Lightning Source to Print-on-Demand in Melbourne

The print-on-demand options for Australian small publishers and authors looking to self-publish are set to broaden from the middle of the year. Print-on-demand specialist Lightning Source has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its fifth global facility. According to Wikipedia, the company, a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group, is the world’s leading provider of print-on-demand manufacturing and distributing services. A Lightning Source press release explained the company selected Melbourne “for its proximity to a large concentration of major publishers and book distributors and to key metropolitan regions in the country.” Due for completion in the middle of the year, the facility will be based in Scoresby, a suburb in Melbourne’s east with good freeway access. It will be the company’s fifth print-on-demand book manufacturing facility. Others include Paris, Milton Keynes in the UK, and a location at company HQ in Tennessee.

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