For Print-on-demand book distribution, which is better, IngramSpark or CreateSpace?
This article is written by an Australian for Australians, but it may be informative and interesting to readers located outside Australia as well.
In the following example, the book is 372 pp, 129 x 198 mm (5.06 x 7.81 inch), black and white, gloss cover. From my research done at the end of 2016, here are the pros and cons for print on demand via IngramSpark vs CreateSpace.
Able to maintain current page size of 129 x 198 mm (5.06 x 7.81 inch)
Appx price per book
5.31 USD = appx 7.13 AUD
40-60% depending on how book is sold**
Retail price required to make min AU$2 profit in USD (appx 1.49 USD)
17.99 USD (24.17 AUD)
1.68 USD profit
16.99 USD (22.83 AUD)
1.48 USD profit
(profit is higher depending on sales channel)
Retail price required to make min AU$2 profit in GBP (appx 1.18 GBP)
13.49 GBP (22.82 AUD)
1.21 GBP profit
9.49 GBP (16.05 AUD)
1.27 GBP profit
Retail price required to make min AU$2 profit in AUD
2.10 AUD profit
Unable to set AUD price separately