Ingram Content Group

The IBPA Member Benefit:

IBPA members receive discounted rates on Lightning Source and IngramSpark. Both options provide title visibility within ipage® — Ingram Content Group’s B2B database utilized by approximately 39,000 domestic and international booksellers and librarians for comprehensive title information, stock availability, and ordering — and distribution via Ingram Content Group.

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About Lightning Source:

Lightning SourceLightning Source (LSI) is the leading print-on-demand company in the world, offering one-off book manufacturing and access to the most comprehensive distribution solutions in the publishing industry. Through Lightning Source, Ingram Content Group provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry, and immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products.

Lightning Source securely stores titles as digital files in their library. They print one copy or thousands of copies, as needed. Through direct distribution, Lightning Source delivers titles to a publishers’ customers, anywhere in the world.

Lightning Source products include perfect bound books, hardcover books with jacket, 4-color laminate hardcover books, journals, and color books.

IBPA members receive a 50% discount on the standard digital set up fee of $75.00 ($37.50 per title) or scanned title set-up fee of $75.00 ($37.50) cover and $0.025 ($0.0125) per page, per title. IBPA members also receive free title set up with an order of 100 copies or more.

Please note that the IBPA discount code found in your handbook must be applied before you set-up your titles.

About IngramSpark:

IngramSparkIngramSpark is Ingram Content Group’s new Publish-on-Demand platform that enables the delivery of content worldwide to readers in print and electronic formats. The service, which is tailored to the specific needs of the small independent publisher, streamlines the sales, account setup, content management, and customer support activities through a self-service, online platform. It’s free to set up an account. All you need to get started is an email address, print ready PDFs for print titles, EPUB and JPEG for the e-books, an ISBN, and a credit card.

Effective October 1, 2014, IBPA members qualify for the following discounted rates:

— $37.50 for Print + Electronic title set-up (when done simultaneously)
— $37.50 for a Print book
— $20 for e-book only
— $12 market access fee (MAF) is waived during the set-up of a new title
— When a print order is placed for 50 copies to one address within 60 days of title set-up, IngramSpark’s system will automatically credit the customer back the $37.50 title set-up fee.

Please note that the IBPA discount code found in your handbook must be applied before you set-up your titles.

What are the differences between IngramSpark and Lightning Source?

Ingram’s Lightning Source (LSI) is the print-on-demand (POD) engine for IngramSpark, so the entirety of LSI’s print options are available for all IngramSpark publishers. The primary advantages of the IngramSpark platform include cost-effective pricing and the ability to simultaneously set up an e-book title and make it available to more than 70 e-retailers (including Apple, Kobo, B&N Nook, Amazon Kindle) at the same time a print title is set up for distribution.

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