Self-Publishing Tools of the Trade

Consider these power tools for the self-publisher, equally useful in the hands of a seasoned self-publishing pro and those new to the self-publishing business.

The handy resources listed here have been designed to ensure you’re getting the most out of IngramSpark and self-publishing at your highest potential.


IngramSpark Self-Publishing Calculators

Unless you really love solving math equations (which you just might) these calculators will save you tons of time when figuring out the value you get publishing with IngramSpark—how much it will cost to publish your book, and how much you can expect to earn.


Print and Ship Calculator
Use this to figure print and shipping costs.

Print and Ship Calculator »

Publisher Compensation Calculator
Use this to forecast how much you will earn.

Publisher Compensation Calculator »

Weight and Spine Width Calculator
Use this to determine the size and weight of your book.

Weight and Spine Width Calculator »


Self-Publishing Templates

Cover Template Generator
Use this to generate a template for your cover design, complete with support files, e-mail instructions, and other useful info.

Cover Template Generator »


Self-Publishing Guides

Each of these guides is packed with helpful information for self-publishers at every level, whether you are just starting off on a self-publishing adventure or need a quick refresher on print and e-book formatting.


File Creation Guide - Use this to make certain the digital files you upload into IngramSpark for print-on-demand and e-book distribution meet all the specified requirements.

Download the File Creation Guide »

PDF Checklist - Use this to make sure all your print-on-demand files are accepted and you avoid any possible delays.

Download the PDF Checklist »

IngramSpark Guide - Get IngramSpark’s Guide to Independent Publishing. Contains all the information you need to produce the best possible results.

IngramSpark Self-Publishing Guide »