When you set up your book in your IngramSpark account, you provide information for your book which helps people, stores, retailers and libraries find it. After you approve the proof and click the "enable" button to add distribution services, Ingram sends all the information you provided for your book to our retail partners and libraries. They will upload this information to their website and will decide if they want to pick up the title and sell it through their website. It can take several weeks for the title to be fully uploaded on websites and available for sale. A bookstore, retailer, or library can search for your book on Ingram's website or other websites and see the information linked to it.
Ingram does not sell to consumers. Ingram sells direct to qualifying businesses and institutions only, such as bookstores, libraries, and other retailers.
*Ingram allows your book to be available for sale, but there is no guarantee that stores or libraries will order your book. We cannot guarantee sales.
*It is up to the author and/or publisher to market and promotes the book to consumers, bookstores, retailers, and libraries, so they know it is available for sale. More information on marketing can be found here