Courier and Ingram Form Strategic Relationship to Expand Publisher Services
NASHVILLE, TN—May 28, 2013—Ingram Content Group and Courier Corp. today announced that they will be working together to offer an array of global content services for publisher clients. Courier will use Ingram's print-on-demand and digital distribution services, and Ingram will use Courier's printing capabilities to streamline workflow and speed delivery to retailers and readers worldwide.
Through this relationship, Courier will now offer an expanded range of print-on-demand and distribution services, both for its mainstream publishing customers and for self-publishers. At the same time, Courier Publishing imprints such as Dover Publications will use Ingram's Print To Order channel capabilities to make backlist titles available immediately throughout Ingram's global distribution network.
"Combining our expertise in process management and print production with Ingram's channel connections and global scale creates an extraordinary opportunity for authors, publishers and retailers," said Courier Chairman and CEO James F. Conway III. "In today's competitive environment, it's imperative to be fast, flexible and efficient in getting content out to consumers. Thanks to our collaboration with Ingram, publishers will have more and better choices than ever in content management, physical and digital production, and global distribution.
"In addition, through Courier's recent acquisition of FastPencil, thousands of self-publishers also stand to benefit by gaining access to capabilities previously reserved for the top of the industry."
"Ingram is proud to work with Courier to integrate digital and print into one seamless, effective service," noted John Ingram, chairman and CEO, Ingram Content Group. "Courier's scale efficiencies combined with our print on demand capabilities and worldwide reach will help clients achieve global distribution in the most efficient manner possible."
Ingram will use Courier's capabilities to provide full-service manufacturing and distribution to publishers through its new Life PrintSM program offering, which is a one-stop service experience for publishers and their manufacturing needs. Through the Life Print program, publishers will reduce their operational, print and administrative costs with the fast, cost-effective and easy solution that integrates services to meet all of publishers' print format needs. In addition, the service is global, taking advantage of Ingram's print-on-demand centers around the world and well-established logistics networks.
About Courier Corp.
Courier Corp. is America's third largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles. Founded in 1824, Courier is headquartered in North Chelmsford, MA.
About Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram's fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential
of book content. Ingram's operating units are Ingram Book Co., Lightning Source, Vital Source Technologies, Ingram Periodicals, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services, Tennessee Book Company, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc.
Source: Courier and Ingram.