When you self-publish with IngramSpark, you are plugged in to one of the publishing industry’s largest global book distribution networks, including access to over 40,000…
Via Ingram Book Group, IngramSpark titles are automatically made available to tens of thousands of:
and other well-known book retailers and wholesalers across North America.
Self-publishing your ebook with IngramSpark gives you access to the major players in global ebook distribution across retailers, libraries, apps, subscription services, and more.
*If you have provided any ebooks to Amazon for the Kindle in the past 12 months we will not be able to provide service to Kindle through the IngramSpark program.
**If you currently have ebook content available on Apple, you will need to remove those ebooks from the iBook store prior to uploading those same titles into IngramSpark. Also note that any reviews or ratings of that content will not transfer when your titles reappear in the iBook store.
IngramSpark’s book distribution network is one of the largest in the world. In addition to our print locations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia you can also take advantage of our Global Connect® Program made up of relationships with digital printers in countries including: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Korea, and Spain. No matter where your IngramSpark book is printed and distributed, Print-on-Demand (POD) technology is combined with long established retailer relationships to efficiently reach readers in their local markets. All you have to do is add pricing in the markets in which you’d like your book to be available for sale, and you’re ready to build your global book publishing business with IngramSpark!
The German book market is worth 9.29 billion euros (approx. $11 billion USD). Categories that perform best in the German market include: Adult, Juvenile, and YA Fiction, Religion, Music, Business/Economics, Biography, History, and Games/Activities. Even if your book doesn’t fall into one of these categories, we sell hundreds of thousands of titles into the German market every year and majority of them are in English!
The Polish book market is worth 532 million euros (approx. $636 million USD) and grew by 4% in 2019. Mainstream literature and children’s books have been gaining market share over the past 5 years in Poland, climbing from 19% in 2015 to 34% of book income earned in 2019. The most popular book categories in Poland are Adult Fiction, Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Business/Economics, Biography, Self-Help, Computing, History, Religion, and Health/Fitness. We sell tens of thousands of English titles into Poland annually.
As one of the places Ingram has our very own offices and print facility (versus partnering with a local printer and distributor), we recognize the United Kingdom as one of our most popular hubs for publishing interest. Home to 5,000 booksellers, the UK book market is worth over $3.3 Billion pounds. Main market segments of interest to the consumer: higher-ed, professional, language, religion.
The Italian book market is worth 3.04 billion euros ($3.7 billion USD) with tens of thousands of English titles sold into the Italian market every year! With distribution to over 4,000 nationwide physical retailers, chain and independent bookstores represent over 66% of readers’ purchasing habits in Italy. Across both all retailers, the most popular book categories in Italy are Adult, Juvenile, and YA Fiction, History, Religion, Business/Economics, Biography, Comics/Graphic Novels, Body/Mind/Spirit, and Health/Fitness.
The Spanish book market is worth more than €3 billion ($3.4 billion USD) annually with over 75% of the tens of thousands of titles we sell here written in English! Over the past decade, the number of readers in Spain has grown year-over-year. The most popular book categories in Spain include Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Adult and YA Fiction, History, Comics/Graphic Novels, Biography, Self-Help, Business/Economics, and Art.
This is where Ingram Book Company got its start. There are four Ingram print facilities: one located in California, two in Tennessee, and another in Pennsylvania for fast, efficient shipping across the United States. The United States represents our most popular sales location in terms of retail, library, and consumer book sales.
Brazil is the largest book market in Latin America. The Brazilian book market is worth 3.9 billion BRL (approx. $710 million USD). We sell hundreds of thousands of books into Brazil each year, with majority of those being in English in the categories of Comics/Graphic Novels, Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Adult and YA Fiction, Business/Economics, Foreign Language Study, Art, Games/Activities, and Religion.
China is particular about what data it shares, but we know from our own data that we sell hundreds of thousands of books into China every year and 98% of those are in English. The most popular book categories sold in China are Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Adult Fiction, Business/Economics, Educational, Music, History, Science, Computing, and Art.
The Indian book market is worth $7 billion USD and growing every year. With a population of nearly 1.3 billion people, India imports nearly $60 million USD worth of books annually, many of which are written in English. The most popular book categories sold in India are Religion, Adult Fiction, Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, History, Biography, Business/Economics, Self-Help, Sociology, and Education.
The South Korean Book market is worth $5.4 billion USD and has been growing consistently over the past few years. We sell hundreds of thousands of English titles into South Korea every year, but publishers are responsible for ensuring their titles do not violate South Korean laws. The South Korean government may censor some books, but your content will never be edited at a text level. The most popular book categories in South Korea are Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Adult Fiction, Business/Economics, Religion, Computing, Education, Science, Biography, and History.
The Japanese book market is worth 1,224 billion yen (approx. $11.2 billion USD). Digital publications accounted for 24% of the entire publishing market in Japan in 2020 and the most popular book categories of all book types sold in Japan include Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction, Comics/Graphic Novels, Adult Fiction, History, Business/Economics, Education, Religion, Biography, and Foreign Language Study.
Ingram has our very own office and print facility in Australia, including an expansion implemented in 2020 to account for growing demand within the region. With a population of over 40 million people, that's a lot of readers!
The South African book publishing industry accounts for about 2.9 million rand ($169 million USD). Some of the top selling book categories in South Africa include Business & Economics, Religion, Poetry, Motivational & Inspirational, Fairy Tales & Mythology, and Mind, Body & Spirit.