Self-Publishing is Simple

From print on demand to e-book publishing, IngramSpark makes getting your content to readers across the planet as easy as 1,2…well, you get it.

1

Create your account

2

Upload
your book

3

Share with the world

4

Earn cash on every sale


Not sure where to begin? Need help? Not ready? We've got you covered.

The Self-Publisher's Toolkit

Your creative genius has already done all the hard work; let IngramSpark take care of the rest. We offer the same products and services enjoyed by big-time publishers—superb quality and industry connections backed by decades of experience—all made easily accessible to the indie-publishing community from one simple-to-use platform.

print

Quality Printed Books

One book or one thousand – Print what you need and nothing more.

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ebook

Evolve with E-books

One platform connects you to all the top players in digital distribution.

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color

Readers Love Color

Vibrant, stunning color for your photo book, children’s book, graphic novel, and more.

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Expand Your Reach

Access to more than 39,000 retailers and libraries across the world.

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formats

Formats For the Win

More than enough formats to fit any and every genre. Why limit yourself? Go a little crazy.

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Advertising options

More Marketing Channels

Want to sell more books? Increase your book's visibility online and in print.

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Want a closer look at all the self-publishing power packed into IngramSpark? Check out a complete list of features and benefits.

 

Sell More Books

While direct access to IngramSpark is free, uploading a book and maximizing your sales with distribution across all four corners of the globe does have a cost. (Wait a second…globes don’t have corners?)

 

What you pay for is a greater value through an experienced and reliable self-publishing partner.  

 

Take a look for yourself. With more potential money in your pocket per book sale, you’d be hard pressed to find the same excellent service at a comparable value that offers opportunities like these.  


Built by Self-Publishers.
For Self-Publishers.

We are highly active in the self-publishing community, plugged into the same networks as you and working towards the same goals. IngramSpark is designed to allow self-publishers to focus on what is most important to them—writing and creating epic books. And our catalog of print and digital services allows you to do just that.



50+ years publishing experience
Leaders in industry technology
Some of the biggest names in publishing use our tools and services.
Global distribution. 7-billion potential readers.

See what your fellow indie publishers say about IngramSpark

"IngramSpark is a real find for best-selling authors. Their beautiful hardcover editions are second to none. I’ve now published three titles in one month including a new edition of my novel, First Degree Burn."

"Thank heaven for IngramSpark, a publisher-friendly one-stop-shop for wide and concentrated distribution of print and digital books providing the golden brick paths to exposure and discoverability in the holy grail of the author’s journey—reaching the minds of readers everywhere."

— Lynn Isenberg

"I am very pleased with IngramSpark. They distributed my books to just about every vendor, produce a beautiful and well constructed final product, and they handle the shipping of my books."

— Richmond Donkor

"A new writing adventure has arrived with IngramSpark: (1) I write it; (2) I easily upload the book to IngramSpark; (3) IngramSpark makes distribution possible; (4) so I can market the fantastic book my partnership with IngramSpark has created!"

— Doris Gaines Rapp

"I love books and everything to do with their production – content, layout, typography, look, and feel. For an indie publisher, the IngramSpark platform's intuitive ease of use and quick international distribution was exactly what I was looking for. The success I've had with the book is incredible."

— Dr. Dominic Selwood

"Ingram's global distribution network and relationship with bookstores means it offers unique opportunities to indie authors."

— Orna Ross

Write More. Get published. Reach readers.

Find the Niche Market for Your Book

Aside from good writing, one of the key components of a successful book is finding a niche market. Because self-publishing has become so popular, there are literally thousands of books on any given subject on the market. Experienced book publishers will tell you that finding a niche market is the best way to get your book read. But how do you find one that works for you?  


Indie Author Fringe 2016: Reaching More Readers

Welcome to part two of our ongoing series outlining Indie Author Fringe—a free, online conference presented by the Alliance of Independent Authors, offering non-stop advice and inspiration on key self-publishing topics.
 


Compelling Back Cover Copy: Not Too Little and Not Too Much

by Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) The Hot Sheet, sponsored by IngramSpark
The back cover copy you write for your book is among the most important marketing messages you’ll craft. It’s the essence of your book’s most exciting features, distilled into a few hundred words. It typically serves as the foundation for your online book descriptions, as well as any press releases or pitches you make to the media. It will get re-used and re-fashioned for dozens of purposes. Whatever labor you expend on perfecting it will reward you in the long run.