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Digital Services: E-Books

IPG has been active in the e-book market since 2001. There is currently a full-time staff of three who oversee the submission, conversion, and distribution of e-book formats at the rate of 15-25 titles a day. IPG also creates the proper cover images and metadata for the e-book files. Currently about 10,000 e-book titles are available through IPG.

IPG’s e-book program is a turn-key system for its client publishers. They submit—through an automated feature in the private Publisher Resources section of the IPG website—the digital file used to generate the print edition. From that point on the IPG staff is responsible for checking, storing, and disseminating the files; selecting and monitoring trading partners; negotiating the terms of trade with them; and setting the rules as to how much leeway they are allowed to give their customers in regard to viewing content before purchase and duplication after purchase.

The e-books IPG sells directly to consumers and through affiliates are encrypted in-house using Adobe Content Server 4.0. IPG has also partnered with over 120 ebook sellers and digital aggregators to deliver and sell client publisher content worldwide. In addition to selling content to this multitude of digital sales channels, IPG has an internal digital marketing team dedicated to creating opportunities for publishers to promote their ebooks on Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, Kobo, OverDrive, and more. IPG Digital works closely with clients to increase discovery, grow awareness, and drive ebook sales.

See the Digital Services area for a complete list of e-book vendors and further information about the e-books progam.

"In the ever-changing world of e-formats and e-gizmos that threaten to make or break new releases, IPG’s timely and valuable assistance has made it possible for PM Press to offer every new release in every new format." 

—Craig O’Hara, PM Press, Oakland, CA

"Every single person I've dealt with since the beginning of our relationship has provided 5-star service and assistance with respect and a cheerful demeanour. The positive attitude of the company is felt all the way here in the Southern Hemisphere. I always feel good after an encounter with IPG." 

—Angela McClelland, Real African Publishers

Clark Matthews

Chief Technology Officer

Clark spent several years as a software designer at Microsoft and Oracle before coming to IPG as a developer of new online resources. Clark supervises both the E-book Production and Online Services staff to provide the utmost in cutting edge digital resources to IPG's client publishers and vendor partners. He works with in-house staff, publishers, and the software development community to design and build new services, platforms, and functionality to make navigating the digital age of publishing simple, straightforward, and effective.

Visit the IPG Blog for an interview with Clark Matthews. 

Mallori Bontrager

Digital Services Manager

Mallori oversees the Digital Department, assisting publishers with any general queries regarding eBook or Digital Audiobook content, as well as creating partnerships for new eBook sales channels.

Digital Printing (POD)
Direct-to-Consumer Sales