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Testimonials

"We took on Yale Representation in 2006 and since then have been consistently impressed with the depth and range of their account relationships and knowledge, which has lead to good sales in an increasingly difficult climate.  Indeed, Verso's rapid growth over the past few years is due in no small part to their professionalism and enthusiasm. And as a publisher of political books we have found Yale Representation's ability to respond rapidly to publicity an essential part of our sales process."
--Rowan Wilson, Sales and Marketing Director, Verso

"Giles de la Mare Publishers has been very fortunate to have been represented by Yale Representation since its foundation in 1995, and the dedication and commitment of its outstanding, impressively proactive sales reps have played an essential role in raising our profile with the book trade and with the general public, and in promoting our titles effectively to a wide range of bookshops and readers. This long-standing collaboration has been the key to the success of the company. It is a pleasure to work with Yale Representation.

--Giles de la Mare, Giles de la Mare Publishers
 
"I began working with Yale Representation in 2004 when I became Sales Director at The Johns Hopkins University Press. I've always appreciated their professionalism, knowledge of the book trade and the enthusiasm they show for our titles. They consistently come up with promotional ideas that help sell our books and respond to any requests I have in a timely and positive manner. To say I'm very satisfied with their overall performance would be an understatement."
--Tom Lovett, Sales Director, Johns Hopkins University Press
 
“Our partnership with Yale Representation is crucial in ensuring MUP books get the market exposure they deserve. Working with Yale Representation individually and as a team is a pleasure. The enthusiasm and energy they put into selling our list is fantastic and their knowledge of the market on both a national and regional level is second to none.”
--Simon Bell, Sales and Marketing Director, Manchester University Press
 
"Old Pond has been with Yale Representation for fourteen years. Throughout that time, we have found them enthusiastic and adaptable to our specialist market. We think of the reps as friends as well as excellent sales people."
--Roger Smith, Old Pond Publishing Ltd

 

"I have only good things to say about James Brook of Yale Representation! With so strong and diverse a client publisher base, there is never a shortage of fabulous books to show me, which he does with great professionalism and enthusiasm. Unstintingly helpful, ever ready to facilitate special offers and promotions, he is also swift to respond to any queries or requests."
--Richard Wood, Blackwells South Bridge

“I have always enjoyed a great working relationship with the Yale Representation rep. He shows a real knowledge of his lists and has gone the extra mile when asked for help in selecting titles for exhibitions."

--Georgina Gutcher, British Library Bookshop

"Yale Representation provides us with constantly high levels of support, beautifully produced books perfect for our fine-art loving audience, and a rep in Josh Houston who is dedicated, knowledgeable and always thinking ahead about our forthcoming requirements."

--Iain Betterton, Dulwich Picture Gallery

"Twice a year, I look forward to discussing new titles and acquisitions with James Brook, Yale's representative in Scotland. His design interests shine, and his care for material and visual culture is always helpful, books well-considered and researched. Our small bookshop, with its discursive art-environment-literature focus, champions Yale, Black Dog and Verso titles whenever possible. Recently, James has brought other ranges to light which we like - some of the Manchester University Press titles, for instance. Yale Representation seem to keep character and quality in the process, something which deserves praise."

--Allan Harkness, The Forest Bookstore, Selkirk

"Quite simply, having the help and back up of your Central London representative, Matthew Wright,  makes the selling of Yale Representation’s books even more of a pleasure.  Whether it is giving us advance notice of titles, providing proof or reading copies or just being a sympathetic and proactive voice at the end of a phone line, he is the very positive face of your company. I cannot emphasise enough how important this human contact is in this digital age and how much it influences the books we stock and recommend."

--Venetia Vyvyan Director, G. Heywood Hill Ltd

"I understand our Galleries have been working with Yale Representation for decades.  The lists on offer are a mainstay of our bookselling operations and like none other, have set the standard for quality, academic excellence and desirability. I have seldom had cause to turn down any titles offered to me by the Representative over the years, mainly due to the diligence of the Reps in working out a bespoke offer prior to their visit having researched our exhibition programme and sales profile. I detect in them a knowledge and a love for books which can only come from a knowledge of how hugely important they are.  I was slightly concerned when I heard Peter was retiring but delighted to discover James had taken over the responsibility, and he has maintained the very high standard to which we have been so lucky to become accustomed.”
--Colin Duncan, NGS Trading Company Limited, National Galleries of Scotland

I have dealt for many years with the Yale Representation sales team.  I can honestly say that I look forward to Paul's visit. The range of books is varied and exciting.  Paul knows what we can sell and will always point out a title that I might overlook. He is always efficient in dealing with event stock whether it is for Verso or Yale. Thank you Yale Representation for your many years of support."
--Vivien Archer, Newham Bookshop

"I have been working with Sally Sharp for a good three years now and she is making a substantial difference to our museum.  She always thinks about potential stock with me and has gone out of her way to have a good understanding of the museum and its themes so she can suggest a range of titles that are appropriate to our site.  This makes my job a lot easier.  I need never worry about overlooking a title from her portfolio as she will already have thought about it for me."
--Janneke Geene, People’s History Museum

"Knowledgeable, extremely helpful and with a subtle, sometimes acerbic wit, Matt Wright has for a number of years called on me at the V&A. With so many lists spanning a very broad range of subjects, Matt has always been careful to bring to my attention the less obvious titles that could so easily be passed over and which he thinks might work in our shops, and invariably he is right! Having frequently to buy for a specific exhibition, Matt is also very diligent in mining the backlists for those less familiar gems lurking beneath the frontlist that add the required depth and authority to our exhibition book ranges."
--Jonathan Faiers, Book Buyer, V&A Museum

"I have been meeting the Yale representative Sally Sharp for a number of years and this relationship is crucial to the success of our book shop.  Always knowledgeable and keen to help, Sally actively researches titles for us and offers suggestions of possible related titles when we have specific exhibition needs, as well as checking the back list stock for something essential which we may no longer have in.  Sally is a key sales representative for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is always a pleasure to deal with."
--Amanda Peach, Yorkshire Sculpture Park