Updating Pricing, Discount and Return Options

As the publisher, you can update pricing information within your Lightning Source account.

You can now submit updates to a book's list price, discount and/or returns option, through your Lightning Source account no later than 11:59 PM US Central Time each Thursday, to have it applied in the Lightning Source system the next day, Friday at 12:01 AM US Central Time. The updates are then sent out to all of Ingram’s global distribution network.

To help with converting this cut off time to your local time zone you can find a time zone conversion tool here

NOTE: Due to Daylight Savings time changes happening at different times throughout the world, please always check the time for Nashville, TN, to ensure you don’t miss the cut-off time of 11:59 PM US Central Time each Thursday.

To submit any of these changes, you will need to:

- Log in to your account at www.lightningsource.com

-Click on 'Titles'


- You can either click on 'Start Search' to bring up all titles or enter a specific ISBN:


Once you have found the title you want to make a change for, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue square/pen beside Market Pricing (highlighted in green below):

 pricing1.pngHere, you will be asked to select an effective date in which you want this pricing to begin. Then you can change and amend the pricing or add new pricing for any territories available to you. If you have accepted the Global Connect Program Agreement, you can also add and change pricing for our Global Connect Partners.

All changes submitted by the third Saturday of each month will be effective in the Lightning Source system on the first day of the following month and will then be sent out to all of Ingram's retail partners. If you need to edit a previously submitted price change within five days of the effective date, you will need to select a new effective date from the list provided. If you need to remove a market, please contact the support team or Client Services Representative for assistance.

If the list price is printed on the cover (or in the barcode), you will need to submit a revision that reflects that new price, in addition to submitting the price change here.



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