Getting Your Book into Schools
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by IngramSpark Staff
18h ago
So you’ve self-published your book, and it’s available to order online, in bookstores, and even libraries. It’s a fantastic feeling to see your hard work pay off, but if the sales aren’t coming in as quickly as you hoped, it's time to look at other places to sell your book. Schools offer a variety of opportunities, including volume sales, if you have the cash flow and patience to make it past the initial hurdle ..read more
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Write a Memoir to Expand Your Author Brand
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by IngramSpark Staff
1w ago
If you want to write something truly unique that will also serve to grow your brand as an author consider writing a memoir. No one has the same story as you or will be able to tell it in your style. Your fans want to get to know you, and you can go much deeper in a memoir than in blog articles or social media posts. As an independent author, your brand is you.  ..read more
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Celebrating Poets and National Poetry Month
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by IngramSpark Staff
2w ago
Dickinson, Frost, Angelou, Hughes, Whitman . . . the names alone conjure up a rush of "the feels." These names inspire. They are worthy of remembrance, but that's not enough. National Poetry Month is a call to not only remember these inspirational artists, but also to think about and share how their work and the art form it embodies has endured to influence millions of lives. Poetry extends across cultures and generations and you have a role to play in that ..read more
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The Value of Full-Service Project Management Teams
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by Michele DeFilippo
3w ago
The term “self-publishing” is often associated with the vision of an author struggling to do everything—from editing to marketing—on their own. It’s true that self-publishers wear many hats, but that doesn’t mean they’re doomed to do everything without help ..read more
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Enhance Visibility of Your Titles with Thema Subject Categories
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by IngramSpark Staff
1M ago
Choosing Thema Subject and Qualifier Codes are a powerful way to make your book more discoverable in the Global Market. More super-charged than BISAC Subject Codes, Themas were designed to help your book find both its broad, and very specific, audience around the world.   ..read more
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How to Copyright a Book
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by IngramSpark Staff
1M ago
Most independent authors don’t consider copyrighting until they're in the process of self-publishing, and that’s okay since it doesn’t have to be done before you publish. It can be a little complicated though, and it's often the last thing writers want to think about during the excitement of self-publishing their work. Getting a firm grasp on what copyrighting means, and the steps you’ll have to take, is essential, and you can do it at any point in your journey ..read more
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Publish with Confidence Your Way
IngramSpark | Self-Publishing Blog
by Michele DeFilippo
1M ago
When it comes time to print and distribute your book, it may seem as if many options are open to you. On the surface, this is true. However, a little-known secret in the self-publishing industry is that most of the “publishers” that purport to print and distribute your book for you go through IngramSpark.  ..read more
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How (and Why) to Market Your Book with Another Author
IngramSpark | Self-Publishing Blog
by IngramSpark Staff
2M ago
Most people think of writing, self-publishing, and selling their books as a solitary endeavor. Though it can be, it doesn’t have to be. Usually, you’ll find great success by working with others, especially in the realm of marketing and promotion. There are many benefits to working with other authors. Here, we’ll share some of those benefits and expand on how you can find collaborators and get them to work with you ..read more
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Getting Your Book in Front of Book Clubs
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by IngramSpark Staff
2M ago
Have you dreamed about your book being discussed by a book club, bringing a community of readers closer, and inspiring lively conversations? Authors don’t write just to have their book sitting on a dusty shelf, and book clubs are a great way to get your work out there. Keep reading to learn how to market your book to book clubs ..read more
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Share & Sell Your Books with IngramSpark Shareable Purchase Links
IngramSpark | Self-Publishing Blog
by IngramSpark Staff
2M ago
So, you’ve published your book with IngramSpark, and it’s available online, in stores, and around the world. Maybe you’ve thought about offering a discounted price or a special run of your title just for your friends and family, or for your followers on social media. Did you know you can now sell your book directly to readers from your author website, social media profile, and more with shareable purchase links ..read more
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