Self-Publishing Resource for Authors

Resources for Independent Authors

For Authors: How to Get Your Book More Distribution Opportunities

At BLK & Company Reads, we're dedicated to offering a diverse selection of titles to our readers, focusing on providing a platform for underrepresented authors and offering them the opportunity to market their books. Our aim is to facilitate access to a wider audience for these voices by ensuring their works are available and discoverable in our collection.

We currently source our self-published and independently published books exclusively through Ingram Content Group, one of the largest book distributors in the world. This ensures that we maintain a diverse and dynamic selection of titles for our customers while streamlining our sourcing process.

IngramSpark: Your Gateway to Book Distribution

For self-published authors, IngramSpark is a platform to use for book distribution. It's an incredible resource offered by Ingram Content Group that allows you to publish and distribute your books globally. Here's why IngramSpark is your best bet for getting your book into our store:

  • Wide Distribution: IngramSpark connects your book with an extensive network of retail and library partners, including BLK & Company Reads.
  • Print on Demand: Reduce your upfront costs with print-on-demand services. Print only what you sell, ensuring your books are always in stock without the need for large inventory.
  • Global Reach: Expand your audience by making your book available internationally, not just in local or national markets.
  • Control and Flexibility: IngramSpark gives you control over your book's pricing, discounts, and returns, allowing you to make business decisions that best suit your needs.

Getting Started with IngramSpark

  1. Create an Account: Sign up for free at IngramSpark.
  2. Publish Your Book: Follow IngramSpark's step-by-step process to upload your book, set your pricing, and select your distribution channels.
  3. Opt for Wide Distribution: Ensure your book is available to bookstores and libraries by choosing wide distribution channels, including Ingram Content Group's network.

Why Not Amazon?

While many self-published authors choose Amazon for its ease of access, books published exclusively through Amazon are not accessible to us. We prioritize sourcing from distributors like Ingram Content Group to ensure a wide and varied selection that supports the broader book ecosystem.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions about the process or how to make your book available through IngramSpark, please don't hesitate to contact us at contact@blkandcompany.com. We're committed to supporting authors and look forward to potentially featuring your book in our store.