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Independent publishing has always been at the heart of what Ingram does. Our whole history has been predicated on enabling publishers of all shapes and sizes to flourish in an ever more competitive marketplace. That mission—to help content reach its destination—will always be our abiding focus.
We’ve long been fans of the work the IPG does in championing independent publishers, and we’re immensely proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Autumn Conference.
One of the key ways in which we’re investing in UK publishing is through our recently opened 96,000 square feet NBNi distribution facility in Milton Keynes. Situated just two miles from our Lightning Source print-on-demand facility, the new warehouse will allow us to deliver unparalleled integration between our physical and POD services. Being able to offer new and innovative distribution solutions is something that we believe will benefit our whole client base over time—and we are keen to talk to publishers with whom we have not yet worked.
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Putting your content first

Our approach is all about maximising opportunities for our publisher clients while putting them firmly in control. Take, for example, our Automatic Stock Replenishment (ASR) service. Imagine your frustration if one of your backlist titles suddenly becomes topical and you don’t have enough stock to meet demand. As if that wasn’t enough retailers then start listing your title as ‘out of stock’, losing you vital sales in the process… your level of annoyance is rapidly rising from frustrated to livid.
With ASR, a service that takes full advantage of Ingram’s integrated services, all of those worries become a thing of the past. When the number of copies on the shelf drops below a pre-set level, POD kicks in to ensure that readers will always be able to get hold of any given title when they need it. NBNi client publishers already taking advantage of it include Manchester University Press, Multilingual Matters / Channel View Publications, the Institute of Physics and Anthem Press. ASR is just one of a host of services we’re able to offer via NBNi, and you can find out more about what we do by visiting our website here.

See you soon

We’re really looking forward to seeing IPG members at the Autumn Conference, and to telling you even more about our exciting future plans. Our senior vice president, content acquisition international and NBNi managing director David Taylor will be speaking, and if you would like an informal chat about any of the services we offer at Ingram or NBNi, either as a potential or existing client, please email our sales and business development manager Georgina Walpole—who will also be on hand to talk to you at the Conference.

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