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Ingram is a great place to feed your products if you are a book publisher. Feedonomics makes it easy to send a feed of your book attributes over to Ingram.

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What fields does Ingram require? 

The required fields for the Ingram feed are:
EAN or UPC
Product Form Code
Title Text
BISAC Subject1
Imprint
Publication Date
Status
List Price
Cont 1
Cont 1 Role
Language
Audience Code

Ingram’s feed format also has mandatory if applicable fields, like:
Product Form Detail – Mandatory if Product Form Code of BC (paperback) is used
Subtitle – Mandatory if Subtitle exists
Series Title – If Series Title exists
Number Within Series – If Series Number exists
On Sale Date – Use to specify where strict street dates are to be in effect for a title
Cont 2 – Use if second contributor is applicable
Cont 2 Role – Use if second contributor is applicable
Cont 3 – Use if third contributor is applicable
Cont 3 Role – Use if third contributor is applicable
Edition Number – Mandatory if previous edition exists
Edition Type Code – Mandatory if alternate edition exists
Ingram Category – A proprietary code only to be used when delivering textbooks

Ingram feed fields that are not required

Disc Perc – Discount Percentage in decimal form. 50% should be listed as .50
CAD Price – List Price in Canadian Dollars
Number of Pages – Read from the last printed page in the book
Ctn Qty – Carton Quantity
Product Description – Brief Product Marketing Copy. Maximum of 1000 characters. No HTML. No Author Biographies.
GRL – Guided Reading Level

What do the Ingram headers look like?
EAN
UPC
Product Form Code
Product Form Detail
Title Text
Subtitle
Series Title
Number Within Series
BISAC Subject
Imprint
Publication Date
On Sale Date
Status
List Price
Disc Perc
CAD Price
Number of Pages
Ctn Qty
Cont 1
Cont 1 Role
Cont 2
Cont 2 Role
Cont 3
Cont 3 Role
Language
Edition Number
Edition Type Code
Audience Code
Ingram Category
GRL
Product Description

How to name your Ingram feed file? 

Make sure that your filename includes publisher name and date.

 

How about Images in the Ingram feed?

All digital images must be sent in the following format: JPEG or TIFF RGB colorspace (No CMYK images will be accepted) Clean, clear, and sharply defined 72-300 dpi At least 648 pixels on the longest edge required (1000 pixels preferred) Images must be supplied via FTP, CD-ROM or DVD. Images may also be uploaded via the Product Management (SUPPLiWAY) option on ipage®

Note 1: All images must be named by EAN. Images must be named by the 13 digits of the EAN with extension. No hyphens or other characters should be present. If an image can be used for two separate EANs, please save the image once under each EAN. We are unable to use images named in any other manner. Example: 9781234567890.jpg or 9781234567890.tif Note 2: All book images must be a two dimensional (flat) scan of the front cover without borders or drop shadows. Multi-volume boxed sets and non-book product images may be three dimensional photos with a white background.

 

The PF Detail list is below:

Product Form Detail CodeDescriptionNotes
A101CD standard audio formatCD ‘red book’ format
A102SACD super audio format
A103MP3 format
A104WAV format
A105Real Audio format
A106WMAWindows Media Audio format
A107AACAdvanced Audio Coding format
A108Ogg/VorbisVorbis audio format in the Ogg container
A109AudibleAudio format proprietary to Audible.com
A110FLACFree lossless audio codec
A111AIFFAudio Interchangeable File Format
A112ALACApple Lossless Audio Codec
A201DAISY 2: full audio with title only (no navigation)
A202DAISY 2: full audio with navigation
A203DAISY 2: full audio with navigation and partial text
A204DAISY 2: full audio and full text
A205DAISY 2: full text and some audio
A206DAISY 2: full text and no audio
A207DAISY 3: full audio with title only (no navigation)
A208DAISY 3: full audio with navigation
A209DAISY 3: full audio with navigation and partial text
A210DAISY 3: full audio and full text
A211DAISY 3: full text and some audio
A212DAISY 3: full text and no audio
B101Mass market (rack) paperbackIn North America, a category of paperback characterized partly by page size (typically 4¼ x 7 1/8 inches) and partly by target market and terms of trade. Use with Product Form code BC.
B102Trade paperback (US)In North America, a category of paperback characterized partly by page size and partly by target market and terms of trade. AKA ‘quality paperback’, and including textbooks. Most paperback books sold in North America except ‘mass-market’ (B101) and ‘tall rack’ (B107) are correctly described with this code. Use with Product Form code BC.
B103Digest format paperbackIn North America, a category of paperback characterized by page size and generally used for children’s books; use with Product Form code BC. Note: was wrongly shown as B102 (duplicate entry) in Issue 3.
B104A-format paperbackIn UK, a category of paperback characterized by page size (normally 178 x 111 mm approx); use with Product Form code BC
B105B-format paperbackIn UK, a category of paperback characterized by page size (normally 198 x 129 mm approx); use with Product Form code BC
B106Trade paperback (UK)In UK, a category of paperback characterized partly by size (usually in traditional hardback dimensions), and often used for paperback originals; use with Product Form code BC (replaces ‘C-format’ from former List 8)
B107Tall rack paperback (US)In North America, a category of paperback characterised partly by page size and partly by target market and terms of trade; use with Product Form code BC
B108A5: TankobonJapanese hardcover format
B109B5: TankobonJapanese hardcover format
B110B6: TankobonJapanese hardcover format
B111A6: BunkoJapanese paperback format
B112B40-dori: ShinshoJapanese paperback format
B113Pocket (Sweden)A Swedish paperback format, use with Product Form Code BC
B114Storpocket (Sweden)A Swedish paperback format, use with Product Form Code BC
B115Kartonnage (Sweden)A Swedish hardback format, use with Product Form Code BB
B116Flexband (Sweden)A Swedish softback format, use with Product Form Code BC
B117MookIn Japan, a softback book in the format of a magazine but sold like a book
B118DwarsliggerA softback book in a specially compact proprietary format with pages printed in landscape on very thin paper – see www.dwarsligger.com
B201Coloring / join-the-dot book
B202Lift-the-flap book
B203Fuzzy bookDEPRECATED because of ambiguity – use B210, B214 or B215 as appropriate
B204Miniature bookNote: was wrongly shown as B203 (duplicate entry) in Issue 3
B205Moving picture / flicker book
B206Pop-up book
B207Scented / ‘smelly’ book
B208Sound story / ‘noisy’ book
B209Sticker book
B210Touch-and-feel bookA book whose pages have a variety of textured inserts designed to stimulate tactile exploration: see also B214 and B215
B211Toy / die-cut bookDEPRECATED – use B212 or B213 as appropriate
B212Die-cut bookA book which is cut into a distinctive non-rectilinear shape and/or in which holes or shapes have been cut internally. (‘Die-cut’ is used here as a convenient shorthand, and does not imply strict limitation to a particular production process.)
B213Book-as-toyA book which is also a toy, or which incorporates a toy as an integral part. (Do not, however, use B213 for a multiple-item product which includes a book and a toy as separate items.)
B214Soft-to-touch bookA book whose cover has a soft textured finish, typically over board
B215Fuzzy-felt bookA book with detachable felt pieces and textured pages on which they can be arranged
B221Picture bookChildren’s picture book: use with applicable Product Form code
B301Loose leaf – sheets and binderUse with Product Form code BD
B302Loose leaf – binder onlyUse with Product Form code BD
B303Loose leaf – sheets onlyUse with Product Form code BD
B304SewnAKA stitched; for ‘saddle-sewn’, see code B310
B305Unsewn / adhesive boundIncluding ‘perfect bound’, ‘glued’
B306Library bindingStrengthened binding intended for libraries
B307Reinforced bindingStrengthened binding, not specifically intended for libraries
B308Half boundMust be accompanied by a code specifiying a material, eg ‘half-bound real leather’
B309Quarter boundMust be accompanied by a code specifiying a material, eg ‘quarter bound real leather’
B310Saddle-sewnAKA ‘saddle-stitched’ or ‘wire-stitched’
B311Comb boundRound or oval plastic forms in a clamp-like configuration: use with Product Form code BE
B312Wire-OTwin loop metal or plastic spine: use with Product Form code BE
B313Concealed wireCased over Wire-O binding: use with Product Form code BE
B401Cloth over boardsAKA fabric, linen over boards
B402Paper over boards
B403Leather, real
B404Leather, imitation
B405Leather, bonded
B406Vellum
B407PlasticDEPRECATED – use new B412 or B413 as appropriate
B408VinylDEPRECATED – use new B412 or B414 as appropriate
B409ClothCloth, not necessarily over boards – cf B401
B410Imitation clothSpanish ‘simil-tela’
B411Velvet
B412Flexible plastic/vinyl coverAKA “flexibound”: use with Product Form code BC
B413Plastic-covered
B414Vinyl-covered
B415Laminated coverBook, laminating material unspecified: use L101 for “whole product laminated”, eg a laminated sheet map or wallchart
B501With dust jacketType unspecified
B502With printed dust jacketUsed to distinguish from B503
B503With translucent dust coverWith translucent paper or plastic protective cover
B504With flapsFor paperback with flaps
B505With thumb index
B506With ribbon marker(s)If the number of markers is significant, it can be stated as free text in <ProductFormDescription>
B507With zip fastener
B508With button snap fastener
B509With leather edge liningAKA yapp edge?
B510Rough frontWith edge trimming such that the front edge is ragged, not neatly and squarely trimmed: AKA deckle edge, feather edge, uncut edge, rough cut
B601Turn-around bookA book in which half the content is printed upside-down, to be read the other way round
B602Unflipped manga formatManga with pages and panels in the sequence of the original Japanese, but with Western text
B701UK Braille Grade 1Single letters only
B702UK Braille Grade 2With some letter combinations
B703US Braille
D101Real Video format
D102Quicktime format
D103AVI format
D104Windows Media Video format
D105MPEG-4
D201MS-DOSUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; note that more detail of operating system requirements can be given in a Product Form Feature composite
D202WindowsUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D203MacintoshUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D204UNIX / LINUXUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D205Other operating system(s)Use with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D206Palm OSUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D207Windows MobileUse with an applicable Product Form code D*; see note on D201
D301Microsoft XBoxUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D302Nintendo Gameboy ColorUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D303Nintendo Gameboy AdvancedUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D304Nintendo GameboyUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D305Nintendo GamecubeUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D306Nintendo 64Use with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D307Sega DreamcastUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D308Sega Genesis/MegadriveUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D309Sega SaturnUse with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D310Sony PlayStation 1Use with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D311Sony PlayStation 2Use with Product Form code DE or DB as applicable
D312Nintendo Dual Screen
D313Sony PlayStation 3
D314Xbox 360
D315Nintendo Wii
D316Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
E101EPUBThe Open Publication Structure / OPS Container Format standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) [File extension .epub].
E102OEBThe Open EBook format of the IDPF, a predecessor of the full EPUB format, still (2008) supported as part of the latter [File extension .opf].
E103DOCMicrosoft Word binary document format [File extension .doc].
E104DOCXOffice Open XML / Microsoft Word XML document format (ISO/IEC 29500:2008) [File extension .docx].
E105HTMLHyperText Mark-up Language [File extension .html, .htm].
E107PDFPortable Document Format (ISO 32000-1:2008) [File extension .pdf].
E108PDF/APDF archiving format defined by ISO 19005-1:2005 [File extension .pdf].
E109RTFRich Text Format [File extension .rtf].
E110SGMLStandard Generalized Mark-up Language.
E113XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language [File extension .xhtml, .xht, .xml, .html, .htm].
E116Amazon KindleA format proprietary to Amazon for use with its Kindle reading device [File extension .azw].
E119EBLA format proprietary to the Ebook Library service.
E120EbraryA format proprietary to the Ebrary service.
E121eReaderA proprietary format for use with eReader (AKA ‘Palm Reader’) software on various hardware platforms [File extension .pdb – see also E114, E125, E130].
E122ExebookA proprietary format with its own reading system for Windows platforms [File extension .exe].
E124Gemstar RocketbookA proprietary format for use with the Gemstar Rocketbook reader [File extension .rb].
E126Microsoft ReaderA proprietary format for use with Microsoft Reader software on Windows and Pocket PC platforms [File extension .lit].
E127MobipocketA proprietary format for use with Mobipocket software on various hardware platforms [File extension .prc].
E128MyiLibraryA format proprietary to the MyiLibrary service.
E129NetLibraryA format proprietary to the NetLibrary service.
E131VitalBookA format proprietary to the VitalSource service.
L101LaminatedWhole product laminated (eg laminated map, fold-out chart, wallchart, etc): use B415 for book with laminated cover
P101Desk calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P102Mini calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P103Engagement calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P104Day by day calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P105Poster calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P106Wall calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P107Perpetual calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P108Advent calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P109Bookmark calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P110Student calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P111Project calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P112Almanac calendarUse with Product Form code PC
P113Other calendarA calendar that is not one of the types specified elsewhere: use with Product Form code PC
P114Other calendar or organiser productA product that is associated with or ancillary to a calendar or organiser, eg a deskstand for a calendar, or an insert for an organiser: use with Product Form code PC or PS
P201Hardback (stationery)Stationery item in hardback book format
P202Paperback / softback (stationery)Stationery item in paperback/softback book format
P203Spiral bound (stationery)Stationery item in spiral-bound book format
P204Leather / fine binding (stationery)Stationery item in leather-bound book format, or other fine binding
V201PALTV standard for video or DVD
V202NTSCTV standard for video or DVD
V203SECAMTV standard for video or DVD

 

 

The Product Form List is below:

Product Form CodeDescriptionNotes
ABAudio cassetteAudio cassette (analogue)
ACCD-AudioAudio compact disc, in any recording format
ADDATDigital audio tape cassette
AEAudio discAudio disc (excluding CD)
AFAudio tapeAudio tape (reel tape)
AGMiniDiscSony MiniDisc format
AHCD-ExtraAudio compact disc with part CD-ROM content
AIDVD Audio
AJDownloadable audio fileAudio recording downloadable online
AKPre-recorded MP3 playerFor example, Playaway audiobook and player
ALPre-recorded SD cardFor example, Audiofy audiobook chip
BBHardbackHardback or cased book
BCPaperback / softbackPaperback or other softback book
BDLoose-leafLoose-leaf book
BESpiral boundSpiral, comb or coil bound book
BFPamphletPamphlet or brochure, stapled; German ‘geheftet’
BGLeather / fine binding
BHBoard bookChild’s book with all pages printed on board
BIRag bookChild’s book with all pages printed on textile
BJBath bookChild’s book printed on waterproof material
BKNovelty bookA book whose novelty consists wholly or partly in a format which cannot be described by any other available code – a ‘conventional’ format code is always to be preferred
BLSlide boundSlide bound book
BMBig bookExtra-large format for teaching etc; this format and terminology may be specifically UK; required as a top-level differentiator
BNPart-work (fascículo)A part-work issued with its own ISBN and intended to be collected and bound into a complete book
BOFold-out book or chartConcertina-folded book or chart, designed to fold to pocket or regular page size: use for German ‘Leporello’
BPFoam bookA children’s book whose cover and pages are made of foam
CASheet mapSheet map – detail unspecified
CBSheet map, folded
CCSheet map, flat
CDSheet map, rolledSee Code List 80 for ‘rolled in tube’
CEGlobeGlobe or planisphere
CZOther cartographicOther cartographic format not specified by CB to CE
DADigitalDigital or multimedia (detail unspecified)
DBCD-ROM
DCCD-ICD interactive
DDDVDDEPRECATED – use VI for DVD video, AI for DVD audio, DI for DVD-ROM
DEGame cartridge
DFDisketteAKA ‘floppy disc’
DGElectronic book textElectronic book text
DHOnline resourceAn electronic database or other resource or service accessible through online networks
DIDVD-ROM
DJSecure Digital (SD) Memory Card
DKCompact Flash Memory Card
DLMemory Stick Memory Card
DMUSB Flash Drive
DNDouble-sided CD/DVDDouble-sided disc, one side Audio CD/CD-ROM, other side DVD
DZOther digitalOther digital or multimedia not specified by DB to DN
PBAddress book
PCCalendar
PDCardsCards, flash cards (e.g. for teaching reading)
PECopymastersCopymasters, photocopiable sheets
PFDiary
PGFrieze
PHKit
PISheet music
PJPostcard book or pack
PKPosterPoster for retail sale – see also XF
PLRecord bookRecord book (e.g. ‘birthday book’, ‘baby book’)
PMWallet or folderWallet or folder (containing loose sheets etc): it is preferable to code the contents and treat ‘wallet’ as packaging, but if this is not possible the product as a whole may be coded as a ‘wallet’
PNPictures or photographs
POWallchart
PPStickers
PQPlate (lámina)A book-sized (as opposed to poster-sized) sheet, usually in color or high quality print
PRNotebook / blank book
PSOrganizer
PTBookmark
PZOther printed itemOther printed item not specified by PB to PQ
VFVideodisce.g. Laserdisc
VIDVD videoDVD video
VJVHS videoVHS videotape
VKBetamax videoBetamax videotape
VLVCDVideoCD
VMSVCDSuper VideoCD
VNHD DVDHigh definition DVD disc, Toshiba HD DVD format
VOBlu-rayHigh definition DVD disc, Sony Blu-ray format
VPUMD VideoSony Universal Media disc

 

 

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