Simply, to help our customers succeed at self-publishing. To provide easy access to professional-grade, fully integrated, print, digital, wholesale, and distribution services at costs tailored to their unique budgeting needs, through a single source, without ever compromising on quality. To make the world a better place for books of all kinds.
The spread of books across the globe in all formats and all genres. We want to see our customer’s self-published books everywhere—online, in stores, and on library shelves—so millions of readers have easier access to excellent content. A premier services partner for the independent publisher, IngramSpark achieves this vision by offering self-publishers, authors, and small publishing houses easy access to distribution, production, creation, and book assembly services in one location, at a price point they can afford.
IngramSpark was developed for, and with input from independent publishers. Creating a free account is quick and easy. Customers can manage print-on-demand and digital content all within the same interface, plus we offer open access to Ingram’s global distribution network. But most importantly, we help independent publishers get back to what they do best—creating innovative content.
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. We distribute 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®, our e-book distribution platform, to offer self-publishers a single platform to manage all their print and electronic titles. Both IngramSpark and Lightning Source offer the same trim sizes and binding types without additional printing costs, plus they both allow for a wide range of trade discounts on titles. As an added bonus to the self-publishing community IngramSpark is designed and priced as a self-service model with slightly reduced pricing for title set up. IngramSpark customers do not have an assigned Ingram representative, and are instead supported by an experienced team of publishing pros.