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eCommerce Comes to IngramSpark
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After the closure of the Warner House Press web store due to out-of-control shipping costs, we’ve been on the lookout for an alternative for our authors. Our distributor/printer, IngramSpark, has made some great changes over the past few months, both in terms of pricing and features. They have introduced an eCommerce option (currently in beta) that provides a clean, easy, flexible way to offer our books at a discount directly from them. Options include setting a time limit on the link, limiting the number of books per order, and even limiting the number of times the link can be used. Using one of our best sellers as an example, here’s the first options pane:
Note the section allowing you to set a purchase price. It conveniently shows the minimum price, a combination of the printing costs and a handling fee charged by IngramSpark.
Here’s the second pane, providing you with a downloadable QR code (perfect for event flyers), an embeddable HTML widget for websites, and a link to be shared on social media platforms and email.
Not bad. Not bad at all. It looks like a lot of thought went into this new stream of revenue for IngramSpark (and their customers!).
Warner House Press authors, send me an email and I will generate links for you at no charge.
As always, thank you for your patronage and for putting your trust in Warner House Press.
Until next time.
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