The Book Industry Study Group Selects CoreSource® Platform for Digital Asset Management and Content


NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group today announced that the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), a leading U.S.-based trade association representing the book supply chain, has selected its CoreSource® platform to manage digital assets and distribute e-content worldwide.

“BISG has a loyal base of members who have been benefiting from our research reports and best practice documents for decades,” said Angela Bole, Deputy Executive Director of BISG. “We see our work with Ingram and its CoreSource platform as a means for expanding our reach and giving an entirely untapped market the opportunity to gain from access to authoritative content focused on the inner workings of the modern book business.”

The CoreSource platform will provide BISG with comprehensive tools to manage and expand the reach of its digital content to consumers worldwide. Digital publications will continue to be available directly from BISG and will also be available through Ingram's global distribution network. The first BISG publication to be integrated into the CoreSource platform, Development, Use, and Modification of Book Product Metadata (ISBN: 978-193-675-7176), is now currently available through Amazon, Barnes &, Kobo, and Apple®, among others. Ingram's print-on-demand unit Lightning Source® will continue to manufacture print material for the group.

BISG promotes book industry standards and best practices, and provides unique forums for industry professionals to collectively share and address issues affecting the efficiency and effectiveness of the international book trade. BISG also conducts and publishes valuable research related to the size of the book industry, consumer attitudes toward e-book reading, student attitudes toward content in higher education, and other topics related to the successful operation of the supply chain.

"Ingram is a long time supporter of BISG, and we are pleased to support their valuable book industry research and publications with an integrated print and digital solution," said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. "We look forward to supporting the important work and contributions of the BISG for years to come."

The Ingram® CoreSource platform is an easy to use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. The platform delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally.

About The Book Industry Study Group
The Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) is the book industry's leading trade association for policy, standards, and research. The mission of BISG is to create a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry. Membership consists of publishers, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers, librarians, and others engaged in the business of print and electronic media. For over 35 years, BISG has provided a forum for all industry professionals to come together and efficiently address issues and concerns to advance the book community. Learn more about BISG at

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) is comprised of several subsidiaries to Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram includes a comprehensive suite of publishing industry services companies 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 Group LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Periodicals LLC, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services LLC, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, and ICG Ventures LLC.