Erin Cox interviews John Ingram, CEO of Ingram Content Holdings, talks about Ingram’s new global distribution venture called Global Connect, and about the company’s digital future.
Late last month, Ingram Content Group launched Global Connect, a printing and distribution program, and recently announced a partnership with Brazilian distributor Singular.
Takeaways from the event: the lines between tradition and innovation are being blurred, options are proliferating, quality control and metadata matter.
International digital players are targeting the 500-million strong Spanish-language market. Scary stuff for Spanish-language publishers, who need to prepare.
MintRight CEO Stanislav Mamonov explains how he built a truly global e-book conversion and distribution platform, why Europe is behind and Brazil’s booming.
Ingram’s VitalSource supplies 80,000 digital textbooks in 17 languages to 1.6 million students and faculty at 6,000 campuses in 180 countries.
Russia’s book business is valued at between $2-3bn annually, but shockingly little is known about it in the West.
Japan’s e-book market remains small. Publishers been reluctant to support e-books out of fear losing revenue and challenging their own distribution monopoly.
India’s publishing industry faces rising challenges for editorial departments, new business models for distribution, and the rise of agenting in India.
For many overseas publishers, breaking into the American market is the holy grail. Digital distribution has made it much easier.