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IngramSpark® is an award-winning independent publishing platform, offering indie authors and publishers the ability to create professional print books and ebooks. Access to IngramSpark's global distribution network allows you to self-publish a book and make it available to 40,000+ retailers and libraries—both in stores and online. To learn more about how you can share your story with the world, visit www.ingramspark.com.
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How to Convert A Print Book to an Ebook

Converting to an Ebook

Writing a book is an enormous achievement. It takes time, dedication, and painstaking work.

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IngramSpark's Book Building Tool for Ebooks

What is IngramSpark’s Book-Building Tool?

For some authors, the hardest part of writing a book might be the twisted plot or character development. For others, it’s the outline and organization of chapters. It turns out that designing the book can prove an unexpected challenge for many authors. Several aspects must be considered, both technical elements and artistic features, when designing a book. IngramSpark’s FREE Book-Building Tool will guide you through the design process specific to creating an ebook.

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The Health of Today’s Publishing Industry

The pandemic’s spotlight has begun to slowly fade as other global events take its place as a point of focus. In a recent Ingram-hosted panel discussion “The Health of Today’s Publishing Industry”, we heard from leaders in the industry, bringing their experience and perspectives on the future of publishing.  

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Learn How to Identify and Reach Your Target Audience with Reader Insights Reports

Let’s say you’re a Mystery / Sci-fi / Romance / LGBTQ / Spirituality / Biography / YA writer. Your latest book is on the press and will be ready to hit shelves everywhere! One question you may want to ask yourself, how will readers find your book, or how will you find the right audience for your book?

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How to Build A Reader Or An Audience Persona With Reader Insights Reports

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What Are Reader Insights Reports

If you ever dreamt of a trustworthy and accessible source for reader audience data, then consider Ingram's Reader Insights Reports.

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How Much Should My Book Cost? Tips for Pricing Your Book

When you embark on the journey of getting a book published, there’s a lot to consider and one of the things that should be on your priority list is how much you’ll be pricing your book for, which is a crucial piece of your book metadata. The editors of traditional publishing houses must fill out a profit and loss spreadsheet (P&L) before they can even acquire a book, let alone publish a book. The P&L accounts for decisions they’ll need to make in order to turn a profit on the book they hope to add to their list. So one of the best places to start when determining the profit goals of your book publishing endeavors is to seriously consider how you'll be pricing your book.

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Design a Book for Free with IngramSpark's Book-Building Tool

One of the things that stands in the way of most writers' ability to self-publish is book design. Finding and hiring a book cover designer, formatting the interior, uploading your files to IngramSpark—it can all seem a bit daunting. What if we told you IngramSpark now offers a FREE tool to create your own book online? You heard that right—learn more about what you can do with IngramSpark's free Book-Building Tool!

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5 Tips for Front Book Cover Design

Even before you are ready to publish your book, you have likely thought about how you want your front cover to look. However, before you can decide on the right book cover design you should have a complete and polished manuscript in front of you. Whether you design the cover and select a binding type yourself or work with a professional, you might want to become familiar with industry standards and guidelines, and take advantage of free tips offered by the experts. After all, the ultimate goal is to get your book into the hands of receptive readers who will be watching and waiting for your next book!

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Understanding Book Returns with IngramSpark

If you’re new to the publishing world, book returns may be a bit of an elusive concept. While print on demand services and digital innovations have helped the book business better predict book demand, returns are still an inevitable part of the bookselling process if you’ve chosen to make your book returnable with IngramSpark. We’re here to help you better understand why book returns occur, and help prepare you on how to handle book returns with IngramSpark.

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