From The New Publishing Standard:
Intent on preserving its reputation for quality, IngramSpark, the print-on-demand arm of Ingram that targets self-published authors, sent out notice today that new rules would come into play in April 27, and that some authors may find their titles removed from sale.
IngramSpark is taking a necessary stand to uphold the integrity of and reduce bias against independently published works. To align with our industry’s needs for content integrity, we will actively remove print content from our catalog that does harm to buyers and affects the reputations of our publishers and retail and library partners.
Among the offending products that were previously tolerated will be:
- Summaries, workbooks, abbreviations, insights, or similar type content without permission from the original author.
- Books containing blank pages exceeding ten percent, notepads, scratchpads, journals, or similar type content.
- Books or content that mirror/mimic popular titles, including without limiting, similar covers, cover design, title, author names, or similar type content.
- Books that are misleading or likely to cause confusion by the buyer, including without limiting, inaccurate descriptions and cover art.
- Books listed at prices not reflective of the book’s market value.
- Books scanned from original versions where all or parts contain illegible content to the detriment of the buyer.
Link to the rest at The New Publishing Standard