Reactions to Ingram Spark Post

PG has received several emails from visitors to TPV after his post of Mike Shatzkin’s article about Ingram Spark.

While the emails are are in no way a reflection of Ingram Spark’s performance pro or con, each of the emails PG has received describe in detail unsatisfactory experiences of indie authors/small presses with Ingram.

Feel free to share your experiences, good or bad, in the comments or, on a non-public basis with PG via the Contact PG link at the top of the blog.

2 thoughts on “Reactions to Ingram Spark Post”

  1. Can’t speak to their retail operations, but I have printed several hardcovers with dust jackets for special projects and they came out quite nicely and shipped in reasonable time-frames. I’ll be interested to hear other experiences pro or con.

  2. A lot of self-pubbed authors may not be aware that if they choose expanded distribution on KDP, any bookstore can order their book. However, the bookstore will likely only do that if a customer orders and prepays because there are no returns. If one has their heart set on a bookstore stocking their book, Ingram Spark allows returns. The reality of a bookstore discovering and stocking that author’s book is another discussion.

    There are plenty of KDP vs. Ingram Spark comparisons out there like this one:
    https://selfpublishingadvice.org/use-both-kdp-print-and-ingram-spark-together/

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