Lightning Source Inc.
New York, NY (June 19, 2012) – Kensington, the independent publisher known for innovative and wide-ranging publishing, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine program (EBM), via arrangement with Lightning Source, making its titles available through EBM’s “digital-to-print at retail” sales channel.
Transaction Publishers, a major independent publisher of social science books, has signed the Lightning Source Espresso Addendum, making a growing number of its titles available via the Espresso Book Machine’s “digital-to-print at retail (DPR)” sales channel.
“Transaction is pleased that such a large number of our new and backlist titles will now be available from The Espresso Book Machine,” says Mary Curtis, President of Transaction Publishers. “The idea that our print books will be instantly available to readers anywhere in the world adds an exciting new dimension to our publishing program, and will be welcomed by authors and readers alike.”
Red Wheel/Weiser, the well-known metaphysical and self-help book publisher, has joined On Demand Books’ growing Espresso Book Machine program (EBM), via arrangement with Lightning Source.
Just a few years ago, readers paid little attention to books published by independent (indie) authors. Self-published books were considered second rate, not worth the investment of hard-earned cash. Today, with attractive eBook prices and quality that rivals that of books published by New York houses, readers are turning in droves to indie-authored books. In fact, more than half the top 20 books on Amazon’s current Kindle “Movers and Shakers” list—hot books rising fastest up the Amazon sales ranks—are indie or small press published. Why then, given their popularity, are so few indie
While the glitter and flash of ebooks, e-readers and tablets get all the mainstream media attention—and pundits predict the end of printed books—traditional printed volumes still represent enormous opportunity for print providers. According to Caslon & Company, monochrome books will account for up to 85 billion pages through 2016 and color books are expected to make up some 15 billion pages in the same period. Little wonder that savvy print providers are adding capabilities, technology and workflows to carve out a presence in this burgeoning market.
Nashville, TN - Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, has selected Ingram Publisher Services and Lightning Source, Ingram Content Group companies, to distribute print versions of a group of its e-books. The program will begin in March 2012. "As a digital company, we have not distributed print editions of our e-books. Working with Ingram Publisher Services and Lightning Source allows us to stay focused on publishing our e-books," said Christopher Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Open Road Integrated Media.
The University of New Mexico Press, University of South Carolina Press and Indiana University Press have selected Ingram Content Group Inc. CoreSource as their digital content distribution system. The University Press of Florida, University of Virginia Press, and Wesleyan University Press recently enhanced their CoreSource relationship with the CoreSource Plus option.
To expand the market reach for its Christian publishing program, HarperCollins Publishers has selected Ingram Publisher Services/Spring Arbor as its exclusive distributor to the Christian market. Ingram Publisher Services will distribute a diverse list of authors and titles from HarperCollins beginning January 1, 2012.
Ingram Publisher Services Inc. announced an agreement with Granta Publications. Granta Publications has selected Ingram to expand the reach of their content to more readers worldwide. Granta Publications is an independent literary publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles in the U.K. with imprints Granta Books, Portobello Books and Granta Magazine.
During the past 18 months, digital printing has dramatically increased its penetration of the book market. The recession has in some cases provided a boost to digital book manufacturing, as publishers take a harder look at their processes and cut back on inventory and waste.