Ingram Buys NBNi

Ingram Publisher Services has acquired Book Network International Limited (NBNi), the U.K. book distributor with headquarters in Plymouth, England, from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.

David Taylor, senior v-p of content acquisition international at Ingram Content Group, said: "NBNi is a sound, established and widely respected distributor in the British book trade with a reputable base of publisher clients, well-supported by the excellent and experienced team in Plymouth. Our plan is to build on this strong foundation and grow the business: our acquisition of NBNi is premised upon that strategy. We think this is a marvellous opportunity to have a distribution centre in the U.K. and one that complements our growing range of services that we provide to publishers in the United Kingdom market."

Jed Lyons, CEO of Rowman & Littlefield, commented: "As our academic publishing program in the U.K. has grown very quickly under the leadership of Oliver Gadsby in our London office, we are shifting our focus away from distribution and toward publishing outside of North America. We will continue to own and operate NBNi's sister company, National Book Network, in North America. Our 14 years in Plymouth have been rewarding, and we thank the team there. Ingram is the ideal new owner to step into our shoes, and we will be pleased to remain clients of NBNi for all our international distribution."

Besides National Book Network, Rowman & Littlefield's other companies include Globe Pequot, Falcon Guides, Lyons Press, Stackpole Books, Bernan and Sundance-Newbridge. It is also affiliated with Rowman & Littlefield International, whose headquarters is in London.

Powered by: Xtenit