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Get To Know Scribe Publications

Located in Melbourne and London, Scribe Publications is a multi-award-winning company that has operated as an independent trade-publishing house. They have provided narrative and literary nonfiction titles to readers around the country, including over 65 non-fiction and fiction titles annually in Australia, about 60 in the United Kingdom, and as of 2017, about 30 titles in the United States. Not only do they specialize in narrative and literary nonfiction titles, but they pride themselves on publishing the best local, international and translated fiction titles. For over 40 years, Scribe has been dedicated to providing readers with the best books. 


Gig Economy: Patrons Seeking Nontraditional Work

Gigs are no longer reserved solely for comedians and musicians. Bloggers, vloggers, ridesharing drivers and a host of other nontraditional career opportunities now occupy the space of independent and temporary work. Listen in as we explore the on demand career path and how you can provide resources to your patrons who are already involved or interested in picking up a gig. 


Floating Collections: How It Can Work in a Public Library

By Tricia Racke Bengel, Library Sales & Services Manager, Ingram Library Services
I’m sure, like many of you, I watch a lot of education webinars. They are a great way to learn things in a cheap, convenient way. You always think: I can duck out of the topic if it doesn’t end up being interesting or pertinent to me, or listen with half an ear while multi-tasking three different things. Occasionally, I put everything else away and listen with both ears. A few weeks ago, I did the latter. I closed my email, laid my pen down, and listened for an hour and 15 minutes to a really great library webinar. 


Ingram Gives Back: Our United Way Campaign

As the summer comes to a close, we reminisce on the biggest community service event of the season; our annual United Way campaign. Since 1887, United Way has provided education, financial stability, and health to the communities they serve. We’re committed to making an impact in the community by working with United Way to provide others with necessary resources. 


Get To Know Oceanview Publishing

Established in 2006, Oceanview Publishing was founded on the principles of excellence in independent publishing. They have provided mystery, thrillers, and suspense titles to readers around the country, which includes their best-selling title The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen. Known as one of the fastest growing independent publishers in the U.S., Oceanview Publishing’s titles have received many awards and nominations such as Independent Publishers Awards, Indie Excellence Awards, and ALA Book of the Year. These awards exemplify their dedication to works that create emotion, thrill, and chilling storylines.  


How to Protect Your Digital Content to Avoid Lost Sales

Before the digital age, piracy was a concern, but not a prominent one. At the time, theft of digital content required a high level of technical skill and the risk of illegally acquiring content wasn’t worth the financial consequences. While stolen content has been a fear, it has garnered more attention through the digital age.  


Increase Traffic By Building An In-Store Experience

With hundreds of online booksellers, your bookstore has to offer customers more than just physical books and a fun recyclable bag. At this point, your main competition isn't other bookstores, it's your customers' comfy couch. 


The Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown Discusses New Book

Dan Brown is one of America’s most notable author. Known for writing thriller fiction, Brown has produced numerous award winning novels including Angels & Demons, Inferno, and, one of the best-selling novels of all time, The Da Vinci Code. The Da Vinci Code challenged the publishing community, which ultimately led Brown to be named Time Magazines' 100 Most Influential People in the World.
 


Fill Your BOOkshelf with These Haunting Titles

by Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development
Every year when September rolls around, people start thinking of cooler weather, snuggly sweaters, and leaf peeping, but my thoughts turn to Halloween, my favorite holiday! Since I’m a fan of horror literature and film, I was asked to write a blog post about horror fiction. Let’s look behind that creaking door together, shall we? 


Buy Books to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Our colleagues at Aerio have seen the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and would like to help! That’s why they've teamed up with Invention Arts, to launch a website with an Aerio Bookstore titled Books Against the Storm. From the bookstore website, you can purchase a book and donate 100 percent of the profit to one of three Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery charities: Houston Humane Society, Houston Food Bank and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. In addition, Aerio is waving all transaction fees so the website can donate more to those impacted.