Longleaf Services has signed a third-party logistics agreement with La Vergne-based Ingram Content Group Inc.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release.
Starting the fourth quarter, Ingram will begin to manage warehousing, fulfillment, print-on-demand and e-book content for Longleaf Services clients.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based University of North Carolina Press launched Longleaf in 2006.
"Longleaf Services recognizes that the future of publishing requires adapting the business model," Mark Ouimet, Ingram Publisher Services vice president and general manager, said in a release. "We are pleased that they have chosen Ingram solutions to grow their business and enhance the services they provide to their important academic clients."
Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that New York University Press, Penn State University Press, University Press of Kansas, Ohio University Press and the University Press of Mississippi have selected the company’s CoreSource digital asset management platform for the storage, management and distribution of digital content.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release (read here).
Each of the new presses takes advantage of Ingram's print-on-demand services through Lightning Source.
Relatedly, the Penn State, Ohio, Kansas and Mississippi university presses have elected to use Ingram's CoreSource Plus, which manages the business relationship with e-book re-sellers in addition to asset distribution.
"The digital age provides new opportunities for the publication and distribution of scholarly content," Marcus Woodburn (pictured), Ingram Content Group vice president of digital products, said in the release. "We are happy to welcome these new presses on board, and are pleased that Ingram's integrated physical and digital distribution solutions and worldwide market reach will have a role in helping the valuable content of these prominent presses easily get their content into the hands of educators, students and researchers."
Ingram Content Group Inc., which is headquartered in La Vergne, is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc.
Vital Source Technologies, Inc. — Ingram Content Group’s e-textbook solution for publishers, academic institutions and students — has finalized an agreement to provide e-textbook management and distribution for Canada-based career training provider CDI College.
Specific terms of the deal, announced Wednesday, were not disclosed.
The VitalSource Bookshelf platform is used by more than 300 publishers and about 2.9 million registered users worldwide, according to Ingram Content.
"Digital adoption continues to grow dramatically in higher education, and our VitalSource platform gives CDI College a scalable and flexible platform to provide convenient anytime, anywhere access to the interactive and media-rich e-textbooks that are in demand today," Kent Freeman, Vital Source chief operating officer, said in a released. “We are pleased that our e-textbook platform is already contributing to the success of CDI College and the students they serve.”
Ingram Content Group is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc.
Ingram Content Group announced Tuesday it will add more than 12,000 Harlequin titles to the platform.
The titles will be both frontlist and backlist, nonfiction and fiction, and will be from multiple Harlequin imprints. The company will continue to use Ingram's Lightning Source print-on-demand solution.
"As e-book use continues to climb, we're seeing an increase in the adoption and offering of digital content through our MyiLibrary platform," Dan Sheehan (pictured), Ingram Content Group library services vice president and general manager, said in a release. "Using the platform, Harlequin will expand the reach of its content to the many libraries that are developing digital programs to meet the needs of their patrons.”
Harlequin is a publisher of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,200 authors from around the world. Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in London, New York, Toronto and Sydney.
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