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Book Production Top Tip: How and Why to Use Both CreateSpace (KDPPrint) and IngramSpark to Self-publish Print Books – and A Special Free Offer for ALLi Members

Whether you’re new to self-publishing paperbacks or an established user of print-on-demand, this post provides a handy reminder of how to use CreateSpace and IngramSpark together to maximise your reach – and how ALLi members can make substantial cost savings

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Book Production: More Tips on Using CreateSpace (KDPPrint) and Ingram Spark Together

Following on from Karen Myers’ article on How to Use CreateSpace and IngramSpark Together, British author J A Lang digs into the nitty-gritty of getting your print book files ready for distribution on these two popular print-on-demand (POD) platforms. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new KDPPrint service. ALLi now recommends […]

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How to Use Createspace (KDPPrint) and Ingram Spark Together

In a useful follow-up to Jim Giammatteo’s invaluable Watchdog piece recommending that indie authors use both CreateSpace and Lightning Source simultaneously for effective distribution of print books, US novelist Karen Myers kindly volunteered to provide a personal case study of how this system works for her. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by […]

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Watchdog: Ingram Spark vs CreateSpace (KDPPrint) for Self-publishing Print Books

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo provides an invaluable detailed analysis of the two biggest print service providers for indie authors, Ingram (via its two different subsets, Lightning Source – for publishers of many books – and Ingram Spark – for individual self-publishers) and Amazon’s CreateSpace. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new […]

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Happy 5th Birthday to IngramSpark: Exclusive Interview with Robin Cutler

IngramSpark has since its inception been a valued Partner Member of ALLi, and a generous supporter and sponsor of our activities. We are therefore delighted to welcome to the blog today IngramSpark Director Robin Cutler to reflect on what it means to have reached the significant milestone of five years of providing great services to indie authors, […]

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Should Authors Move From Createspace to KDPPrint fo Paperbacks? A First Look

Should indie authors move their books from CreateSpace to Kindle Direct Publishing? ALLi’s Watchdog Desk examines the pros and cons of Amazon’s new beta feature, KDP Paperbacks. ***UPDATE: Amazon’s CreateSpace service has now been superseded by its new KDPPrint service. ALLi now recommends using KDPPrint and IngramSpark together to publish your paperback books. For a […]

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5 Tips for Growing your Author Business: AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Salon November 2018

In this month’s Advanced Self-Publishing Salon from the Alliance of Independent Authors, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn discuss five tips for growing your author business. Plus, lessons learned at Novelists INC and Digital Book World. The AskALLi podcasts are sponsored by Damonza: Books Made Awesome. Topics discussed this week include: Orna updates us on what […]

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