Even if your book has extended distribution and can be bought by bookstores, it most likely won’t be. Bookstores do not relish the idea of giving their biggest competitor money.
IngramSpark offers competitive discounts to the bookstores, further narrowing your chances of being stocked.
Author’s that self-publish with companies such as Createspace will be instantly relegated to the pile of “self-published” books before the buyer has a chance to review the quality.
IngramSpark allows your book the chance to be ordered in many countries and formats.
Use IngramSpark in addition so that your book can be ordered by the bookstores and libraries from the large wholesalers with which they prefer doing business.
Ingram Content Group is the world’s largest wholesaler of print and electronic books to independent bookstores, bookstore chains, internet retailers, and specialty markets, as well as other wholesalers. Ingram distributes to more than 39,000+ retailers, libraries, schools, and distribution partners in 195 countries.
IngramSpark & Lightning Source® – Since 1997 Ingram has been helping publishers work more effectively and efficiently through Lightning Source print-on-demand service. IngramSpark combines the power of Lighting Source print-on-demand with CoreSource®, their e-book distribution platform, to offer self-publishers a single platform to manage all their print and electronic titles.
The Titanium Combo-Publishing package includes both paperback and hardcover formats. The hardcover format will be manufactured and distributed through IngramSpark. However, it is the author’s sole responsibility to supply Amazon with the required amount of books to warehouse at Amazon if the author wants his/her hardcover available for sale through Amazon. Paperback format will automatically be sold on Amazon as a POD (print-on-demand).