NASHVILLE, TN – More university presses are now spending more time on creating new and relevant content for their readers, while leaving the distribution of their e-books to Ingram Content Group Inc. through its digital content distribution system, CoreSource.
"The digital age provides new opportunities for the publication and distribution of scholarly works," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "At Ingram, we are pleased to collaborate with university presses nationwide on the creation of a program that supports their publications. We continue to develop comprehensive print and digital solutions to help content reach educators, students and researchers in the formats they choose."
The most recent university presses that have selected CoreSource for their digital asset management and distribution needs are The University of New Mexico Press, University of South Carolina Press and Indiana University Press. The presses have also elected to use Ingram's CoreSource Plus option – an Ingram service that manages the business relationship with re-sellers in addition to asset distribution.
The University Press of Florida, University of Virginia Press, and Wesleyan University Press recently enhanced their CoreSource relationship with the CoreSource Plus option.
"Working with Ingram, we can reach more readers and researchers through CoreSource," said Kathryn Caras, Director of Electronic and Serials Publishing, Indiana University Press. "In addition, since Ingram is an integrated print on demand and digital distribution company we simplify our business while expanding our global reach."
As university presses adjust their business models to meet today's digital requirements, more are turning to Ingram for flexible and integrated print and digital solutions to reach more students, educators and libraries. These six presses join Princeton University Press, University of Michigan Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, University of California Press, University Press of Kentucky and others that are already using Ingram's CoreSource platform.
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.
About University Press of Florida
As the official publisher for the State University System, the University Press of Florida (UPF) has been engaging educators, students, and discerning readers since 1945. UPF has published over 2,500 volumes since its inception and currently releases nearly 100 new titles each year. We serve as active members of the American Association of University Presses, the Association of American Publishers, the American Booksellers Association, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, and many diverse scholarly organizations. Located in a state built from exploration and enterprise, we approach our mission with that same spirit of discovery. For more information visit www.upf.com
About University of South Carolina Press
Established in 1944, the University of South Carolina Press is one of the oldest publishing houses in the South and among the most respected in the Southeast. With more than 1,700 published books to its credit, 1,000 in print, and 60 new books published each year, the Press is essential in enhancing the scholarly reputation and worldwide visibility of the University of South Carolina. For more information visit www.sc.edu/uscpress.
About University of New Mexico Press
Established in 1929 by the Regents of the University of New Mexico, UNM Press is a well-known and respected publisher in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Latin American studies, American studies, Chicana/o studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. With just over 1200 titles in print, UNM Press also serves as distributor of more than 450 titles for other local and regional publishers and is an important element in enhancing the scholarly reputation and worldwide visibility of its host university. For more information visit www.unmpress.com
About University of Virginia Press
The University of Virginia Press (UVaP) was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. A member of the Association of American University Presses, UVaP currently publishes fifty to sixty new titles annually. New titles are approved by the Board of Directors after a rigorous process of peer review. The UVaP editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, architecture, and regional books. While it continuously pursues new titles, UVaP also maintains a backlist of over 1,000 titles in print. For more information visit www.upress.virginia.edu
About Indiana University Press
As an academic press, our mandate is to serve the world of scholarship and culture as a professional, not-for-profit publisher. Founded in 1950, we are recognized internationally as a leading academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. We produce approximately 140 new books annually, in addition to 28 journals, and maintain a backlist of some 2,000 titles. The Press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes text, trade, and reference titles. Our program is financed primarily by income from sales, supplemented, to a minor extent, by support from Indiana University and by gifts and grants from a variety of outside sources. For more information visit www.iupress.indiana.edu
About Wesleyan University Press
Wesleyan University Press has an editorial program that focuses on poetry, ethnomusicology, dance and performance, early classics of science fiction, film-TV, American studies, and Connecticut history and culture. The press has published an internationally renowned poetry series since its inception, releasing more than 250 titles and collecting four Pulitzer Prizes, a Bollingen, and two National Book Awards in that one series alone. The mission of Wesleyan University Press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of the University. For more information visit www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/
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., 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. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com