NASHVILLE, TN– To meet the expectations of today's consumers, more publishers and retailers are working with Ingram Content Group's CoreSource digital asset management platform to expand their e-book business and reach more readers worldwide.
"Distribution reach is key to a publisher's success. Over the course of the last six months, Ingram has more than tripled the number of retailers in our CoreSource Plus e-book program," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group Inc. "Our CoreSource platform is the leading e-book management and delivery system in the industry today, and more publishers are using the platform's multiple e-book distribution models to reach a worldwide market and realize a maximum return on investment."
The newest retailers to join the CoreSource Plus network include Bilbary, Copia, Books-A-Million, iPublishCentral, Fishpond, BookShout!, Flikkt, Page Foundry, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram's e-textbook VitalSource Bookshelf. All new retail channels are expected to be live by the end of 2012. These retailers join Amazon, Anobii, Barnes & Noble, Inc., Sony, and others, that have already integrated with Ingram to distribute titles from publishers that manage digital content with the CoreSource platform.
Ingram's CoreSource platform is an easy-to-use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. The CoreSource platform delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally. The CoreSource Plus network enables publishers to reach any retailer with a direct relationship with the CoreSource platform, removing the need for publishers to negotiate agreements and providing normalized sales reporting across these retailers.
Ingram Content Group 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 solutions and programs to realize the full business potential of books. 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, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com