Differences between Lightning Source and IngramSpark

BOTH OFFER:

Same printing options and global distribution services

Access to a support team, 7 days a week

Same book trim sizes, cover options, interior papers, and interior print options

INGRAMSPARK:

Create an account, set up titles, and upload files to us all on the same day

File requirements:

Print books: digital print ready PDF’s, 1 for the interior and 1 for the cover

Ebooks: epub for interior and jpg for cover

Fees:

Paperback or hardback - $49

Paperback or hardback AND ebook, if set up at same time - $49

Ebook only - $25

Revisions ($25 per file once in production)

Free global distribution

Publisher can purchase a discounted ISBN for $85 during title setup

Publisher can offer between a 30% and 55% wholesale discount

Publisher can convert print book to ebook via our conversion service (60 cents per page)

To sign up, go here: www.ingramspark.com

LIGHTNING SOURCE:

Publisher must meet new account qualification standards and meet a minimum number of published titles; may take several days to a week before an account is activated

File requirements (Print books only): digital print ready PDF’s of interior and cover

Option for Lightning Source to scan an already existing book

Fees:

Paperback or hardback - $75

Revisions ($40 per file once in production)

$12 yearly global distribution fee

Publisher can offer between a 25% to 55% wholesale discount

No ebook services, but can use IngramSpark for ebook distribution and conversion

To sign up, go here: https://myaccount.lightningsource.com/account/signup

 

 

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