Big changes at Ingram Spark

Ingram Spark is finally dropping its set up and revision fees (for the first 60 days). Previously it cost $49 to set up a book on Ingram Spark and authors had to pay for any revisions. Now, from 1st May 2023, you can set up a print or eBook for free, and make changes for free for the first 60 days.

Additionally, Ingram Spark will be charging a 1% global distribution fee on sold copies from July 2023:

Effective July 1, 2023, a market access fee will be charged for every print book sold through

Ingram’s Global Distribution network, reaching¬†40,000+ bookstores, retailers, libraries, and schools.

The fee will be 1% of the list price of the title sold.

For example, if your book has a US list price of $20.00, the market access fee will be $0.20 cents. 

This fee will appear on the compensation report in a field listed as Global Distribution Fee.

There are also flat-rate shipping fees in the US and new print options, including “ultra-premium color option that can help you create bright and vibrant books”.

You can read more about print-on-demand options here.