Years ago, I used IngramSparks to publish my first books, but that was before I discovered Kindle. Now I use Kindle to publish my books and Apple, but there are limits. For instance, I cannot get my books into libraries and such. So, I went back to IngramSparks.
Oh my goodness, what a nightmare. I've formatted my own books for years and like the way they come out - very professional looking - because I've followed the example of professionals! Ingram is not very professional looking, not anymore.
When I upload my books, properly formatted, most of my Chapters they show are missing, like if I have 23 chapters in my books, An Affair with An Angel, on Ingram, they only show Chapters 1, 4, 16, and 23. The rest are smushed inside those four chapters. WTH. It's so ridiculous it's absurd. Yes, it's a double negative or whatever, but so apropos.
And, if I sell a book on Amazon Kindle, I also reap greater rewards whereas on IngramSparks, my royalties for eBooks are almost half of what I get on Kindle. A $4.99 books gets me $2.00 on Ingram whereas on Kindle, the same book nets me $3.45. Yikes! Nice difference.
It's no wonder IngramSparks lets you publish the first go around for free because they charge you for any necessary editing, and editing is AlWays necessary with their program. I've read several reviews on IngramSparks and nearly everyone I've read says the same thing; they're worthless for publishing your ebooks and/or print books.
I have several print books I originally published with them back in 2009 and they were excellent. But after reading the reviews, I've learned (and from my recent experience) I'll stick with Amazon Kindle. And there you have it. A short post but I hope an informative one.
I'm a talker and always have something to say. And so, it stands to reason, I should turn my thoughts into stories.