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Notice of Ingram POD Price Change 2019

Published: 26 Mar 2019  - updated: 17 Apr 2019


Ingram Books have changed their Print On Demand (POD) book printing prices, effective April 1, 2019.  This increase is the direct result of an increase in print and manufacturing costs within the print industry as a whole. 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.

Books are priced by the amount of paper they use - therefore, the changes 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, standard colour, or premium colour.  The increase is more significant for premium colour books and hardbacks compared to other types.

How this might affect POD printing prices
Example 1
300-page standard-sized paperback with a black & white interior:
Previously £4.60 per copy. Now £4.64 per copy.
The print price for this book has increased by 4p per copy.

Example 2
24-page large 216 x 216mm standard colour paperback picture book:
Previously £2.52 per copy. Now £2.57 per copy.
The print price for this book has increased by 5p per copy.

Example 3
32-page small 234 x 156mm premium colour paperback picture book:
Previously £3.22 per copy. Now £3.35 per copy.
The print price for this book has increased by 12p per copy.

Example 4
192-page standard-sized PPC hardback with a black & white interior:
Previously £7.14 per copy. Now £7.30 per copy.
The print price for this book has increased by 16p per copy.

How will this affect you?
When you place book orders for delivery on or after 1 April 2019, you will see that your book printing price has changed. Your royalties will also change slightly depending on your print price and the trade discount being offered to wholesalers and retailers. SilverWood may make small changes to the trade discounts on offer to help ensure the royalty you receive remains similar to that which you have been used to.

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


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