February 13, 2012 -- New York, NY. As tablet and e-reader ownership continues to climb and more publishers are making their content available in digital form, new platforms are being created to provide readers with a worldwide library of books that are affordable and easily accessed. Bilbary, an Internet-based consumer e-book library and retail book store, has selected Ingram Content Group to provide the titles it offers to its customers.
"Bilbary is designed to provide readers with more access to e-books, enable authors to reach more readers and help publishers enliven demand for their portfolios of titles," said Tim Coates, founder of Bilbary. "By working with Ingram, we can leverage the reach of more than one thousand publishers and make Bilbary the ideal destination for people who are passionate about reading."
Scheduled to launch next month, Bilbary is customer, publisher, and library friendly. The 750,000+ searchable titles in the Bilbary library will be available for purchase at launch and available for rent later this year. Publishers can set their own prices and lending rules and are paid a percentage for each sale or loan.
Working with Ingram, Bilbary will benefit from additional content from the 1,300+ publishers already using CoreSource for digital asset management and distribution. Bilbary will have access to hundreds of thousands of titles through the agreement. Publishers that use CoreSource will gain another channel to reach consumers - over 170 retailers, library distributors and other channels are already connected to the platform.
"Ingram continues to develop relevant digital distribution solutions to get content from publishers to the widest audience of readers," said Marcus Woodburn, vice president of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "Bilbary is an exciting new company, and we are pleased they have selected CoreSource to help grow their business."
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.
Bilbary is an internet-based, consumer e-book library and retail bookstore. Bilbary promotes and encourages reading by providing access to more than 750,000 e-books via e-readers, computers, tablets and smart phones for purchase or rental. Bilbary will soon offer promotions, shop windows and browsing and is intended to be a resource for readers, reading groups, libraries, schools, authors and all who enjoy and make use of books.
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