At IngramSpark, our mission is to support you through your indie publishing journey. Nothing is more inspiring than writers like you sharing your stories—the reason behind your book, your "why." In May 2020, we asked the writing community to share their #WhyIPublish stories, and the response was overwhelming. In today's post, we're sharing some inspiring stories and a breakdown of the data from our #WhyIPublish survey.
#WhyIPublish: How it Started
It all started with a single post on Instagram asking authors to share #WhyIPublish.
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📝 Introducing our new series: #WhyIPublish ✨ Now more than ever, your stories have the power to change the world. We aren't just talking about the story you publish, but the story that brought you there...your WHY, PURPOSE, and PASSION. We were so blown away by your comments on last week's post that we decided to start featuring some of these stories. 💥 Comments from: @idamade21, @cantsitwithus4, and @dominiquesjames⠀ ⠀ Do you have a #WhyIPublish story? Comment below for a chance to be featured! ⤵️⠀
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#WhyIPublish: The Stories
The responses on social media were overwhelming. We heard from diverse writers with different backgrounds and life experiences, all with a shared goal: publishing a book. Sharing their story.
#WhyIPublish: The Survey Results
In addition to sharing #WhyIPublish stories on social media, over 1700 self-published authors (and counting!) took our #WhyIPublish survey, giving us a deeper look into the experiences and history of our IngramSpark author community.
#WhyIPublish: Get Involved
There are two ways to share your story!
1. Share #WhyIPublish on Social Media
Share your #WhyIPublish story on social media and tag IngramSpark (handles below!) along with #WhyIPublish. We enjoy getting to know you and would love to feature your stories with the rest of the IngramSpark author community.
1. Take the #WhyIPublish Survey
By participating in our 8-question survey, you can help us continue to spread a love of writing and indie publishing!
We love hearing from indie authors like you. At the heart of every writer is a dream, a sense of purpose. We're honored that you've chosen to share it with us!