Meet IngramSpark’s New Director: Paige Allen
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
Welcome to Episode 5 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. In October 2020, Paige Allen joined the IngramSpark team as our new Director. A Nashville native, she recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Horton Group, where she developed a passion for creating successful consumer-facing platforms. Ben leads the conversation with compelling questions about the future of IngramSpark, the challenges of 2020, and her top advice for indie authors and publishers. Also, we’re announcing some exciting news about Season 6 of the podcast, so you don’t want to miss this one! Get to know Paige in ..read more
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Finding Inspiration with Writing Coach Sacha Black
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
Welcome to Episode 4 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. Sacha Black is unlike any other UK entrepreneur. She’s a writing coach, author, speaker, and podcaster, who loves helping indie authors develop the ideal “villain” and seek out abandoned buildings for inspiration. In an industry that can seem daunting, Sacha is dedicated to “keeping the fun” and standing out from the crowd with her unique approach to coaching. She challenges writers to give themselves time to think, find inspiration, and increase their reading input. By taking these steps, she believes that we fill our “creative wells” and ..read more
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The Control of Self-Publishing with Corporate Rebels
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
Welcome to Episode 3 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. Have you ever wondered if you can “make work more fun”? Well, it turns out that you’re not alone! Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree are the authors of the Corporate Rebels book, a literary movement that challenges the workplace status quo. After quitting their jobs and visiting the most innovative companies in the world, they built upon the success of their popular blog with a debut book. Ben sits down with Pim to discuss their experience when choosing between traditional publishing vs. self-publishing and why the control that IngramSpark pr ..read more
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Byte the Book and Networking Tips with Justine Solomons
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
Welcome to Episode 2 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. The best part of the self-publishing journey is connecting with fellow indie authors along the way! Justine Solomons has a passion to fuel this connection, which is what inspired her to launch Byte the Book in 2012. After working in the software development industry for nine years, she created Byte the Book to empower writers to become more literate in the business of books. Justine understands that indie authors must be equipped with more than just writing knowledge, but book marketing and business expertise that will help them reach read ..read more
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Self-Publishing Children’s Books with N.G.K.
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
Join us for the debut episode of our exclusive UK Spotlight 2021 series, where IngramSpark’s UK Business Development Manager, Ben Hughes, will be chatting with influential authors and industry experts. In today’s episode, he’s diving into the world of self-publishing children’s books with IngramSpark author N.G.K. The well-known N.G.K. (Nathan), is the UK author behind the Harry The Happy Mouse series and was named among the Top 10 Children’s Writers in The World at the 2018 Author Academy Awards. He stumbled his way into a successful self-publishing career when he challenged himself to write ..read more
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Self-Publishing Q&A with Robin & Justine
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
In the final episode of Season 5, Robin and Justine answer questions from listeners around the world. Tune in to find out answers to commonly asked questions including: How can I get book editing and cover design for my book?  Is book translation a good idea?  Can I publish on both IngramSpark and Amazon?  And more! To learn more about self-publishing and marketing your indie book, visit IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.  ..read more
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Bill Samuel's Story: Going from Bookselling to Indie Publishing
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
In the final episode of Season 4, Robin Cutler is joined by Bill Samuel, indie author and member of the Foyle bookselling family, who founded the world-renowned Foyles bookstore in the UK. He shares his unique perspective from both sides of publishing: as a bookseller and a book publisher. Robin and Bill discuss the state of bookselling in the UK, and the important lessons Bill learned as a self-published author. Get inspired by Bill's story and self-publish your own book at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF.   This episode is sponsored by The Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-pro ..read more
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Secrets to Writing Romance: Spotlight on Julie Kenner
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
When Julie Kenner's friend handed her a romance novel to read, she didn't know how life-changing that moment would ultimately be. Tune in for the season finale of the Author Spotlight to hear how Julie finds inspiration for her characters, the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey on the romance genre, and how you can make a living as a full-time romance author. You can find Julie at www.juliekenner.com and publish your romance novel with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.  ..read more
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Writing Comedy Books: Spotlight on Mike Sacks
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
The bestselling comedy author of Stinker Lets Loose, Randy, and more, Mike sits down with Justine to discuss how publishing comedy differs from other genres. Having experience with traditional publishing, his perspective allows him to share just how self-publishing gives comedians more control with their writing. If you have a unique idea for a comedy book, this is an episode you won't want to miss. You can find Mike at www.mikesacks.com and start your own publishing journey with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.  ..read more
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Diversity in Publishing: Spotlight on Crystal Swain-Bates
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by IngramSpark
3y ago
How did Crystal Swain-Bates go from a successful career in the CIA to a full-time children's books author? After seeing the lack of diversity in the children's book market, she decided to do something about it. In today's episode of the Author Spotlight, bestselling children's book author Crystal Swain-Bates shares how she made the transition from working a government job to owning her own publishing company, Goldest Karat Publishing. Hear more about how Crystal has created stories for children of all backgrounds to enjoy, and why she'll never tire of hearing "Mommy, that little girl look ..read more
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