LONDON, ENGLAND – Lightning Source Inc., the leading provider of
demand-based book manufacturing and distribution solutions, has received “The
Book Print Award” at the annual Quality in PrintMedia Awards, recognizing the
quality of the books manufactured by Lightning Source.
Lightning Source was presented “The Book Print Award” from First City
Media, organizers of the award, which recognizes excellence, innovation and
outstanding creative output throughout the print supply chain. Winners were
announced at a formal ceremony on July 9th in London, England.
“The quality of the books we manufacture underpins the success of the
model Lightning Source provides to publishers,” said David Taylor, President of
Lightning Source. “The greatest gain to the publishing industry is the new lease
on life that our innovative digital technology is giving to one of the oldest products
on the planet – the printed book.”
Mr. Taylor continued, “Print on demand, powered by digital printing
technology is changing much more than just the way words are placed on paper.
It is changing the very way in which books are originated and sold.
“The Quality in PrintMedia Awards are a celebration not only of the well
deserving award winners and the stiff competition they faced, but a testament
and tribute to each company’s resolve for quality and innovation in print,” said
Andy Knaggs, Editor of PrintMedia Management.
Mr. Knaggs continued, “The Book Print Award was a tough category which
included some outstanding work. Our expert panel of judges commented that
Lightning Source is producing very high quality books on digital presses, making
short run books accessible to people and keeping a great deal of literature alive.
The quality of printing and binding supplied was excellent.”
The ability of Lightning Source to print quality single-copy books and
seamlessly integrate them into the book industry supply chain eliminates the
need for publishers to print stock and tie up revenue. With an inventory-free
management and distribution solution, there is no barrier for any publisher to
actively respond to market conditions, keep more books in print, bring more
books to market and do so economically.
The Quality in PrintMedia Book Print Award comes on the heels of another
award bestowed to Lightning Source recognizing outstanding printing and
binding production quality. Lightning Source was recently honored with a similar
award from Publishers Association of the West at its 2008 Book Design Award
competition for both monochrome and color books.
ABOUT INGRAM LIGHTNING GROUP
Ingram Lightning Group is an Ingram Content company. Together with Ingram Digital, the
Ingram Content Companies provide a broad range of physical and digital services to the book
industry. Ingram Lightning Group is a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio, magazines,
and a leading provider of demand-driven printing solutions for publishers. Ingram provides immediate
access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. The operating units
in the Group are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram
International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher
Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, and Coutts Information Services. For more
information, visit www.ingrambook.com or www.lightningsource.com
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