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Global Connect is the Ingram Content Group program that enables your titles to be available to a wider network of Print-on-Demand (POD) distributors around the world. Global Connect offers unparalleled distribution to a global network of retailers by working with trusted and vetted digital printers in countries around the world. Distribution hubs in each country combine POD technology with long-established retailer relationships to efficiently reach readers in their local markets.
Dropship orders are not available through these printers. They only fulfill bookstore and retail orders in their market.
How Your Books Reach a Global Marketplace of Bookstores & Online Retailers
Not only can Global Connect help you capture sales and find new customers in markets that would otherwise be difficult to reach, but you also are compensated the same way as if your books were sold through Ingram wholesale.
With no inventory on hand, books are printed and distributed only when retailers and customers place orders. Publishers are paid for the sale minus the cost of printing and the wholesale discount, which eliminates the high up-front costs associated with storing and managing physical inventory. This makes it easier than ever before to build your independent global publishing business.
The current GCP markets are Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
You can add pricing in one market and it is automatically calculated for the other markets (US and UK pricing were entered in the examples below)
You will need to add the wholesale discount and returns option you want to offer in each market. Once that is done you will see the correct amount of compensation calculated to the right, in that market's currency.
Note: IngramSpark charges a global distribution fee of 1% of the list price which is deducted before compensation is paid. The distribution fee is not reflected in the compensation amounts shown below.
If you want to see what the compensation amount calculates to in your currency, you can enter the amount into a currency converter calculator, such as www.xe.com
BENEFITS OF USING GLOBAL CONNECT
- Eliminate shipping costs to foreign markets
- Eliminate the guesswork of determining how much inventory to print and ship
- Remove the risk of offering a title to the global market due to low or unknown sales potential
- Never miss a sale in these markets
- Make titles available without dealing with the local printer, unsecure file distribution, or currency exchange
- Possible frontlist solution into foreign language markets
- Books sold in the Global Connect markets are non-returnable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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 determine the price to sell the book in their market and their currency.
Are the books returnable? No, all sales are non-returnable through the Global Connect Program.
How often do I receive reporting? We provide sales reports for GCP sales monthly within the existing US POD publisher comp statements. You can also generate reports from your IngramSpark account. This can be found under Reports, Print sales reports. Select the option for the Global Connect/Espresso report. If viewing online, be sure to deselect the option for POD.
Can I remove pricing from a GCP market? No, participation in the GCP requires you to offer pricing in all GCP markets.