Ingram Blog

Together We Thrive

Pamela Smith, VP & General Manager, Ingram Library Services 

The Power of Storytelling

Kathryn Shaw, Manager of Collection Development Programs 

All About Manga: Genres and Terms Every Librarian Needs to Know

Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 

Closed to the Public? Here are Some Ideas for Library Staff Both in Buildings and at Home

By Alex Arthun, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 

5 Easy Ways to Support Your Local Independent Bookstore

Looking for easy ways to support your local independent bookstore, even from afar? We have you covered. 

All About Repair Cafés


Crime Junkie: Citizen Sleuth Reads

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.” 

Let's Get Crafty

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. 

How Publishers Can Use Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter to Increase Discoverability and Title Sales

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. 

What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 1

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.