Publisher Resources
Publisher Resources

Book Publishing Tools and Resources

We provide easy access to the book publishing tools and resources you need to ensure quick turnarounds that meet your standards and exceed customer expectations.

Publisher Insights with Ingram

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Education Hub

A dedicated place for industry best practices, tips and tricks on navigating the publisher landscape. Access free publisher-focused guides, blogs, webinars and expert videos created with you in mind.

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Find Us on LinkedIn

Connect with our book experts and access insights and resources on the global book industry to help your publishing business thrive. Join the conversation today!

Lightning Source Resources

Print and ship calculator

Printing & Shipping
Cost Calculator

Use this to figure print and shipping costs for your books.

book weight and spine width

Weight & Spine Width Calculator

Determine the spine thickness and weight of your book.

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Publisher Compensation Calculator

Forecast how much you will earn using POD services.

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Cover Template
Generator

Generate a template for your cover design.

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Cover Creation Guide

Ensure your digital cover file meets all requirements.

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Interior Creation Guide

Create a print-ready and error‑free book interior file.

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File Creation Guide

All the requirements needed to get your book printed.

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Book Trim Sizes

All the book types, bindings, and trim sizes we offer.

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Environmental Responsibility

See all the ways we fulfill our responsibility to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation of book lovers.

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Product Safety

Learn about our Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) Compliance.

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Resources for Publishers

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