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New Products: Jacketed Case, Groundwood, and Digital Cloth™

by IngramSpark Staff (@ingramspark)
Over the last few months, we've launched three exciting new product offerings: groundwood paper, Digital Cloth™, and Jacketed Case Laminate! Learn more about the new product options. 


Discover Monthly Forthcoming Titles That Mind Gaps & Manage Duplicates

 

Replace, Refresh, and Restore Your Collection—iCurate Core

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development
Collection out of whack? Need some balance?
We’ve all been there. Sometimes budgets get slashed for a while, or we lose a selector and can’t catch up, or a librarian leaves and we discover that they have only been buying their favorite authors or section, or books with a certain flower on the cover. Occasionally patrons do secret five-finger censoring of certain titles or subjects, or never return the book that everyone needs for that seventh-grade English class. Sometimes we take over a collection and simply want to know where to start. However we get there, from time-to-time, our collections get out of balance or are missing key titles or even sections. 


Radically Rethinking Technical Services

by: Tricia Bengel, Technical Services MLS Degreed Librarian  


What Book Publishers Need to Know About the Amazon Buy Box (2020)

Think back to when you were young. It was clear from an early age you were destined to own a restaurant. After years of saving and contemplation, you decide to pull the plug and buy a mobile coffee truck. You’ve assembled the coffee, equipment, and branding but now you must consider an important question: Where do you secure prime real estate to drive sales? 


Just Launched! Forthcoming Title List Subscription, iCurate Coming Soon

 

Have Yourself a Snarky Holiday

 

The Immigrant Experience

by Gina Molter,  MLIS, Collection Development Librarian 


Teen Short Story Collections: Short on Length, Big on Impact

Sandra Farag, MLS, Manager, Collection Development Youth Materials  


Tips to Optimize Your Book Descriptions

By: Jake Handy (@jakehandy) and Margaret Harrison (@NerdInNashville)
(Excerpt from Metadata Essentials)
Your long and short book descriptions should be an accurate, compelling, and comprehensive guide to the inside of the book.
 
In this blog, we’ll provide best practices designed to optimize your descriptive copy, both for machines (e.g. Amazon, Google and other search engines) and humans (potential readers considering the book) in general search and at retail stores.