IngramSpark promo code: Free set up and revisions every time

IngramSpark charges $49 to set up a book, and $25 every file you upload. Even a tiny typo can cost you. But if you have an IngramSpark promo code, you’ll never have to pay for setting up or editing a book again.

But where do you get this mystery IngramSpark promo code? I foolishly paid for setting up my first book, and even revising it. 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 set-up 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:IngramSpark promo code

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.”

ingram spark promotion code box

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, but it has a ton of other perks. If you are committed to your career in self-publishing, I can’t recommend it enough.