IngramSpark promo code: Free title setup and revisions every time
As of May 1, 2023, IngramSpark no longer charges to set up books, or make revisions within the first 60 days of publish. But, if you’re looking to get free revisions after the first 60 days, read on!
IngramSpark charges $25 for every file you upload. Even a tiny typo can cost you – $75 a pop, if you correct it across a paperback, hardcover, and ebook. But if you have an IngramSpark promo code, you’ll never have to pay for editing a book again.
But where do you get this mystery IngramSpark promo code? I foolishly paid for my first title setup, and even my early revisions (back when they charged for these). But now I know a little secret that saves me hundreds of dollars each year: The Alliance of Independent Authors (“ALLi”) offers to its members promo codes for free set-up and revisions on IngramSpark.
Here’s how to get your custom IngramSpark promo code, for free title setup and revisions:
Step 1: Click here to join the Alliance of Independent Authors.
This isn’t free, but with the help of the IngramSpark promo code, membership quickly pays for itself.
It would be worth it just to support all they do for independent authors, such as standing up for indies during the “Audiblegate” scandal, their private Facebook community, their podcast, their self-publishing guides, and their Watchdog Desk, which weeds out the scammers from the useful self-publishing services and literary awards.
The many coupons ALLi has, especially this IngramSpark promo code, makes it a no-brainer. (Since you’re uploading your first book, the right membership level for you is “Author.” I’ll get a little payment if you join, and you also can earn for referring other members.)
Step 2: Click here to visit ALLi’s discounts and promotion codes page.
Once you’re a logged in member, this link will take you directly to ALLi’s directory of discounts and deals.
Step 3: Click on Production/Distribution
This will narrow down the discounts and deals to the category in which you’ll find IngramSpark.
Step 4: Click on “More Details”, under the IngramSpark logo
This will take you directly to a page with your own custom IngramSpark promo code. You should see something like this:
Note: Your code changes every month, and you can use it up to five (5) times each month. That’s more than enough for most authors.
Step 5: Copy your IngramSpark promo code
Step 6: Paste your IngramSpark promo code into IngramSpark.
When you’re setting up or revising a title, after uploading files, you’ll see a breakdown of fees, with a promotion code box. Paste your code into the box, and click “Apply.”
You can see I saved myself $50 in one use updating the cover for my IngramSpark hardcover.
Note that sometimes the code doesn’t work right away. Check to make sure you haven’t accidentally pasted any spaces. I once had had to re-type my code in ALL CAPS, which fixed it. If you have trouble, contact IngramSpark’s support – not ALLi’s – and in my experience they help right away. ALLi and Ingram are tight like that.
And that’s how you get your own IngramSpark promo code
Join ALLi. It’s is worth it just for this promotion code for free title setup and free revisions, but it has a ton of other perks. If you are committed to your career in self-publishing, I can’t recommend it enough.