Zondervan Selects Ingram Publisher Services for US Distribution

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Ingram Publisher Services announced an agreement with Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand. Ingram will provide distribution services for a wide range of Zondervan products including books, Bibles and other Christian materials.

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Zondervan is a forward-thinking publisher, and they recognize that as the industry evolves, pairing their content with innovative supply chain solutions is critical to success

Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced a distribution services agreement with Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications and a leading Christian publishing brand.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Publisher Services will provide distribution services for a wide range of Zondervan products including books, Bibles and other Christian materials. Ingram Publisher Services will begin distribution to Zondervan’s Field Sales, Gift and Special Market segments beginning November 1, 2010.

“As content management and distribution become more challenging and diverse, Zondervan is evolving and creating innovative strategies around the creation and distribution of content,” said Debra Durham, Vice President of Sales, Worldwide General Marketing and New Channel Development, Zondervan. “We believe this partnership with Ingram will allow us to leverage their distribution expertise to further our mission of meeting the needs of our customers with the most relevant biblical and spiritual resources.”    

Zondervan, founded in 1931, produces bestselling and award-winning books, Bibles, children’s products, software, audio, video, and digital products. Publishing more than 200 books per year, Zondervan book products are sold worldwide in more than 60 countries and have been translated into nearly 200 languages

“Zondervan is a forward-thinking publisher, and they recognize that as the industry evolves, pairing their content with innovative supply chain solutions is critical to success,” said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Publisher Services. “Using Ingram solutions, Zondervan is able to focus their resources on what they do best, content creation, and Ingram will take care of everything in between, delivering the content to its ultimate destination using our integrated suite of offerings.”

Mr. Ouimet continued, “We are pleased to be working with Zondervan and look forward to expanding the reach of their title list to an even broader audience.”

ABOUT ZONDERVAN    
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at http://www.zondervan.com (mobile site: zvan.mobi).

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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