Ingramspark and kindle direct publishing kdp each offer selfpublished authors the necessary tools to take a manuscript and transform it into a beautifully published book complete with distribution, marketing tools, and analytic tracking. Isbns for print books when distributing through amazon kdp. Ingramspark is an online selfpublishing company that allows you to print, globally distribute, and manage your print and ebooks. Here are the top 1 selfpublishing companies that could help you publish your book. Before i delve in the specific reasons of why i chose to print my books, and distribute the printed and ebook versions through ingramspark, i better explain what makes ingramspark different to createspace and kdp. We will use the pdf file in your ingramspark account for the print book to create a reflowable epub file. An on demand printing division, which allows a book to be printed to order in a range of formats within 2 business days, whether the order is for one book or one hundred. Hardcovers, paperbacks, and ebooks in color or black and white. One platform for all your print and ebook distribution needs worldwide. If you have a more international reader base or want wider bookstore and library distribution, then ingram spark can cater to your needs as well and help improve your profitability with their lower external. We have no upsells, no service packages, no fees of any kind. Differences between lightning source and ingramspark. Publishing services for self publishing authors and businesses self publish under your own imprint.
Led by a passion to see more books, in all formats, reach more markets across the globe with speed and ease. Based on what youve outlined above, my guess is that youre using is for printebook distribution outside of amazon, and using kdp for. It is suitable for any wellestablished or new writer, who wants to selfpush their work in the form of printed books or ebooks. Sep 03, 2018 the book will be ordered in batches of hundreds of copies. She describes ingramspark as an attempt to marry print on demand technology with our ebook distribution technology together and then streamline all of our processes related to setting up an account making that as easy as possible and then setting up titles as easy as possible for publishers. If i do that, may i still sign up with ingramspark full distribution program and then later with amazon and still sell books off my website or at public events.
List of book distributors and wholesalers nonfiction. I decided to go with ingramspark because of the availability of distribution services and also because of the large community of existing users which may be available with help. Ingramspark is for independent publishers or selfpublished authors looking for the high quality, professional products and services that ingram provides. When you selfpublish with ingramspark, you have access to one of the publishing industrys largest global print and ebook distribution networks which makes opportunities to sell your books that much greater. Release control to you so that you can manage your. I am not interested in paying a lot of money back to a publisher, in which i am doing all the work for. Publishing with ingramspark and kdp is the best strategy for. Ksenia anskeblogdistributing your selfpublished books. Working with ebook distribution services usually means giving up a percentage of your profits to the distributor, in exchange for the centralized administration and management of all your titles. Ingramspark connects your book to the distribution network, which includes access to bookstores, online stores, retailers, libraries, and universities. Ingramspark is a printondemand printer and distributor that you can use alongside kdp print formerly createspace to maximize your paperback distribution reach and royalties. Check out some of our selfpublishing experts who can help you promote your book manage your book edit and update all your print and ebook files, track sales, and view orders in one location. Ingramspark is the second largest pod company after kdp. When shopping for printing services i did find lower delivered prices but none were significantly lower.
In addition to ingram s print facilities in the us, uk, and australia, you can also take advantage of ingram s print partnerships in china, germany, india, italy, poland, russia, south korea, spain, and brazil. They also suggest you create your cover and interior with indesign. Your guide to selfpublishing distribution services. Amazon is popular because it provides any publisherselfpublishers and major publishers alikeautomatic distribution to. Printondemand wholesale orders are usually printed and shipped within 2 business days. As an author of three books, i find it very cost effective for what i do. Reliable print book and ebook distribution from one selfpublishing service. If youre interested in receiving a little more help and guidance in the selfpublishing process, we recommend checking out distribution services. New shelves books why you need both ingramspark and kdp. One of the aspects that makes ingramspark such a popular choice among indie authors is the fact that it also provides affordable access to ingram book groups ibg global distribution network for print and ebooks and at the moment, ibg is the largest book distributor and wholesaler. In addition to these benefits, online publishing platforms like ingramspark also offer the advantage of a better and wider reach. One book or thousands print what you need and nothing more. While the term aggregator applies to distributors of ebooks, distributor is used for.
Ebook distribution is a complex, everevolving topic. With ingramspark vs createspace learn about their pros and cons. The two i work with are amazon to reach the amazon universe and ingramspark to reach and expanded distribution. One of the aspects that makes ingramspark such a popular choice among indie authors is the fact that it also provides affordable access to ingram book groups ibg global distribution network for print and ebooks and at the moment, ibg is the largest book distributor and wholesaler in. Using ingramspark alongside kdp print createspace for. Thank you, ingramspark, for allowing this platform.
Amazon kdp formerly createspace and ingramspark printon. Ingramspark is the only publishing platform that delivers fully integrated print, digital, wholesale, and distribution services to the book industry through a single source. Ingram offers wholesale book, magazine, textbook and ebook distribution as well as third. Printondemand book design for kdp print createspace. Ingramspark connects your book to print and book distribution channels all over the world. The ebook conversion process typically takes 15 business days. She is the publisher of the hot sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named publishing commentator of the year by digital book world in 2019. How to transfer your expanded distribution book to ingram. At ingramspark, we use the term compensation or publisher compensation instead of royalties when referring to payments made to the authorpublisher for distribution sales of their books. If i want to add my title to createspace, do i need to change anything at ingramspark, or will the two coexist on amazon so long as i dont enable extended distrribution on createspace.
Whereas for your ebook you had a choice of different retailers and distributors aggregators to publish your book through, for your paperback distribution the list of available companies to partner is smaller. Through ingramspark, you can distribute your ebook. Ingramspark prints physical book orders and ships it to the customer, retailer, or library. Ingramspark self publish a book the better way 1106 design. This article will focus primarily on bookbaby, publishdrive, draft2digital, smashwords, and ingramspark five popular distribution and aggregator companies that are used by selfpublishers.
This means plenty of options for publishers ready to take the next easy step toward a more lucrative global distribution strategy. These attributes have made it an instant hit among authors around the world. Jun 27, 2019 you cant opt out of amazon kdp distribution through ingramspark, so you need to use the same isbn for both companies. Ingramspark greatly scaled back their ebook distribution. Lightning source direct distribution orders are usually printed and shipped within 25 business days as determined by the publisher at point of order. Top 10 selfpublishing companies for firsttime authors editage. Bookbaby has integrated kdp select management into their publishing portal. At least 3 companies in our directory of ebook distributors also offer some form of audiobook distribution. Ingramspark pays 4570% of the listing price for printed titles in their book distribution network and only 40% for ebooks. Use this tool to determine how much you will be paid on your print titles sold through the distribution channels.
Ingramspark pricing what does it cost to selfpublish a. When setting up the books on ingramspark, from the 3 distribution options they are offering print and ebook, print only, ebook only i have selected print only, which didnt compete with the kindle ebook version distributed via createspace, but it created another paperback version that showed up on as a competing title. However, you cannot publish with them unless you create with indesign. Not only does ingramspark distribute ebooks to online. Lightning source faq for publishers ingram content group. So take a look at book distribution from ingrams vantage point. Bookbaby offers bookshop, a free online storefront for authors to sell both ebooks and printed books via print on demand direct to readers. Publishing with ingramspark and kdp is the best strategy. Jun 16, 2015 when setting up the books on ingramspark, from the 3 distribution options they are offering print and ebook, print only, ebook only i have selected print only, which didnt compete with the kindle ebook version distributed via createspace, but it created another paperback version that showed up on as a competing title. Mar 21, 2019 ingramspark is the second largest pod company after kdp. Your guide to selfpublishing distribution services written.
Ingramspark is part of the ingram content group, the largest book distributor in the united states. Youve presented a very nice procon list for is and kdp, but you didnt tell us how youre orchestrating the two services together. People that are interested in their services might want to know more about the agency and not just how their platform works. This should be plastered in big, red warning text across every page. Ingramspark is an online selfpublishing platform for indie authors and writers. Find out which print on demand service is the best for your ebook. Converting your print book to ebook is a great way to reach more readers. Your guide to selfpublishing distribution services written word. Global book distribution with ingramspark access 40k. Ebook publishing with ingramspark selfpublish your ebook available now.
Amazon issue is a little confusing but i think im geting it. Every year, new retailers open their gates, while existing ones close. May 06, 2019 ingramspark is a publishing platform that provides print on demand pod and ebook publishing services. Alli watchdog giacomo giammatteo provides an invaluable detailed analysis of the two biggest print service providers for indie authors, ingram via its two different subsets, lightning source for publishers of many books and ingram spark for. Note that some independent authors may find that smaller distributors, and those with a specialty book focus, are more indie authorfriendly.
Free title setup and print discounts for us and international orders learn more. Ingramspark audacity ingramspark has the audacity to advertise on their site, we make the process easy for you. Based on what youve outlined above, my guess is that youre using is for printebook distribution outside of amazon, and using kdp for paperbackebook sales only on amazon. To make authors lives easier, weve compiled everything you need to know about ebook distribution in this guide which we religiously update every year to make sure that all the information in it is up to date. Only ingramspark, lightning source, and amazons createspace offer true pod book printing. Case study and results from using ingramspark ebook distribution.
One company, publishdrive, offers a choice of fee or commissionbased payment. The two i work with are amazon to reach the amazon universe and. Make the most of your masterpiece with ingramspark. Ingramspark and lightning source are both companies at ingram content group that provide printondemand services for publishers. Case study and results from using ingramspark ebook distribution, a option for selfpublishers interested in global ebook distribution. Ingramspark is a printondemand printer and distributor that you can use alongside kdp print formerly createspace to maximize your paperback distribution reach and. Using revolutionary technology, lightning source can print 800 pages in less than a minute. We create distributionready pdf file for your books interior that can be uploaded directly to kdp print and ingramspark with kdp print formerly createspace, you get fast distribution to amazon. Ingramspark is the largest distribution company in the world. Why we chose both ingramspark and amazon kdp for printon. Oct 09, 2014 case study and results from using ingramspark ebook distribution, a option for selfpublishers interested in global ebook distribution. Any other printer which claims to offer this service is actually reselling the services of these companies at a higher cost to you or are offering shortrun printing without the distribution available through amazon and ingram.
It has gained a reputation for leading the industry when it comes to its global connect program how effective is this system, and is it better than kindle direct publishing. Ingramspark is a publishing platform and pays compensation for books sold through ingrams global distribution network. Ebook publishing with ingramspark selfpublish your ebook. This happens automatically when you upload your ebook to ingramspark. Ingramspark is a publishing platform that provides print on demand pod and ebook publishing services. Ingramspark greatly scaled back their ebook distribution network. When you distribute through draft2digital, and a reader buys a copy of your ebook, well take 10% of the retail price of that book, for that sale. I have a 32page book i want to print with an independent ecofriendly printer. You will not be able to revise your print file until the ebook conversion is complete.
Selfpublishing your book with ingramspark gives you access to the major players in global online book distribution. Lightning source offers a suite of services that makes doing business in todays hightech world both easy and profitable for publishers. You cant opt out of amazon kdp distribution through ingramspark, so you need to use the same isbn for both companies. Selfpublish and distribute your ebook with ingramspark to access major ebook distribution channels. While all three of these companies are owned by the same family, they are three separate companies that do different things. Ingram book company and the order prints, ships, and arrives to the. From authors to publishers, retailers to libraries, manufacturers to printersif books are. Aug 22, 2019 if youre interested in receiving a little more help and guidance in the selfpublishing process, we recommend checking out distribution services. Enjoy the advantages of fully integrated print and digital, wholesale and distribution services for the book industry through a single source at ingram content group. We now convert ebooks for all the foreign languages except the hebrewarabic languages. Ingramsparks global connect is a model for wide distribution. Retailer orders your book through ingramsparks distribution channel. Amazons kdp formerly createspace is a printondemand pod service from amazon, and ingramspark is a competitive service from the industryleading distributor, ingram. Feb 09, 2019 ingramspark greatly scaled back their ebook distribution network.
Because were an ingramspark preferred provider, once you set up your ingramspark account, well set up the complicated title details for you and upload your books files. The following list of book distributors and wholesalers features the largest distributors at the top, followed by distributors in alphabetic order scroll down for book distributors in canada and uk. Ingramspark is their program that allows selfpublishing authors and very small publishers to take advantage of the printondemand and distribution services that ingram provides to larger publishers through lightning source. Upload your interior, cover, and ebook files to ingramspark for printing and distribution. One of the major benefits of using ingramspark to selfpublish a book is the distribution thats made available to indie authors. It also results in higher margins, more control, better quality and direct contact with the distribution network. No need to juggle multiple contracts for various individual distributors. Ingramspark offers competitive discounts to the bookstores, further narrowing your chances of being stocked. When ingramspark sends your books data to amazon, it gets refused because the isbn already exists in their system, and shows that amazon kdp are distributing your book directly through the amazon network. Ingramspark brings global ebook and print book distribution under one roof. Weve focused our ebook distribution to the retailers who provide the most value to independent publishers so that you can publish like a pro.
Reports, distribution sales payments, payment schedule. May 14, 2019 ebook distribution is a complex, everevolving topic. These two companies are the gateways to selling your print book on. One of the major benefits of using ingramspark is the access your book has to one of the industrys largest global distribution networks, offered by ingram. Or should you stay with kdponly formerly createspace paperback distribution. Ingramspark is solely a printer and distribution centre. Ingramsparks print and ebook distribution is a great way to get global. Top 10 selfpublishing companies for firsttime authors. Using ingramspark alongside kdp print createspace for print. Sep 06, 2018 im also inclined to move my ebook distribution to smashwords but thats another story. While all three of these companies are owned by the same family. Theyre owned by the ingram family in lavergne, tennessee they also own ingram distribution and ingram wholesalers. Your ebook will be available exclusively on amazon for the first 90days, where you can use promotional tools to help stimulate sales.1475 1418 787 6 825 285 754 1163 12 1163 414 1066 496 1266 3 912 1050 1191 1227 543 793 762 251 1415 91 192 310 796 737 1493 1284 617 871 640 1383 928 1265 517 571 809 1334 1236 583 62