Digital Publisher Open Road Media Moving Into Print Distribution

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Open Road Integrated Media selects Ingram Publisher Services to print and distribute copies of its E-riginals

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. “Since our inception, we have offered print-on-demand versions of all our E-riginals and of a small number of e-books of out-of-print titles. We find it is now time to broaden our reach into the retail space.”

“We are excited to work with Open Road and its authors,” said David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO, Ingram Content Group.  “Using our integrated physical book sales, print, and distribution services, Open Road can now  provide  consumers with the flexibility to experience their E-riginals and many beloved out of print books that they are bringing back to life, in multiple formats.”

The first selection of titles will include the following E-riginals: Home in the Morning and One More River by Mary Glickman, The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge, Madboy by Richard Kirschenbaum, Listen to Bob Marley: The Man, The Music The Revolution written by Bob Marley and selected by Cedella Marley, The Habit by Susan Morse and The Man in the Empty Boat by Mark Salzman.

The following e-books will also be available in print form: Good Times, Bad Times by Sir Harold Evans, Raquela by Ruth Gruber, Damage by Josephine Hart, Texas Tomboy by Lois Lenski, Armageddon by Leon Uris and Shadow Magic by Patricia Wrede.

About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media is a digital publisher and multimedia content company. Open Road creates connections between authors and their audiences by marketing its e-books through a new proprietary online platform, which uses premium video content and social media. Open Road has published e-books from legendary authors including William Styron, Pat Conroy, Jack Higgins, Alice Walker, James Jones, and Virginia Hamilton, and has launched new e-stars like Mary Glickman.

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., 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

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