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Skip Prichard Leaving Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Group CEO Skip Prichard will leave the company on June 8. He will be replaced by Ingram chairman John R. Ingram.

Prichard (pictured) had this comment: “When John hired me five years ago, he shared his vision and I signed on to make that vision a reality.  I signed up to accomplish certain goals, and those goals have all been met one by one. With solid positions in all of our markets yielding terrific results, I feel I have accomplished what I set out to do. I now will do some consulting and then look for a new role that will consume me as much as this one has. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at Ingram.”

You can follow the outgoing CEO on his Twitter feed. Ingram is a Nashville-based company that works with 21,000 publishers, distributing books and digital content to “35,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in over 200 countries.”

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Ingram CEO at BEA 2010: ‘Digital Versions Didn’t Cause Piracy’

bealogo23.jpgFarrar, Straus, and Giroux president Jonathan Galassi opened BEA 2010 with a contentious conversation between industry leaders–generating plenty of fireworks, but few conclusions. His publishing CEO panel focused on the themes of Galassi’s controversial NY Times op-ed.

Panelists included: Authors Guild president Scott Turow, Ingram CEO David ‘Skip’ Prichard, ICM executive VP Esther Newberg, Penguin CEO David Shanks, and ABA CEO Oren Teicher.

The panel skimmed over a number of sticky publishing issues, everything from Amazon price scales to enhanced eBooks to piracy. Agent Newberg came out swinging, addressing the fact that she was the only woman on the seven-person panel. “This group is worse than the Supreme Court,” she quipped.

“Digital versions didn’t cause piracy,” Prichard said, reminding the panel that the majority of pirated books are scanned, not eReader editons. “If you don’t have a digital book, you can scan the print version in five minutes.”

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