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See you at BEA 2016!

IngramSpark will be at BookExpo America this year and in addition to taking in the wonder that is BookExpo America and overall book fandom, here are a few reasons why you should be sure to check us out in particular:

We’re So Much More Than Just a Booth

We’ll be at Booth #1133, but it’s more than a booth; it’s a consultation station, and we’re offering 30-minute sessions with self-publishers who already have an account with IngramSpark and those who want one. These sessions are your opportunity to get your questions answered face-to-face in some good old fashioned one-on-one, all-about-you time, so sign up! We’re at BEA to help and are certain we can make self-publishing easier for you.

Get a T-Shirt

If you have a consultation with us at BEA, you’ll get a free “Publish Indie” T-shirt from yours truly, IngramSpark. Who doesn’t love free swag on top of free knowledge? We’ll have both at BEA this year.

Yearning for Learning? Attend Our Awesome Self-Publishing Sessions

We’ve scored speaking tracks throughout BEA spreading the world on self-publishing and distribution. Check out the list below on where and when to find us on stage!

Self-Publishing and Print on Demand (POD): What Are the Advantages/Disadvantages of Using POD to Bring Your Book to Market
When: Wednesday, May 11 | 4:00–4:20
Where: uPUBu Stage
Presenter: Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Description: Learn how print on demand works and how you can use it to reduce the financial investment needed to publish a book. In this session you’ll see samples of books printed using POD.

Indie Publishers: Pricing Your Titles Globally
When: Thursday, May 12 | 10:00–10:20
Where: uPUBu Stage
Presenter: Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Moderator: Mary Cummings, VP and Director of Business Development at Diversion Books/Ever AfterDescription: This session focuses on how to make your titles available to international markets outside of the U.S. It may be that all you have to do is work with a distributor to provide multiple prices in other currencies. This session will show you how you can easily do that by working with Ingram and IngramSpark.

Marketing Tips: What is Google Analytics
When: Thursday, May 12 | 10:30–10:50
Where: Content & Digital Stage
Presenter: Brady O’Rourke, Senior Marketing Manager
Description: This session is an introduction to Google Analytics. We will look at how to use it best, what to track and how to make sense of your collected data.

Self-Publishing: How to Get Ingram Distribution as a New Author through IngramSpark
When: Thursday, May 12 | 3:30–3:50
Where: uPUBu Stage
Presenter: Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Description: Having your book distributed by Ingram is easier than ever. Learn how you can set up your titles in IngramSpark and make them available to Ingram’s 39,000 retail and library partners.

Self-Publishing and Metadata: Do You Know What it is and How Important it is to Get it Right?
When: Friday, May 13 | 10:00–10:20
Where: uPUBu Stage
Presenter: Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Moderator: Shari Stauch, Founder of Where Winters Win
Description: You can’t sell your book if no one can find it. Metadata is the key to online discoverability of your content. Learn which metadata information is most important and how you can enrich your metadata to give your book the best chance for success.

How to Sell Your Book Now that It’s Published
When: Friday, May 13 | 12:00–12:50
Where: Room W180
Panelists: Brooke Warner, Founder of Warner Coaching & Publisher of She Writes Press; Mary Cummings, VP and Director of Business Development at Diversion Books/Ever After
Presenter: Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark
Description: This session will focus on best practices for self-publishers to sell their books, including directly to consumers via their website and social streams.

We can’t wait to see you and look forward to helping you publish like a pro!

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