May 16, 2012. As Christian publishers develop new business models to succeed in today's digital market, more, including David C Cook, R.H Boyd Publishing, Our Sunday Visitor, Abingdon Press, and Worthy Publishing are selecting Ingram Content Group's CoreSource products for the distribution, sales and management of e-books.
"The audience for digital books continues to grow," said Byron Williamson, CEO, President and Publisher, Worthy Publishing. "With Ingram's proven CoreSource platform driving the distribution of our digital content, we have a comprehensive solution to reach more readers worldwide and make the most of our Christian and mainstream bestselling content in the formats that are in demand today."
"Ingram's extensive network of retailers is a hand-in-glove fit for our distribution strategy, allowing us to expand both our domestic and global reach as we work to fulfill our mission of equipping the church with Christ-centered resources around the world," said Michael Covington, Director of Digital Content, David C Cook. "Distribution via CoreSource allows us to serve an expanding network of e-book retailers domestically, many of whom have been valued print book partners for many years, as well as international markets that truly allow us to go to "the ends of the earth" with our content."
Ingram's extensive distribution network and long-standing relationships in the Christian market provide a unique solution for publishers to reach readers worldwide. The newest publishers to select CoreSource for digital asset management join Thomas Nelson, Scripture Union, and others that are already using Ingram's CoreSource platform for digital asset management and fulfillment from their own websites.
"We are pleased to expand our work with Ingram, adding an important e-book distribution component alongside our use of Lightning Source print-on-demand," said Tammy Gaines, Vice President, Abingdon Press. "Through our collaboration with Ingram, we leave the complexity of on-demand and digital distribution to the expert, while we focus our time and resources on creating the finest content for our readers."
"A critical component of the Our Sunday Visitor mission has always been our ability to meet our Catholic customers where they are in a format that is most convenient and effective," said John Christensen, director of marketing and advertising, Our Sunday Visitor. "During this year of our centennial celebration, CoreSource is helping us do that in a huge way as we continue to grow our digital strategy."
Ingram's CoreSource is an easy-to-use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. CoreSource 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. Lightning Source, the print-on-demand unit of Ingram Content Group, is the leading provider of comprehensive print-on-demand and distribution services to publishers worldwide.
"Ingram continues to invest in the newest digital distribution solutions to support our customers and make their entry into the digital marketplace easier," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "We are pleased to support David C Cook, R.H Boyd Publishing, Abingdon Press, Our Sunday Visitor, and Worthy Publishing with the relevant solutions they need for current and future success."
About Abingdon Press
Abingdon Press is the publishing imprint for The United Methodist Publishing House. Abingdon Press has a distinguished record in religious publishing for a broad ecumenical audience and specializes in products for church leaders, as well as scholars and students engaged in theological education and the practice of ministry. Abingdon Press offers a wide array of quality academic, professional, reference, fiction and devotional titles published each year. For more information visit www.abingdonpress.com
About R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation
R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation has been a beacon of excellence in the printing, publishing, and global distribution of hymnals, curriculum, and church supplies, as well as religious, family, educational, and historical books. The company specializes in the development of contemporary Christian education materials for churches and individuals, which provide positive family imagery and nurturing values. In addition, R. H. Boyd provides commercial printing needs. The company was founded in 1896 in Nashville, TN by Dr. Richard Henry Boyd, and it has seen four generations of leadership and progress from the Boyd family. For more information, please visit www.rhboydpublishing.com.
About Worthy Publishing
Worthy Publishing is a privately held, independent voice in Christian publishing, managing editorial, marketing, sales, and distribution from its offices in Nashville, TN. Worthy focuses on a select list of new books each year, crossing a broad spectrum of categories, including fiction, current events, biography, biblical study, devotional, Bibles, as well as spiritual and personal growth. For more information visit www.worthypublishing.com
About David C Cook
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook's resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music and Kingsway Music labels, which produce over one-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world. For more information visit www.davidccook.com
About Sunday Visitor
The world's largest English-language Catholic publisher, Our Sunday Visitor serves millions of Catholics globally through its publishing, offertory, and communication services. Established in 1912, Our Sunday Visitor publishes a wide range of books including Bibles, biographies of the saints, books by Pope Benedict XVI, children's books, devotionals, bible studies, inspirational works, and curriculum. Our Sunday Visitor is a not-for-profit organization, returning a portion of net earnings back to the Catholic community through the Our Sunday Visitor Institute. For more information, visit www.osv.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., 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