How to Get a Free IngramSpark Title Setup

You’re an indie author trying to self-publish your book, right? There are many costs to factor in and here we share some easy steps to save potentially hundreds of dollars in fees with IngramSpark.

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Updated 3 July 2020

The more money you can save on the logistics of getting your book on sale, the more you can spend on important things like covers, design, editing and marketing. IngramSpark is an essential part of the journey for many authors self-publishing their book. When compared with KDP, IngramSpark offers a better range of trim sizes, and distributes into countries Amazon won’t. Countries such as Australia.

Plus, according to the head of IngramSpark, they’re a better choice for distribution into bookstores.

The problem is, IngramSpark has a hefty fee associated with its title setup. Then another fee associated with any revisions to your book. The title setup is the act of filing your book with their database and uploading your cover and manuscript. Revisions are those annoying moments of having to resubmit tour book, but they are almost guaranteed to happen.

Luckily, if you want a free IngramSpark experience, it is possible. What if we had the free IngramSpark coupon right here for you? As part of our ongoing series of free guides for indie authors, we have the answer below.

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Why would you want a free IngramSpark title setup?

That’s an easy question to answer. Basically to save $49 to register your book and $25 per revision. These costs add up quickly with the many small changes you will make as you perfect your book. A free IngramSpark title setup is an easy opportunity to save a little money. There are two ways you can achieve this goal.

Method 1: Use special IngramSpark coupons for a free title setup

Reasonably frequently, IngramSpark coupons appear alongside special events that give you a free title setup. These special IngramSpark free codes also appear alongside conferences and expos. The best way to keep in touch with the latest code is to bookmark this page, or sign-up for our newsletter. Then we’ll deliver the good news right to your inbox whenever a code is available.

The current free IngramSpark coupon code = SELFPUB

This code is courtesy of ALLi’s Self-Publishing Conference that will be online in October. The code is valid until December 31, 2020.

Method 2: Join an author/publisher network to get free IngramSpark title setup

Many of the major author and publishing networks have set up deals with IngramSpark to give discount coupons to their members. This of course is just one of benefits of joining one of these associations. ALLI Alliance of Independent Authors is one with a worldwide network. Here in Australia we have the Small Press Network  and they have done a lot with IngramSpark including the discount here. Plus, they host events like the Indie Publishing Forums great for indie authors.

Where to Next?

We hope this helps you save some money on your next book uploaded to IngramSpark. Who doesn’t love a free code? Kindly leave us a comment if you were able to make use of this page. If you need help editing, designing, generating images or publishing your book, drop us a line. You can also find us on FacebookInstagramTwitter or LinkedIn. Before you go, don’t forget to check our range of free publishing guides and check out our catalogue of books.


Join the discussion 13 Comments

  • Diofante Acevedo Gamboa says:

    Good morning IngramSpark. In January I will have seven books ready to print. Three in English and four in Spanish. May I get a free title setup for each one? More questions, If I order an ebook version in IngramSpark: may I sell it on my website? My printed books too? May I use Venezuelan ISBNs and include them on my books back covers?

    • Kate Stead says:

      Yes you can use the free title set up as many times as you like. You can also use any ISBNs. In terms of the IngramSpark ebook – that one you’ll need to check with them

  • Mary Doyle says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You’ve just saved me FIFTY big ones of set up fees with IngramSpark.

  • Lee Desmond says:

    The promo code worked beautifully—thanks so much!!

    Is there a different promo code each month that works with IngramSpark?

    • Chris Stead says:

      Hi Lee,

      I’m glad it helped! The code usually stays the same for quite a while, but it can change. We’ll update this page when it does and you can always sign-up to our newsletter for updates delivered straight to your inbox.



  • Jennifer Lancaster says:

    Hi Chris,
    Thanks so much from another self-publishing blogger in Australia. Sweet for my new client guide!

  • Frank Prem says:

    Thank you. This is a great help for a poor poet (aren’t we poor, by definition?).

    I’ll sign for your newsletter, happily.


    Frank Prem

  • Lisa Phillips says:

    Worked for me! Thank you so much!

  • Laith says:

    Dear Sir
    Is there any free title setup promotional code currently for lightning source

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