Self-Publish an Ebook

Don’t miss the world of readers who only read ebooks. Successfully manage your ebook publishing from one platform with IngramSpark.

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Ebook Self-Publishing with IngramSpark

  • One platform to manage all of your ebook files
  • No need to juggle multiple contracts for various individual distributors
  • Book distribution to major ebook retailers around the world

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How to Create an Ebook for IngramSpark

 

Publishing an Ebook

  1. An EPUB file for your book’s interior
  2. A high-res JPG image for your book cover to be used for display on retailer websites

Important Ebook File Creation Specs

Cover (High-res JPG)

  • File must contain front cover only. Full-spread print book jackets that include spine and back cover will be rejected.
  • Format: Must be a JPG file
  • Size:
    • 2560 pixels on longest side
    • Minimum 1600 pixels on shortest side (350 dpi)
  • Color: All front covers must be RGB.
  • The content of the cover image must not infringe on another publisher’s or artist’s copyright on the same cover.

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Interior (EPUB)

  • Format: EPUB 3.0 preferred (EPUB 2.0 also accepted)
  • Size: 100MB or less
  • No single image inside an EPUB file can be greater than 3.2 million pixels. (Total pixels = length in pixels X width in pixels).
  • Include an internal cover image. This should be formatted the same size of, and as part of your interior. (For use within the book content.)
  • Be sure the metadata entered in IngramSpark matches the information on your cover. For example, if the cover art and the book’s interior file are for a book titled Paradiso, but the metadata is for Purgatorio, then the items do not match.
  • There should not be any reference to page numbers in your ebook. This includes the Table of Contents. E-readers are limited in the way they display content and your book may appear differently from device to device.

Why EPUB Format?

Each of IngramSpark’s ebook retail and library partners have unique file requirements. A valid EPUB file, created with our outlined specifications, enables us to meet the ebook file requirements of each partner, getting your ebook where it belongs—on every device.

The EPUB format is the official standard of the IDPF (International Digital Publishing Forum) and is designed for reflowable content, meaning an EPUB reader can optimize text for any e-reading device.

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