What is Global Connect? Global Connect Program (GCP) is the Ingram Content Group program which enables your titles to be available to a wider network of printers around the world. Our Global Connect print partners will show your titles as available for that market and they will print them as orders come in from their local channels and retailers.
How do I add a title to Global Connect? By entering a retail price and wholesale discount for each title, Ingram will make your title(s) available in all of the current GCP Markets. Adding the pricing for the GCP Market will serve as your permission to distribute the title in those markets through the GCP.
What currency am I paid in? All payments to the publisher are calculated in US$ and paid in the currency the publisher normally receives. The payment currencies supported today are USD, GBP, AUD, EUR, and CAD.
Global Connect markets include the following countries: China, Germany, India, Itlay, Poland, Russia, South Korea, and Spain
Who sets the price in the local market? The publisher provides a price they will be paid for each book in US$ and the printer partner will convert this to their currency, add margin and print cost, and then the printer determines the price to sell the book in their market and in their currency.
Are the books returnable? No, all sales are non-returnable through Global Connect.
How often do I receive reporting? We provide sales reports for GCP sales monthly within the existing US POD publisher compensation statements. You can also generate reports from your IngramSpark account. This can be found under Reports Then Print sales reports. Select the option for the Global Connect/Espresso report. If viewing online, be sure to deselect the option for POD.
When do I get paid? Payments are made to the publisher 90 days from the end of the month in which the sales are received and reported.