Ingram Publisher Services Announces New Clients Insight Guides and Berlitz Publishing

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Ingram Publisher Services Inc. will provide distribution services to APA Publications, owners of the leading language and travel brands Berlitz Publishing and Insight Guides.

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Ingram Publisher Services has a fantastic supply record and the depth of market coverage we need to expand our customer base and increase sales.

Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced an agreement with APA Publications, owners of the leading language and travel brands Berlitz Publishing and Insight Guides.

“We spoke with a number of distributors during our evaluation process and were very impressed with Ingram’s professionalism and their understanding of our potential and desire to grow our Berlitz and Insight divisions,” said Katharine Leck, Managing Director, APA Publications. “Ingram Publisher Services has a fantastic supply record and the depth of market coverage we need to expand our customer base and increase sales.”

Ms. Leck continued, “Working with Ingram, I am confident we will accomplish our immediate and long-range goals, and I couldn’t be more delighted about our work together.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Publisher Services will provide comprehensive distribution services for the North American market for a wide range of products for both Insight Guides and Berlitz Publishing. Ingram Publisher Services will begin distributing both brands beginning September 19, 2010.

Insight Guides, founded in 1970, is one of the world’s foremost publishers of visual travel guidebooks and maps. The company is well-known for award-winning destination guidebooks rich with photographs. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Insight has published books on more than 100 destinations, in 10 languages.

Berlitz Publishing is the distinguished publisher of self-study language materials and travel guides. The most trusted name in language for over a century, Berlitz specializes in phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries, children’s language products, travel guides and maps.

“As the publishing industry continues to transform and becomes increasingly complex, publishers need a full suite of content solutions that support business growth,” said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Publisher Services. “Insight Guides and Berlitz Publishing are two of the premier publishing brands in the industry, and we couldn’t be happier supporting them with Ingram’s fully integrated solutions and resources to help grow their business.”

About Insight Guides
Insight Guides provide travellers with a unique perspective of the world through expert and informative writing and stunning photography. With a rich mixture of history, cultural and inspirational information as well as listings each title combines three functions in one: an ideal travel planner, a practical-on-the road companion and a superb visual reminder of a trip. http://www.insightguides.com

About Berlitz Publishing:
Berlitz Publishing has been committed to helping the world communicate for more than a century. Today, Berlitz remains the name consumers trust for all their language-learning needs. From award-winning all-audio courses to complete language-learning products for adults and kids, Berlitz offers a wide range of products for anyone at any level. In addition, Berlitz publish a range of pocket guides and handbooks giving practical information for travelers worldwide. http://www.berlitzpublishing.com

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, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more information, visit http://www.ingramcontent.com

Contact: Keel Hunt 615.321.3110

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