Why Print On Demand?

Incredibly scalable, Lightning Source's print-on-demand solution is designed to help you not only cut the cost of printing, but also expand your market reach and optimize profits on every book sold, whether one copy or 1,000.

How Print On Demand Works

A technological publishing feat of innovation, on-demand book printing cuts the distance and time between you and your customers by only printing what you need, when you need it.

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Upload your titles to Ingram’s Lightning Source.

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Titles are made available to our global distribution network.

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Customers order your titles—online or in stores.

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Ingram’s Lightning Source prints only those books.

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You choose how they are shipped—direct to you or your customers.

Ways To Use Print On Demand

Aside from being an efficient and cost effective way to print high-quality books, print on demand is also incredibly flexible. Whatever your objectives, we have a print and distribution model to fit your needs.

From order to production to fulfillment, we have you covered with direct-to-publisher options, wholesale solutions, global distribution, custom publishing, and custom print direct mail.


Our Print-On-Demand Products

A huge selection of book types, bindings, and trim sizes, from the most popular to the most specialized, immediately available and constructed with care.

When it comes to producing books, speed isn't our only strength. Before your books are ever packed they go through 10 quality control checks. Using some of the most advanced print technology in the world, every print-on-demand product features sharp graphics and crisp text comparable to offset copies.

Quality print products delivered with speed and reliability.


 

Get Started With Ingram's Lightning Source

We work across the full publishing spectrum, from some of the largest names in the business to local indie authors. We offer the publishing solutions you have been looking for.