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.
Updated July 2, 2021 - Future of free title setups
On June 30, 2021, we had a lengthy phone conversation with our contact at IngramSpark regarding the future of voucher codes. It was reiterated that vouchers will no longer be available for IngramSpark. We were even asked to remove the code that was on this page as it will no longer work into the future.
However, we were told that IngramSpark will be offering voucher codes to companies like us at Old Mate Media. Codes we can pass on to the authors that take up our services.
We understand that reads a lot like we’ve tried to bait and hook you in this article, but this is not the case. Until the start of 2021, we have been regularly able to hand out free IngramSpark codes here. We did advocate for the ability to continue to do that, but were told it was no longer the strategy of the company moving forward.
IngramSpark intimated that the free code system was driving too many low-quality books being uploaded through the service. IngramSpark wants to improve the overall quality of self-published books by ensuring a certain level of commitment is required to get your book through the gate.
This is where we would usually plug our services, but no doubt this news is quite disappointing. All we can promise is that will pass on the discount to our authors in full. So, that’s a minimum of US$49 of added value there you'll get with us. Make sure you sign up to our author mailing list so we can keep you abreast of any specials or, indeed, a change of heart from Instagram.
Read on to learn about the two remaining methods of getting a free IngramSpark title setup voucher.
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. When we compared the pros and cons of KDP vs IngramSpark, this is hard to overlook. 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.
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
Prior to mid-2021, IngramSpark coupons would frequently appear alongside special events. These would give you a free title setup. These special IngramSpark free codes would also appear alongside conferences and expos. Currently, that is on hold - we've been told directly by IngramSpark. The best way to keep abreast of any changes is to sign-up for our newsletter. Then we'll deliver the good news right to your inbox whenever a code is available.
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 the 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.
Method 3: Take up one of Old Mate Media's services
All our authors get free uploads to IngramSpark when we help them publish their book via our services. We pass on the saving in full. And importantly, we don't believe in authors paying us royalties or in keeping source files - you keep 100% ownership of everything. We also offer free calls for those getting started on their book publishing journey to help steer authors on the path to success, so book one in.
Does the IngramSpark promotion Code 2021 still exist?
No it does not. The IngramSpark promotion Code 2021 is dead. So is the IngramSpark Revision code 2021 and the IngramSpark discount code. In an interview with Old Mate Media on June 30, 2021, IngramSpark confirmed it has no plans to offer free title setup voucher codes in the future. You'll need to use one of the other methods above in the interim.
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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. Before you go, don't forget to check our range of free publishing guides and check out our catalogue of books.