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Ingram Content Group’s Lightning Source Celebrates 25-Year Milestone

October 26, 2023

NASHVILLE, TENN (October 25, 2023) – Lightning Source®, Ingram Content Group’s (“Ingram”) award-winning print-on-demand service, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. Since 1998, Lightning Source has provided publishers and authors access to the most comprehensive bookselling channels in the industry and has since grown to become the premier world-wide print-on-demand service. Lightning Source serves publishers in 148 countries, six continents and in over 350 languages.

“It’s a rare moment when you are able to celebrate the longevity of a service that has revolutionized the industry in the way Lightning Source print-on-demand services has been able to achieve,” says Shawn Morin, Ingram Content Group President and CEO. “From the largest of publishers to the newest of authors, the ability for Lightning Source to print and distribute a book to order has brought hundreds of millions of books to readers around the world that may not otherwise have had access to our extensive catalog.”

Lightning Source supports publishers of all sizes providing fast, low-cost, and high-quality print-on-demand services, effectively transforming the traditional printing business model into a modern, efficient option. With availability to over 40,000 retailers and libraries, Lighting Source gives authors and publishers access to the largest global book distribution network of wholesalers, retailers, and booksellers. Publishers can print as many books as they need, when and where they need them, quickly and cost-effectively, getting their books into the hands of readers faster than ever.

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About Ingram Content Group |
The world is reading, and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries, and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and other services for the publishing industry. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, Tennessee Book Company LLC, Ingram Content Group UK Ltd., and Ingram Content Group Australia Pty Ltd.

Pictured L-R: John Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Ingram Industries, Shawn Morin, Ingram Content Group President and CEO, and Kelly Gallagher, VP of Content Acquisition at Ingram Content Group