Nashville, Tenn. -- Ingram Publisher Services LLC supports bookstores and booksellers during Giving Tuesday with a donation of over $10,000 to Binc on behalf of its publishing clients, including those with Publishers Group West, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, Two Rivers Distribution, Ingram Academic and Ingram Publisher Services.
"Known as the ‘bookseller's safety net', Binc truly makes an impact to help the book industry, and has helped boost the morale of our community," said Mark Ouimet, VP and General Manager for Ingram Publisher Services, Publishers Group West and Consortium. "We believe the best way to thank our publishers for an amazing year is by honoring them in the most positive way possible with a donation in their honor to Binc."
Since 2001, Binc (Book Industry Charitable Foundation) has provided over $6.5 million in support to more than 7,300 booksellers and their families.
"We are grateful for organizations like Ingram Content Group who have led the way in supporting Binc and booksellers," said Pamela French, Binc's Executive Director. "Ingram has been a supporter for many years, and with the increased need due to four natural disasters since September, it's donations and advocacy like this that allow us to achieve our mission. On behalf of all the booksellers helped I pass along our sincere thanks."
"During this charitable season, we encourage our publishing cohorts to direct their attention to those working on the frontlines of selling books," said Sabrina McCarthy, VP and General Manager – Two Rivers, Ingram Academic and International Sales. "This year was particularly hard for many bookstores and booksellers due to unpredictable circumstances like natural disasters and severe medical issues."
Launched in 2012, Giving Tuesday aims to focus the conversation on giving efforts and to spark conversations about those doing good for the world.
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 LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.
About The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to bookstore employees who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided more than $6.5 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 7,300 families. Support for the Foundation's programs and services come from all sectors of the book industry.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation's mission is to strengthen the bookselling community through charitable programs that support employees and their families. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net. It is our vision to be a caring community of book people.