Self-Publishing Simple Guide

This IngramSpark guide covers pre-production: editing, graphic design, covers, pricing your book and other basics. 44 pages.

Print on Demand vs Distribution – Jennifer’s thoughts

Self-Publishing Course by Ingram

The free Self-Publishing Course covers the basics of book metadata, keywords, how to write a good book description and author bio, subject codes, importance of book reviews, picking the right book (trim) size, ISBN overview, pricing a book, and picking a publication date.

IngramSpark Title Setup

The BISAC is a standard used by the supplying book industry to categorise books into specific topics.

Thema coding help. Thema is useful if you are creating a hybrid category book.

BISAC. Look up potential subject codes in advance (if preferred) at:

Ingram Help:
Australia email:

After your title is uploaded and reviewed, you check the eProof.

Download and Check your eProof

After you approve this eProof, if okay, then it’s time to order a print proof.

Do this by ordering a copy to your home address (select AUS for print costs) and then ensure you read this carefully cover to cover. If not fine, make revisions and upload a new PDF to be checked over again (another two days). (PDF-X1-2001).

Happy? Then check the Publication date and tick the Distribution (green), listed under your Title, accessible when logged in by ‘clicking’ on the title.

Printing Photo-Heavy Books with Print on Demand

While going up the levels is increasingly expensive both at Blurb and IngramSpark (premium color), this independent POD review by a Cookbook author is quite revealing! For indies without help, a definite insight.
Remember to factor in shipping on bulk (author) orders!