It is the season of giving, so perhaps it’s no surprise we have not one but two pre-Christmas gifts for you in our latest news bulletin.
An exclusive IngramSpark discount for ALLi Members
We are pleased to announce a special deal with IngramSpark service, offering all Alliance members some exclusive discounts. IngramSpark is the eBook publishing, print on demand and distribution service from Ingram, combining all these services into one simple platform. The discount offers quite a few benefits, so we thought we’d round up the range of discounts on offer.
ALLi members will receive the following discounts by entering the code: SPARKALLI13 during the account set up process:
- $37.50 for P + E (when done simultaneously)
- $37.50 for a Print book
- $20 for e-book only
- $12 market access fee
As of December 1st, 2013, ALLi members will also receive the following volume discounts on their initial and reprint orders for new titles by entering the SPARKALLI13 discount code each time an order is placed:
- Titles are eligible for automatic free set-up with an initial order of 50-plus copies. When a print order is placed for 50 copies within 60 days of title set-up, the customer will receive a refund.
ALLi members will also receive the following Publisher Direct volume discounts on their initial and reprint orders for new titles by entering SPARKALLI13 discount code each time an order is placed (effective December 1, 2013):
US and UK POD B&W, Standard and Premium Discounts:
- UNITS: ECONOMY EXPRESS
- 1-99 units: 15%
- 100-249 units: 20%
- 250-499 units: 30%
- 500-999 units: 40%
- 1000-1499 units: 45%
- 1500+: 50%
Australia POD B&W, Standard and Premium Discounts:
UNITS: ECONOMY EXPRESS
- 1-99: 10%
- 100-249: 20%
- 250-499: 25%
- 500-999: 30%
- 1,000-1,499: 35%
- 1,500 +: 40%
The discount is available from December 2013- December 2014 and the offer is for ALLi members only – so if you haven’t joined us yet, join now.
As one of the few viable alternatives to KDP and Createspace, ALLi is working with Ingram to ensure our members have the greatest access to a range of resources for author-publishers. But there are quite a few discounts and a lot of information to process! So, to ensure we are giving you as much impartial advice on the Ingram service, stay tuned for a full round up and comparison from ALLi watchdog Ben Galley on the SPA blog this week.
Spark is also setting up a user group for feedback during the introductory phase of the platform, which ALLi members are most welcome to join and offer their thoughts. More to follow on that one.
Great to see some of you taking advantage of our 30% discount on ALLi gift vouchers – for those of you that haven’t yet, now is your chance.
ALLi Gift Vouchers mean you can give all your indie friends an Alliance membership. If you are already an existing ALLi member, you can claim 30% back off the usual price of $99/£75/€89 as the vouchers are now included in our affiliate programme.
Simply send your intended recipient your ALLi affiliate code for them to input at sign up, and you’ll receive 30% back. It really is the gift that keeps on giving.
If you have any questions or queries, do get in touch with us at [email protected]
Does ALLI get a Bowker discount for anything? ISBNs or Barcodes?
Are barcodes all that necessary in, for instance, Ingram-Spark markets?
IS does require barcodes. However, they will provide one for free when you use their cover template. They will also provide one if you don’t but they will put it anywhere they see fit and you won’t be able to edit or move it if you choose this option.
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As a fairly new author and ALLi member who’s currently involved in the beta-read, editing and revision phase of his first book, I lack knowledge of the publishing process. I’m unsure which path to take – all-inclusive publishing service or independent service providers. I understand and appreciate the value of acquiring the service of a distributor such as Smashwords, but am unsure of the next step. Can someone please offer some advice as well as explain the fee structure announced regarding IngramSpark? Do they deliver the same services, or include such package services as editing, formatting and cover design? I suppose my questions may be answered this week, but I thought I’d get a jump on it. Thanks.
I have tried twice to join ALLi, and have not had word that it worked. How can I find out whether I am now on the rolls, since I would like to sign up for the Ingram Spark discounts, but won’t until I know my membership is in place.
Hi Wes, I will check with Geraldine (our Member Care Manager) but if you haven’t had an email from her, I’d guess that for some reason your payment didn’t come through. Somebody will be in touch with you within 24hours. Thanks so much for your interest in ALLi.
Great news on the Ingram Spark discounts. But I already have an account with them. Started it in November. Wonder if I can get a rebate? Worth asking, I suppose.
We’ll ask for you Kathleen.