Can I use IngramSpark and KDP?

Can I use IngramSpark and KDP?

"Both," ALLi says. The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) suggests combining KDP Print with IngramSpark if you want to reach more readers and make more money. Both KDP Print (KDPP) and IngramSpark (IS) provide excellent print-on-demand capabilities. They both offer self-publishing options for authors who want to create their own books. And they both connect authors with retailers that want to sell their books.

IngramSpark was created by the merger of BookWeb and ImpressionMedia in August 2015. It offers a single integrated platform that connects authors with publishers as well as retail partners. The service allows authors to upload their manuscripts in various formats including PDF, DOC, and PDB and generate digital copies which can be printed on demand at competitive prices. Publishers can browse through manuscripts from different authors and decide what ones to buy. And most important for our purpose here, they can choose whether or not to make them available via IngramSpark.

So yes, you can use KDPP and IS together. An author could upload their manuscript to both KDPP and IS and see which one reaches more buyers. For example, an author might choose to have their book published under their own imprint by a publisher or affiliate company. Or they might choose to publish with KDPP but also market the book through traditional channels like Amazon and others.

What is the difference between KDP and IngramSpark?

Both KDP and IngramSpark provide author copies for the cost of printing plus delivery. The primary distinction here is that KDP is typically less expensive than IngramSpark in terms of printing expenses. KDP: KDP provides a free ISBN for printed publications. IngramSpark: In order to publish your book with IngramSpark, you must first obtain your own ISBN. After submitting proof of copyright and including payment information, your book will be reviewed by our team and if approved, it will be published with an initial print run of 1,000 copies.

IngramSpark offers additional services not offered by KDP such as website design, marketing materials, and more at additional costs. However, these services are optional and you can choose not to use them if desired.

Additionally, KDP does not require you to have a social media account in order to publish with them. However, you cannot select which platforms IngramSpark promotes on if you decide to use their service.

IngramSpark requires that you use one of their established retailers to sell your books. They do not work with direct sales companies such as Amazon Kindle.

In conclusion, KDP is a free service while IngramSpark requires you to pay monthly or yearly fees. If you want to know more about how each service works, then read my article below.

How does Amazon KDP work?

Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP, is Amazon's self-publishing platform, which allows authors to sell their works to Amazon's large audience without having to go through a traditional publishing business. Authors may use KDP to generate ebooks and paperback books with no upfront charges or inventory orders. Instead, they are paid when their works are purchased by readers.

Anyone can upload manuscripts and books in electronic format to the KDP website. They must be in EPUB or PDF format, and should not contain any material that violates Amazon's Terms of Use or publisher guidelines. Authors can also add multimedia files such as images and movies. Finally, they can set prices for their books and make them available for purchase.

When visitors click to buy a book on the KDP website, they are taken to Amazon to complete their transaction. Unless you specify otherwise, when your book is published through KDP, it will be made available on In addition, readers can email reviews of your book to other customers who may want to find out more about it. These reviews can help others make an informed decision about whether or not to buy the book.

KDP provides detailed statistics on how many people have read each book, where they come from, and what they thought of them. Authors can also view these stats for their books.

How do royalties work with KDP?

On paperbacks sold on Amazon marketplaces where KDP allows paperback distribution, KDP gives a set royalty rate of 60%. Your royalties will be 60% of your list price. We next deduct printing expenses, which vary depending on page quantity, ink type, and the Amazon marketplace from whence your book was purchased. Then we divide the remaining amount by the number of books sold to calculate your monthly royalty.

In practice, however, hardly any author earns anything close to what is stated in their contract. When an author does earn more than what is stated in their contract, it is usually because they have multiple books selling well over one threshold. For example, if one book on our bestseller list sells over $10,000, we pay the author $0.60 per book sold after taking into account sales taxes and other deductions. If several of their books sell over that same threshold, they will start earning a higher royalty rate.

For example, let's say that five books on our bestseller list each sell over $10,000. In this case, the authors would each earn $120,000 per year in royalties.

However, only two of those books were actually written by the author who received the $120,000. The other three books were written by authors who were not paid anything.

Does KDP send you a copy of your book?

Please keep in mind that if you just edited your book and requested a new copy, you may receive a copy from inventory that was produced before the modifications. While KDP is a print-on-demand approach, a copy that is printed on demand and then canceled remains in inventory until sold. If you want to ensure that you don't have any copies sitting around waiting to be sent out, you should request that they be removed from inventory.

In addition, if you request a new copy and it isn't available from inventory, then you will need to place another order for it. This process can repeat until you get a copy that has not been previously released.

Finally, if you only requested an electronic copy, you will not receive one until your book is ready to be uploaded. This could take some time since the e-file must be generated first.

Can you split royalties on KDP?

This implies that writers who have signed up for KDP Select/Kindle Unlimited may utilize the service as well. You can also divide income among non-author collaborators such as artists and editors. Co-author royalties must be streamlined across large-scale partnerships by independent publishers. Otherwise, the overall payout could be significantly reduced.

The answer is yes, you can split royalties on KDP. However, it's not easy. The process involves a lot of paperwork and legal bamboozling because book royalties are usually processed through various publishing houses before being distributed to authors.

Royalties can be divided into two categories: public domain and copyrighted material. For example, if one person writes a book and then gives it to another person as a gift, the second person does not need to pay any royalties because the book falls under the category of public domain. Copyrighted books or art works require permission from the copyright holder to be able to reproduce or distribute them which means that no royalty will be paid out.

It's important to note that you cannot sell rights to parts of a book (unless you own those parts of the book). So, if you want to share the revenue with other people, all partners must consent to this type of agreement. Also, remember that Amazon controls your ability to promote your work which means that you cannot do anything that might affect its visibility on the site.

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