Ingram is one of the world's largest print-on-demand distributors, and makes your book available to over 39,000 retailers around the world.
Once your book is sent to this distributor—which Tellwell will do for you under our Managed Distribution model—Ingram will make your book available to their network of retailers to list and sell. The retailers can decide whether or not they list your book, but the most popular retailers that we typically see listing our books online are Amazon, Chapters/Indigo, and Barnes and Noble. Each time a book is ordered by a reader through these online listings, Ingram will be the one to print, ship, and fulfill those orders—this is what is meant by "print-on-demand".
Distribution of the paperback edition of your book through Ingram is included in all of our publishing packages. We can also distribute a hardcover edition of your book through Ingram for an additional fee of $250 CAD + tax.
The 39,000+ retailers that list books distributed by Ingram includes both physical bookstores and online retailers, however due to the competitive nature of getting a book shelved in a physical bookstore, most of our authors focus on online sales, or they make a bulk order of their books and create consignment agreements with local bookstores.