Karel/Dutton Group

Founded in 1975 by Howard Karel, The Karel/Dutton Group represents quality publishers to independent bookstores, regional wholesalers, and museum stores in the western United States. Howard covered the 13 western states on his own after a stint as a rep at Simon & Schuster and working at Pickwick Books in Hollywood.


Dory Dutton became a partner in the Karel/Dutton Group with Howard Karel after working as the founding manager/buyer at the MOCA museum store in Los Angeles. She grew up in the book business at the family-run Dutton’s bookstore in the Los Angeles area, alongside her brothers Davis and Douglas.


Lise Solomon, named PW’s Rep of the Year in 2016, has worked with the group for more than 20 years. She previously worked as a rep at St. Martin’s and in-house at MIT Press. She has served as a board member on the NCIBA (now CALIBA). She is largely credited with getting the debut novel, Tinkers, wide recognition that resulted in it becoming a best-seller and winning the Pulitzer Prize. Lise is a partner in the Karel/Dutton Group.


Mark O’Neal, a current board member of CALIBA, joined the group in 2017. He previously has worked at Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Scholastic.


Ellen Towell rejoined the group in 2016 after 6 years as North American sales manager in international, co-edition publishing and packaging with Weldon Owen and Bonnier. She co-founded the literary press Whereabouts Press after working in marketing and publicity at North Point Press. She served on the board of Small Press Distribution. Ellen is a partner in the Karel/Dutton Group.

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ABRAMS: New Frontlist Special (returnable): 25+ = +4% ff (Promo code: FALL20AB); and BL Special (better to not send EDI): 15-59 = +4%; 60+ = +6% (Promo code INDIBK20) Multiple orders until 12/31/20. All books published before 5/27/2020 apply. Offer includes Diary of a Wimpy Kid backlist and 15+ of any of the below DWK titles = 50% (RET)/52% (NON RET); FREE FREIGHT, Shipping Minimums Waived, can be used multiple times; 7/13/20 – 11/30/20; Promo code WIMPY20 Link to Wimpy BL Edelweiss Catalog: https://www.edelweiss.plus/#catalogID=3973446&page=1


CHELSEA GREEN: 10+ = +5% FF returnable = 49%; 10+ = +3% NR and partner = 53%). Promo code: TS20; Timeframe: 9/1/20 — 10/31/20 (multiple orders OK)


CONSORTIUM: +3% on active titles and order must meet IPS freight minimum (15 units in a shipment); promo code: TY20 multiple orders ok but no NYP or backorders; 8/7/2020 – 12/7/2020


DAP: Fall 2020 Rep Special: 10+ = 50% returnable trade; 10+ =52% NR trade Includes NYP, Backlist and Backorders (excludes SDNR20, SDNR30, SDNR40,SDNR50, FLAT40 discount titles); Can be used multiple times; Only one promo code valid per order; Promo Code: F20P (6/22/20 – 9/30/20) or +3% on active titles and order must meet IPS freight minimum (15 units in a shipment); promo code: TY20 multiple orders ok but no NYP or backorders; 8/7/2020 – 12/7/2020


DISSENT PINS: Fall/Holiday 10% off orders over $500 (9/7/20 -12/31/20); Net 60 for rest of the calendar year. Free shipping on orders over $80


GIBBS-SMITH: Under $100 net pays freight; $100 net order earns free freight; $150 net order earns +2% and free freight (promo code: GIBBS+2); $250 net order earns +5% and free freight and 90 days dating (promo code: GIBBS+5). Nonreturnable = 50% (needs to be NR for 1 year) $75 minimum required; $100+ net order earns free freight; $150 net minimum earns +2%, free freight, 60 days dating, (promo code: GSPGift+2)


INNER TRADITIONS: 10+ backlist = 50% & FF in continental US; Promo code: i9855 (one time seasonally)


LERNER: 10 assorted backlist only = 50% FF


LLEWELLYN: 10+ = 50% FF (front and back); 9/30/20 – 10/31/20; Promo code: Tri-West Show


MOUNTAINEERS: 10+ = 50% & FF; 90 days billing; Promo code: Trade Show Special


POMEGRANATE: Free freight on book orders over $250 net and net 60 days; Promo code: Show Special


SCB DISTRIBUTORS: 10+ = 50% FF (front and back); Promo Code: Rep Special


TENEUES: 24+ = 60% (front and back) (extra 10%); one-time only; Good through 10/30/20; Promo Code: STvts20 (CANNOT combine with Free Freight policy granted for orders worth $250 net + and available at 50% discount). Buy 18 Mini Notebooks or Mini Sticky Books and receive a free Mini Notebook Display Buy 12 Playing Cards and receive a free Playing Cards Display


UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 15+ active/available, shippable units per order across CDC publishers. (Not Yet Published titles are ineligible for this promotion) = 5% extra off all discount classes for accounts in the contiguous United States; through 10/30/20; 120 days dating; Promo Code: CDCFF