What is a “distributed” publishing house?

The latest edition of the “distributive publishing” book review guidebook published by Wiley includes a number of new entries.The new entries are:The “distribution” entry in the Wiley book review guidelines lists three types of publishers: “district-wide” publishing houses (which include a variety of independent, national, regional, and local publishers); “distributors” and “distinctive” publishers.In a typical “distractor” publishing business, each publisher […]