By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
David Taylor: ‘Connecting Great Content With More Retailers’One of the many announcements that flew by in the overload of last week’s London Book Fair was that Ingram Publisher Services UK is making distributed clients’ titles available for sale through the newly opened Ingram Wholesale Services UK.
Ingram Publisher Services is, of course, a brand of Ingram Content Group UK.
The company asserts that “in addition to improving availability, efficiency, and speed-to-market for both publishers and booksellers,” the new announcement signals a significant expansion of the number of titles offered through Ingram Wholesale Services UK to the book trade.
In a prepared statement, David Taylor, senior vice-president of Ingram Content Group in the United Kingdom, says, “Ingram Wholesale Services in the UK is another way of connecting great content with more retailers locally and efficiently.”
Kevin Hyer, Ingram Content Group’s director of international sales, is quoted, saying, “From the launch of Ingram Wholesale Services UK in September, the addition of the content from IPS UK distributed books was a major focus and goal.”
Matthew Dickie, a senior manager with Ingram Publisher Services UK, says that the news “strengthens our clients and the wider industry.”
Ingram Wholesale Services UK will be available via Ingram’s iPage service, which allows customers to view, place, and track orders in one online portal.
Adding IPS UK’s catalogue of titles, which comprises hundreds of thousands of books, will further streamline an already highly efficient ordering process for booksellers across the globe. Stock will be distributed to Ingram Wholesale Services UK from IPS UK’s existing warehouse in Milton Keynes.
“For publishers at Ingram Publisher Services UK, this will increase [potential] sales reach, while also introducing much-needed competition into the UK book market.”
Adding Ingram Publisher Services UK’s catalogue of titles, which comprises hundreds of thousands of books, will help streamline its ordering process for booksellers in many parts of the world, the company says. Stock will be distributed to Ingram Wholesale Services UK from Ingram Publisher Services UK’s warehouse in Milton Keynes.
For our international readers, Milton Keynes—where Ingram is headquartered in the United Kingdom—is in south central England, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of London.
Ingram Content Group’s UK service provides international physical and digital distribution, and the company’s network, combined with an integrated sales and marketing offering, can enable its clients’ titles reach booksellers, libraries, and online retailers worldwide.
A full list of Ingram Publishers Services clients in the United Kingdom is here.
For more information on Ingram Wholesale operations in the UK, retailers are invited to inquire at IngramUKWholesaleRetailers@ingramcontent.com, and publishers at IngramUKWholesalePublishers@ingramcontent.com.
More from Publishing Perspectives on Ingram Content Group and its subsidiaries is here, more on London Book Fair is here, and more on the United Kingdom’s book market is here.
Publishing Perspectives continues to recommend to our international business readership that the most effective way to release news for press consideration around one of the world industry’s main trade shows or book fairs is to place such announcements several weeks and even a month in advance of a given show. This allows time for interested industry players to learn about a vendor’s new development and schedule meetings during the fair itself.