HP and Lightning Source Ink Supplies Partnership

Lightning Source to deploy 24 PageWide Web Presses to deliver speed, quality, and efficiency to their publishers News highlights: Lightning Source names HP PageWide preferred inkjet press provider through 2024 with order of 24 new HP PageWide T240 HD color & mono digital presses, with services and supplies Multi-million dollar deal over seven years is […]

Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A Visit to IngramSpark – Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series for May 2016 with ideas for publishing success and an account of an eagerly awaited visit to IngramSpark/Lightning Source in Milton Keynes.   When I pushed through the exit doors of BBC Broadcasting House, I felt elated. I did not need to pay for the enormous […]

Lightning Source vs. IngramSpark | Video | Brian Kittrell

This is a general walkthrough video comparing IngramSpark and Lightning Source as potential choices for authors. The video was recorded and presented by Brian Kittrell who is an author and self-publishes his books through Late Nite Books. Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant If you found this review or article helpful, but you’re still looking for […]

Ingram Spark: A Flash of Lightning or A Bolt of Reality for Self-Publishers?

Something tells me that the word ‘Spark’ is going to be on the lips of many self-published authors over the coming  months and I’m sure there will be many articles, lines and comments written about a path yet to be taken by many indie publishers. Working with Lightning Sourcedirectly has become a common path for […]

CreateSpace – Reviewed (Update Aug 2018) [DEFUNCT]

CreateSpace is the publishing engine of global online retailer and publisher Amazon, the company everyone either wants to love or hate. Createspace began life in 2002 as CustomFlix Labs (DVD), originally intended to make widespread distribution easier for independent filmmakers by providing on-demand DVD production. In 2000, a small group of writers pooled resources to form Booksurge […]

Indie Publishing Workshop at HNS London | Video by Richard Denning

This video is from the recent Historical Novel Society’s Conference held on September 30th, 2012. The piece features Helen Hollick, a commercially and self-published author, Richard Denning, a self-published author with his own imprint, and Helen Hart, owner and founder of Silverwood Books, a self-publishing service for authors. Related articles Penguin takes Breathing series by […]

The American Book Center: Building Writer and Reader Communities with The EBM

For the past two years The American Book Center—with stores in Amsterdam and The Hague in the Netherlands—has had an Espresso Book Machine installed on site. The machine is capable of printing, binding and trimming a paperback book on demand in minutes and is linked to a database of various repositories (including Lightning Source publisher […]

Fast-print.net at LBF 2012 | Printers Are Not Publishing Services

A few years ago TIPM did do a full review of Fast-print.net (owned by PrintonDemand Worldwide)and I later withdrew the review from the magazine for reasons explained here. So it was interesting when I learned a few months ago PrintonDemand would be a primary sponsor of the event. I should add that the PrintonDemand booth […]

Lightning Source Expand Print Operations With EPAC Print Agreement

Lightning Source is to expand its global print operations with the announcement of a licensing agreement between Ingram Content Group and EPAC Print. From the press release: Ingram Content Group licenses EPAC Technologies book manufacturing technology and expands Lightning Source operations NASHVILLE, TN – Ingram Content Group today announced a licensing agreement with EPAC Technologies […]