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Thursday, November 01, 2018

It’s National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) and we’re celebrating in spectacular fashion! IngramSpark sponsors NaNoWriMo every year with free title setup because we believe writing and publishing should go hand-in-hand! If you write it and you mean it, you should publish it. Here are a few ways you can get involved with NaNoWriMo and take advantage of IngramSpark’s promo code for free title setup!

What is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was established in 2005 as a nonprofit built on the belief that everyone has a story to tell. To motivate people to embrace their creativity and bring their stories to life, NaNoWriMo challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November, and hundreds of thousands of people participate each year with over 30,000 people completing the challenge! Amazing!

While the challenge gives NaNoWriMo a fun twist on writing sprints, the real purpose behind the month-long event is to support and inspire people everywhere to share their voice. NaNoWriMo, along with its subprograms (Camp NaNoWriMo, Young Writers Program, Come Write In, and the “Now What” Months), champion the power of the human mind to make the world a better place through the written word. And NaNoWriMo writing communities unite locally and all over social media during the month of November. (Don’t believe us? Just search #NaNoWriMo on Twitter during November. There’s a good chance it’s already trending.)

If you’ve been wanting to write your first book (or your second or seventy-fifth), National Novel Writing Month is the month to do it. There’s so much support as hundreds of thousands take on the challenge. November is a very fun time to be a writer thanks to NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo Executive Director Grant Faulkner was recently a guest on our podcast, sharing some writing motivation and tips, so be sure to check that out in full here! But here’s a sneak peek of one of our favorite parts of the episode to make you want to get out there and write:


Free Title Setup with IngramSpark till March 31, 2019

What could be better, after a month-long celebration of the written word, than publishing your book? We’re happy to celebrate National Novel Writing Month every year because writing and publishing are the perfect pair. If you conquer the monumental feat of writing 50,000 words in 30 days, you obviously have something worth saying and that something deserves to be shared! You didn’t write those 50,000 words to squirrel them away in a desk drawer or go unread in a Word Doc saved to your desktop. You need to publish it! NaNoWriMo is here to inspire you to start or finish that story you’ve been wanting to tell, and we’re here to help you publish it!

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You have just one month to participate in NaNoWriMo, but our IngramSpark promo code for free title setup is good until March 31, 2019. While writing a book in one month is an incredible accomplishment, we want to encourage you to take your time to publish successfully once you’ve gotten your draft written. Here are some steps to prepare your NaNoWriMo book for publication:

  1. Edit, edit, and edit some more. There are bound to be a few mishaps in your book, especially when you write it in 30 days. The beauty of NaNoWriMo is that it helps you get words out of your head and onto the page. But when November’s over and you have time to assess your freshly written story, that’s when the revision phase takes over.
  2. Once you think your book is where it needs to be, get professional editing or design help from one of our recommended experts (many of whom offer IngramSpark publishers special discounts on services) to put the finishing touches on your manuscript.
  3. Review our File Creation Guide or provide to your designer to make sure your book files meet our upload requirements.
  4. Upload your book (print or ebook, or both at the same time) for free with promo code NANO.

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Free Print and Ebook Upload

This IngramSpark promo code is for print books or ebooks (or both)! If you’re publishing your NaNoWriMo book, you might as well take it a step further by publishing it in both print and ebook formats. Why not expand your book’s potential reach by offering it in more than one format? Some readers read ebooks exclusively and only shop for books via online retailers. Some readers only read print books and shop in physical stores or discover their books in libraries. IngramSpark distributes books to over 39,000 retailers and libraries online and in person, worldwide. There’s no need to limit your distribution here. You wrote it (and if you’re a NaNoWriMo participant, you wrote it in just 30 days). You have a story wanting to break free, and IngramSpark is here to help share it with the world. Free title setup is a great opportunity to get that book out there and in more than one format!

Let’s Get Social

As we mentioned, NaNoWriMo has hundreds of thousands of participants, so join the conversation on social media and get involved! We’ll be there as well, checking Twitter and Facebook, celebrating your writing success, liking your #struggleisreal writing gifs and memes, and offering you words of encouragement. Be sure to tag @IngramSpark and use the hashtag #NaNoWriMo to connect with your fellow writing warriors!  

The IngramSpark community is a powerful community and when we join up with the NaNoWriMo community, the sky's the limit! We look forward to seeing what you have to say, not only on social media, but in all of your stories that are just waiting on you to turn them into published books!

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We’re looking forward to continuing to serve the writing and self-publishing community with quality print and ebooks, global book distribution everywhere readers expect to find your book, and free publishing resources in the form of our weekly blog, podcast, and our free online publishing courses. We don’t just want you to publish a book, we want you to self-publish successfully and we hope you’ll get started off on the right foot by taking advantage of our free title setup promo code!

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