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Follett, VitalSource, ingram

Follett, VitalSource Partner on One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles

[Press Release] Follett, VitalSource Integration Promotes One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles Students can easily access their digital content in one spot without entering passcodes WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017 – A new collaboration between Follett Higher Education Group and VitalSource Technologies LLC is making it easier for college students to...

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Ingram Academic Services Signs 2 University Presses at FBF

At the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, Ingram Academic Services signed the University of Ottawa Press and Stanford University Press to multi-year agreements for print and digital sales and distribution. Full press release below: Ingram Academic Services signs Leading University Presses around Frankfurt Book Fair FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The annual Frankfurt Book...

arcs, advance review copies, books, ebooks, authors, netgalley

What Authors Should Know About Advance Review Copies

One of the key elements of a professional marketing and publicity campaign is the advance review copy (ARC)—also known as a galley—usually produced and distributed three to six months before the final book goes on sale. ARCs get used for many purposes, but mainly: • To gather professional, industry reviews, from...

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Ingram Launches Ingram Academic Services

Ingram announced today the launch of Ingram Academic Services. The announcement marks the first joint initiative between Ingram and Perseus since Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’s distribution businesses. Ingram Academic Services offers customized resources, tools and services to university presses and academic publishers. “Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways...

boclips, knowledgemotion

Knowledgemotion Gets Funding from Ingram; Makes Deal with Pearson

Knowledgemotion announced today that it has received a “strategic investment” from ICG Ventures Inc., which is part of Ingram. In a separate announcement, Knowledgemotion said it has entered a multi-year “supply and services agreement” with Pearson. Full press release below: UK-based Knowledgemotion Receives Funding from Ingram Content Group Knowledgemotion also enters...

publishers, data, big data

The Digital Economy Makes Way for Native Retailing

The evolution of book buying continues to progress from a physical, pick-and-pay method of retailing to a highly sophisticated form of a digital, buy-on-demand model. With the help of native retailing through platforms, a seller is able to reach potential customers wherever they are and wherever they interact with a book....

VitalSource

VitalSource Partners with Clever to Streamline Bookshelf Platform

VitalSource, Ingram’s education technology division, announced today that it has partnered with Clever to enhance its digital content delivery platform, Bookshelf. VitalSource will incorporate technology from Clever to increase security and create “seamless and secure data integration” between Bookshelf and schools’ student information systems. Full press release below: VitalSource Continues to...

big data, machine learning, chatbots, Digital Book World

W3C and IDPF Exploring Plans to Combine

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) announced yesterday that the two organizations have mutual interest in combining to advance publishing technologies at a faster rate. Tim Berners-Lee, director of W3C, and Bill McCoy, executive director of IDPF, revealed the plans following Berners-Lee’s keynote address...

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VitalSource Launches Digital Content Authoring Platform

Ingram announced today the launch of VitalSource Content Studio, which aims to simplify digital publishing for educators, academic publishers and corporate training professionals. The new service, according to a press release, is “designed to enhance the learning experience” by giving users the tools to author digital-first content that is “standards-based, responsive,...

books, publishers, search, discovery, metadata

Experimenting to Build the Right Ebook Pricing Strategy

What are effective ebook pricing strategies in today’s book business? Based on trends we observe at Ingram Content Group from both publishers and readers, we think about three general segments for ebooks: entertainment value, education value and marketing value. Entertainment Value Most trade ebooks generally fit into the entertainment value segment....

Ingram on Finding the Right Ebook Pricing Strategy

Ingram on Finding the Right Ebook Pricing Strategy

What are effective ebook pricing strategies in today’s book business? Based on trends we observe at Ingram Content Group from both publishers and readers, we think about three general segments for ebooks: entertainment value, education value and marketing value. Entertainment Value Most trade ebooks generally fit into the entertainment value segment....

Digital Book World

What Today’s Investors Are Looking for in Publishers

For investors dealing with content, it’s not enough for publishers to be digitally savvy. Rather, they should know how to engage an audience and leverage data to create products customers want. In a panel at Digital Book World 2016 that featured Wiley’s Jon Semel, Wicks Group’s Tom Kearney, Ingram’s David Rolin, and New...

w3c, idpf, epub, ebooks

John Ingram on the State of Publishing

John Ingram, chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group, has been leading the successful transformation of the company for some time now. And what was once primarily a book wholesaler has become a comprehensive, innovation-driven company that, founder and Ingram’s father, E. Bronson Ingram, may not recognize. John Ingram will be...

Digital Book World

5 Questions with John Ingram, CEO, Ingram Content Group

John Ingram, chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group, has been leading the successful transformation of the company for some time now. And what was once primarily a book wholesaler has become a comprehensive, innovation-driven company that, founder and Ingram’s father, E. Bronson Ingram, may not recognize. John Ingram will be...

Vital Source Launches Interactive Content Tools for Education Publishers

[Press Release] Vital Source Collaborates with Metrodigi to Enable Production of Interactive Content Initiative Gives Publishers Tools to Create Interactive Course Materials, Available through VitalSource Bookshelf eReader ORLANDO, FL –Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s leading digital textbook solution, and Metrodigi®, the leading global cloud-based content creation software company, today...

Enhanced Ebooks and Authors

Writing content to make use of digital capabilities, James Frey launches ebook publishing venture, Hachette author slams Amazon, Kobo rolls out 'Gone Girl' contest, Apple's latest legal woes and more.

Ingram and ProQuest Expand Ebook Partnership, Targeting Libraries

[Press Release] Ingram and ProQuest Expand Ebook Collaboration More titles from ebrary® and EBL™ available through OASIS®, with more points of platform integration, make e-book ordering easier for libraries Ingram Content Group Inc., and ProQuest LLC today announced an expanded e-book collaboration that benefits libraries worldwide. Earlier this year, the companies...

HarperCollins Adds Third Ebook Bundling Partner in Humble Bundle

HarperCollins is continuing to experiment with bundling content. A new deal will put HarperCollins ebooks into the hands of Humble Bundle readers, who pay what they want on a sliding scale and can also give to charity as they buy books. This deal follows new print-ebook bundling schemes with Ingram and...

Blurb Does Deal With Ingram to Help Indie Authors Get Into Bookstores

Self-publishing services provider Blurb has launched a series of initiatives designed to help indie authors get their print books into bookstores, one of the hurdles self-published authors face in terms of developing a large audience and one of the main advantages traditionally published authors enjoy. Through a deal with Ingram, the...

Report: Perseus-Hachette-Ingram Deal Falls Apart

The three-way deal that would have seen Hachette grow its U.S. revenues roughly 10% and content distributor Ingram swallow one of its main competitors has fallen apart, according to Publishers Lunch. Announced at the end of June, the blockbuster deal was set to close by the end of July. Ingram, the...

Ingram Takes Over Back-End Operations to Help Chegg Transition to Digital Revenue

[Press Release] Chegg and Ingram Form Strategic Alliance Accelerating Chegg’s Transition to Digital Revenue Chegg Maintains Student Brand, Owns Customer Relationship and Data, Leverages Ingram’s World-class Logistics, Inventory Management and Network of Warehouses Chegg, The Student Hub, today announced a significant strategic alliance with Ingram Content Group Inc., the world’s largest...

Ingram Inks Deal with SirsiDynix to Expand MyiLibrary Library Ebook Platform Reach

[Press Release] Ingram’s MyiLibrary Platform Available to More Libraries through SirsiDynix eResource Central Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a collaboration with SirsiDynix to expand the reach and simplify the discovery and delivery of e-content to more libraries worldwide. Ingram will integrate its MyiLibrary® e-book platform with SirsiDynix eResource Central to...

Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point?

The Amazon-Hachette feud has been on going for over a month. Everyone has an opinion. Most of the press and book industry pundits take Hachette’s side; even Stephen Colbert has weighed in. The usual Amazon defenders have stepped up with their commentary. I see both sides of the argument. This discussion...

Romance Ebook Sales Stats

Global sales insights from the popular genre, Amazon's new payment plan, Rizzoli partners with Kindle to crowd-source books, Candlewick Press targets YA crowd on Tumblr and much more.

Ingram Partners With EBSCO to Enhance OASIS Library Platform

[Press Release] Ingram Expands Content and Patron-Driven Acquisition Solutions for Libraries Integration with EBSCO provides more content and new tools in preferred library workflows Nashville, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it has enhanced the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) tools available for e-books on its OASIS® platform for academic libraries....

WOWIO Launches Ad-Supported Ebook App With 350,000 Titles Powered by Ingram

[Press Release] WOWIO Launches New Mobile eBook App with over 350,000 Titles Company to launch with broad selection of titles and popular book series Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a digital media company with a patented process for inserting ads into eBooks, a mobile eBook distribution platform, and a proprietary mobile ad network,...