Ingram and iDolVine demo at BEA

19-May-2011 | News-Press Release

“At Ingram Content Group, we are continually looking at new technologies that can change our industry, and the innovation from iDoLVine has the potential to significantly revolutionize the book events of tomorrow,” said David "Skip" Prichard, President and CEO of Ingram Content Group Inc. “We see a future for the integration of iDoLVine’s technology into our distribution network and look forward to working closely with them to expand and promote their services.” 


Prichard continued, “iDoLVine now brings the growing world of virtual events to the book industry, and we are pleased to host the LiveSign™ demos in our booth at BEA, where our customers and publishing partners can learn more about this platform and opportunities to reach more readers.”


At this year’s Book Expo America, authors Margaret Atwood, Michael Chabon, Svetlana Chmakova, Neil Gaiman, Mark Jeffrey, Erica Jong, Peter Meyers, Gena Showalter and Bryan O’Malley will sign e-book covers with iDoLVine’s LiveSign™ e-book signing service.


iDoLVine’s LiveSign service, based on LongPen™ technology, combines social communities, web-streaming and interactive virtual video theater for the signing and personalization of readers’ e-books.


“I am thrilled that Ingram Content Group immediately grasped the possibilities that iDoLVine opens up for all sectors of the book world — familiar as they are with the problems involved in book distribution of every kind, at every level,” said Margaret Atwood, award-wining and bestselling novelist and poet. “Their generous help at BEA is greatly appreciated.”


Author signings and the inaugural demonstrations of iDoLVine’s virtual autograph experience will take place in the Ingram booth on the stage as follows:


Tuesday, May 24th:

9:00am.     Peter Myers, author of Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders

10:00am     Mark Jeffrey, author of Max Quick: The Pocket & The Pendant

Noon        Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin and The                Year of     the Flood signing covers of her forthcoming book In Other Worlds

2:00pm      Gena Showalter, author of The Darkest Secret, Lord of the Vampires and Dating                   the Undead

4:00pm      Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the critically acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series, and                   Svetlana Chmakova, author of Nightschool


Wednesday, May 25th:

10:00am     Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Coraline

Noon        Margaret Atwood will sign Wandering Wenda  

2:00pm      Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Pulitzer                   Prize for Fiction) and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

4:00pm      Erica Jong, author of 21 books, including Sappho’s Leap and Fear of Flying,               signing covers of her new book Sugar in my Bowl



ABOUT IDOLVINE™ runs iDoLVine, a complete online platform that virtualizes the entire book tour, with services for all segments of the book industry. iDoLVine’s unique artist-fan events include LiveSign™ autograph sessions and two-way live video interactions. iDoLVine is the only provider of authentic and verifiable personalized mementos, in both e and paper form. For more information visit



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., Ingram Digital, 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


Contact:  Keel Hunt 615.321.3110


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