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Publishers Group West (PGW) is a book distributor founded in 1976 in Berkeley, California, which distributes to bookstores in the U.S. and internationally. [1] They were the largest distributor of independent presses in the U.S. in the 1990s. [2] [3] In 2007, PGW was acquired by Perseus Books Group. [4] [5] They are the exclusive distributor for over 100 publishers. Some of their former publishers were picked up for direct distribution by Perseus Books Group and others in 2007. [6] Periodic additions to their list of publishers include an additional 5 added in 2012. [7] Within the book business, they are known for throwing a party at the annual BookExpo convention, with musical performers including Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Chaka Khan in 2012. [8]

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Perseus' distribution business was acquired by Ingram Content Group in 2016. [9]

Partial list of publishers

Publishers formerly distributed by PGW

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