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Notice of Ingram POD Price Changes 2018

Published: 6 Feb 2018  - updated: 7 Dec 2018


Ingram Books have made some changes to their Print On Demand (POD) book printing prices. Books are priced by the amount of paper they use, therefore these changes may affect POD books on an individual basis according to page count, the size of the book, the paper type, and whether the interior is black & white or colour.


The good news is that for some authors the change will mean a slightly lower book printing price. However, for others it will result in a small increase of anything from 1p per copy upwards, but very rarely more than 20p. For colour books, the price increase will be more significant.


How this might affect POD printing prices

Example 1

  • 48-page small standard colour paperback story book.
  • Previously £2.60 per copy. Now £2.51 per copy.
  • The print price for this book has reduced by 9p per copy.

Example 2

  • 324-page standard-sized paperback novel with a b&w interior.
  • Previously £4.83 per copy. Now £4.84 per copy.
  • The print price for this book has increased by 1p per copy.

Example 3

  • 240-page standard-sized paperback novel with a b&w interior.
  • Previously £3.91 per copy. Now £4.00 per copy.
  • The print price for this book has increased by 9p per copy.

How will this affect you?

When you place book orders, you may see that your book printing price has changed by anything from 1p per copy up to 20p per copy. The higher your page count, the lower the increase.

Your royalties may also change slightly depending on your print price and the trade discount being offered to wholesalers and retailers. SilverWood will make small changes to the trade discounts on offer to ensure the royalty you receive remains similar to those you have been used to.


Do you need to do anything?

No, there is nothing you need to do. SilverWood will manage any changes over the coming weeks. You will continue to receive the same type of royalty paperwork.

We hope SilverWood authors will recognise that this situation is not of our making, and that we are not able to control third party pricing decisions.



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