NASHVILLE, TENN. September 7, 2017 Ė As Houston begins to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey, Ingram Content Group ("Ingram") is committed to helping booksellers and libraries.
To address immediate needs, Ingram is aiding Houston booksellers and libraries through a donation to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and to the Texas Library Association's (TxLA) Harvey Disaster Relief for impacted libraries. In addition, Ingram's retail division will be postponing invoices for their clients. Independent bookstores and Christian retail stores impacted by Harvey may contact their Ingram rep to learn more about the invoice assistance.
"In the wake of a natural disaster, it takes time for a community to rebuild physically, emotionally and, of course, financially," said Shawn Morin, CEO, Ingram Content Group. "As one of the most expensive natural disasters in the USA, we are continuing to look for ways to help our booksellers, libraries and the community."
Any bookseller in need of help should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, and anyone wanting to help a bookseller recover from disaster can donate to Binc https://secure.donationpay.org/bincfoundation/. If you would like to donate to help libraries in need, please consider donating to TxLA's Disaster Relief fund here.
Additionally, Aerio, Ingram's sales and marketing tool that helps publishers, authors and booksellers market and sell online directly to consumers, has worked with Invention Arts to launch a website titled Books Against the Storm. From the site, you can purchase a book and 100 percent of the profit will be donated to one of three charities: Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank or the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Aerio is waving transaction fees, so that the website can donate more to those impacted. Learn more about this effort here.
The world is reading and Ingram Content Group ("Ingram") connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram's services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Verba Software, Inc., Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.