Ingram's Global Connect network gets your books into the hands of retailers and readers across the globe quicker than ever before.
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.
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Sign the POD Agreement and Global Connect addendum.
Upload your titles to Ingram’s Lightning Source® with U.S. pricing and metadata.
Provide pricing for each Global Connect market in USD.
We send your metadata and pricing to our global print partners.
Global print partners deliver metadata and pricing to their market’s retail channels.
The retail channels use your metadata to entice a whole new segment of international readers.
Readers find your books through their preferred retail channel.
The customer buys your book. The print channels pay the U.S. dollar price supplied for your title.
We send your book file to the global print partner for onetime-use.
The global print partner prints and ships your book to the customer.
More market reach for less work and at a fraction of the costs.
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