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IBPA Announces New Program to Expand Members’ Distribution Options

Friday, February 11, 2011   (0 Comments)
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(Manhattan Beach, CA - February 2, 2011) -- The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) today announced a new program for IBPA member publishers.  The new program will provide IBPA members with options for title visibility on Ingram’s iPage®, the book industry’s most relevant and comprehensive title database tool and advertising opportunities through the company’s leading trade publications.  In addition, IBPA members will have print-on-demand options available to them through Ingram’s Lightning Source for book manufacturing and distribution to Ingram’s worldwide customer network.

“IBPA is pleased to be working with Ingram Content Group on behalf of our publishers,” said IBPA President Florrie Binford Kichler. “This agreement will allow all of our publishers to take advantage of Ingram’s distribution and marketing reach, giving small and independent publishers options to access Ingram Content Group’s US retail, international, and Library customers. Having books available through Ingram significantly levels the playing field for our publishers.”

“Ingram Content Group is committed to providing publishers with the most relevant content delivery solutions to help them grow their businesses,” said George Tattersfield, Vice President Merchandising, Ingram Content Group.  “We look forward to collaborating with the IBPA and are delighted to support both them and the independent publishers they work with, with solutions that expand market reach and sales opportunity.”

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