How long does it take for IngramSpark to process a title?

The typical turnaround time for file review is 3-5 business days for new titles.

Do you want to promote your title IngramSpark?

Right after you accept proof copy and enable distribution, IngramSpark will try to cross-sell you “marketing” services. They will ask you following question: “Do you want to promote your title?”. This is not required for a distribution through Ingram network and is a completely optional service.

How do I get a proof copy of IngramSpark?

To order a proof copy via IngramSpark, you will need to upload the book file, paperback wrap for the cover, book details, and metadata. Similar to KDP, after the files are approved, you can order a proof. The proof was a few dollars more through IngramSpark and they charge a “handling” fee, as well as a shipping fee.

Who does Ingram distribute to?

Ingram is a major book distributor in the United States, distributing to 40,000+ retailers (including Barnes & Noble and your local independent bookstore), libraries, schools, and universities.

How does IngramSpark get paid?

IngramSpark pays royalties (or ‘publisher compensation’) 90 days after the end of the month in which your book generated sales.

How do I market my book on IngramSpark?

5 Ways to Promote Your Book

  1. Meet Your Local Booksellers.
  2. Create a Goodreads Author Profile and Use it Actively.
  3. Start an Author Instagram and Use it Consistently.
  4. Make Vital Changes to Your Publication Timeline and Other Important Book Details.
  5. Sell Your Books More Easily at Private Events.

What is Ingram advance?

Ingram Advance Catalog is a publication that highlights the best and forthcoming titles through its monthly buying guide. This is read by over 6,600 retailers, librarians, and international customers via print and 28,000 international and domestic booksellers and librarians in digital format.

How long does it take to publish on IngramSpark?

The turnaround time for processing print ready digital files that are uploaded through the publisher’s IngramSpark account, which meet Lightning Source’s file requirements as designated in the File Creation Guide, until an eproof is available for review is 3 business days.

Who uses Ingram?

189 logistics centers and service centers worldwide. Representing over 1,600 suppliers, including Acer, Apple, Cisco, Citrix, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Symantec, VMware and others. Serving more than 170,000 customers in approximately 160 countries.

How do you distribute with Ingram?

Easy Setup

  1. Step 1: Make your book. Use our layout tools or upload a PDF.
  2. Step 2: Create your listing. Choose a book from your dashboard, and click “Sell my book” through Ingram.
  3. Step 3: Set your price. For your chosen book, set your price under the Sell & Distribute tab for the listing.
  4. Step 4: Promote your book.

Who owns IngramSpark?

Lightning Source
IngramSpark is a service operated by Lightning Source to cater for the needs of independent publishers and authors. Since it launched in 2013, IngramSpark has registered more than 7 million books, with 4,000 new books added each day.

How to set up a title with IngramSpark?

On the pricing section of IngramSpark’s title setup process, you will see six different markets. Adding global pricing will allow your title to be distributed in each respective market. If you decide to include a list price for different markets, we recommend using our currency converter.

What does bleed mean in IngramSpark title processing?

Bleed: the area that goes beyond the edge of the page or cover before trimming. It is ultimately trimmed off. If you have an image or background that you want to print to the edge of the book, when it is bound and trimmed, you will need to extend the image or background past the trim.

What happens when a title is processed by Ingram?

Once your title has been fully processed, it’s time to make sure it’s available to retailers. Using Ingram’s distribution network makes your title available for order to over 39,000 bookstores, online retailers, libraries, and schools. Through our relationship, we send title data feeds and availability status of available titles to them.

What does it mean to be out of stock on IngramSpark?

Occasionally, however, channels may list a title as “temporarily unavailable”, available within a certain time frame, or “out of stock.” Every retailer has their own method for determining what the availability status of a title is on their website and, as a retailer, they are free to do so.