Much as writing books is a passion and business for authors, selling books is a passion and the only business for independent booksellers. And while independent bookstores are known for being wonderful community gathering places with staff that genuinely care about the book industry, that doesn’t mean they can do it all for the love. They still need to sell books. Everyone has to make a living in this business, and this is what the independent booksellers need your book to be in order for both you and them to succeed in selling it.
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.