Indiana University Press taps Ingram for book distribution

Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that Indiana University Press has selected Ingram Publisher Services for U.S. and Canadian book distribution.

Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed in a release.

La Vergne-based Ingram Publisher Services is currently handling distribution for IU Press in the U.S. and Canada with integrated e-book distribution through Ingram's CoreSource platform and print-on-demand book manufacturing and fulfillment though Ingram's Lightning Source solution.

As a result of the agreement, IU Press will grow the reach of content to more outlets worldwide and gain increased flexibility in the management of physical and digital distribution, Ingram said in the release. Using integrated Ingram services, the press will have more time and resources for its core business as a publisher of academic, trade and reference titles, and journals.

"By using a full range of Ingram services, leading university presses like Indiana can focus more of their efforts on creating relevant content for today's dynamic market," Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager of Ingram Publisher Services, said in the release.

Established in 1950, Indiana University Press is one of the nation’s larger university publishers. It publishes approximately 150 new books annually, in addition to 29 journals, and maintains a backlist of more than 2,000 titles. The press emphasizes scholarship but also publishes textbook, trade, and reference titles.