We look forward to expanding the reach of the Omnibus Press list of titles to the US marketplace.
La Vergne, TN (Vocus) March 18, 2010
Ingram Publisher Services Inc. (IPS), the full-service book distribution division of Ingram Content Group Inc., today announced a new agreement with Omnibus Press, a division of the Music Sales Group, a major organization in the worldwide music industry and Europe’s largest printed music publisher.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram will provide comprehensive distribution services for a wide range of imprints under the Omnibus Press umbrella of companies. Publishing imprints included in the program include Omnibus Press, Schirmer Trade Books, Bobcat Books, Vision On Publishing, Gramophone Publications and Rogan House.
“At Omnibus Press, our goal was to work with a single provider that could give us the market access we need for long term success,” said Steve Wilson, Executive Vice President, Omnibus Press. “As the book industry continues to transform, it is important for us to have a partner that has a full suite of proven integrated book solutions under one roof, and with Ingram we achieve that.”
In addition to distribution services from IPS, Omnibus Press will continue to capitalize upon the unified solution set of the Ingram Content Group, with its continued use of print on demand solutions from Ingram’s Lightning Source division. “We have a growing list of titles already in the Lightning system and we see more titles being added,” Mr. Wilson commented.
“We are pleased to welcome Omnibus Press and the other imprints to the IPS family of distribution clients,” said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, IPS. “The team at Omnibus Press has clear goals and objectives that they hope to reach, and they understand the benefits of collaborating with a content delivery leader in achieving those goals.” Mr. Ouimet continued, “We look forward to expanding the reach of the Omnibus Press list of titles to the US marketplace.”
Omnibus Press, one of the world’s largest specialty publishers of music-related books publishes approximately 30 new titles per year and has over 250 titles currently in print. Best known for rock and pop themed titles, the press is notable for its in-depth biographies about leading musical artists and bands such as Abba, ACDC, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and U2. The most recent titles published about emerging new talent include books on artists Black Flag, Pink and the latest global sensation Lady Gaga. Omnibus also publishes reference trivia books, its popular In Their Own Words series and the Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers series.
Schirmer Trade Books is dedicated to publishing educational, entertaining and inspirational books about all aspects of music with a focus on the recording arts, music business and genre histories. Some of Schirmer’s bestselling titles include Music, Money, and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry by award-winning authors Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec and The Independent Film Producers Business and Survival Guide by film Industry attorneys Mark Halloran, Gunnar Erickson and Harris Tulchen. Schirmer Trade Books publishes 10 new titles a year and boasts an extensive backlist.
Vision On primarily publishes pristine full color coffee table photo books. Recent books to note include Trust: Photographs of Jim Marshall, Metallica by Ross Halfin and Led Zeppelin by Neal Preston – the latter two being the respective bands’ official photographers.
Omnibus Press recently announced their new website http://www.omnibuspressusa.com where regular information about new titles and interesting music trivia will keep visitors to the site involved and informed. In addition to the new website, visit Omnibus Press on Twitter and Facebook which will be launching later this month.
About Music Sales Corporation:
Music Sales Corporation is part of The Music Sales Group, which maintains wholly owned companies in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris, Sydney, and Tokyo. Music Sales Corporation owns, manages, and exploits over 200,000 music copyrights spanning every genre of popular music and is the parent company of preeminent classical music publisher G. Schirmer. Music Sales is also Europe’s largest printed music publisher, distributing products worldwide. Altogether, the Music Sales Group maintains a vital and influential presence in the worldwide music industry. For more information visit http://www.musicsales.com
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 http://www.ingrampublisherservices.com or http://www.ingramcontent.com
Contact: Keel Hunt 615.321.3110