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November 19 – November 26, 2009 Edition
O’Reilly Media Extends Ingram Publisher Services Pact
LAVERGNE, TN/AUTHORLINK NEWS/11/17/09–Ingram Publisher Services Inc. (IPS), the full-service book distribution company of Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced that it has signed a new multi-year distribution agreement with O’Reilly Media, Inc.
On September 24, O’Reilly Media and Microsoft Press announced a joint arrangement to support and expand Microsoft Press. As a result of this new partnership, IPS and O’Reilly are expanding their long-standing relationship to support the Microsoft Press publishing program effective November 30.
“Ingram has executed flawlessly during our collaborative history together,” said Laura Baldwin, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of O’Reilly Media. “Our relationship with Ingram Publisher Services provides O’Reilly the flexibility and the agility we need to effectively manage our inventory and deliver our content on a global basis.
“As we ramp up to provide services for Microsoft Press, we can count on both the robust solutions that IPS offers and the team behind those solutions,” Ms. Baldwin continued. “I can’t think of any other istributor we would want working with us on this exciting new partnership.”
David “Skip” Prichard, President and CEO of Ingram Content Group said:
“The book industry is changing, and publishers need innovative and flexible inventory management and distribution solutions that allow them to react quickly as market situations evolve. The staff at O’Reilly understands the complexities of the supply chain and they look for suppliers that maximize their businesses. I am delighted and honored, too, that O’Reilly has chosen Ingram to be such a trusted partner.”
Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, IPS, said:
“O’Reilly Media and IPS share a common commitment to the success of the book in both printed and digital form and the connectivity and service to the multiple channels used to deliver books to readers. We are delighted to continue our partnership with a publisher the caliber of O’Reilly, and we are thrilled to extend our expertise to their exciting alliance with Microsoft Press.”
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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., Ingram Digital, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and Ingram Marketing Group Inc. For more information, visit www.ingrampublisherservices.com.