Why stock titles available from Footprint Books?


Footprint Books distributes academic, specialist and trade books from more than fifty (50) publishers around the world. With such a list, we’re able to offer you a range of titles that is incredibly broad, yet enables you to develop a point of difference.

We also offer full sale or return (SOR) to ensure you have the maximum time to turn your stock over (conditions apply… see Terms and Conditions for more information). 

Local Stock Holding and Speedy Delivery

We aim to hold most of our titles in stock at any given time, and with regular airfreight orders, we’re able to turn around your purchase orders quickly, even if we are temporarily out of stock.


We are able to provide ONIX feeds on a weekly or monthly basis, to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on our titles, as well as daily "in stock" feeds. We can also provide you with  regular back-order reports so you’re kept up to date on the status of your orders.

Marketing and Other Support

We send new title information monthly, three (3) months in advance of publication date. This new title information includes jacket covers (if available at time of printing) and a synopsis of each major new release or new edition. These are devided into 5 brochures, Trade, Humanities and the Arts ( Art, Film, Architecture etc), Professional and Academic (Research, Sociology, Nursing etc), Education, and Allied Health and Medical. Your rep will visit with these new release brochures, however if you would like to receive them by email or mail then we can put you on our mailing list to receive them each month, ring customer service to subscribe.

Should you attend conferences and events in a book selling capacity, or conduct in-store promotions or window displays, we can also support you by suggesting a range of titles applicable to the event or promotion, and provide marketing support in terms of posters and jacket images (conditions apply… contact marketing@footprint.com.au for more information).

Price and Availability

The majority of the titles distributed by Footprint Books are from overseas publishers and as such the prices are converted from the overseas prices. These prices are consequently subject to change at any time - both up and down - as overseas publisher prices and the exchange rates change. In general we try to keep prices stable during a month and instigate prices changes on the 1st day of every month. However this cannot be guaranteed during the current volatile environment and the supply price will be that which is current on the day of dispatch. A price and availability enquiry cannot be taken as a commitment for us to supply at that price sometime in the future. We cannot provide warnings of what prices will be in the future but can provide price change files on the first of each month to update your system. The availability shown on this website is correct at the start of every day and is a guide only. Please ring customer service if you require real time availability.

Want to know more?

To apply for an account, or to refer to our terms of trade, please click here to download an Application for Credit.

If you have any questions on becoming a stockist, you can also contact our Customer Service team:-

By Phone:       (+61 2) 9997 3973

By Email:        sales@footprint.com.au


Who’s My Sales Rep? 

Paul Tuffin

Ph: 0419 562 611  Fx: (02) 9997 3185

Matt Nagle

Ph: 0417 633 668  Fx: (02) 9997 3185

Maurice Peters

Ph: 0417 725 533  Fx: (02) 9997 3185

Nicky Delaney 

Ph: 0419 046 876  Fx: (02) 9997 3185

Textbook Specialist Support
Cathy Rich

Ph: (02) 9997 3973  Fx: (02) 9997 3185

Shipping Information

Ordering from New Zealand – We ship every week on a Monday, so orders received by 5pm Sydney time on Friday will ship the following week. Orders are delivered in Auckland from Wednesday, North Island on Wednesday & Thursday and South Island from Thursday.

Urgent Orders in Australia – Orders can be sent by overnight service to State capital cities and a 2-3 day service to most country locations. This service is at additional cost dependent of weight, please contact our Customer Service for details.

Estimated Delivery Times

a)    Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and ACT 2-3 days

b)    Adelaide, Country NSW, Victoria and Southern Queensland 3-4 days

c)    Perth, Country South Australia, Tasmania and Northern Queensland 4-5 days

d)   Country Western Australia and Northern Territory 5-6 days