Title Transfers

Title Transfers

Transfers within Lightning Source/IngramSpark

  • The Title Transfer Addendum needs to be completed by the publisher receiving the title transfer.
  • We need written permission from the publisher who currently owns the title stating that the title is released and can be transferred to a new account.
  • The account receiving the transfer must be fully active, i.e., all account set up tasks on the Dashboard must be completed.

CreateSpace Transfers     

  • The Title Transfer Addendum needs to be completed by the publisher receiving the title transfer.
  • If CreateSpace owns the ISBN or if it is CreateSpace exclusive, it cannot be transferred.
  • If the publisher owns the ISBN, it can be transferred once Expanded Distribution is removed and CreateSpace confirms the transfer with Ingram.
  • If the title has never been in Expanded Distribution, it can be set up as a new title on the Spark account without transferring.
  • The account receiving the transfer must be fully active, i.e., all account set up tasks on the Dashboard must be completed.

Transfer Information

Transfer requests and the completed Title Transfer Addendum can be sent to ingramsparksupport@ingramcontent.com. You can find the Addendum attached below.

Title transfers can take up to 30 days to complete. 

Once a title is transferred to the new publisher’s account, the publisher will be responsible for the title moving forward. This includes invoices, returns, and compensation for sales. The new publisher will have the ability to update metadata, submit new files, and make alterations to the title.

IMPORTANT: If the same ISBN will be used and transferred, all of the title's history moves with it, including returns, if the book was returnable with the previous publisher. If the book was listed as returnable when transferred and the same ISBN is used, the new owner/publisher will receive returns, if there are any. If the return status is changed from returnable to non-returnable, returns will be accepted for 160 days. To avoid returns for a book that was listed as returnable with a prior publisher, it is best to obtain a new ISBN.

 

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    merimee Moffitt

    yes, thank you

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