Being a self-published author with Ingram can be a daunting experience, fortunately we've compiled the most important articles and resources in one location
Blogs, articles, and resources provided directly by Ingram Spark/Lighting Source
Resources external to Ingram's properties that will be crucial to the understanding the basics of their website or services
The public list of retailers whom have partnered with Ingram for the sale and distribution of both print and eBook materials
As of 6 February 2022:
If you need to transfer a title (an ISBN which has been assigned to a published/publishable property) from Amazon KDP or between Ingram accounts you will need to use Ingram's new automated submission system
The official web based PDF
The official web based PDF
FAQs regarding Ingram Spark's Print and Distribution Contracts
Location to Download the PDFs for:
The external version of the below calculators. We highly recommend using the versions available via your personal account
Complete list of samples that can be ordered along with the means to place an order
Most commonly asked questions regarding how Ingram Spark supports and distributes eBooks
The full explanation regarding how you will be compensated once your books begin to sell through Ingram.
Information regarding every type of financial report available, along with how to remove a title or close an account, policies on returns, and the definition of a "mass produced title"
Is your book showing "out of stock" on Amazon or have you found any issues with how a website is displaying it?
General information regarding shipping
Access to the PDF for all U.S. shipping options concerning:
Lightning Source is the sister company to Ingram Spark, and caters to larger publishing organizations. Accounts can only be made upon approval of the Ingram Books Company
Procedures and prices for adding a title by mailing Lighting Source a physical copy of a book. This is a service only available to Lighting Source account holders
Important meta-data tags which will be used by retailers and customers alike to search for your books via subject, category, or genre.
For security reasons the Juvenile Codes (Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Non-fiction) cannot be mixed with any other code category
How to create and export a PDF/X-1A file from Adobe InDesign.
It is very common that a submitted cover file will be rejected due to being an incorrect file type.
Every country has its own ISBN issuing authority, and depending upon the country you live in you may be entitled to free and unlimited ISBNs.
If you live in the U.S. Ingram will sell you ISBNs for $25 per unit via Bowker and through the title set up portal, or issue you one for free with the trade off being you cannot use the ISBN outside of Ingram.