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Bookseller Services

Gazelle has invested in Batch, enabling booksellers to make easy payments to Gazelle, as well as simplifying accounts and reducing bank charges. This system is free to booksellers.

Booksellers can see invoices on the Batch system before deliveries arrive and enjoy advance notification of which books are on their way. Booksellers also save bank fees because they pay Batch a single monthly payment. Batch then settles all invoices from the booksellers’ suppliers. This is especially important for our European customers.

Batch provides Gazelle with complete visibility of our business relationships with booksellers who use this service. We receive detailed remittances that list individual invoices so money allocation is not a problem. If customers wish to return books, the Batch Returns system provides an efficient way of submitting requests.

Today the system is used by independent bookshops and retail chains such as Waterstones, as well as all the major UK publishers and distributors.


The Independent Publishers Guild is Britain's biggest publishing community and the membership body for the thriving independent publishing sector in the UK and Ireland.

We have more than 600 members working across trade, children’s, academic, professional, educational and specialist publishing. They share annual turnover of more than £1bn, are based right across the UK, and produce much of the country’s most valuable, creative and diverse content.

They contribute a huge amount to UK literature, publishing seven of the Man Booker Prize-winning books. They inspire a love of reading among children, and support millions of pupils with print and digital resources. They lead the way in many fields of academic research, and they serve numerous specialist communities with inspiring books.