I’m delighted that Robin Cutler, Senior Manager at Ingram Content Group could join us today for a guest post on TIPM. Robin led the development of IngramSpark for indie publishers and in this post she explains the benefits of the platform. Robin is at the London Book Fair this week and Ingram are also the gold sponsors of IndieReCon running in conjunction with the trade show. To celebrate IndieRecon, she is also here to tell us about an exclusive offer from IngramSpark.
Connecting Physical and Electronic Books to Readers
Book publishing today is not just about getting books from Point A to Point B. It’s about reaching more readers and selling more books.
The traditional publishing models that were once the norm continue to develop and change. The barriers that once existed to become a published author have all but disappeared, and an increasing number of established and unpublished authors are turning to self-publishing.
It’s an exciting time to be in the book business, also a time filled with many choices and an increasingly complex marketplace. We’ve helped thousands of authors successfully navigate this changing world to publish books, reach worldwide markets and realize sales through IngramSparksm, Ingram Content Group’s independent publishing platform.
Connecting books with readers is simple with IngramSpark. The platform integrates the best technology, print-on-demand book manufacturing, logistics and distribution capabilities from Ingram into a single, easy-to-use source. The services available to publishers through the platform make it easy to bring books to market.
- It’s easy and inexpensive to set up books in both physical and digital formats.
- Book content connects to the world’s largest distribution network of bookstores, libraries, and online retailers – over 39,000.
- E-books connect to major online retail sites, including iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kindle and others.
- Publishers have access to sales reports to know where books are selling.
- More tools to help authors with file formatting and conversion are expected to launch this year.
Helping authors and publishers succeed is what IngramSpark is all about. I look forward to participating at IndieReCon and being part of the conversation about the newest trends and technology advancements in self-publishing that are helping connect books to readers worldwide.
I’ll be sharing more about IngramSpark at The London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Fest on April 17th.
To celebrate Ingram Spark’s gold sponsorship at IndieReCon, we are waving all set-up fees until 31st May 2015. Customers can save $49 by entering SPRINGOFFER15 when setting up their titles.
If you are new to Ingram Spark, email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get started today.
If you visiting London Book Fair visit us at our digital stand at booth number: 7G38.
Robin Cutler, Senior Manager, Independent Publishers, Ingram Content Group
Robin is committed to helping independent publishers easily get their content into the hands of readers around the globe. To help make this happen, Robin Cutler led the development of IngramSpark and continues to support and refine the platform to better serve independent publishers around the world. Robin has broad knowledge of indie, academic and trade publishing and is an expert in content creation and distribution, on-demand models, marketing and author strategies. Robin is a leader in the independent publishing space, and when not developing new programs and services for IngramSpark, she can often be found sharing her expertise at industry events around the world.