Our story

Eurospan was launched in the mid-1960s to provide a marketing and distribution capability for a group of medium-sized US academic, scholarly and textbook publishers. In more than fifty years of trading, Eurospan has successfully adapted to the changing needs and priorities of both its market and its client publishers and is now the premier independent sales, marketing and distribution agency across the global market.

Geographically Eurospan operates in the UK; Continental Europe; Middle East & North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia; Oceania; Latin America; and North America. To accommodate and deliver specialised services, publishers are grouped divisions – Academic & Professional; Education & Training; Intergovernmental Organizations; Medicine & Health; Science & Technology; and University Presses.

Eurospan’s structure enables us to provide the highest quality marketing services with the maximum reach. The increasingly globalised supply-chain is managed by the seamless integration of sales management and agency networks with the marketing service. This model enables the provision of highly targeted and specific services for both customers and publishers, while simultaneously benefiting from the scale and reach Eurospan provides. Having a fully integrated distribution service ensures that customers receive their deliveries accurately, quickly and safely. Our service is global with systems compatibility built-in for major customers and individual jurisdictions.


“Eurospan’s marketing reach and professionalism have been important factors for our continually improving books sales. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’re guilty. When I saw your Esri Press flyer, I had to have something similar. It’s complete, concise, and comprehensive.”Peter Adams, Esri Press

Gray's Inn House, London, Eurospan HQ

Our board of directors

Michael Geelan

Chairman

Michael has spent the majority of his career at Eurospan, overseeing its growth and strategic development over the past two decades. His current focus is the development of strategic partnerships to help fulfil the goals of Eurospan’s client publishers.

Ken Rhodes

Managing Director

Ken joined Eurospan in 2016 having held senior sales and marketing roles at Cambridge University Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury. He was also Managing Director of the academic and professional distributor, NBN International and a founder director of Rowman & Littlefield International.

Stephen Lustig

Non-Executive Director

Stephen was, until 2016, Sales & Marketing Director at Eurospan and has had a long career in academic and professional publishing, including spells with The King’s Fund, Kogan Page and Cassell. He now devotes much of his time to charitable educational projects and running SJ Music, a small music publisher.

Company Secretary

Richard Stroud

Group Financial Controller

Richard is the Eurospan company secretary and runs the finance department. He joined Turpin Distribution, Eurospan’s sister company, in 2008 and now operates with a dual responsibility.