Readers now have access to De Gruyter’s 26,000+ academic titles faster with new print on demand contract
De Gruyter, a leading international academic publishing house for over 260 years, has expanded its global presence in the United States and Australia by tapping into print on demand services from Lightning Source LLC, a leading print-on-demand company that is part of Ingram Content Group.
De Gruyter will now be able to print in the US and Australia to increase availability, reduce the cost of delivery, and reach readers faster. Ingram’s print on demand facilities are in Melbourne, AUS, LaVergne, Tenn., Breinigsville, Pa, Fresno, Calif. and Fairfield, Ohio. Formerly, De Gruyter shipped out of Germany, which resulted in fluctuating stock numbers and slower delivery time.
“Print-on-demand allows publishers to order exactly the number of copies they need, when they want,” said Kelly Gallagher, VP Content Acquisitions for Lightning Source. “With a tremendous track record in academic publishing, our services will provide virtually unlimited availability and incredible speed to deliver De Gruyter’s premier titles to researchers, students and bookstores.”
“Our goal is always to better serve and grow our customer base. Working with Ingram’s US and Australian wholesale channels via Lightning Source allows De Gruyter to reach a larger number of readers in North America and Oceania faster,” said Ben Ashcroft, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at De Gruyter.
De Gruyter has begun printing in the US and will begin to print in Australia in the coming weeks.