Woodland Media: Doing things by the book

The London Book fair provided the perfect opportunity for Woodland Media to highlight its dedicated logistics services for the publishing industry.

As usual, this year’s event, held on April 16th-18th, attracted thousands of business professionals from the whole of the publishing industry, including publishers, wholesalers, distributors, book packagers and remainder and promotional dealers.


In addition to exhibiting, Woodland Media was proud to sponsor the reception of the China Market Focus, designed to showcase opportunities in the Far East and provide a platform for UK and international publishers to do business with their foreign counterparts.


“Held in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, The London Book Fair is the ideal time to meet customers, business partners and the wider industry at large,” said Paul Almeroth, Commercial Director of Woodland Media, adding that the division offers new and innovative ways of reducing lead times to give customers the edge in a very competitive market.


“After another successful show in London, we look forward to making the journey to Germany, where we will take part in October’s Frankfurt Book Fair,” he said.


Woodland Media is part of the Woodland Group, one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarders, with a global network of offices and agents. The group offers a full range of multimodal transportation services, including air, ocean and road freight forwarding, plus inventory management, customs clearance and supply chain solutions. Earlier this year, Woodland scooped a prestigious BIFA Freight Service Award after demonstrating an impressive growth in its airfreight product.


In 2010, Woodland Media won the BIFA Freight Service Award for special services after impressing judges with its rapid growth in the publishing sector. Woodland was praised for bringing innovation and investment to the publishing supply chain and was commended for jumping 65 places in the IATA league table, thanks to continued demand for its publishing logistics services.


Woodland Media customers benefit from the division’s sophisticated IT solutions and market-leading software, as well as access to services provided by the entire group. Woodland Media handles over half of all magazines that leave the UK for export.