Ingram Publisher Services and Diversion Distribution Services work to help romance authors sizzle

17-Dec-2015

New relationship enables self-published romance authors to reach more readers

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Ingram Publisher Services, an Ingram Content Group company, today announced a new relationship with Diversion Distribution Services that enables best-selling romance authors to enhance the production, marketing and distribution of their content.

“Diversion Distribution Services and Ingram Publisher Services will combine our individual areas of expertise to enable self-published authors to expand their reach into all markets where books are sold,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager, Ingram Publisher Services.

Ingram Publisher Services will work with EverAfter, the romance imprint of Diversion Distribution Services, to help create a comprehensive package for authors.

Through EverAfter, authors will have access to enhanced marketing, editorial and design services. EverAfter authors will also benefit from the dedicated Ingram Publisher Services sales and operations teams who will sell and distribute their titles broadly into bookstores, online retailers, libraries and non-bookstore markets alike.

“There is increasing interest from self-published authors to expand their audience into new markets and to gain access to a robust sales and distribution platform. By collaborating with Ingram Publisher Services, Diversion Distribution Services can offer a deep and diverse capability to today's authors in all aspects of publishing,”said Scott Waxman, CEO and Co-Founder of Diversion Publishing Corp., parent company of Diversion Distribution Services.

The romance genre has experienced an exponential year-over-year growth trend, with over $1 billion in sales last year. The increasing demand for romance titles—that include romance categories like contemporary romance, erotic, erotica and Scottish romance—fuels the need to streamline the process for successful authors to provide content in a variety of formats to eager readers.

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.

About Diversion Distribution Services
Diversion Distribution Services is the newest enterprise of the rapidly growing Diversion Publishing Corp. Diversion Distribution builds off the infrastructure of a publisher, utilizing traditional models of production, marketing, sales, and distribution, paired with the digital innovation and expertise that has served as the backbone of the company from its earliest days. Diversion Distribution connects entities from self-published authors to small presses to provide enhanced marketing, production, and distribution services, working to bring their works to a wider audience.