Account Setup Steps:
If you have not yet registered for an IngramSpark account, please follow the steps below. If you already have an account but would like to read about the Account Setup Tasks.
Log on to http://www.ingramspark.com/ and click on “Create Account.”
This takes you to our Create Your Account page. You will be asked basic but pertinent information to create your account. Once you have completed the information, please click on the blue “Continue” button to move forward.
You will receive a message similar to the one below:
Thank you, xxxxx for creating an IngramSpark account.
To complete the setup process just click on the link in the email that we just sent to you. You have 7 days to activate your account or you can easily start over by returning to our homepage at www.ingramspark.com.
Open your email to access the account verification link, and then log in to your IngramSpark account using your email address and password used on the Create Your Account page.
After logging in and agreeing to general terms of the site, you will be taken through four agreements. You will be required to accept the Global POD agreement and the Global Ebook agreement, but it does not mean you are required to use those services. It simply means that you have those services on our account if you choose to use them later.
- Global POD - Print-on-Demand (POD) services via our Lightning Source companies in the US, UK, AU, as well as the Global Connect and Espresso POD networks.
- Global Ebook - Ebook distribution services to all of our Ebook Distribution Partners except Amazon Kindle and Apple.
- Amazon (Kindle) Ebook (optional) - If you want to distribute your Ebooks to Amazon Kindle. (You can opt out if you are uploading directly to Kindle).
- Apple (Agency) Ebook (optional) - If you want to distribute your Ebooks to Apple’s US and International iBooks and iTunes stores.
Once you select “I Accept” for the agreements, you will enter your electronic signature and title (e.g., owner). Click on the blue “Sign Agreements” button, and you are ready to access your IngramSpark account!
I have an IngramSpark account
When you first access your IngramSpark account, you are taken to your Dashboard. This is the page that you will see each time you log in. You should notice that there is a section in the middle of the page titled “Account Setup Tasks” with a green checkmark beside “Complete Account Information.” There are still three other account setup tasks to complete before you can move forward with uploading your titles. Once all sections are complete, the red X’s will turn into green check marks, and you can start uploading your titles! For a video guide of account setup and your Dashboard, please click here.
Outlined below is information regarding each account setup task.
Complete Account Information
This section will already be complete when you log into your account, and it contains information such as your business name and address. You can see this information by clicking on Account at the top of your page. If you ever need to update any information, you may do so by clicking on “Edit Account Information.”
*Please note that the Account Login ID (your email address) is the only thing that cannot be changed; however, you are able to change the email address that receives notifications.
Complete Publisher Compensation
If your book has any sales through Ingram’s distribution channels, you will receive compensation payment for books sold via direct deposit or PayPal. This is the section where you enter your bank account or PayPal information so you may receive publisher compensation. This information is in regards to compensation only.
Add Publisher Payment
Because all transactions require a valid credit or debit card, you will need to provide this information within your account. This includes fees related to title setup, revisions, and orders. For your security, credit card information is encrypted and can only be entered and changed by the account owner.
Enter Tax Information
IngramSpark requires all publishers to submit tax information for reporting purposes. Also, publishers may claim tax exemption in this section of the account. Tax exemption is only applied when the necessary paperwork is completed. If you are claiming tax exemption, you will need to click the blue “Claim US Tax Exemptions” button on your account and complete the steps.
If you have any tax-related questions, you may be able to find the answer in our Sales Tax article:
You may upload tax documents through your account, by fax, or by mail:
Account: Click on Account, Tax Information, Upload Tax Document
Mail: New Accounts Manager
Ingram Content Group
14 Ingram Blvd
LaVergne, TN 34977