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Ingram's CoreSource Announces Addition of Kensington Books

May 23, 2019


NASHVILLE, TN – CoreSource®, Ingram’s digital asset management and distribution platform, announces that Kensington Publishing Corp. will move its digital business to CoreSource beginning July 1, 2019. Kensington will use CoreSource and CoreSource Plus to manage and globally distribute its growing catalog of 5,500 titles.

As part of the new agreement, Kensington will also utilize Marketing Insights, Ingram’s new innovative marketing service that automatically monitors publishers’ titles across the Web and alerts them to actions that they can take to improve discoverability and potential sales.

Kensington, a family-owned, American independent publisher, has a long, notable history with Ingram, another family-owned company in the content industry. For decades, Kensington has been a wholesale customer of Ingram and was the very first publisher to join Lightning Source®, Ingram’s print on demand business. Kensington’s The Hanged Man by T.J. MacGregor was the first book ever printed at Lightning Source.

Steven Zacharius, Kensington’s President and CEO, said “we are excited to be working with the leading digital distributor in the business and especially look forward to implementing the knowledge gained from using Marketing Insights. We are happy to be joining the Ingram family.”

“We are honored to welcome Kensington Publishing. With CoreSource’s flexibility, speed and broader reach, we will help its digital content reach more readers around the world,” said Marcus Woodburn, Ingram’s Vice President, Digital Services. “We welcome Kensington’s decision to join the CoreSource family and, once again to be a pioneer with a new Ingram service. Marketing Insights will enhance its ability to make sure that all Kensington titles are optimally positioned in the marketplace.”

About Kensington Publishing

Founded in 1974, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as Chairman, President and CEO, and Adam Zacharius as Vice-President and General Manager. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read. 

The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints – Kensington Books, Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, Citadel Press and Lyrical Press – are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, and commercial fiction titles. Visit

About Ingram |

The world is reading and Ingram Content Groupâ (“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.

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