Lightning Source to launch in Australia next year

<p>Print on demand service Lightning Source is to expand into Australia next summer.</p><p>Once the manufacturing service is operational, it will become the fifth facility Lightning Source operates with two plants in the United States, one in Milton Keynes and a joint venture with Hachette in France. The facility will begin operation by June 2011.</p><p>David &quot;Skip&quot; Pritchard, president and c.e.o. and president of parent Ingram Content Group, said: &quot;This expansion of Ingram&rsquo;s global presence, from the United Kingdom to France and now Australia, provides publishers with expanded market reach and sales opportunities, as well as makes thousands of books available quickly and affordably to booksellers and their customers.&quot;</p>