Just finished a long conversation with a very nice lady from IngramSpark Australia, and I thought I’d share what I learned with other Australian self-publishers.
First and foremost, IngramSpark have a print facility right here in Australia. That translates to massive savings on shipping costs for Australian authors.
How massive? Roughly $4.90 for 1 to 28 medium sized paperbacks if you live in Melbourne. That’s because the IngramSpark print facility is located in Melbourne. Delivery charges to other states will obviously be higher. Nonetheless, I doubt those charges would come close to the cost of shipping books in from overseas.
Secondly, IngramSpark printing costs are a bit higher than CreateSpace but lower than Lulu. They also have:
- a full range of trim sizes
- hardbacks if required
- global distribution to countries not available through Amazon.
Amazon distribution has become a sore point with Australians as they cannot buy print books…
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