Ingram’s Vital Source Expands E-textbook Offering With Acquisition of VPG Integrated Media
Ingram’s acquisition of VPG is part of the company’s growth strategy for VitalSource®, the preferred and most used e-textbook and content delivery platform in use today with 1.6 million registered users and a presence on 6000 campuses in 180 countries. Under the terms of the agreement, VPG has become part of Vital Source, Ingram Content Group’s e-textbook arm.
“At Ingram, we are fully committed to the education space and we will continue to invest in the newest print, digital, distribution and interactive technologies that will help more content reach more people globally,” said David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO, Ingram Content Group.
ABOUT VPG INTEGRATED MEDIA VPG is a leading developer of interactive applications and rich media products for educational publishers. VPG develops products for some of the most ambitious and successful programs in the education market, and its work affects the lives of hundreds of thousands of students each year. VPG is known in the industry for its enhanced e-Book and e-Whiteboard technologies, award-winning interactive applications, sophisticated integration with publisher technologies, and state-of-the-art video, audio, and animation production. VPG is based in Boston, where the company has an expert network of creative talent and academic advisors, as well as strong ties to a variety of trusted U.S. and off-shore production partners. For more information, visit www.vpg.com.
ABOUT INGRAM Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit www.ingramcontent.com