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Selling a Self-Published Book to Independent Bookstores

In the past, getting independent booksellers to shelve self-published books was a difficult prospect. Indie sellers were reluctant to sell self-published books, based on the old bias that self-published meant poor content or poor quality. But that was then and this is now. Not only have self-published authors upped their game when it comes to content, but the quality of self-published books is highly competitive with those of traditionally published books. So just how do you go about selling your book to independent bookstores?

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Best Self-Publishing Blogs from the IngramSpark Blog

Valentine’s Day in the United States is about spending time with the ones you love, so naturally, we thought we’d share your favorite, and therefore best self-publishing blogs with you. The people have spoken! Here are your top 7 most loved self-publishing blogs from the IngramSpark blog! If you haven’t checked them out yet, you’re sure to find something that interests you. They range in topics from the technical details a self-publisher faces to questions about formats and pricing your book, and then posts about book marketing and book distribution.

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Free Self-Publishing Webcast

Getting a book published is a top goal for many aspiring writers, but understanding the publishing options can be overwhelming and confusing. In this information-packed webcast, some of the myths you may have heard about publishing will be set straight.

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8 Tips for Self-Publishing a Book

Technology has made it easy for authors wondering how to self-publish a book. Self-publishing offers a cost-effective way to share your book with the masses and make a bit of money off of your writing. Whether you are hoping to self-publish a print book or electronic version, here are eight tips on how to self-publish a book.

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ISBNs for Self-Publishers: What You Need to Know

Everyone who self-publishes needs to know what an ISBN is. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number, which is exactly what it is; an identification number, similar to any SKU number you would find on other things you buy such as a box of cereal or a pair of shoes.

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IngramSpark Ignite Awards

It's awards season, everyone . . . for IngramSpark too! We've announced the honorees of our first-ever IngramSpark Ignite Awards. These awards honor bookstores, publishers, and libraries that exhibited outstanding indie publishing best practices in 2017.

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Book Metadata Tips for Indie Authors

So what's the deal with book metadata? The answer for indie authors, self-publishers, and those who publish other people's books is that metadata is how readers find your book. It can't be read if it can't be found, right? Book metadata is all the searchable information, including title, genre, author, and more, that readers use to find your book and make their next book purchase. Whether looking for a book in the library, a local bookstore, or online, readers depend on good book metadata to find their next read. 

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Announcing Go Publish Yourself: An IngramSpark Self-Publishing Podcast

We’ve launched a new self-publishing podcast called Go Publish Yourself! We couldn’t be more excited to get to connect with you in this way and are thrilled to add a podcast to the free resources we offer to indie authors all over the world.

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The Self-Publishing Landscape 2017-2018

The end of any year presents a unique opportunity to combine reflection with forward thinking, and 2018 is no exception. Whether you're beginning a new novel, writing a book marketing plan for an existing book, or working on any aspect of your self-publishing journey, now is the time to examine the self-publishing landscape at the conclusion of 2017 and prepare accordingly for 2018. Here's what we saw and predict! 

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15 Attainable New Year’s Resolutions for Writers

The beginning of the year is here and with it comes the drive to make positive changes in our lives. New Year’s resolutions can sometimes be a bit vague or lofty, but this list of specific action items offers simple ways for you to achieve more with your writing, planning, and overall approach to self-publishing a book in 2018. Check out our 15 New Year’s Resolutions for writers.

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