Lerner Publishing interactive titles now available via Ingram’s ipage

News Release, June 21, 2012
Ingram adds Lerner Interactive Books™ to ipage®

As more libraries look to expand e-book offerings to patrons, publishers like Lerner Publishing Group are choosing Ingram Content Group to supply e-books via Ingram’s ipage® search and order platform.

Public libraries will now have access to more than 200 interactive children’s books from Lerner Digital™ through Ingram. Ordering through ipage allows libraries to select and purchase content on a title-by-title basis.

“As our children’s e-book list continues to grow with more interactive titles, we are pleased to be working with Ingram to bring our digital content into a broad range of public libraries.”  said David Wexler, Lerner Publishing Group’s Executive Vice President of Sales. “Through Ingram, libraries can easily purchase our digital content, and, in turn, provide more children the opportunity to improve reading skills and enjoy learning through interaction with e-books.”

Lerner Interactive Books™ give emerging and struggling readers a digital companion for reading that allows them to interact with a book and see and hear it read to them while they actively read along. Lerner Interactive Books™ and Lerner eBooks on ipage are supported by iPublishCentral, a digital publishing platform developed by Impelsys, a fast-growing company that helps publishers deliver their content in all major e-book formats.

“To better serve the educational needs of young readers, libraries are adding more digital and interactive content,” said Rich Rosy, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Library Services.  “We are excited to add Lerner Interactive Books™ to our growing list of interactive e-books on ipage and to be able to supply libraries with a flexible solution to immediately access this unique format.”

ABOUT LERNER DIGITAL™
A division of Lerner Publishing Group, Independent children’s Publisher since 1959, presents the Lerner Interactive Book™ uniquely created to ignite reading enthusiasm and improve literacy skills in struggling and reluctant K-5 students.  Lerner Digital™ also offers 1,800+nonfiction and fiction K-12 e-books for home, classrooms, and libraries.  Follow Lerner Digital on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lernerdigital

ABOUT LERNER PUBLISHING GROUP, INC.
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults.  Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with thirteen imprints and divisions:  Lerner Publications, Millbrook Press, Carolrhoda Books, Twenty-First Century Books, Graphic Universe™, Darby Creek, Kar-Ben Publishing, Carolrhoda Lab™, LernerClassroom, Ediciones Lerner, First Avenue Editions, Lerner Digital™, and Lerner Publisher Services.  In 2010, Lerner Publishing Group launched Lerner Digital™ alongside its growing catalog on nonfiction and fiction books, ensuring that schools and libraries have access to the highest quality content to serve the evolving needs of teachers and learners in the 21st century.  For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929.

ABOUT INGRAM
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, 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.ingramcontent.com

Contact:  Keel Hunt 615.321.3110

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