Ingram @ #BookExpo 2019

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 #709!

Author Signings
Last Updated May 17, 2019

2:00 PM
Dagger's Destiny
(Book 2 in the Curse of Clansmen and Kings Series)

Linnea Tanner
Location: 1003

3:30 PM
The Nocturnals:
The Slithery Shakedown

Josie Yee
Location: 833B

2:00 PM
Non-Obvious Guide to Small Business Marketing (Without A Big Budget)
Rohit Bhargava
Location: 724A

10:00 AM
Wilhelmina's Wish
Lisa Reinicke
Location: 1003

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life
Laura Gassner Otting
Location: 724A

11:00 AM
Information Wars
Richard Stengel
Location: 733

11:00 AM
A Grip of Time
Lauren Kessler
Location: 826

11:00 AM
My First Book of Haiku Poems
Tracy Gallup
Location: 726

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Deep River
Karl Marlantes
Location: 733

11:30 AM
John Vercher
Location: 728A

2:00 PM
Unleash the Girls: The Untold Story of the Invention of the Sports Bra and How it Changed the World (and Me)
Lisa Z. Lindahl
Location: 1003

2:00 PM
Miami Midnight
Alex Segura
Location: 728A

2:00 PM
Museum of Lost Love
Gary Barker
Location: 833A

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Melania and Michelle
Tammy R. Vigil
Location: 826

3:00 PM
Famous in Cedarbille
Erica Wright
Location: 728A

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Takes One to Know One
Susan Isaacs
Location: 733

10:00 AM
The Lion's Wisdom: A Channeled Text Toward Awakening Human Consciousness
Uma Shankari
Location: 1003

11:00 AM
That's For Babies
Jackie Azúa Kramer
Location: 731A

11:00 AM
God Land
Lyz Lenz
Location: 826

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail
Charlene Li
Location: 724A

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shells: A Pop-Up Book of Wonder
Janet L. Lawler & Yoojin Kim

Ingram BookExpo Presentations

Navigating the Small Press
“Middle Ground”

Wednesday, May 29, 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Javits Center, Room 1E 12/13/14

Indie Pubs can have all services on one platform. Analytics, Marketing and Sales, Global Distribution, Data Enhancement and Pre-Publication and Print Services are now at your fingertips. Indie Pubs now have all these services on one platform You’ll hear from small press publishers and walk away with a better understanding of your service options to drive book sales.

Andrea Fleck Nisbet, Director Content Sales at Ingram

Data is Great, but Intelligence is Better:
Understanding and Engaging Consumers

Thursday, May 30, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Indie Publisher Stage

Publishers and authors of all varieties can engage with, learn from, and sell to consumers. From consumer marketing & retail analytics to smart metadata, 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.

Peter McCarthy, Director, Digital Services at Ingram
Margaret Harrison, Director, Digital Services at Ingram

Capture Every Sale:
Keeping up with “On Demand” Readers

Thursday, May 30, 2:20 PM - 2:50 PM  |  Indie Publisher Stage

Learn about the power of a guaranteed availability program (GAP); a game changing tool for publishers. Ensure your title is available to meet demand with a “stop gap” program.

Readers now have an on-demand shopping mentality. If a book is out of stock, a consumer has a few options: choose another book, choose another entertainment medium, choose to postpone the purchase or choose not to buy at all. How does this consumer behavior effect the book business and what can you do to keep up?

When the Netflix original movie Bird Box took off, so did book sales. Hear about the impact of guaranteed availability, as well as the impact of not having a program in place.

You’ll leave with a greater insight on the stats and trends of “on-demand” buying and what you can do to capture every sale.

Amy Cox Williams, Director of Content Merchandising & Merchandising at Ingram

Your Content CAN be everywhere! Reach more readers with Global Title “Ubiquity”

Thursday, May 30, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM  |  Javits Center Room 1E 11

If you want to reach a global market you need to think beyond acquiring the rights. Have your title ready and priced for the market with the shortest possible supply chain.

Learn how to use a distribution network that gives you the flexibility, where stock holding isn’t appropriate or necessary

Matt Mullin, Key Account Sales Manager Sr. at Ingram

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

Thursday, May 30 3:35 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Thursday, May 30 3:35 PM – 4:00 PM

Get Literary Fiction right this fall and winter! Stock your bookshelves with expert-picked hot indie title predictions. Learn from three Ingram experts who will share a solid list to help save time and boost inventory.

Jim Nichols, VP Sales at Ingram
Elise Cannon, VP Sales at Ingram
Leslie Jobson, Manager Sales & Support at Ingram
Johanna Hynes, Manager Field Sales at Ingram

Fall Picks: Hottest Indie Titles Predictions Part 2:

Friday, May 31, 10 AM – 10:30 AM  |  Indie Publisher Stage

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.

Jim Nichols, VP Sales at Ingram
Elise Cannon, VP Sales at Ingram
Leslie Jobson, Manager Sales & Support at Ingram
Johanna Hynes, Manager Field Sales at Ingram

Bookstores and Libraries Creating, Preserving, and Inspiring Books

Friday, May 31, 11 AM- 11:45 AM  |  Room 1E 16

As a Bookstore or Library, you have the ability to create and inspire new books from your local community or the ability to preserve and/or resurrect previously loved books so that they are always around to be read.

In this discussion, we will hear from Independent Bookstores and Public Libraries that are utilizing today’s printing and publishing technologies for new content creation, content preservation, and/or community engagement opportunities.

A list of discussion topics includes:

  • Stores/Libraries offering printing, publishing, and author education services to their local communities.
  • Stores/Libraries commissioning authors to write books of local interests.
  • Stores/Libraries inspiring previous top selling, traditionally published authors to resurrect their titles that are no longer available in print.
  • Stores/Libraries offering writing contests to their local communities.
  • Stores working their printing programs into their consignment programs.
  • Stores/Libraries hosting author education days.
  • Stores/Libraries creating branded notebooks, calendars, and print content.
  • Stores/Libraries building ‘cottage communities’ of local graphic artists and editors to put together

Josh Floyd, Manager of Business Development at IngramSpark

Is it Time for Audio?

Friday, May 31, 11:20 AM – 11:50 AM  |  Indie Publisher Stage

Are you considering entering the world of audio? Explore the opportunities from a panel of experts. Whether you are an indie book store, a small press or a big retailer, you’ll leave with a better understanding of what makes sense for you.

Robin Erwin, Manager Digital Retail Sales at Ingram

Michele Cobb, Executive Director at Audio Publishers Association
Bryan Heathman – CEO at Made for Success Publishing
Michelle Kaatz, Director, Original Content at Kobo

Get Published 101

Saturday, June 1 (BookCon), 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM  |  Room 1E07

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 action-packed session with insights from the indie author’s publishing playbook. Learn how to get your content noticed and into the market.

Justine Bylo, Author Acquisitions Manager at IngramSpark