Ingram Spark raises book printing prices

Self-publishing specialist IngramSpark has increased print pricing by 2% from April 1, 2019 for all trim sizes, print formats, color, paper, and binding types in the US, UK and Europe due to significant increases in print and manufacturing costs within the print industry as a whole.

The company gives an example of the increase:

The price to print a 200-page, 6 x 9, black-and-white, paperback book costs:

  • Pre-rise: $3.58
  • On and after April 1: $3.66

The new price for a 200-page 6 x 9 paperback in the UK will be £3 while in Europe it will be €3.52.

You can see the new print ratecard here at the IngramSpark website.

The price change will apply to all books printed in the US, UK or Europe on or after April 1, whether the order is placed by you or by a wholesale channel such as retailers and libraries. No other service fees are affected.

Despite the increase, IngramSpark’s printing charges are still very competitive and decent value for self-published authors and indie publishers looking to offer print-on-demand editions or to buy books for their own use. Shipping costs are extra to printing but are also very competitive.

From July 1, 2019, due to legislative and procedural changes, IngramSpark will also collect and report sales tax in 32 additional states in the US.

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