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It is important to keep in mind that the vast majority of titles listed on IndieBound.org, and on our IndieCommerce member websites come from Ingram Book Company's iPage database. Generally speaking, if a title is listed with them (even if they don't actually carry it), it is listed with us. If you are a publisher, you'll want to contact Ingram to inquire about listing your catalog with them. You can find publisher-specific contact info here:
However, there are instances in which a book will be listed with Ingram and not in our database for a variety of reasons and there are books that are valid but simply aren’t listed with Ingram. For those reasons, books can also be added manually, one at a time, to our IndieCommerce database through www.indiebound.org.
NOTE: When a book is created through this database it will be made available on all IndieCommerce and IndieLite sites. If this is a book specific to your store, like a Signed Copy or Special Edition, it should be created using Custom Products or Store Books.
If you do not already have an Indiebound.org account you will need to create one (if you already have one skip to step 3).
Once you're logged in, please first look for the title in question.
If you can find the book, then it does NOT need to be added but the data can be edited. If the book cannot be found, you may add it.
This will take you to a form page, where the existing book info can be edited. Make any changes necessary, and click ‘Submit’ at the very bottom of the page.
You'll need to fill out all required fields, including ISBN, height, length, width, and weight. Be sure to click ‘Submit’ at the bottom.
If you are only adding or changing a COVER IMAGE for any title, please visit this page, instead of updating the entire form: http://www.indiebound.org/addabook/cover
These additions and changes need to be approved by the staff here, so please allow up to 24hrs for the site to reflect the change.
In order for an eBook to be sold through our system, it must be available through our eBook supplier, Kobo eBooks. For information on working with Kobo, please follow this link: http://www.kobobooks.com/companyinfo/authorsnpublishers.html
Adding a book to our shared database does not necessarily make the title available for purchase. If a customer clicks to purchase your title from Indiebound.org, they will be taken to one of our member bookstores. It is then up to each bookstore to obtain the book for their customer. However, if a store cannot find your title available from the publisher or a distributor, they may inform their customer that the book is not readily available. The easier it is for the bookseller to find and obtain your title, the likelier that a store will fill an order for that title.
If you have additional questions about book data or need assistance updating a book please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org