Welcome to Orca Book Services

During the new lockdown restrictions imposed by the UK government, it may take longer than usual to answer your telephone call. We encourage you to contact us via email during this time and we will respond to your query as quickly as possible.

Press Release – 20th October 2021

Independent Publishers Group is pleased to announce that it has acquired United Independent Distributors.

This global merger includes the acquisition of Eurospan, the UK’s leading sales and marketing agency for international academic and professional publishers, and the distribution centres, Marston, Orca, and Turpin. This expands on IPG’s core business of providing publisher services to high-quality independent publishers from around the world. Full press release here.

COVID-19 Updates

Publisher & Customer Services

In these extraordinary and challenging times, and as organisations across the world respond to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the well-being of our colleagues is our main priority whilst continuing to deliver our services to support you.
Our Publisher & Customer Service teams are now working remotely, they will still have full access to all our systems so, there will be no detrimental impact to our service. During this period, please contact us by email at:

Trade Account customers – trade.enquiries@marston.co.uk

General Customers – direct.enquiries@marston.co.uk

Publishers – continue to email your account manager or to place orders via email at publisherorders@orcabookservices.co.uk.

Press Release – 16th September 2019

Dulles, VA , US – based Books International , Marston Book Services and Orca Books Services are delighted to announce the formation of a joint venture with Printforce to support the inventory needs of their UK and US publishing clients. Full press release here.

Welcome to the Orca Book Services website.  Orca Book Services is a book distributor based in Poole, Dorset. We distribute mainly general non-fiction books for many different sized clients, and are proud of our growing reputation.  All the information required to learn about Orca can be found within this site.

By selecting the relevant links, you can find out all about us and the publishers for whom we distribute.



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