With the Global Connect Program (GCP), Ingram/Lightning Source (LS) entered into an agreement with trusted and vetted printers in international markets, not currently served directly by Ingram/LS, to provide print and distribution capabilities in those markets. Bookstores and retailers in those markets can purchase your book from the trusted printer in their country, saving them overseas shipping fees and providing a quicker turnaround time for them to receive the product. No inventory, shipping, currency headaches, or import/export issues to be concerned about. All sales are non-returnable through Global Connect.
By entering a U.S. retail price and wholesale discount for each title, Ingram will make your titles available in each current GCP Market and any additional GCP Markets as they become available. Participation in any given GCP Market will serve as your permission to distribute the title in that market through the GCP.
The current GCP markets are China, Germany, Italy, India, Poland, Russia, South Korea.
Dropship orders are not available through these printers. They only fulfill bookstore and retail orders in their market.