The Ingram Content Group has struck deals with companies in China, India and Italy to expand its Global Connect network to those three countries.
Under the Global Connect program, Ingram offers publishers the ability to make content available globally through local print-on-demand and distribution facilities located in particular countries. In addition to shortening delivery times, through Global Connect publishers’ content has central accessibility to in-market facilities with title pricing in appropriate currencies, shipping orders and content translation.
In China, Ingram is working with China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC). Under its agreement, publishers will have access to a new digital print facility, nationwide distribution and channel connectivity to physical bookstores, online retailers, libraries and universities.
Ingram’s Indian partner is Repro India Limited. Repro provides content, print and fulfillment solutions to publishers, education institutions and corporations. Repro also provides publishers a solid distribution infrastructure, including two state-of-the art book-printing plants on India’s west coast.
Ingram will work with Rotomail in Italy to offer publishers a presence in the Italian market. Rotomail Italia is a digital printing house. Rotomail also offers hardware and software development solutions. Rotomail’s integrated platform allows for book distribution to both physical and online bookstores.
The new facilities in China, India and Italy join existing Global Connect locations in Germany, Russia, Brazil, Poland and South Korea.