Ingram Blog

Resurgence of the Romantic Comedy

By Rachel Montgomery, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 


Self-Care for the Holidays

by Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development 


A Q&A with Rakim: Sweat the Technique

The musician and Hip Hop legend—hailed as the greatest MC of all time and compared to Thelonious Monk—talks with Ingram’s Lead Content Manager Nicole Robinson-Hamilton about his new book, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius, his 30-plus-year career, and more. 


Tips for Selling to Indie Bookstores

Selling online is essential for publishers. However, wouldn't it also be great to sell tons of books to direct customers, inside real bookstores? 


How Books Are Discovered Online

By: Jake Handy (@jakehandy) and Margaret Harrison (@NerdInNashville) 

(Excerpt from Metadata Essentials)
Search engine optimization (SEO) is critical to success in today’s market, and metadata is the key to making your book discoverable to consumers. In this blog, we’ll help you understand how Amazon’s search algorithm works in particular and which metadata elements are essential to help place your book among top search results for relevant queries. We’ll also examine the potential for exploiting smart searching at other online bookstores. 


When the Wall Came Tumbling Down: 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Laura Barkema, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian
On November 9, 1989, in Germany, a monumental shift in world politics occurred by the bringing down of not only a physical barrier, but a division among families, friends, and humanity. Thirty years ago, citizens from both East and West Germany worked together to tear down that physical barrier, the Berlin Wall. This act came to signify the beginning of the end of communism’s hold over the eastern half of Europe. As we celebrate the anniversary of this pivotal day, we’ll walk through the history of the Iron Curtain and the division between East and West Germany during the latter half of the 20thcentury. 


Surviving Disasters

by Gina Molter, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian
According to the book Under Pressure: The Science of Stress by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, adolescents are faced with a wide variety of stressors in their lives, but knowledge is power—specifically the power to reduce stress to a more manageable level. With that in mind, the following series are recommended to help children and teens reduce their stress levels through knowledge—not the knowledge of how to achieve inner peace through deep breathing or guided meditation—but the knowledge that even in the worst of disasters, people can and do survive.