Today, I setup my Ingram Spark account. I’ll be publishing my books through Ingram, and this is going to be my preferred Print On Demand service. That is because according to Kristen Joy, Ingram has better quality printing than Amazon’s Createspace.
I had been reading up on various articles, this article by gives a very detailed and in-depth comparison of the two. I really like it, because it explains a lot about how the distribution between the two company works, how much you will earn if you’re planning to get your book into bookstores, quality of the printing, ease of distribution, etc.
Giammatteo uses both Ingram and Createspace for various purposes. But I only chose Ingram seems to beat Createspace in various areas, and right now, I just want to keep it simple. Also, Ingram offers discounts to members in the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). I would like to join them as a member, but haven’t joined the membership yet. However, from time to time, ALLi would host these wonderful workshops to help new authors learn about the writing/marketing process, and during those times, Ingram would have offers for new books to be uploaded for free. How awesome is that deal!! Of course, I will have to work hard to get my book files ready first.