Collectively-owned, worker-run. Radical publishing and distribution since 1990.

Wholesale & Trade Terms

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Order by fax (510) 208-1701, e-mail (, or US mail (370 Ryan Ave. #100, Chico, CA 95973). Our trade counter is open from 9 am until 6 pm Pacific time, but we operate a 24 hour answering machine and fax line. Please list title, author, and retail price when ordering. Please specify your shipping instructions, purchase order numbers as needed, full billing address, telephone number, and shipping address when different from billing.

Trade Discount Schedule
Grid discounts:
1–4 assorted titles 20%
5+ 42%
Ask us about setting up a prepaid account for a better discount!

Prepaid/STOP orders: 1–4 copies 30% (always include shipping costs)

Credit Terms:
30 days net. Please pay from invoice.
Wholesale, Specialty, and Other Businesses: Please write or call us for terms.

New trade customers must pre-pay their first order. Upon receipt of a credit application and references, normal credit will then be extended. Credit terms are 30 days, with initial credit equal to the amount of the first order.

We ship by UPS unless instructed otherwise. Please supply street address when ordering. For rush orders, specify date needed and method of shipment preferred.

Unavailable titles are all backordered with a 90 day cancellation date, unless you indicate otherwise. Please indicate if you would like backorders shipped immediately on receipt, consolidated with separate backorders, or sent with next regular order.

No authorization is necessary for returns made up to one year from original invoice date. Returns older than one year MUST HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION, which will be granted at the distributor’s discretion. All returns must be in saleable condition. Stickered, inkpriced, shop-worn or otherwise damaged books will NOT be credited. Returns damaged in shipment to us will not be credited—PLEASE PACK CAREFULLY. Books are credited 40% with invoice information, 50% WITHOUT. Credit is applied to future purchases, and must be used within one year. We do not give cash refunds. Please ensure that the books you want to return were supplied by us.

Please note our new address for returns:

370 Ryan Ave. #100
Chico, CA 95973

In case of damage or other fulfillment error, we accept immediate returns. Claims for shortages or mis-shipments must be made within 30 days of invoice date. Please provide invoice details on all claims. Credit will be issued, or damaged items replaced, immediately upon notification.

Magazines/Periodicals/Journals are all available at a discount of 30%. Standing orders are available on ALL titles listed. Front cover returns are required on all titles—please check with us for periodicity of each title.

Payment should be made in US funds drawn on US bank. Any charges for foreign checks will be billed back to you. Shipments are sent by international bookpost, surface mail, unless specified otherwise.

Titles published by AK PRESS are available from the following distributors/wholesalers: Consortium, Publishers Group Canada, Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Last Gasp, Microcosm, Kersplebedeb, and other specialty distributors. We encourage you to go to whatever source is most convenient. Wholesale terms are available on all AK PRESS titles.