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Kensington Titles Coming to an Espresso Book Machine Near You
June 25, 2012

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.

“Kensington is thrilled to be part of the Espresso Book Machine network. Even as digital book sales continue to grow, bookstores remain an important place for customers to shop for physical books. The goal of this initiative is to give the local bookseller the ability to provide customers with a larger selection of Kensington titles in their hands,” said Steven Zacharius, President and CEO, Kensington Publishing Corp. “For authors this is a win-win as their titles—both front and backlist—will be more broadly available.”

Transaction Publishers Joins the Espresso Book Machine Network
May 18, 2012

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.”

Why You Can't Find Indies In Bookstores
April 11, 2012

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

The Burgeoning Business of Books
March 1, 2012

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.

Open Road Integrated Media Selects Ingram Publisher Services to Print and Distribute Copies of its E-riginals
February 28, 2012

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.

Granta Publications Selects Ingram Publisher Services for Sales and Distribution
December 16, 2011

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.

Digital Printing: Poised For Growth
September 1, 2011

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.