No More Book Set Up Fees

No More Book Set Up Fees

No more book set up fees


IngramSpark recently made a major announcement – No more book set-up fees.

As of 1 May 2023, IngramSpark offers its customers free title setup. In addition, there are free revisions of your book for up to 60 days. This is very exciting news!

Given that IngramSpark no longer charges book set-up fees you, the author, can upload and self-publish your book for FREE.

The past

Up until May this year, IngramSpark charged a $49 fee. This was always a barrier at its point of entry.

Sometimes a self-publisher could get a promo code that waived the fee. Still, to get this you needed to be a member of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) or a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors or else you could access the promo code in some other way.

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) on the other hand never charged a fee so KDP was a more attractive option for self-publishing.

Game changer 

The IngramSpark announcement is a game-changer and is exciting news for self-publishers!

In addition to removing the upload fee Ingram has also removed the $25 fee to revise your book. If you’ve made a mistake – No problem. You can revise your book for free so long as you do this within 60 days of the book’s first production date.

Backend fee

However, there will be a fee at the backend. While most authors will enable their books for distribution to the 40,000 outlets – bookstores, retailers, libraries, and schools that Ingram Content Group supply there will now be charged a global distribution market access fee equivalent to 1% of the local list price when sold.  This will take effect from July 1, 2023.

At the same time, IngramSpark will also introduce the Ultra-premium colour option, which will help those publishing coffee table books get awesome vibrancy.

These new developments with IngramSpark are game changers and will certainly challenge the ever-popular Amazon platform.

What is IngramSpark? 

IngramSpark is a self-publishing platform that allows authors and independent publishers to create and distribute print-on-demand (POD) books and ebooks to bookstores, libraries, and online retailers worldwide. It is a subsidiary of the Ingram Content Group, a leading book distributor and printing company.

With IngramSpark, authors can upload their book manuscript and cover design, set the pricing, and enable distribution throughout the world.

IngramSpark offers a variety of book formats, including hardcover, paperback, and ebook, and supports a wide range of trim sizes, paper types, and binding options. Authors can also order print copies of their books at a discounted rate.


IngramSpark distributes books to a network of over 40,000 bookstores, libraries, and online retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores. It also offers global distribution to over 200 countries and territories.

IngramSpark provides authors with tools to manage their book sales and distribution, including sales reporting and marketing resources. It also offers editorial, design, and formatting services for an additional fee.

Overall, IngramSpark is a popular self-publishing platform that offers authors an easy and affordable way to publish and distribute their books globally.

How to use IngramSpark

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Marji Hill

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