Self-Publishing Simple Guide
This IngramSpark guide covers pre-production: editing, graphic design, covers, pricing your book and other basics. 44 pages.
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
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: https://bisg.org/page/BISACSubjectCodes
Australia email: email@example.com
After your title is uploaded and reviewed, you check the eProof.
Download and Check your
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!