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ODCs 102: Let the Experts Handle Your Shelf-Ready Logistics!

By: Gregory Pace, Manager Client Integration, Ingram Library Services

At Ingram, we understand that planning for a new branch location or branch remodel can be an overwhelming task. While we can’t help you secure a new building, or ensure that the building is ready on time, we certainly can make sure the books for your new collection show up when you need them and are ready to be shelved. Ingram has experts that will partner with you to help navigate this seemingly daunting undertaking every step of the way. We know that communication is the key to any project’s success, and we engage in ongoing correspondence from the time the project is awarded through the delivery and successful opening.  


How Can Your Data Be Delivered?

In a recent post, we talked about the benefits of book data and how it can help your bookstore increase sales, help new customers find you and allow you to communicate more effectively.  


Transformational Leadership: A Way of Life

We work 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. 


Library Spotlight: Brookline Public Library

We reached out to Colin Wilkins, Supervisor of Collection Development, The Public Library of Brookline to find out what makes their library program so unique and successful.  


CoreSource Distribution: It’s Not Just About the Retailers

CoreSource has now grown the number of available distribution channels past the 400 mark, and while the vast majority of our file and metadata distributions are to print and digital retailers, CoreSource has – somewhat quietly we’ll admit – been expanding its distributions to other business partners as well. 


Preparing Leaders for the Future

Ingram Content Group encompasses more than 10 facilities worldwide. With that many locations, leaders need to be prepared to coach, communicate and create successful environments. 


Spitting in the Soup Excerpt

Drugs in sports are old. It’s banning drugs in sports that is new. InSpitting in the Soup, sports journalist Mark Johnson offers a bitingly honest, clear-eyed look at why that’s so, and what it will take to kick pills out of the locker room once and for all. 


Indie Author Day: Libraries + Indie Authors

For the first time ever, libraries across North America will be hosting local events in celebration of indie authors! We’re thrilled to be a part of this event as it brings more visibility to the significant growth of the self-publishing industry, independent authors, and to libraries as hubs for community engagement. We hope you’ll participate is this unique opportunity for libraries and authors to connect locally and globally! 


Build UP: Connecting with Your Library

Often disregarded as producing content exclusively reserved for those dwelling in the ivory towers of academia, university presses have plenty to offer to public and urban libraries. In our most recent #BuildUP Twitter chat, Ingram Director of Library Sales, Jim Heuer, provided some excellent tips on how university publishers can connect with libraries beyond that of their respective institutions to gain wider regard when it comes to collection development. 


The Digital Economy Makes Way for Native Retail

Previously published on Digital Book World's website
By Marcus Woodburn

The evolution of book buying continues to progress from a physical, pick-and-pay method of retailing to a highly sophisticated form of a digital, buy-on-demand model. With the help of native retailing through platforms, a seller is able to reach potential customers wherever they are and wherever they interact with a book.