Ingram Book Company is a major distributor in the United States. Authors and publishers who use IngramSpark have access to Ingram’s global network of more than 39,000 retailer partners (including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and other major stores), bookstores, libraries and schools. This allows your books to be sold by retailers around the world. All you need to do is add pricing to each market you would like your book sold to.
A list of our global print book retail partners, where your book may be sold, is located here.
Other distribution channels
Your book can be sold through two online retailers located in Canada- if they choose to pick up the title. The companies are www.chapters.indigo.ca and www.amazon.ca. If they receive an order for your book, they purchase it from Ingram, a US channel partner. This means any sales through those websites will actually appear in the US market and you will be paid the same amount of publisher compensation as you are earning for US sales.
GLOBAL CONNECT PROGRAM
The Global Connect program will allow your books to be printed by our printer partners in Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, China, Spain and South Korea. The printers will print the books that are sold by bookstores located in those countries. This saves you and the booksellers the overseas shipping charges they would have to pay if they ordered your book from the US. You will receive publisher compensation payments as you normally would, based on the pricing you have provided us for your book in the US market. The printers will convert the US retail price to their currency and increase it a bit so they can make money on the sale of your book too.
Using the US retail price for all Global Connect markets is the easiest way to add pricing and you will be paid the same amount of publisher compensation as you are earning in the US market. To add US pricing for all Global Connect markets and new markets we add in the future, in the market pricing section for your title, click the button " Copy United States Print Retail Price and Wholesale Discount to the Global Connect Program".
For more information on Global Connect, click here.
ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE (EBM)
This is a network of POD machines located in the US, UK, Canada, Europe and Australia that are often located within bookstores and libraries. From the digital files you provide us, these machines can print and bind black and white interior paperback books with color covers on site, within a few minutes. Trim sizes this machine can print range anywhere from 5" (127 mm) to 10.5" (267 mm) in height and 4.5" (114 mm) to 8.25"(210 mm) in width, containing 40-830 pages. If your book fits an EBM trim size, IngramSpark will automatically add it to the data feed for EBM machines. If your book is printed and sold through the EBM network, you will be paid as if it were sold in the US with the US price and discount that you’ve provided. At this time the EBM can only print black and white interior paperback books for IngramSpark clients.
Please visit our Espresso Book Machine article here for more information.
Where is my eBook sold?
Print titles are not the only books distributed through Ingram. With the IngramSpark program, eBooks are made available to the following online retailer partners.
Fixed layout ePubs will only be available on Apple, Kobo, BookShout, and Libreka. Barnes and Noble accepts fixed layout EPUBs for children's books only.
*If you have provided any e-books to Amazon for the Kindle in the past 12 months we will not be able to provide service to Kindle through the IngramSpark program.
**If you currently have e-book content available on Apple, you will need to remove those e-books from the iBook store prior to uploading those same titles into IngramSpark. Also, any reviews or ratings of that content will not transfer when your titles reappear in the iBook store.