Share & Sell Your Book

Sell your book directly to readers by creating shareable purchase links for your books. Upload your book to your IngramSpark account and create links that you can share on your social media accounts, author website, and more! The best part? Even at discounted prices, you can earn more on each book you sell. 

*only available for US-based accounts

How Does it Work?

A hand holding a book which signifies choosing a book to sell and make a shareable link for.

Choose the book you’d like to sell and create your links 

An open book with a price tag on it which signifies setting the purchase price for the book you're selling.

Set the purchase price for your books 

Two interconnected gears which signify setting limitations for purchases when you sell your book.

Set limitations for purchases, such as how long you’d like your books to be on sale 

A megaphone over a browser screen which signifies publishing your shareable link.

Share and sell your book!

Earn More on Your Sales

With each sale using your links, you earn the price of your book, minus print cost and a $3.50 print surcharge fee. The reader pays the shipping and sales tax for your book.  

Let’s say the list price of your book is $16.00, but you’d like to sell it to your readers at a 25% discount. Below, you’ll see how you could offer savings to your readers while making money for yourself.  

A chart showing what the readers pays and what you earn when you use a shareable link to sell your book.
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“Excellent! Thank you so much for this. It truly makes a difference in having control over the price as an author and offering options and displaying the book with all the metadata and thorough description.”
 
– Nohra Bernal
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“Easy to use and great to have orders filled without any effort on my part”
 
– Molly Brown
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“The creation of the link is very easy to do and gives me another way to sell my books.”
 
– Jacqueline Peavler
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“Used shareable links to allow my book focus group to get my book at a discount. I also have a link for individuals that attend my presentations.”
 
– Jerry Pillarelli
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“This has been the greatest asset! We have been able to create a catalog on our website that has increased our sales revenue and made our author's (who take part in these revenues) much happier.”
 
– Howard Price
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“I like having the QR code to share when I'm selling books at public events. The link is great for embedding on my website.”
 
– Margaret Rodeheaver
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“Love it!  Perfect for book signings too!”
 
– Leah Ulrich 
A smartphone and a computer monitor showing a book for sale with the IngramSpark shareable link so you can sell your book.

How Can I Use the Links?

You can share your links as a standard URL, a QR code, or an HTML code. When readers click the link, they’ll be taken to a page specific to your book.   

Use shareable purchase links to offer discounts to friends and family, run promotions, or sell your book at events. Readers purchase your book, we ship, and you get paid. 

  1. Use standard URL links to link readers directly to your book listing. Using a standard URL to sell your book is a great option to include in:
    A screenshot of a social media post from an independent author using an IngramSpark shareable link.

     

    Social Media Profiles/Posts

    An email newsletter with the IngramSpark shareable link in a Buy Now button.

     

    Email Newsletters

 

Use a QR code that readers can scan to be taken to your book listing. Using QR codes on promotional materials for events and signings is a simple way to sell your book.

A tabletop sign with a QR code on it which leads to a shareable link so you can sell your book.

 

Tabletop Signs

A bookmark with a QR code on it which leads to a shareable link so you can sell your book.

 

Bookmarks

 

Use an HTML embed tag to add your book’s cover image and a buy button to a website. This looks great on your author website or reader-facing websites

An author website with a book’s cover image and a buy button added with an HTML embed tag.

 

Author Website

A reader-facing website with a book's cover image and a buy button added with an HTML embed tag.

 

Reader-Facing Website

 

Ready to Get Started?