Global Connect®

Ingram's Global Connect network gets your books into the hands of retailers and readers across the globe quicker than ever before.

What is Global Connect?

In addition to Lightning Source® print locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Sharjah, publishers can also reach readers in a variety of other countries throughIngram Content Group’s Global Connect program. Global Connect offers unparalleled distribution to a global network of retailers by working with digital printers in countries around the world. Distribution hubs in each country combine Print-on-Demand (POD) technology with long established retailer relationships to efficiently reach readers in their local markets.

Your Guide to Global Connect

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How Global Connect Works

1. SIGN GLOBAL

Sign the POD Agreement and Global Connect addendum.

2. UPLOAD

Upload your titles to Ingram’s Lightning Source® with U.S. pricing and metadata.

3. PRICE

Provide pricing for each Global Connect market in USD.

4. SEND

We send your metadata and pricing to our global print partners.

5. DELIVER

Global print partners deliver metadata and pricing to their market’s retail channels.

6. SHARE

The retail channels use your metadata to entice a whole new segment of international readers.

7. DISCOVER

Readers find your books through their preferred retail channel.

8. SELL

The customer buys your book. The print channels pay the U.S. dollar price supplied for your title.

9. DELIVERY

We send your book file to the global print partner for onetime-use.

10. PRINT

The global print partner prints and ships your book to the customer.

11. GET PAID

More market reach for less work and at a fraction of the costs.

Why use Global Connect?

Manage your global distribution from one platform

Reach international readers in days, not weeks

Improved availability of your titles in international markets

Participate on a market-by-market basis according to title rights

Global Connect Markets Around the World

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Spread great content. Reach readers worldwide.

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