News from Authentic Media


30 June 2015

Authentic Media announces distribution move to Marston Book Services.
Authentic is pleased to announce our distribution move to Marston Book Services. The move will take effect from 6 July 2015, by which time Authentic’s top 200 product lines will be in stock at Marston and available to order. All product orders, including back orders, will be handled by Marston from 6 July onwards. Remaining stock will be transferred to the Marston warehouse during July and August, with the full Authentic catalogue available from 1 September 2015.
Commenting on the move, Managing Director Steve Mitchell said: ‘We’re delighted to make Marston our new distribution home.  Marston has a proven track record and a clear understanding of the Christian publishing sector so we’re in good hands. We are relocating very quickly as a “too good to miss” opportunity to lease out our existing warehouse arose and we will be working hard to make the transition a smooth one for all concerned.  We are particularly appreciative of Ross Clayton and his team at Marston, they have gone above and beyond what could have been reasonably expected and any delay in supply of product is down to Authentic.’
Authentic publishes a range of product from children’s books, the International Children’s Bible and Authentic Youth Bible, to general Christian books and also titles under the academic imprint Paternoster. In addition, Authentic acts as exclusive distributor for Provident Label Group, WaterBrook Multnomah and BroadStreet Publishing.
Marston Book Services is based near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. It has developed a speciality and expertise in distributing Christian books and related material, and is now one of the leading distributors in this field, providing a high-quality service to both publishers and customers. Marston service about 13,800 Christian customers, from Christian bookshops and wholesalers, to schools and local education authorities, churches, Sunday schools, church societies, and charities.

Ross Clayton, Marston Managing Director said: ‘We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Authentic Media and their partners. This new opportunity strengthens Marston’s position in the Christian product distribution market and brings more concentration of order fulfilment for bookshops. Marston will continue to work hard to improve the order experience we provide and to deliver orders quickly and efficiently.’



A copy of this press release, a Q & A and a list of Authentic's top 200 products is available via Dropbox 

Marston Trade Order Information:
Customer Services (Christian Orders):
Tel: +44 (0)1235 465579    
Fax: +44 (0)1235 465518

Notes to editors
  1. For more information please contact Kate Beaton, Marketing Manager at: or Steve Mitchell, Managing Director at: 
  2. Authentic Media, 52 Presley Way, Crownhill, Milton Keynes, MK8 0ES Tel: +44 (0)1908 268500
  3. Marston Book Services Ltd, 160 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Oxfordshire OX14 4SB Tel: +44 (0)1235 465500

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