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Ingram in the Community: Music City Corporate Challenge

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Get To Know BenBella Books

BenBella Books, a publishing boutique, has provided readers with captivating titles for almost 16 years, bringing titles like Traction and The Blood of Patriots to book shelves. With fourteen New York Best Sellers, they are committed to their authors and pride themselves on building a creative marketing approach.  


Building Communities: The Bookstore and The Public Space

There is truly nothing like a good bookstore. The smell of the books, the cozy reading nooks, and the comradery that comes along with spending a few hours with other book lovers in your neighborhood just can’t be beat. As an independent retail bookstore owner in a rapidly growing digital age, it is imperative to recognize the major role your book store plays in your community. Be creative, lure in people with irresistible community events, or make your store a comfortable gathering place to monetize the bookstore experience. It is your responsibility (and privilege) to keep the American bookstore alive!
 


The Pre-Sale Pro Tips You Need To Know

It’s coming!
Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, those two words probably create an expectation, excitement, or interest. That’s the power of pre-selling your next book. Pre-selling can boost your sales, develop your audience, and increase the chance of reviews and buzz.
 


5 Must Have New Vietnam War Titles for Your Collection

By Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials  


Meet Graphic Novelist Katie O’Neill

The award winning author Katie O’Neill is back with her latest young adult graphic novel, The Tea Dragon Society expected October 31, 2017. This charming novel follows Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, in an enchanting world of tea dragons.  


Leveraging Author Signings for Indie Bookstores

Independent bookstores are thriving community centers and are grounded by the support of local residents. Indies have the advantage of selling books by local self-published authors. This enables them to promote locally giving indie bookstores a unique communal trait. Having an author’s signing at an indie bookstore can draw traffic, help acquire new audiences, and possibly increase your revenue. But, knowing how to successfully do this while employing the best tactics can make a world of difference. Here’s what you need to know: 


A Travel Guide For Your Summer Trips

Did you know that Labor Day is only 9 weekends away? Time for a summer vacation is quickly ending! Having trouble deciding between a trip to Italy or France? Maybe a quick visit to Colorado is more realistic? 


Get To Know Indiana University Press

For 67 years, Indiana University Press has provided titles that have left lasting impressions. Introducing books like Metamorphoses and Crow Killer  to our reading list, they pride themselves on being a leading academic publisher specializing in scholarly and trade titles. Join us in celebrating the impact that these titles have in the academic community. 


5 Ways to Market EBooks to Increase Sales

In a “mobile-first” world, people have access to content all the time. According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 73% of Americans read a book within the last year, and 28% of the books were eBooks. Readers have realized the benefits offered by a digital book format resulting in a shift in e-reader adoption.