Ingram Content Group has launched Ingram Academic Services, a publishing service for university presses and academic publishers. The service offers resources, tools and, services to university presses and academic publishers including warehousing, print-on-demand network, digital asset management services, metadata management systems, and sales representation.

The service is the first joint initiative between Ingram and Perseus Distribution Group since the latter's acquisition by Ingram earlier this year. Ingram Academic Services will be led by Heidi Sachner, who will report to Perseus v-p and general manager of Perseus Distribution Services Sabrina McCarthy.

“Ingram Academic Services is one of the first ways we’ve quickly combined the strengths of both Ingram and Perseus’ distribution businesses to create greater value for our clients,” McCarthy said in a statement. “We saw immediate opportunity to collaborate and join our expertise, services, and passion for this market to create an unparalleled service with Ingram Academic Services.”

Clients of Ingram Academic Services include Columbia University Press, Minnesota Historical Society Press, New York University Press, Princeton University Press, and the University of California Press.