MILTON KEYNES, U.K. – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced the launch of print-on-demand color book manufacturing in its United Kingdom facility. The new service allows publishers to print books closer to the consumer, improve availability, and accelerate delivery of a greater range of titles.
"In the times in which we are living, publishers need to be looking at every option to ensure that books can be immediately available to people who want to buy them," said David Taylor, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition International, Ingram Content Group. "The on-demand printing of color books in the U.K. will allow the many thousands of publishers with whom we already work more options to get high-quality, color books to the market quickly."
Ingram Content Group's color book program expansion provides publishers with the option to use an on-demand model for a greater range of titles. The addition of color book manufacturing capability in the U.K. will substantially improve the delivery time of hardcover color books. In addition, paperback color books will now manufacture and ship from Ingram's Lightning Source U.K. facility in two working days.
Print-on-demand allows a publisher or bookseller to print or order one copy of a book at a time. The inventory-free model cuts costs and waste, minimizes returns, can revive backlist sales and keeps titles in print indefinitely.
Ingram's print-on-demand unit Lightning Source will begin printing its premium color book option for publishers in its U.K. facility this week. Its standard color offer will also be available in the U.K. soon.
To learn more about color print-on-demand capability from Ingram visit our color information page.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. 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 Company, Lightning Source Inc., 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, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com