In addition to printing and distributing your titles, IngramSpark functions as an organizational resource for the business side of your publishing endeavors. Part of being a successful independently published author is keeping a watchful eye over the funds you’ve invested in a book project relative to the profits earned from sales of your book. Fortunately, all the sales data you could need for your print on demand titles and e-books are available at the click of a button.
From the Dashboard, click on the “Reports” tab near the top of the screen, then click on the type of information you’re looking for. All reports prompt you to specify the period of time you need information for and the correct unit of currency. E-book Sales Report and Print Sales Report allow you to filter by particular ISBN, title, or author; use these to keep record of your sales through Ingram’s distribution channels. Most reports can either be read in your web browser or sent to you via e mail, except for the Billing Report, which must be transmitted by e-mail and details any money you’ve paid to IngramSpark. Similarly, Invoice and Transaction reports organize your account charges into individual invoices and an overall summary, respectively. If you encounter any issues with your reports or if you need any questions answered not covered here, don’t hesitate to contact the IngramSpark support team, reachable via [firstname.lastname@example.org].