One of the country’s largest sources for printing books has teamed up with one of the largest book data companies to offer a tool set for publishers. Ingram Publisher Services is the most recent entity to work with Nielsen’s PubEasy community, formerly owned by Bowker.
PubEasy, sold last September, allows Nielsen Book to offer “comprehensive B2B solutions, allowing retailers to search, select and order books throughout the English-language book market. The solutions form part of a suite of flexible Nielsen Commerce services incorporating all key book trade transaction types internationally.”
“Joining the Nielsen PubEasy community gives us the tools to expand the reach of titles internationally for publishers that use our comprehensive solutions” said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Publisher Services, in a press release. “We look forward to growing our reach into new markets using Nielsen services.”
A number of partnerships and launches have taken place in the publishing industry, especially where streamlining services and international rights acquisitions are concerned, such as IPR License opening up Trade Rights to make international rights a smoother process for authors and publishers. Innovations like this are helping move forward a process that has long been held in low-regard, with accusations that the traditional publishing industry still operates under an archaic, outdated model. The tool set offered in the PubEasy community will help make this process a 21st century publishing model.