Category Archives for "Print"

Comparing IngramSpark and Amazon KDP Print Royalty

Amazon CreateSpace vs IngramSpark Book Royalty Carla King Self-Pub Boot Camp

It can be tough to choose how to distribute your print books and, to make it even more complicated, you can use combinations of services to maximize your marketing and profits. Lots of authors sell their print book directly to readers who shop in the Amazon store using Amazon KDP Print. They distribute everywhere else […]

Distribution: How your book gets to your readers

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Amazon IngramSpark Smashwords Draft2Digital Carla King

With all the distribution services available to you, it can be difficult to choose a path. This post aims to clarify those terms and the tools and services I most recommend to independent authors. Ebook distributorAn ebook distribution service distributes your ebook to a wide range of online retailers. Aggregators collect a percentage of sales (about […]

How to get your self-published book into libraries

Self-Published Books in Libraries Carla King

It used to be very difficult for self-publishers to get their books into libraries. But today, the library system is increasingly accepting of self-published titles. Here’s how you can get your book onto the bookshelves and into their ebook catalogs.   Be Big on Smashwords Way back in 2014 Smashwords founder Mark Coker made a deal with OverDrive to distribute […]

Print 2-Sided Color Book Covers on Your POD Paperback

IngramSpark duplex book covers printing both sides

IngramSpark can now print color pages on both sides of your book cover with duplex printing. Imagine the kind of information you can provide on the inside cover: art, images, testimonials, book description, contact information! I like IngramSpark for distributing trade paperbacks, hardbacks, and ebooks via the wide Ingram distribution network. (More info on book aggregation […]