NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Abingdon Press has expanded its relationship with Ingram and has added sales and distribution services through Ingram Publisher Services to grow the reach of its Christian publishing program to more book buyers in the U.S.
"The addition of an integrated sales and distribution component with Ingram will help us connect more of our titles to more readers worldwide," said Audrey Kidd, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Operations. "In addition, the combination of Ingram's print and digital solutions and extensive reach gives us valuable tools to be successful in a changing market - expanding our relationship with Ingram makes good business sense."
Ingram Publisher Services began sales of titles to ABA Field Sales, Gift and Special Market segments in September, 2012.
Abingdon Press, an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, has a distinguished record in religious publishing for a broad audience. The company publishes a wide array of Christian Living, fiction, academic, professional, and inspirational titles that crosses the boundaries of denominational thought and action and appeals to readers with an eye towards faith. Abingdon Press currently prints books on demand through Ingram's Lightning Source, and distributes digital content through the company's CoreSource platform.
"Using our long-standing relationships and extensive distribution network in the ABA markets, we can provide a unique and comprehensive solution for Abingdon Press to reach more readers," said Mark Ouimet, Vice President & General Manager, Ingram Publisher Services. "We are pleased that Abingdon can now use our full suite of integrated services to their benefit. I look forward to our expanded work together."
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
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