Self publishing a book with IngramSpark is a very popular choice for many authors, with their great distribution and wide printing options along with the ease of use of their service, it’s easy to see how they are one of the biggest self publishing options.
But how much does it cost to publish your book with them?
Well, setting up your new account with IngramSpark is free (as you’d expect) and they have just recently started to offer free ISBNs for US customers (however, these free ISBNs are for their own platform only, so if you are publishing on other services too, then you will need to purchase your own ISBNs to be safe).
In the publishing world, Barnes & Noble is a big name that most people will have heard of, and at some point, visited one of their brick & mortar stores or browsed their website at least. But would you consider self publishing with them too?
Well, they have offered the service for self-publishing authors for many years now, and being one of the big players they have a huge customer base and distribution channels for publishing, so many authors have successfully launched their book using their service.
One element that B&N shouts about to self publishing authors is their royalties, currently they offer up to 70% royalties on eBooks with their margin being 30%, and when you look at printed books, the royalties are 55%, the example B&N offer is as follows:
KDP Publishing is an incredibly popular choice for so many authors, and this is for a couple of very good reasons, firstly, their distribution is very large and part of the Amazon group, secondly, it’s free to set up your book and they make the process very simple too. Add to this the option of printing in paperback, hardback and of course eBook, and you’ll see why it’s so popular.
But how much does it cost to actually print your self-published book, because although it’s free to set up, KDP will make their money back with taking a portion from each book that you sell.
We all know that KDP Publishing is one of the most popular ways to bring your book to market and upon one of the largest online retail platforms (especially for books), add to this it’s cost-effective publishing model and it is easy to see why so many authors use KDP.
However, with so many authors publishing this way, the competition to get your book in front of a reader can be a challenge, so, getting it set up upon your KDP bookshelf from day one is crucial.
Amazon place weight upon their keywords and apart from factors such as sales history and their ‘best sellers rank’, keywords will play a vital role in getting your book in front of a searching customer.
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