NASHVILLE, TN Ė Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced an agreement with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), an industry organization representing a substantial and diverse group of Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. ACP has selected Ingram's digital asset management platform CoreSource to distribute and archive content for their members globally.
The selection process was managed by eBOUND Canada, the newly created digital division of the ACP. "After a thorough evaluation we found that Ingram's digital asset management platform CoreSource will allow our publishers to easily and economically deliver their content in digital formats to any destination," said Robert Hayashi, President and CEO, eBOUND Canada. eBOUND will continue as stewards of the service for ACP members including management, administration, oversight and support.
"The ability to collectively ease our publishers' transitions to digital markets and help them reach more readers with more content will be an important component in growing the sales of our members," said Carolyn Wood, Executive Director, Association of Canadian Publishers.
Over its 30-year history, the ACP has been instrumental in helping its publishers create a national literature that introduces Canadians to each other and the world. The Association assists Canadian-owned publishers in promoting the excellence of their books, in bringing more books to more readers in their country, and in expanding publishers' domestic and international market share. ACP's membership includes over one hundred and twenty five Canadian publishers from a variety of genres.
"The Association of Canadian Publishers recognizes that a combination of Ingram's digital asset management platform and our substantial retail relationships around the world can grow sales for their member publishers," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "At Ingram, we offer market-leading content distribution solutions that allow publishers to focus on the core of their business, content creation, rather than delivery and IT infrastructure."
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 Association of Canadian Publishers
The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) is the voice of Canada's independent English-language book publishing industry, representing 125 Canadian-owned companies. The ACP provides professional development for its members, fosters communication within the book sector, develops collaborative marketing initiatives, conducts research and provides advocacy to the government, the book industry, and the public. It supports the work of Canadian book publishers in their traditional business context and also in the emerging world of e-books. www.publishers.ca
About eBOUND Canada
Launched in 2009 as Canadian Publishers Digital Services (CPDS), the digital arm of the Association of Canadian Publishers, eBOUND Canada is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing Canadian publishers' engagement in the digital marketplace regardless of their size or level of expertise. Its growing number of programs includes ebook distribution, digital asset management, conversion services and professional development. www.eboundcanada.org
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