Ingram to Ship All Distribution Clients from All DCs

Beginning October 1, in time for the holiday season, Ingram will ship PGW, Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Legato titles to independent bookstores through its four distribution centers in Oregon, Indiana, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, allowing booksellers to receive orders from their closest Ingram distribution center. Bookseller orders will receive direct distribution discounts and terms and will combine with Ingram Publisher Services and Ingram wholesale orders for free freight. Ingram's field force and customer service people are working directly with booksellers to get their ordering systems up to date for the October 1 launch.

Phil Ollila, chief content officer at Ingram, said, "We are so pleased to be bringing the best in independent publishing from PGW, Consortium, Ingram Publisher Services, Perseus Distribution and Legato to independent stores through the Ingram network. We hope in some way through these improvements that we'll help bookstores be even more successful."

Ollila noted that the Perseus distribution facility in Jackson, Tenn., remains an important part of the growing Ingram distribution network and is undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade that includes systems, quality control and warehouse infrastructure.

Ingram bought Perseus Book Group's distribution operations--which included PGW, Consortium, Perseus Distribution, Legato and the Jackson warehouse--earlier this year.

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