As you know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the book industry including cancelled events, limited employee travel, and workforce and supply shortages. We are also closely tracking the manufacturing, distribution, and shipping challenges you may be facing in your own business.
At Ingram, we understand our responsibility in serving the book industry with print, digital, and wholesale distribution services. I’m proud to say that through our diversified global services we help keep the industry running, especially in times of need.
While we trust you are still working on creating content, we want you to know that we stand with you, ready to assist. Please consider our global solutions as part of your preparations:
- Print On Demand (POD): When supply and demand is difficult to predict, POD through IngramSpark becomes even more viable. As always, you can print as many or as few books as you need without upfront investment in inventory or inventory fees. This starts with ensuring your titles are in our catalog. Whether you utilize our full IngramSpark services, having critical titles in our global system continues to serve you well.
- Drop Ship: As many of you know, we can drop ship any order on your behalf globally. Now is a good time to place orders in your IngramSpark account and have us manufacture and ship your book(s) directly to your friends, family, and fans.
- Speed: Our seven global print facilities and additional global partnerships can print your books on-demand in days, not weeks.
- Short Run Print Orders: We offer print runs up to 2,500 units at competitive rates.
As always, we value the trust you place in us to help you reach your publishing goals.
If we have additional updates, we will add them to this post. And if you have additional questions, please contact customer support. Stay safe and know that we are here for you.