A simply better way to meet customer demand without overprinting. Take control of your printing costs—print only what you sell, and create a clear path to more sales plus lower overheads using Ingram’s Lightning Source® print-on-demand service.
Incredibly scalable, print-on-demand from Lightning Source is designed to help you not only cut the cost of printing, but also expand your market reach and optimize profits on every book sold, whether one copy or 1,000.
Dramatically increase your market exposure through more than 39,000 retailers, libraries, and more.
Improve inventory control and significantly reduce overhead by eliminating book warehousing costs.
Fast turn-around times. Most book orders print and ship within 48 hours.
Revive backlist sales and ensure every title in your catalog is always in-print so you never miss a sale.
Access to the largest global book distribution network of wholesalers, retailers, and book sellers.
Fulfillment specialists working behind the scenes to ensure customers get their book orders on time.
A technological publishing feat of innovation, on-demand book printing cuts the distance and time between you and your customers by only printing the books you need, when you need them.
Upload your titles to Lightning Source.
Titles are made available to our global book distribution network.
Customers order your titles—online or in stores.
Lightning Source prints only those books.
You choose if books are shipped direct to you or your customers.
"Ingram has stepped up and essentially rescued Gwendy's Final Task from certain disaster by fulfilling multiple high quantity print orders at an affordable cost and a workable time frame. Meeting retail demand will still present a challenge for us, but thanks to Ingram, it's now a possibility."
— Cemetery Dance Publications
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