Ingram Expands Publisher Manufacturing Services with Life Print Program24-May-2013
Full-service program centralizes title management and integrates flexible costs with service levels
NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced the launch of its Life PrintSM program, a comprehensive solution for publishers to manage the complete life cycle of print books.
“At Ingram, we are committed to offering publishers innovative solutions for manufacturing and distributing content,” said Larry Brewster, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, Ingram Content Group. “We created the Life Print program to simplify the manufacturing and distribution process, offering a one-stop, cost-effective source for managing all titles in one place.”
Ingram’s Life Print program gives publishers the flexibility to manage all frontlist, backlist and long tail titles from one source, using one file and one order process. Publishers can manufacture books in any quantity, from a single copy to a high-volume print run, regardless of where a book is in its life cycle.
The program integrates print on demand with Ingram’s high-volume, offset book printing affiliates to provide a seamless solution with a simple pricing structure. Publishers have the option to select expedited or standard service levels to quickly adjust to changes in demand.
The choices available through Ingram's Life Print program broaden the scope of Ingram's print service options for publishers. The Life Print program is available for most books and trim sizes and includes both black-and-white and color book types.
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.