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Get to Know (Y)our Collection Development Team: Wils Smithwick

Throughout his childhood, Wils was an avid reader, a practice he inherited from his dad. He counts Tom Swift and series such as The Hardy Boys among books he cherished as a boy. But biographies and history were his favorites, and, to this day, still are. Wils also loves audio fiction because, he says, hearing the story helps listeners draw pictures of the story. 

Get to Know (Y)our Collection Development Team: Becky Walton

Becky read her first Stephen King novel as a middle-schooler. And, just like that, she became a lifelong, devoted reader. A self-described book nerd. 

Diverse Retellings of the Literary Canon

Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services  

Starting Difficult Conversations About Race with Youth Fiction

Alex Arthun, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 

Stock Up Early for the Holidays

This year, the holiday season is all about shopping early and shopping indie! Stocking up on books, gifts, games, and sidelines well ahead of the holiday rush is the best step to prepare for the season. Ingram is here to help with a special promotion for independent bookstores on top trending titles and regional favorites, plus programs and services to help bookstores meet holiday demand with ease. Read on to learn more! 

What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 3 (Audiobook Production Costs and Breaking Even)

The past two audio blog posts discussed the rising popularity of audiobooks and when a book should become an audiobook. If you are still thinking about taking that leap into audiobooks, then it is time to explore cost. Before you leap, do the work.  

Talk Like a Pirate

Gina Molter, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services

Falling for Fall: Some Seasonal Fun Facts

Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 

5 Ways to Market Ebooks to Increase Sales (2020)

How to Capitalize on the Increase of Ebook Buyers Right Now
In a “mobile-first” world, people have access to content all the time. According to recent statistics gathered by Statista, ebook revenue has grown 12.4% YoY in 2020. However, the average revenue per user is expected to decline through 2024. 

Homeschooling Help in Desperate Times: An Essential Service

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development, Ingram Library Services