Our new whitepaper is a vital guide for any publishing company wanting to add resilience to its supply chain.

The guide covers:

  • The reasons why China is the number one specialist print location for books.
  • The risks China poses for publishing companies.
  • The alternative printing locations for specialist book printing - including all strengths and weaknesses of each. 
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Keep the pages turning with our personalised logistical solutions.

Ensuring that your latest best-seller hits the global market on time and in perfect condition is imperative, and having complete visibility of your supply chain is the only way to consistently achieve this.

WTA can take the complexity out of your publishing supply chain. Delivering an efficient, digitalised and cost-effective distribution network so that you can focus on your core business activities.

Our key account managers working in tandem with you and your printers in China or Europe will ensure:

  • Critical delivery dates are met
  • Space guarantees with the shipping lines

Continuous improvement is at the heart of what we do. We strive to deliver an enhanced and competitive supply chain. In conjunction with you, our goal is to customise and elevate your current digital offering by providing complete visibility within your logistical supply chain via WTA Control Tower.

We provide the supply chain solutions and the neutrality, using best-in-class service providers so you are able to focus on your core business opportunities. Regardless of who controls the freight, WTA can offer our Control Tower service (subject to a management fee).

Complete visibility from start to finish 

The secure delivery of your goods is deeply embedded in our transport operations. For your peace of mind and convenience, we can give you 24/7 visibility of your goods. With this tool, you're able to access to any data points you desire. Break down cost and transit time information across specific ports, carriers and routes. Monitor and improve your carbon footprint with our CO2 tracker. Analyse your supply chain execution against all of your key performance indicators.


ISBN tracking 

WTA ISBN Tracking Code

Driving innovation for the publishing industry

Don't be in the dark any longer when it comes to your book shipments. Innovation is a large part of our processes at WTA. As such, we give you access to a number of technologically advanced services, including:

  • ISBN tracking - enabling you to track any title that you ship with us..
  • A state of the art CO2 calculator, giving you the ability to benchmark your emissions data year-by-year.
  • An OMS which automatically balances shipments if less than 95% of your order is dispatched.
  • EDI links to your Biblio3 system.
  • A rate calculator developed on book specifications (per copy or per kg), allowing quick and easy cost appraisal.
  • We also offer a specialised fulfilment service, which includes labelling and repacking of your goods.

It doesn't matter if you're shipping over 250 million books, across more than 150 trade lanes, we can deliver detailed analysis and visibility. All ensuring that your next best-seller is delivered on time and in budget, giving you a competitive advantage.

All information such as ISBN tracking, KPI reports, CO2 reports all can be generated within WTA Control Tower.

"WTA have helped more than you probably even know. I really appreciate the great work and human dimension of our relationship. All of you are really so kind. Thank you!"

Claudia Bedrick, Publisher - Enchanted Lion Books

Meet the WTA Media Team

The Book Chain Project

WTA Media is working with the Book Chain Project to help build a sustainable supply chain and are committed to finding ways of reducing the quantity and type of shrinkwrap use, e.g. exploring recyclable and renewable materials.

We understand that the environment is of the utmost importance to many businesses, so we have developed our state of the art CO2 calculator which gives you the ability to benchmark your footprint and set relevant reduction goals.

WTA Media is keen to work with publishers to ensure we are moving goods on the most environmentally friendly option without the need for compromising on price.


CO2 Emission Analysis

WTA Total CO2 Emissions


Maximising Sales with Reliable Delivery

With our dedicated publishing network, Bookfreight, we can give your business access on a global scale. Nowhere is off-limits, and you can rest easy with the knowledge that our experience in this area is unparalleled.


Your Global Freight Service

At WTA Media, our global logistics specialists can give you a fully comprehensive, global delivery service, whether it is to the port or to direct to door. As accredited Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) in the UK, we can give you fast-tracked clearance through trade ports.

Working side-by-side with you, we identify how best to meet your needs, FCL, LCL, Cross Trade, we can handle it for you. We stop at nothing to ensure that your goods delivered on time and intact, and our experts make sure that your supply chain operates at peak effectiveness to enhance your profit margins. This service is free of charge, and it can result in huge benefits for your business. 

Our team also deals with all customs and compliance issues, including tariff classification for novelty items.

We offer a detailed customs and compliance service to all of our clients. This is often the area where the majority of delays are caused. With our intensive understanding of international customs and compliance regulations mean that your goods will have a far higher likelihood of crossing through borders unhindered, helping you to keep your costs down, improve container optimisation and meet your deadlines head-on. 

At WTA Media, we offer All Party Freight Consolidation to help you streamline your shipment. Discover more about this specialist service here.

Together with WTA Media, your business can get the competitive edge it needs to succeed in today’s global market.

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