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New Updates Available in Your IngramSpark Account

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

We're excited to unveil the new home dashboard and title setup process in your IngramSpark account!

Check out these exciting updates to your IngramSpark account!

Your Account Got a Makeover!

FREE ISBNs

That's right—IngramSpark now offers FREE ISBNs for publishers. Here at IngramSpark, we don't want to do anything to stand in your way of publishing a book. By offering free ISBNs, we want every writer with a story to be able to share theirs with the world. Find out more about the ISBNs (why you need an ISBN, how many you need, the difference between purchasing an ISBN and using a free one, etc.) in our blog post, ISBNs: International Standard Book Number Facts for Self-Publishers.

FREE Book Design Tool book-cover-1

IngramSpark's new online book design tool allows you to create cover and interior files directly within your IngramSpark account. The design tool is available for both print books and ebooks, and once you're done designing, you can export files that are sure to meet IngramSpark's appropriate specifications.

Did we mention it's free for all IngramSpark authors and publishers?

We're still making updates, but we're excited to share what we have so far, so try out the tool and let us know what you think!

New, User-Friendly Dashboard 

With your new account dashboard, you'll receive easy access to existing titles and clear actions to get incomplete titles ready to order.

Guided Title Setup Process

Get popular trim size suggestions based on your genre/BISAC codes, real-time visibility to the print cost of your book as you toggle between different print choices, and automatic currency conversion on new titles to help you sell your books worldwide.

Automatic Currency Conversion salary-1

If you could set pricing for markets outside of your home country and achieve more book sales, why wouldn't you? With automatic currency conversion, IngramSpark helps you provide global pricing for your book—that means availability to more potential readers, which could ultimately result in more book sales. 

Print-Only Option for Books

Not interested in distributing your book? We now offer a "Print-Only" option at the beginning of the title setup process. Let's say you simply want to create a book as a gift (Mother's Day is right around the corner!), and don't wish to make your book available for sale. Now, you can select this option and skip past the metadata questions that are required for publishers enabling their books for distribution. And you can always enable it for sale later!

Option to Offer Previews on Amazon

With many bookstores temporarily closed and many readers resorting to online shopping, online discoverability is more important than ever. Good metadata offers you the best discoverability possible on all online retail sites, but you also now have the option to offer a preview of your book on Amazon through your IngramSpark account! 

Title Health Score

You may have provided all of the required fields for title setup, but more than the minimum requirements go into book discoverability and success! We’ve identified a few key things that help book’s achieve more visibility, which can ultimately lead to more sales, including:

We're thrilled to share these updates and many more still to come!

What are you waiting for? Sign in to your IngramSpark account and check out these new features today!

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IngramSpark Staff

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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