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Ingram to Give Publishers Access to Apple iBookstore

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April 1 – April 8, 2010 Edition Ingram to Give Publishers Access to Apple iBookstore

La VERGNE, TN/AUTHORLINK NEWS/April 5, 2010–Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that it will provide publisher content to Apple’s new iBookstore.

Through CoreSource®, Ingram’s solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content, publishers will be able to submit eBooks to iBookstore for availability on Apple’s new iPad.

“Digital book distribution is changing the publishing industry, and Apple is positioned to be a key player with the iPad. With Ingram, Apple is working with industry experts who understand the fundamentals of book distribution and the complexities of the digital model. We’re pleased to be able to offer this new channel to publishers,” said Phil Ollila, Chief Content Officer, Ingram Content Group.

Ingram will help manage the relationship between publishers and Apple. This will enable a publisher’s catalog to be ingested, converted into ePub, Apple’s required format, and submitted to the iBookstore.

Ingram currently distributes over 500,000 digital assets to major retailers and distributors worldwide. Ingram invests in the latest digital technologies and resources so publishers can invest in the next generation of eBooks.

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., 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.