Print companies: Lightning Source International

Background

Lightning Source was formed in 1997 with the advent of print on demand technology. As a member of the Ingram family of companies, we draw from the strength, experience and global relationships of our parent company.

About us

*Company Overview* In the simplest of terms, we take you where you want to go as a publisher. We've taken the amazing technology of print on demand and refined it into something more. Much more. Our finely tuned print and distribution model revolutionizes your business with extraordinarily integrated, highly individualized and flawlessly orchestrated execution - a process uniting the worl...*Company Overview* In the simplest of terms, we take you where you want to go as a publisher. We've taken the amazing technology of print on demand and refined it into something more. Much more. Our finely tuned print and distribution model revolutionizes your business with extraordinarily integrated, highly individualized and flawlessly orchestrated execution - a process uniting the world of publishers and consumers into an interactive community where even the most obscure titles can be accessed as easily as a current best-seller. We go beyond the limitations of other print on demand providers by combining three key components: * Emerging digital one-off book production technology * Access to the world's largest distribution book channel of wholesalers, retailers and booksellers * Unprecedented inventory control through complete vertical integration *ABOUT LIGHTNING SOURCE* *OUR MISSION* To be the global leader in on demand and distribution solutions for the publishing industry. *OUR PROGRESS* As we enter our second decade, we are thrilled to see our innovative processes combined with our dedication to quality and customer service have fostered remarkable growth: * 1998 1,100 POD titles 110,000 books printed * 2007 500,000 POD titles 50,000,000 books printed *OUR STANDARDS* Our desire is to express our respect to all involved in the process. We want everyone from writer to reader to be pleased with the book's physical presentation. We express our appreciation to our customers by returning phone calls personally and acknowledging every request made or question asked. *OUR COMMITMENT* At Lightning Source, we're always looking for ways to improve our operations. To that end, we are constantly refining our processes, upgrading our equipment and embracing new technology. Although we are the undisputed leader in the industry, we will never rest on our laurels or become complacent in serving our customers. (more)