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Printing with Different Cover Options

When you are printing with IngramSpark’s print on demand service there are lots of upsides, such as a great print price, quality printing and excellent worldwide distribution on online and offline sales platforms such as Amazon, Booktopia and all of your bricks and mortar bookshops. However, along with this come some limitations to the types of covers and internal paper you can choose. As a self publishing service provider offering editing, design and print services, we have found lots of ways to get the best for our authors over 16 years in the business. Sometimes that means using a little print on demand and a little of something else.  

An author’s print experience…

Author Claire Uhlich wanted gold raised lettering on the front and back cover of her book and silk paper inside. IngramSpark can’t offer raised gold lettering or silk paper. But she didn’t want to miss out on the distribution offered by IngramSpark.  What was the solution? We produced a special edition of the book using a bespoke printer. Claire is now advertising this embellished edition on her website and sending these special copies out to her clients when they purchase direct from her. She can personally sign these books and clients who receive them will go into her database as she knows who they are. Buyers who purchase a book through IngramSpark’s distribution network are anonymous. So she now has a list of clients who have received something that little bit more special and personal! 

Of course, she’s still got the regular print on demand version available with the massive distribution network worldwide. So she can have the best of both worlds. 

There are so many ways you can self publish and keep 100% of the profits. Using a service provider who knows how to get you what you want can make all the difference. Get in touch today if you are looking for a helping hand to publish your book, your way.

Alex Fullerton is an author’s consultant and self-publishing specialist at Author Support Services, based on a pineapple farm in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. She has spent the last sixteen years working with business people to create concise, compelling, and comprehensive books that complement their businesses and increase their professional standing. Alex is supported by a dedicated team who provide a full self-publishing service, from planning to printing and promotion.

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