Through Lightning Source, Ingram offers a print and distribution model for every publisher, every title and every situation. Because these are complete vertical integration models, a single communication drives the production process all the way to order fulfillment.


Powered by the advanced technology that drives our print on demand platform, the days of long production schedules are over.

direct distribution

Sign up to distribute your content through Lightning Source, and you'll receive direct market access to an extensive global distribution network including Ingram (see virtual wholesale model below), Barnes & Noble,, NACSCORP, Bertrams, Blackwell, Gardners, and many more.

virtual wholesale

For existing Ingram wholesale publishers, convert all or part of your physical inventory to our virtual model and receive the same benefits of our global distribution network, which includes more than 35,000 wholesalers, online retailers, libraries, and booksellers in over 100 countries. If a customer requires a single copy, or you have a sudden demand for your titles, Ingram can meet that demand. We can produce books from our virtual warehouse precisely when needed using our innovative print on demand technology instead of tying up capital in printed inventory.

publisher direct

Let us be your invisible partner for order fulfillment. We receive your orders, print the quantity of books specified and deliver them on your behalf to warehouses, retailers, authors and consumers using shipping labels with your name so your customer never knows a third party was involved. Discounts are available starting at order line quantities of 50 copies.




Contact us to get started today!