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Ingram POD Print Price Change March 2022

Published: 17 Feb 2022  - updated: 26 Jul 2022

Ingram Books have scheduled a new change to their Print On Demand (POD) book printing prices. 

New prices will come into effect during March 2022. 

The increase is approximately 4% for the UK and AU markets, and slightly higher for US markets.

Ingram have explained that is the direct result of an increase in paper, manufacturing and transportation costs within the print industry as a whole. Unfortunately, paper and printing prices are volatile at the moment and it is affecting all printers worldwide. There are paper shortages, and transport costs worldwide have increased significantly; container shipping, couriers and other haulage prices are also projected to increase again this year.

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. This means 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 will this affect you?
When you place book orders for delivery, 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, and possibly to the RRP, to help ensure the royalty you receive remains similar to that which you have been used to, or does not result in a negative royalty figure.

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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