LONDON, U.K. Ė Ingram Content Group has expanded its print-on-demand (POD) and distribution reach to South Korea through a Global Connect alliance, offered through Ingram's Lightning Source Inc., with Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. (KSI), one of the largest digital printing and publishing groups in the country.
"All content has the potential for global distribution and Ingram is pleased to easily and quickly help publishers take advantage of the global marketplace," said Shawn Morin, President and COO, Ingram Content Group Inc. "We're delighted to expand our Global Connect locations by working with KSI to bring faster, more efficient book distribution solutions to South Korea."
Publishers can expand the realm of possibility for physical content to reach new markets and new readers through Global Connect. The program provides simplicity and a seamless experience in accessing new sales channels around the world. Ingram's new Global Connect location in South Korea joins other locations in Brazil, Germany, Poland and Russia.
Together, Ingram and KSI offer publishers access to high-quality, POD book manufacturing along with KSI's established relationships with distributors and more than 2,300 retail points of sale in South Korea, including online, chain and independent booksellers, universities and government organizations. KSI also distributes journals to more than 50 countries worldwide.
"We are pleased to be Ingram's first Global Connect partner in the region and that our work together will help more books reach readers in the Asian market," said Jong-jun Chae, CEO and Representative Director, Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. "Through our agreement, publishers from around the world now have quick and easy access to the South Korean market through KSI's comprehensive printing solutions and long standing distribution relationships."
All books that are manufactured by printers in the Global Connect program adhere to the same quality control processes in place at Ingram facilities worldwide. Ingram maintains file integrity and security as well as reporting and payment remittance.
About Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. (KSI)
Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. (KSI) is a leading digital printing service provider located in Korea. Since its launch in 1992, KSI has offered e-journal database services and digital printing solutions. Through its digital printing capabilities, KSI publishes approximately 550 books per year, specializing in journals and academic titles. Through its use of 40 digital presses and post-press equipment, KSI is considered the leader in on-demand printing and distribution in the region. KSI is ISO 9001, G7 Master, and FSC CoC certified. KSI's brands include BOOKTORY, STOPBOOK, CARD Q, KISS, Paper Search, and Books I&I. Learn more about Korean Studies Information Co., Ltd. (KSI) at www.kstudy.com.
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing. 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, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. Learn more about Ingram Content Group at www.ingramcontent.com.