Distribution with Bahá'í Distribution Services

This information is for creators of Bahá'í inspired materials, including but not limited to music, audiovisual materials, literature, and games, which may be submitted for distribution through the national Bahá'í Distribution Services' (BDS) website.

The BDS website serves as a distribution channel for Bahá'í inspired materials, using print-on-demand, drop-shipping, and digital downloads. 

Print-on-demand
Distribution of titles published using print-on-demand services constitutes the primary service provided by BDS. Published titles that have passed Bahá'í Review are submitted to BDS and assessed for suitability. If accepted, an agreement between the creator and BDS is established, documenting the recommended retail price, royalty payment, and respective rights and responsibilities. A web page is created, providing details of the title. Orders made through the BDS website are printed and dispatched immediately by means of an automated system.

Drop-shipping  
Materials can be made available to customers through the BDS website using drop-shipping. Published titles that have passed Bahá'í Review are submitted to BDS and assessed for suitability. If accepted, an agreement between the creator and BDS is established, documenting the recommended retail price, wholesale supply price, freight charges, and respective rights and responsibilities. A web page is created, providing details of the item. Customers order the item through the BDS website, but the order is directed to the creator for fulfillment. 

Digital Downloads 
Digital books and audio-visual materials can be made available through the BDS website. Digital items that have passed Bahá'í Review are submitted to BDS and assessed for suitability. If accepted, an agreement between the creator and BDS is established, documenting the recommended retail price, royalty payment, and respective rights and responsibilities. A web page is created, providing details of the item. Customers order the item through the BDS website and are sent a download link via email by means of an automated system.  

 

It is the policy of the National Spiritual Assembly that all products referring to the Bahá'í Faith must be submitted for Bahá'í Review, to ensure accuracy and dignity in the presentation of the Faith. Items can be submitted for review through the national secretariat at secretariat@bnc.bahai.org.au.