The Pre-Sale Pro Tips You Need To Know

It’s coming!
Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, those two words probably create an expectation, excitement, or interest. That’s the power of pre-selling your next book. Pre-selling can boost your sales, develop your audience, and increase the chance of reviews and buzz.
 


5 Must Have New Vietnam War Titles for Your Collection

By Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials  


Meet Graphic Novelist Katie O’Neill

The award winning author Katie O’Neill is back with her latest young adult graphic novel, The Tea Dragon Society expected October 31, 2017. This charming novel follows Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, in an enchanting world of tea dragons.  


Leveraging Author Signings for Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores are thriving community centers and are grounded by the support of local residents. Indies have the advantage of selling books by local self-published authors. This enables them to promote locally giving indie bookstores a unique communal trait. Having an author’s signing at an indie bookstore can draw traffic, help acquire new audiences, and possibly increase your revenue. But, knowing how to successfully do this while employing the best tactics can make a world of difference. Here’s what you need to know: 


A Travel Guide For Your Summer Trips

Did you know that Labor Day is only 9 weekends away? Time for a summer vacation is quickly ending! Having trouble deciding between a trip to Italy or France? Maybe a quick visit to Colorado is more realistic? 


Get To Know Indiana University Press

For 67 years, Indiana University Press has provided titles that have left lasting impressions. Introducing books like Metamorphoses and Crow Killer  to our reading list, they pride themselves on being a leading academic publisher specializing in scholarly and trade titles. Join us in celebrating the impact that these titles have in the academic community. 


5 Ways to Market EBooks to Increase Sales

In a “mobile-first” world, people have access to content all the time. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 73% of Americans read a book within the last year, and 28% of the books were eBooks. Readers have realized the benefits offered by a digital book format resulting in a shift in e-reader adoption. 


Interviewing Kyle Cassidy- Author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like

Kyle Cassidy has been sharing stories about life and its experiences since the 1990’s. Insightful and interesting, his work has spotlighted people from across the world. A few years ago, he was dared by a librarian to attend a conference of the American Library Association and photograph some librarians. An unplanned library convention visit, viral magazine post, 300 librarians and 2 years later, he has released his latest work- This is What a Librarian Looks Like. The book not only features insight from librarians, but also interviews from authors who appreciate and value their work.  


Two Librarians and a Microphone

by Tracy Gallagher, Becky Walton, Jenny McCluskey, Jeanne Martin, and Jill AndreasenCollection Development, Youth Materials
Did you know? We started a podcast and our first episode is now live. In it we talk about Media and Information Literacy for Young People because fake news is more than just an accusation tossed back and forth between political parties. In an era with a deluge of information and a myriad of ways to share it, it’s an all too real problem. We all need to understand the issue, but none of us more so than today’s kids who are actively forming their perspectives and opinions about the world. 


Q&A with The New Press

The New Press has worked to broaden the audience for books on important social issues for 25 years, bringing titles like The New Jim Crow and this season’s Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women to the forefront. Join us in celebrating fearless books for perilous times.