Print-on-demand service Lightning Source UK Ltd has been renamed Ingram Content Group UK Ltd.
The name change, which also sees it called Ingram Content Group for marketing purposes, brings Ingram's publisher and retail services in the UK together as one named entity but will not mean any changes to operations or services.
Shawn Morin, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Content Group, said: “Ingram Content Group is committed to supporting the book industry and to our mission of getting more books to more readers as quickly as possible. Aligning our brand as Ingram Content Group creates consistency and better reflects the global scope of our services and reach of our business.”
In the UK, print-on-demand operations and services offered through Lightning Source will not change. The Ingram Content Group brand will be featured more prominently in marketing communications.
Ingram’s full-service distribution brand in the UK, Book Network International Ltd, will also become part of Ingram Content Group UK on 1st January, 2021, and will be trading as Ingram Publisher Services UK in the market.
David Taylor, senior vice-president of Ingram Content Group UK, said: "We look forward to supporting publishers and retailers as our services expand. As Lightning Source UK has always been a part of Ingram, this decision better reflects the global nature of our business and broader publisher services. As a result of our commitment to these markets, we look forward to continuing to enhance our services in 2021 and beyond.”