Open Road Taps Ingram for On-Demand Book Services
Verano continued, “Working with Open Road, Ingram, and OnDemand Books allows both the bookstore and the publisher to prove by example that a new model of publishing and printing are possible.”
“With the enormous changes the industry is experiencing, publishers like Open Road are realizing the advantages of both print and digital title distribution to reach more readers and grow their businesses,” said David “Skip” Prichard, president and CEO, Ingram Content Group. “By offering complementary and integrated services that cover physical and digital distribution, inventory management and a full range of printing services, publishers can now expand reach and take advantage of greater connectivity in the market. We look forward to our ongoing work with Open Road and the development of a deeper relationship with them.”
In October 2010, 36 writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage at the event, The Novel: Live!, created by Seattle7Writers. “Hotel Angeline” is the resulting e-riginal novel from the event.
About Ondemand Books
On Demand Books was cofounded in 2003 by Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director of Random House; Dane Neller, former CEO of Dean & DeLuca; and Thor Sigvaldason, former technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Espresso Book Machines have been placed in bookstores, libraries, universities, and other locations in the USA, Canada, the UK, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean. In September 2010, On Demand Books and Xerox announced a partnership whereby Xerox will market, sell or lease, and service the Espresso Book Machine worldwide. Made in the USA, Espresso Book Machines are environmentally friendly green machines. For more information, visit www.ondemandbooks.com.
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com.