Ingram Introduces Fully-Managed Audiobook Distribution Through the CoreSource Plus Program

19-Mar-2019

NASHVILLE, TN (March 14, 2019)- CoreSource®, Ingram’s industry-leading digital asset management and distribution platform serving the publishing industry, announces the addition of the CoreSource Plus Audio service, incorporating distribution to a growing selection of audio retailers, including Kobo, one of the world’s largest eBookstores with millions of titles across 77 languages. 

CoreSource publisher clients, who have always had the ability to distribute their audio content directly through the platform, can now take advantage of the CoreSource Plus program to distribute and create revenue streams for audiobooks more easily. 

“The audiobook distribution network is changing rapidly for publishers and channel partners. CoreSource Plus now provides a comprehensive service that allows any publisher to take advantage of the future of audiobook distribution, making it easier to reach Ingram’s global network of audio distribution channel partners,” said Ingram’s Vice President for Digital Services Marcus Woodburn. “Through our growing selection of audio retailers, access to audiobooks just got easier for readers, and the audio book business is now more exciting for publishers.” 

CoreSource Plus publisher clients also have access to millions of readersand public library patrons through suppliers such as Libro.fm, Hoopla and OverDrive in the rapidly growing CoreSource Plus Audio network.

Ingram’s CoreSource platform allows publishers to archive, manage and streamline digital asset management and distribution through a single, powerful platform. With tens of thousands of audio titles, CoreSource has become one of the largest providers of audiobook content to the industry.

Designed to help publishers realize the full potential of any digital content distribution, CoreSource provides a single point to submit digital content and metadata, allowing files to move swiftly and safely to any of the 450+ business partners.  

About Ingram | www.ingramcontent.com

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 digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.

About Kobo | www.kobo.com

Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, offering more than 5 million eBooks and magazines to millions of users across the world. It is our mission to empower booklovers to read more – because we believe reading makes the world a better place. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience, offering one of the world's largest catalogues with millions of titles, award-winning eReaders and top-ranking apps. Kobo is owned by eCommerce company Rakuten Inc.

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