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Summer Events for Authors

We attend conferences for many reasons and recommend you do the same. Conferences are all about being part of the conversation and that means participating by speaking but also by listening to those in attendance. There’s always something to be gained by attending a conference you’re interested in and which promises to help sharpen your craft. 


Library Spotlight: Cuyahoga County Public Library

We reached out to Jessica Breslin, Branch Manager, Cuyahoga County Public Library - Bay Village Branch to find out what makes their library program so unique and successful. 


Community Reads Books

By Shannan Starnes Rosa, MSLS, Collection Development Librarian for Adult Materials

A Community Reads project can be a great way to draw a community together by reading the same book at the same time. The local public library can take a leadership role in selecting a title that people will want to read, and in making sure copies of the book are available for participants. Ingram is happy to help make your Community Reads project as easy as possible. 


Demystifying Book Distribution for Self-Publishers

By Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark  


Library Marketing: Using Creative and Effective Emails to Connect to Your Community

Email is a proven marketing platform that’s accessible to virtually anyone. In fact, it’s an incredible way to attract new clients without expensive marketing—especially if you want to captivate a local audience. Libraries, for instance, can target dedicated readers, researchers, and team members with compelling content that generates buzz about their events or daily communications. Of course, it all depends on how effectively this information is put together and delivered. 


Six Features to Help You Self-Publish

There are hundreds of self-publishing platforms out there, each with their own array of features designed to help authors. The self-publishing world can seem complicated, even to seasoned authors with experience in publishing. Here's how to publish like a pro with IngramSpark.  


Ingram Wire Biography Edition

This month’s video is brought to you by the Ingram Wire: Biographies. Readers Gail and Mason discuss five books on a variety of fascinating people: The Statesman and the Storyteller by Mark Zwonitzer, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, Is that Kafka? by Reiner Stach, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner, with David Fisher, and Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts. 


Lessons for Libraries from the Automotive World

By Philip Wallace, Marketing Systems & Content Analyst

Allow me to talk about cars for a bit. I know this blog and site are about books, but I promise you that I am going to tie it all together in relation to library analytics.  


A Conversation with Ken Burns

I had the extraordinary opportunity to speak with historian and filmmaker Ken Burns, whose children’s book Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents publishes this July and is available in hardcoverand library binding. It’s little wonder that his works are treasured by so many people, especially librarians and teachers, since reading and learning were common motifs of the conversation. 


Why Use Print on Demand

Is one the loneliest number or the perfect amount? When it comes to printing books one-at-a-time, independent publishers are not alone in seeing the benefits. Print on Demand is helping independent and traditional publishers alike.