By Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services
After reading (and loving!) Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen, I became interested in citizen detectives and “crowdsolving.”
Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials
Over the last year, I’ve watched my husband go from a woodworking novice to a skilled artisan. Even though he’s still learning, he quickly progressed to making beautiful things including the new mid-century modern bar cart that now resides in our dining room. (It’s easy to support his new hobby when it has such obvious benefits for me!) He loves the sense of accomplishment he has from making something new.
You’re aware the internet is full of algorithms, especially sites like Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter. But do you know exactly what social media algorithms are looking for? Do you know all the tactics to position your titles for success on social media? Publishers and book marketers need to know where algorithms are looking and what tactics you can use to most effectively grow your brand and reach the right audience.
Written by: Robin Erwin, Ingram's Digital Retail Sales Manager
Do you remember the first time you listened to an audiobook? For me, it was 13 cassette tapes in bulky packaging that held BBC Radio 4 dramatization of the Lord of The Rings. It was a massive investment for a teenager, yet I loved all 56 hours of it. I’ve been a book nerd from the day I learned to read, and audiobooks presented a way for the story to live again. By the time Harry Potter became available on audiobook, I was no longer a teenager, yet I bought every book on audiobook, in addition to books. Today, I am format agnostic. Print, ebook, audiobook, I love it all. In fact, when they find a way to connect a book directly into my brain, I will be the first in line.