Ingram @ #BookExpo 2018

At this year’s BookExpo America don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with some of the most innovative tools, technologies, and services that are changing the face of the book industry.

Visit Ingram at Booth #2521!

Author Signings
Last Updated May 18, 2018


10:30 AM
The Nocturnals:
The Slithery Shakedown

Josie Yee
Location: 2820A


10:30 AM
Breaking the Ruhls: A Memoir
Larry Ruhl
Location: 2825


2:00 PM
Through the Bookstore Window
Bill Petrocelli
Location: 2933


3:00 PM
Cool Tokyo Guide
Abby Denson
Location: 2929



9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Pence: The Path to Power
Andrea Neal
Location: 3029


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Darling Girl: A Novel
Terry H Watkins
Location: 3038


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Virgil Wander
Leif Enger
Location: 2921


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties
Madeleine Kunin
Location: 3038


11:00 AM
Hummingbird
Jude Angelini
Location: 2933


11:00 AM
The Wellness Lifestyle
Daniel Orr & Kelly Baute
Location: 3029


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bonjour Girl
Isabelle Laflèche
Location: 2829A


1:00 PM
The Essential Pantry
Maggie Green
Location: 3029


1:00 PN - 2:00 PM
How to Be a Bourbon Badass
Linda Ruffenach
Location: 3029


1:00 PM
A Letter to My Daughters
Theodore Richards
Location: 3038


2:00 PM
American Theatre Wing, An Oral History: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles
Patrick Pacheco
Location: 2731C


2:00 PM
Sommelier of Deformity
Nick Yetto
Location: 2830


2:00 PM
Watch
Keith Buckley
Location: 2933


2:30 PM
How to Drink Like a Mobster
Albert W Schmid
Location: 3029


3:00 PM
The Comet's Tail
Amy Nawrocki
Location: 3038


3:00 PM
The Hot Brown
Albert Schmid
Location: 3029


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
To Lose the Madness:
Field Notes on Trauma, Loss
and Radical Authenticity

L.M. Browning
Location: 3038


3:00 PM
Potent Punches
Albert Schmid
Location: 3029


3:00 PM
Potent Punches
Albert Schmid
Location: 3029


3:30 PM
Evolution
Eileen Myles
Location: 2822A


4:00 PM
The Rabbi's Brain
Andrew Newberg
Location: 2830



9:30 AM
Drawing Cute with Katie Cook
Katie Cook
Location: 3021


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Robert's Rules
J.F. Riordan
Location: 3038


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
A Kind of Freedom
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
Location: 2546


10:00 AM
Drawing Cute with Katie Cook
Katie Cook
Location: 3021


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
If You Want To Fall Asleep
Jackie Azua Kramer
Location: 2932A


10:30 AM
Writing Without Rules
Jeff Somers
Location: 3021


11:00 AM
A Mom's Guide to Creating a Magical Life
Kasey Mathews
Location: 3038


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
John Woman
Walter Mosley
Location: 2921


11:00 AM
Rebels and Underdogs
Garin Prinia
Location: 3029


12:00 PM
The Story of Motown
Peter Benjaminson
Location: 2933


1:00 PM
Aesop Lake
Sarah Ward
Location: 3038


1:00 PM
How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It
Jane Simon Ammeson
Location: 3029


1:00 PM
The Dictionary of Animal Languages
Heidi Sopinka
Location: TBA


2:00 PM
At the Far End of Nowhere
Christine Merriman
Location: 3038


2:30 PM
Chibi! The Official Mark Crilley How-to-Draw Guide
Mark Crilley
Location: 3021


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Unblinded: One Man’s Courageous Journey through Darkness to Sight
Traci Medford-Rosow & Kevin Coughlin
Location: 2829A


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Daniel E. Greene Studios and Subways
Daniel E. Greene
Location: 3021


TBA
Damn Fine Story
Chuck Wendig
Location: 3021


TBA
Chibi! The Official Mark Crilley How-to-Draw Guide
Mark Crilley
Location: 3021


TBA
Writing Without Rules
Jeff Somers
Location: 3021


TBA
Practically Ever After
Isabel Bandeirar
Location: 3038


Ingram BookExpo Presentations

Inventory Turn Management for Booksellers

May 30, 10:30 AM - 11:20 PM  |  Javits Center, Room 1E07

What if you could free up shelf space, offer your customers a wider selection, and have more cash on hand every month? In order for a business to keep its doors open, you need to constantly measure and monitor how effectively you are managing your biggest asset. This session will cover inventory turns and the effects turns have on bookstores and how bookstores can transform overall. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your options to increase your profit margins.

Speakers:
Kent Freeman, Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Ingram
Donald Roseman, VP of Retail Sales at Ingram



What’s Trending? Insights & Observations

May 30, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM  |  Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram

Due to the nature of the publishing business, wholesale book buyers have a unique perspective on categories and trends. Observing demand across many publishers and titles, both frontlist and backlist, can reveal opportunities when a title or category starts to move. This session will delve into up and down categories over the last few years, and panelists will share insights on how to react quickly and stay on top of growth categories and how buyers and publishers can help.

Speakers:
Amy Cox Williams, Director of Content Merchandising & Merchandising at Ingram Content Group
Gail Vinett, Content Manager at Ingram Content Group



Fall Picks: Hottest Indie Titles Predictions Part 1:
Literary Fiction

May 31, 11:45 AM - 12:35 PM  |  Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram

Whether you’ve got a finished manuscript, or merely an inkling for a best seller, navigating the world of self-publishing can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right tools, content, marketing and distribution strategies in place, being successful is a lot easier than it sounds. Join us for this packed session of unique titles you won’t want to have to back order.

Speaker:
Jim Nichols, VP Sales
Elise Cannon, VP Sales
Leslie Jobson, Manager Sales Support



Understanding and Engaging Consumers:
A Holistic View for Publishers

May 31, 12:55 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram

Publishers and authors of all varieties can engage with, learn from, and sell to consumers. Digital experts from Ingram will analyze today’s book audiences and break down consumer strategies to help publishers tactically and efficiently reach goals from every angle available. Sit in on this session and walk away with knowledge on using data and technology to capture consumer interest and sell books.

Speakers:
Peter McCarthy, Director, Digital Services
Caitlin Churchill, Business Development Manager – eCommerce at Ingram



Make Books. Sell Books – Publishing Programs
for Bookstores

May 31, 2:10 PM – 3:00 PM   |  Ultimate Bookstore Stage

As more authors are looking to self-publish their books, they are consistently looking for advice from their local independent bookseller. In the past, self-publishers may have posed more of a nuisance to a busy bookseller. But today, many bookstores are seeing this as an opportunity to turn authors into customers by offering publishing programs as a store service. This not only brings forth new content to readers but adds value to the entire publishing industry. Experts at the intersection of indie bookstores and self-publishing share their tried and true programs to elevate their bookstore relevance. Learn how to:

  • bridge the ‘gap’ in conversations between a bookseller & author
  • find positive solutions for ‘rejecting’ and ‘re-directing’ authors
  • use self-publishing for instore publishing programs

Speaker:
Josh Floyd, Key Account Sales Manager for IngramSpark®
Bill Petrocelli, Owner of Book Passage
Sara Hutton, Co-Owner of Village Book
Kimberly Daniels, Publishing Director at The Country Bookshop

Fall Picks: Hottest Indie Titles Predictions Part 2:
Non-Fiction

June 1, 2 PM – 2:50 PM   |  Midtown Stage sponsored by Ingram

Identifying hot titles before they hit the shelves is essential to bookstore success. To save you time and help with inventory, Ingram experts share their hottest indie title predictions for non-fiction titles this fall and winter season. Join this session to make sure your Indie bookstore is stocked with the right inventory from current events, history, biography, and personal growth books.

Speaker:
Jim Nichols, VP Sales
Elise Cannon, VP Sales
Leslie Jobson, Manager Sales Support






The Ultimate Guide on Turning Your Manuscript into a Published Success

June 2 (BookCon), 11 AM - 11:50 AM   |  Javits Center, River Pavilion

Whether you’ve got a finished manuscript, or merely an inkling for a best seller, navigating the world of self-publishing can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right tools, content, marketing and distribution strategies in place, being successful is a lot easier than it sounds. Join us for insights from the indie author’s publishing playbook. Learn how to get your content noticed and into the market.

Speaker:
Justine Bylo, Author Acquisitions Manager at IngramSpark®



Hybrid Publishing –Modern Authors’ Secret to Success

June 3 (BookCon), 12:45 PM - 1:35 PM   |  Javits Center, River Pavilion

Today’s savviest authors are finding real success in hybrid publishing. While indie authors typically make more money in self-publishing, traditional publishing offers the historical gravitas and distribution exposure. Leading authors use both forms of publishing to expand their content's footprint while increasing opportunities for profit. Whether you're looking to publish your first book, or a bestselling author, come learn how to:

  • Strategically move from traditional to indie publishing 
    (or vice versa)
  • Shop your title or self-publish
  • Market your book for success as a hybrid author

Speaker:
Justine Bylo, Author Acquisitions Manager at IngramSpark®