For Federal Agencies

GPO Publishing Services

Content Development and Dissemination Services

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides a number of content development and dissemination services for our Federal Agency clients as part of our mission of "Keeping America Informed."

Here at the Publication & Information Sales Division, we offer:

  • GPO Sales Program, which not only makes your publications available on this U.S. Government Online Bookstore site, but also offers potential dissemination through our network of third party retailers and libraries. (Learn more about the GPO Sales Program.)
  • eBooks and Digital Services, which help Federal Agencies develop and/ or convert and distribute their content in digital formats. (Learn more about GPO's eBook and Digital Services.)
  • Product Fulfilment & Distribution (Pick & Pack) Services, provide Federal agencies with a variety of cost-effective reimbursable distribution services from our secure fulfillment centers, from handling large, one-time mailings or recurring shipments, to long-term storage of publications or materials and ongoing direct-to-customer fulfillment. (Learn more about our Distribution Services.)
  • Contact the Publication & Information Sales Team: For eBook advice and to find out how GPO's Publication & Information Sales team can help you reach a wider audience for your Federal agency print and digital content, please contact us today:
  • Robert Mitchell at (202) 512-2317, email: [email protected]
  • SuDocs Deposit Accounts

To provide an easier way for Federal Agencies to purchase services and publications from GPO, we provide the option of setting up a deposit account through the Superintendent of Documents. (Click here to learn more)

Other GPO Services for Federal Agencies

To learn about GPO's extensive service offerings to Federal agencies,

Commercial Book Channels

Increase the outreach of your agency by making your product available for sale to the public through commercial book channels via the GPO Sales Program.

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Sales Program works on a cost-recovery basis to disseminate printed and eBook publications out to the general public, to libraries, trade associations, and to various target audiences through our contracts with a variety of commercial channels, including the GPO Online Bookstore, Barnes &, the Apple iTunes Store, Google, and other traditional and e-vendor sales channels.

We also help you promote your published agency content through:

  • special Online Bookstore promotions;
  • our Government Book Talk blog;
  • our New Titles by Topic email subscription service in which we send targeted emails to the hundreds of thousands of subscribers who have expressed interest in that particular topic; and
  • through other promotional vehicles, including Facebook and Twitter.

To find out how GPO can help you reach a wider audience, please contact us today:

eBooks & Digital Services

GPO assists Federal agencies to leverage digital technologies by helping agencies to design, develop and position Federal content, print and convert the content, and disseminate their content in both electronic and print formats.

Content design services include: 

  • Print and digital design services

          ---   eBooks

          ---   Print

          ---   Web

  • Branding
  • Content enhancement and positioning
  • Promotional copywriting
  • Photography
  • Video

Content production services include:

Print Procurement

  • In-House
  • National network of printers

eBook Conversion

  • In-House
  • Network of conversion houses
  • Google


  • Design
  • Hosting

Dissemination Channels include:

  • The U.S. Government Online Bookstore - General Public and Libraries
  • Google - General Public
  • Barnes & - General Public
  • Apple iBook Store - General Public
  • OverDrive - Public Libraries
  • Ingram MyiLibrary - Academic Libraries
  • Zinio - Digital Magazines and Journals
  • Plus many more!

To learn more, please contact Robert Mitchell at (202) 512-2317, email: [email protected]

GPO SuDocs Deposit Accounts

A deposit account is a prepaid account established with the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) for customers who have a continuing need to purchase Government products.  Once this is set up, the account number can be used for purchasing from the U.S. Government Bookstore in lieu of other payment methods.

Who May Use a Deposit Account? A GPO SuDocs deposit account can be set up for use by an individual, a Federal agency, an organization or a company.

What is the Minimum Deposit? A minimum deposit of $50 is required to open the account.  This amount may be paid by check or money order (payable to the Superintendent of Documents) or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover/NOVUS, or American Express). All credit card payments must include the account number and expiration date of the credit card.

How Can I Set Up a Deposit Account? A signed, written request to open a Superintendent of Documents Deposit Account, accompanied by payment, may be submitted by mail or fax. Allow three weeks for a new deposit account to be activated.

Fax:   202.512.2250

Mail: Superintendent of Documents
          Deposit Accounts Section
          Stop:  FMAC
          Washington, DC 20402

Questions concerning Superintendent of Documents deposit accounts should be addressed to the Deposit Accounts Section by mail (see above), fax (see above), or phone at 202.512.0822.

Frequently Used GPO (Agency) Identification Codes

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