Printed books are a must-have for self-published authors. That statement isn’t exactly breaking news.
But millions of authors around the world found this next item much more newsworthy: A recent printing price increase message from the folks at IngramSpark.
IngramSpark sent out a service alert email to author and publishers stating, “Effective April 1, 2019, we will apply a 2% increase in print pricing for all trim sizes, print formats, color, paper, and binding types. This increase is the direct result of a significant increase in print and manufacturing costs within the print industry as a whole.”
IngramSpark’s decision isn’t surprising news for those of us in the self-publishing world. Prices for ink, binding supplies, shipping — and most especially paper — have been steadily going up through the last 12 months.
How does this affect BookBaby’s book print pricing? Zero. Zilch. Nada.
BookBaby is holding the line on pricing – there will be no increases in the foreseeable future. We know how important it is for authors to have high-quality books – hardcover or paperback, color or black and white. Yes, eBooks are important and should be part of an indie author’s catalog and audiobooks are the new darlings of the industry – even though they are less than 5% of the total market.
But the fact remains that the ink-on-paper product in the mainstay of the publishing marketplaces and a printed book legitimizes an author like nothing else. We also know that our DIY author’s budgets can be tight. By maintaining our print prices, we’re helping the self-publishing community in a way that really matters.
In fact, we have two offers that help stretch your dollars even more.
For your next printed book order of 100 books or more, you can get free shipping!
OR, Get $100 off your printed book order by using coupon code PRINT100 at checkout.
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