Metadata Updates Timeline

Metadata (book information) changes and updates can take anywhere from 1-6 weeks to update on retailer websites. Ingram re-broadcasts the metadata feed we that we send through the distribution channels when you make updates, and how quickly this information updates will vary with each retailer.

You can now submit updates to a book's list price, discount and/or returns option, through your IngramSpark 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.

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