How Long Will It Take for My Book to Show Up on Websites Like Amazon and Barnes and Noble?

We make your title information available to the retail partners once your title is approved by you and you have enabled distribution.

However, we do not control when your title will appear on a specific retailer’s website, as each retailer updates the information on their site on their schedule.

Under normal circumstances, a title should be available for purchase on most websites within 4 weeks from when the distribution service was enabled/added by you. Please note that if this is the first title you set up on the IngramSpark platform, this time can extend up to 6-8 weeks. If your title is not showing up on a specific retailer website, the issue is probably isolated to that retailer. If it is one of our retail partners, we will work with them to resolve the issue. If you have a specific publication date in mind for your book and have planned events and publicity around that date, it is recommended you set that title up at least 6-8 weeks before that date.

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