Ingram sends a metadata feed to our retail partners. The retail partners a will upload the metadata for your book to their website and will decide if they want to pick up the title and sell it through their website. A store can search for your book on Ingram's website or other websites and see the metadata linked to it.
*Ingram allows your book to be available for sale, but there is no guarantee that stores or libraries will order your book. We cannot guarantee sales.
*It is up to the author and/or publisher to market and promote the book to consumers, bookstores, retailers, and libraries, so they know it is available for sale. More information on marketing can be found here