Publishers can now have their titles listed with Target.com
Distribution through Target.com is not included in the original IngramSpark POD Distribution agreement. The Target.com program is different than the other distribution services offered through IngramSpark, so a separate agreement must be signed to participate. The following information explains the program and the requirements to participate.
Q. What are Target.com Digital Accrual fees?
A.Target charges a fee for each print unit sold via the Target.com website. This is referred to as a Digital Accrual fee.
Q. How much is the Target.com Digital Accrual fee?
A. The current fee is 5.5% of the list price for each unit sold. This is subject to change by Target.com and is currently set to increase to 6% on January 1, 2023.
Q. What are Target.com promotions and related fees?
A.Target.com runs two types of promotions:
- Buy 2 get 1 free (B2G1)
- Buy 1 get 1 free (BOGO)Two examples are provided below
Target assesses fees for both types of promotions. The promotion amount charged to publishers will vary, as it is dependent on the list price of each item purchased per Target.com customer. Publishers are charged back a portion of the cost of the free item. Target will cover 50% of the retail cost of the free item, and the publisher covers the remaining 50% based on their title’s % of the total purchase amount.
Q. How often are Digital Accrual and promotion fees processed?
A. Digital Accrual fees are processed monthly as they are applicable throughout the year. You will only be charged Digital Accrual Fees against units sold through the Target.com channel. Promotion fees apply during the promotional periods only and there are a total of 9 promotions per year:
- One per quarter for all books (2 for Q4)
- One per quarter for children’s books
Q. Where can I see details of Target Digital Accrual fees for my sold units?
A. Target Digital Accrual fees will be deducted from Publisher Compensation at the time of issuance. You will see these deductions in the ‘Other’ column on your publisher's compensation statement.
Q. How will my titles be listed in the Target.com catalog?
A.Target.com uses a limited catalog based on the retailer’s content and consumer preferences. The catalog is reviewed and refreshed throughout the year. You will not be notified of changes made to the catalog. There is no guarantee that any given reseller or retailer will make any given title available.
Q. Can I request that my titles be added to the Target.com catalog?
A. You can submit a request for consideration through the link HERE. But please be aware, that not all titles will be considered.
Signing The TARGET.COM DISTRIBUTION Contract
Log in to your IngramSpark account and you will see a new button on the home page. Click on that button to access the Target Program agreement.
To accept and sign the agreement, follow these instructions:
A) Click on the link for the Target.com distribution agreement and review.
B) After reviewing the agreement click the box I ACCEPT
C) Type in your name and your title (Owner, Sole proprietor, CEO, President, etc.) Do not type in the title of your book.
D) Click the SIGN AGREEMENT button