Ingram Launches Academic Services for University Presses and Academic Publishers

Press release:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — July 26, 2016 — Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and academic publishers fulfill their missions.

“Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways we’ve quickly combined the strengths of both Ingram and Perseus’ distribution businesses to create greater value for our clients,” says Sabrina McCarthy, VP and general manager, Perseus Distribution Services. “We saw immediate opportunity to collaborate and join our expertise, services and passion for this market to create an unparalleled service with Ingram Academic Services.”

Ingram Academic Services combines global reach and distribution operational excellence with deep publishing and marketplace expertise, all tailored for university presses and academic publishers.

“The new Perseus and Ingram Publisher Services collaboration captures not only the combined resources of two distribution giants, but the collective imagination of some of the most creative people in our business,” relays Peter Dougherty, director, Princeton University Press. “At Princeton University Press, we look forward to working with this extraordinary team in building the distribution service of the future.”

Ingram Academic Services will work with an advisory board comprised of university presses and academic publishers from around the world to continually enhance services and discover new opportunities.

“We are working for and with university presses and academic publishers, staying attuned to their needs, challenges and goals, so we may provide the right technology, tools and services to help them thrive and grow,” adds Heidi Sachner, VP, Ingram Academic Services, Perseus Distribution.

Ingram Academic Services provides university presses and academic publishers with the resources to advance scholarship in their communities and around the world through customized services from Ingram, including warehousing, print-on-demand network, digital asset management services and metadata management system, as well as far-reaching sales representation.

Clients of Ingram Academic Services include university presses and academic publishers from around the globe such as Brookings Institution Press, Columbia University Press, Indiana University Press, Minnesota Historical Society Press, New York University Press, Princeton University Press, University of California Press, University of Regina Press and Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries. The company got its start in 1964 as a textbook depository and has since grown and transformed into a comprehensive publishing industry services company that offers numerous solutions, including physical book distribution, print-on-demand and digital services. Committed to the success of its partners, Ingram works closely with publishers, retailers, libraries and schools around the world to provide them with the right products and services to help them succeed in the dynamic and increasingly complex world of content publishing.

Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source, VitalSource Technologies, Ingram Periodicals, Ingram International, Ingram Library Services, Spring Arbor Distributors, Ingram Publisher Services, Tennessee Book Company, and ICG Ventures Inc.

Source: Ingram

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