Turner Publishing Selects Ingram Publisher Services for Book Distribution

NASHVILLE, TN—Dec. 14, 2011—Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram Content Group company, announced an agreement with Turner Publishing to provide distribution services. Turner will maintain sales and marketing functions and will work with Ingram to expand the reach of its content to more book readers worldwide. Ingram will take over distribution of all Turner imprints beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

“Over the last nine years at Turner, we have transformed from a publisher of specialty books to a solid trade house, now with multiple New York Times-bestselling authors,” said Todd Bottorff, President and Publisher, Turner Publishing. “My main focus now is to continue to grow our fiction and nonfiction lines through the front list and through acquisition of other publishers’ assets. It’s a logical step to turn over distribution logistics to Ingram Publisher Services as the industry becomes more complex.”

Founded in 1984, Turner Publishing is an award-winning independent book publisher based in Nashville, TN. Its imprints include Turner, Ancestry.com, Fieldstone Alliance, Iroquois Press, Trade Paper Press, and Ramsey & Todd.

“Our mission at Ingram is to help content reach its destination—we are pleased to add Turner to our growing roster of leading publishers,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager, Ingram Publisher Services. “We look forward to putting our comprehensive services to work for Turner, allowing them to concentrate on content creation and business growth in this time of transformation in publishing.”

About Turner Publishing

Turner Publishing is an award-winning, independent publisher of books. The company is in the top 101 independent publishing companies in the U.S. as compiled by Bookmarket.com and has been named three times to Publishers Weekly’s Fastest Growing Publishers List. Turner has produced over 1,000 titles since 1984.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group 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.

Source: Ingram.