of all kinds of children’s books dramatically. Independent UK Children’s Publishers were world leaders in selling co-editions throughout the world but often found the UK the last place that could sell their books.

We’ve always thought that was wrong and from the start we have tried to ensure that our publishers' books reach the widest possible market both in the UK and the English language export markets. And over the last ten years we’re proud to have done just that for Publishers as diverse as founder members like Barrington Stoke or newer recruits such as PatrickGeorge. We have now – amongst other things - sold over £300m of books at retail value, won Awards for Excellence, supported our authors at festivals and events at home and abroad, maintained a regular presence at all the important trade and gift fairs, had the occasional major bestseller, visited over 50 countries to sell our publishers' books – and have made a lot of friends in doing so. 

We’re now a team of 21 sales people, all passionate about selling children’s books of all kinds to all retailers who share with us our belief that even in difficult times the children’s books published by our incredibly talented Independent publishers offer a real opportunity for sales growth, as well as fulfilling a vital role in maintaining a literate society.

We hope this website will help our customers sell even more of the terrific Children’s Books from the more than 30 publishers we now represent.

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MD Robert Snuggs at Bologna Book Fair in 2002 with the first member of the team, Jenni Hyde.

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As part of our 10th birthday rebranding in 2012 our mini logo stamp was born, it appears mostly online, but can also be seen on our book fair stands and may pop up in other places too!

The original Bounce logo, complete with it's very jolly exclamation mark and bouncing balls! 

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