Lulu offers the full self-publishing experience with no upfront fees.

Comparing Lulu Press
& IngramSpark

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Comparing Lulu Press & IngramSpark

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IngramSpark is a low-cost self-publishing service designed exclusively to get your book into Ingram's Catalog. They offer a huge range of paper, binding, and sizing options as well as ISBN set up at a reasonable cost.

Lulu offers free upload and publishing, something IngramSpark charges a fee for. If you simply need to print books without Ingram's distribution, Lulu is more affordable and easier to use.

What IngramSpark does not offer is any way for creators to sell their books direct to readers. Lulu's ecommerce tools make it easy to sell to your readers from your social media profile or website.

Book Printing Options

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Hardcover

Calendar

Photo Book

Lulu

IngramSpark

Cover Builder

Template

Coil Bound
Yes
No

Lulu

IngramSpark

Black & White / Color

Paperback

Lulu

IngramSpark

Hardcover

Lulu

IngramSpark

Yes

Lulu

No

IngramSpark

Coil Bound

Calendar

Lulu

IngramSpark

Photo Book

Lulu

IngramSpark

Cover Builder

Lulu

Template

IngramSpark

Print Book Distribution

Distribution

Royalties for Print Books in Distribution

Fixed revenue set by author
(varies by retailer)

Varies by retailer

Royalties: Print

80% of profits

45-70% of Sales

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

$2.45

Setup Cost: $49 + $2.40 per book

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, Color, 100 pages

$5.75

Setup Cost: $49 + $3.61 per book

Lulu

IngramSpark

Lulu

IngramSpark

Distribution

Royalties for Print Books in Distribution

Lulu

Fixed revenue set by author (varies by retailer)

Lulu

Varies by retailer

IngramSpark

Royalties: Print

80% of profits

Lulu

45-70% of Sales

IngramSpark

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, B&W, 100 pages

$2.45

Lulu

Setup Cost:
$49 + $2.40 per book 

IngramSpark

Unit Price:
 6 x 9 in, Color, 100 pages

$5.75

Lulu

Setup Cost:
$49 + $3.61 per book 

IngramSpark

Book Selling Options

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Volume Discounts

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

IngramSpark

Lulu

IngramSpark

Retail site

Ecommerce Plugins

Lulu

IngramSpark

Volume Discounts

Lulu

IngramSpark

API Printing/Direct Sales

Lulu

IngramSpark

Publishing on Lulu is completely free! Buy the print-on-demand books you need, when you need them with Lulu.

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Self-Publishing
With Lulu

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