Publishing Services for Professionals

Planning your distribution while the book industry reinvents itself is no easy task. With Ingram Publisher Services LLC as your distribution partner, you gain access to infrastructure, knowledge, and innovative technologies that have been helping publishers navigate this changing industry for decades.

Ingram Publisher Services brings you the world’s largest and most reliable distribution network, combined with a sales team of passionate book lovers and access to the industry’s leading e-book and print-on-demand technologies.

Sales Representation

A dedicated sales team, plus 100 market reps, connects you to wherever books are being sold so you can take your books further.


Print Distribution

State-of-the-art warehousing, pick-and-pack, shipping, and returns processing.



E-Book Distribution

Industry-leading e-book distribution technology with simple access to the world’s top online retailers.


Print on Demand

Beautiful books printed only when you need them help lower your operating costs, and give you more flexibility with your inventory options.

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Full Service Book and Sales Distribution

Cultivating a catalog of top-selling content is hard enough as it is. With Ingram Publisher Services as your partner, you can focus on publishing the books you love and leave it to us to get them in the hands of readers worldwide.

Why Choose Ingram Publisher Services?

Full service means we manage the distribution of your content at every level, from warehousing to A/R management to sales representation— everything customized to meet your needs.

We give you a direct connection to the world’s farthest-reaching distribution network, built upon a rock-solid logistics infrastructure, all backed by a sales team of passionate book lovers. Plus, with a dedicated account manager and a full implementation team, you can be assured we will be readily available through every phase of the publishing process.

What Do You Get With Ingram Publisher Services?



Warehouse and Order Fulfillment

  • State-of-the-art warehousing, pick-and-pack, shipping, and returns processing
  • All orders received by 11 a.m. distribution center time ship the same day
  • Top industry standards for on-time orders and shipment accuracy
  • Fully customizable with Ingram’s own industry-leading print-on-demand and digital distribution solutions, Lightning Source and CoreSource

Sales

  • Unparalleled market access, reaching accounts wherever print and e-books are sold
  • Fully dedicated in-house sales team, covering national and independent accounts, mass merchandisers, wholesalers, and more
  • Extended network of more than 100 special markets reps
  • Canadian sales representation in partnership with the Manda Group
  • Seasonal catalog and sales conference management; three seasons per year

Support and Reporting

  • Dedicated integration team and account manager
  • Dedicated publisher support team (6 on staff, with 1 primary and 1 back-up assigned to publisher)
  • Toll-free support line unique to each publisher
  • Complete metadata management suite via CoreSource
  • MyIPS title activity reporting platform, updated at least once daily (some updated multiple times per day) with 24/7 access

Billing and Collections

  • Full credit and collections management
  • Monthly statement; payment to publisher net 90 EOM from month of invoice

Third-Party Logistics

Ingram Publisher Services’ approach to third-party logistics combines existing physical inventory with short-run printing and one-off print on demand. The combination of superior warehousing services, plus rapid, cost-effective printing, provides an unbeatable solution for publishers.

What You Get

  • Access to an extensive network of book distribution centers nationwide
  • Unparalleled market access, reaching wherever books are sold
  • Global manufacture-on-demand distributed print solution
  • Optional best-in-class Digital Asset Management and Digital Asset Distribution solution
  • Optional e-book distribution solution to 100+ e-retailers around the world
  • Dedicated integration team and account management
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You’re great at creating books. We’re great at getting them into the hands of readers. Together we can reach the world.

When it was time to launch Spring House Press, we knew we wanted to be under the IPS umbrella. They professionally and collaboratively provide all the services a publisher needs to be successful — which frees our brain power to focus on the fun stuff: developing books. Best of all, IPS treats us like a loyal customer; our well-being is their primary goal.

Paul McGahren

Publisher, Spring House Press

After an extensive search for the best book distributor, we choose Ingram Publisher Services. And we couldn’t be happier. Ingram Publisher Services has helped grow our publishing company by expanding to new markets and new opportunities. In a fast-changing book seller world, Ingram Publisher Services helped us adapt with print on demand and e-book selling technologies. From excellent customer service to a best-in-class warehouse system, we found IPS to be the best solution to grow our company.

Alan & Denise Fields

Co-owners, Windsor Peak Press

Being an IPS publisher has raised our profile, introduced us to new buyers and markets, and supported our growth in new subject areas. With its veteran sales team backed by CoreSource and Lightning Source, IPS helps us meet our customers' needs in any format, all over the world.

Ted Costantino

Vice President and Publisher, VeloPress

IPS knows publishers and what they need.

Preston Paull

Director of Operations, O'Reilly Media

Poisoned Pen Press began using IPS as its distributor early in 2009. In the course of the last six years I have regularly and frequently been amazed at the quality of service and the integrity of every single person I have dealt with at Ingram. It's been one of the best decisions I've made at Poisoned Pen Press.

Robert Rosenwald

CEO, Poisoned Pen Press

By partnering with IPS, Morgan James has dramatically reduced the expense and time it takes for a book to go from manuscript to market.  Our efficient business model, enabled by IPS, makes our success possible.  We would never be where we are today without IPS.

David Hancock

Founder, Morgan James Publishing

Our goal with moving our sales representation to the Ingram Publisher Services team was to improve sales, reduce returns and increase the exposure our titles. We have been thrilled with the sales increase in the National Accounts and the Specialty Markets. The professionalism of the sales team and their ability to understand the content of our trade and scholarly books has helped target the books to the appropriate market and reduce returns. We have also benefited their feedback by pre and post publication. By providing constructive feed back, we have been about to improve book designs and focus our marketing and publicity to help the exposure of our books.

Dave Hulsey

Associate Director, Indiana University Press

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