Severn House, Canongate Books and Granta Publications Select Ingram’s CoreSource® for E-Content Management

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Three independent publishers, Severn House, Canongate Books and Granta Publications, have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform CoreSource® to distribute and archive content to their partners worldwide.

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“Our CoreSource platform will allow this group of independent publishers to distribute more content in more formats to more readers around the world." - Marcus Woodburn, Vice President, Digital Products, Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced agreements with publishers Severn House, Canongate Books and Granta Publications. These independent publishers have selected Ingram’s digital asset management platform CoreSource® to distribute and archive content to their partners worldwide.

“Ingram continues to develop and deliver market-leading solutions that publishers need to be successful,” said Marcus Woodburn, Vice President of Digital Products, Ingram Content Group. “Our CoreSource platform will allow this group of independent publishers to distribute more content in more formats to more readers around the world. At the same time, these publishers can better allocate resources that would otherwise be devoted to IT infrastructure to create new and compelling content.”

Home to a notable list of respected British and American authors, Severn House is a vibrant independent publisher of mysteries, thrillers, romance, historical and general fiction. Severn House will distribute its titles via Ingram’s CoreSource platform to distribution partners worldwide. The addition of e-content management through Ingram builds upon Severn House’s current print-on-demand initiatives with Ingram’s Lightning Source and full-service distribution solutions through Ingram Publisher Services.

Founded in 1973, Canongate Books, a two time “Publisher of the Year” winner at the British Book Industry awards, publishes a wide variety of quality works from a broad perspective. The UK publisher is most recognized for publishing the Booker Prize winner Life of Pi. Canongate Books will be adding both frontlist and backlist titles to Ingram’s CoreSource platform for global distribution.

Granta Publications, a prestigious independent literary publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles in the UK includes imprints Granta Books, Portobello Books and Granta Magazine. Granta Books focuses on both literary fiction and non-fiction. Portobello Books publishes enlightening and searching idea driven works with a particular focus on non-fiction and works in translation. Granta Magazine publishes quarterly and has been a leading influence in the literary world for over thirty years. All imprints of Granta Publications will use Ingram’s CoreSource to distribute titles in digital formats.

Ingram’s CoreSource® is an easy to use, online solution for the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. CoreSource® delivers a secure, searchable content repository and a high-capacity data distribution network, allowing publishers to move digital content easily and swiftly from their organization to any channel partner globally. Lightning Source, the print-on-demand unit of Ingram Content Group, is the leading provider of comprehensive print-on-demand and distribution services to publishers worldwide. Ingram Publisher Services is one of the fastest growing full-service distribution companies to publishers of all sizes.

About Canongate Books
Canongate originally founded in 1973 has a distinct international outlook. Canongate Books continues to nurture and publish new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality, work from as broad a perspective as we are able. Canongate is one of the founding members of the Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing and innovation in marketing and commercial success. Canongate Books has offices in Edinburgh and London, with partners in New York and Melbourne. http://www.canongate.net

About Granta Publications
Granta Publications is one of the most independent-minded and prestigious literary publishers in the UK. The company publishes around 25 new titles a year, both literary fiction and upmarket non-fiction, and provides authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sales. To learn more about Granta Publications visit http://www.grantabooks.com http://www.portobellobooks.com and http://www.granta.com

About Severn House
Founded in 1974 as a publisher of hardback fiction, Severn House produces titles in all formats, including eBooks and large print. Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house, which produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction. Home to an impressive list of respected British and American authors, titles from Severn House are guaranteed to entertain, enlighten and occasionally mystify you, right to the last page. Severn House has recently acquired Crème de la Crime, a popular crime imprint, showcasing the very best of British mystery writing. To learn more about Severn House visit http://www.severnhouse.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

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