Hachette UK Selects Ingram to Manage e-Content
NASHVILLE, TN—April 4, 2011—Ingram Content Group announced an agreement with Hachette UK, one of the largest and most diversified publishing groups in the United Kingdom, to archive and distribute the publisher’s e-content to partners worldwide through CoreSource.
“Our ability to reach the global market with our content in the desired formats is critical,” said Chris Emerson, chief operating officer of Hachette UK. “Digital publishing is at the centre of our business and working with a publishing services leader such as Ingram Content Group helps us to deliver our content wherever and however it is wanted.”
Ingram’s CoreSource is an easy-to-use, online solution for the storage, management and distribution of digital content. CoreSource delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly form their organization to any channel partner globally.
Hachette UK currently manages a growing list of 5,000 titles in the CoreSource platform from its companies and imprints, including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Little, Brown Book Group, Hodder Education Group, and Hachette Children’s Books.
“Digital has arrived, and the global publishing industry is looking for the right solution to support the changing nature of book distribution, and give publishers and retailers more options to engage more readers with content,” said David “Skip” Prichard, president and CEO, Ingram Content Group. “The combination of Ingram’s worldwide reach, technology investments, and integrated end-to-end services allow innovative publishers like Hachette to fully execute a profitable digital strategy and grow their business.”
Prichard continued, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Hachette, and we look forward to helping them get their content to more readers in more destinations around the world.”
About Hachette UK
Hachette UK is the largest and one of the most diversified book publishers in the UK. The Group is made up of several publishing companies and imprints including Headline Publishing Group, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray, Orion Publishing Group, Octopus Publishing Group, Little, Brown Book Group, Hodder Education Group and Hachette Children’s Books. Hachette UK is owned by Hachette Livre, the global publishing group based in France, which is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of Lagardère. www.hachette.co.uk
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Co., Lightning Source, Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services, Tennessee Book Co., and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com
Source: company release.