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How to Set Up Interior Bleed for Your Book

“Interior bleed” probably sounds like what happens on your favorite medical program when someone has an internal injury, however, bleeding is not something that only concerns the medical profession. Interior bleed gives your book a much more professional look and increases overall sales, and you can set it up yourself.

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Book Distribution for Indie Authors

So you've penned your masterpiece, published it, and have a solid marketing campaign in place, but how do you plan to distribute your book? Navigating the choppy waters of distribution can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools, finding a means to distribute your book is a lot easier than it sounds. Here are some popular ways to circulate your work.

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Digital Book World Indie Author Conference

On January 19, 2017, for the first time ever, one of the world’s largest digital content publishing conferences has added an entire day that focuses on the continued success of independent publishing. The Digital Book World Indie Author Conference is a day full of opportunities to learn from successful independent authors and industry thought leaders. 

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Printing Information for Your IngramSpark Holiday Book Orders

The holidays are a busy time for us, you, and for mail carriers everywhere which means that delivery times for holiday book orders can vary during the end of the year (a testament to the fact that books make perfect gifts). Here are a few tips to help us help you come through for your customers this holiday season:

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It’s NaNoWriMo Time. Write a Book; Print a Book.

Every November an international phenomenon, spurred on by a love for human creativity, challenges thousands across the globe to try their hand at writing a novel. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) presents a somewhat untraditional, incredibly exciting, and definitely challenging approach to championing creative writing.

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How to Optimize Your ISBN for Book Discoverability

The ISBN is the familiar number on the barcode on the back cover of every book. It is a code assigned to books on an individual basis and every single ISBN is unique. You cannot sell your book through traditional bookstores and retailers without it. Another one of our posts discusses more about what ISBNs do. In this post, however, we’re talking about the importance of tagging your ISBNs to increase your book discoverability.

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Indie Author Fringe 2016: The Business of Book Publishing

Welcome to the third and final part of our ongoing series outlining Indie Author Fringe (IAF), a series of free, online conferences for independent publishers presented by the Alliance of Independent Authors, offering non-stop advice and inspiration, organized around key self-publishing topics.

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Get Excited for Indie Author Day 2016

For the first time ever, libraries across North America will be hosting local events in celebration of indie authors on a designated day! We’re thrilled to be a part of this event as it brings more visibility to the significant growth of the self-publishing industry, independent authors, and to libraries as hubs for community engagement.

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Author Conferences Happening in September 2016

We attend conferences for many reasons and recommend you do the same. They’re all about being part of the conversation which means participating by speaking but also by listening. A conference that peaks your interest and promises to help sharpen your craft, educates you on the current publishing industry, or connects you with others in the industry is worth researching further. Here are a few events we’ll be attending in September to give you a jumping off point.

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The Importance of Owning Your Own ISBN When Self-Publishing 

A few years back, when Bowker released its annual self-publishing report and shared that as of August 6, 2014, there were 458,564 self-published titles in the United States, it had to remind its readers that this number represented only the number of ISBNs registered in its Books In Print database, not the total number of self-published titles.

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