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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Where to Look for Writing Support

If your manuscript draft is complete, then you’re most likely celebrating getting each and every word down on paper. 2018 is your year and your book is coming out! With IngramSpark’s print-on-demand and global distribution, you’re ready to print your book and sell it to the masses! . . . Or are you?

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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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Tips on How to Target Your Book's Audience

You could sell more of your books if you'd answer two questions honestly. First, how often do people think about your book? Second, how often do people think about their own problems? You will probably agree that people think more about how they can solve their own problems, learn something, improve themselves or be entertained than they do about your book. However, if you can show them how reading your book helps them achieve these things, you are likely to increase your book sales and revenue, so let's cover how to target your book's audience.

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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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Why Indie Authors Need to Think Internationally

One of the great things about the rise of indie publishing is its accessibilityall it takes is an internet connection for an author to reach the whole world. For many of us, however, it’s easy to get stuck in the day-to-day patterns of our hometown or countrywhich in my case is Australiaand forget that there’s a big wide world out there. Here are a few reasons why indie authors should be thinking internationally for their book distribution and book promotion.

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Boosting Posts on Facebook: When, What, and How to Promote Your Book

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Facebook can help you sell more books. But it’s not as simple as posting a message to your followers. What you may not realize is that not everyone who follows you will see what you have posted. If you have, for instance, 20,000 followers and post something on your page, only a small percentage of them will actually see the message. Boosting posts on Facebook helps you reach more than that tiny percent.

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4 Ways to Make Your Book Cover Design Shine

You’ve written your book and are nearly to the finish line of your indie publishing project. There’s only one thing left to complete: your book cover. You breathe a sigh of relief, certain it’s a simple detail you can wrap up in a few days. Silly you.

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