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Go Publish Yourself: An IngramSpark Podcast
38 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Self-Publishing Q&A with Robin & Justine
In the final episode of Season 5, Robin and Justine answer questions from listeners around the world. Tune in to find out answers to commonly asked questions including:How can I get book editing and cover design for my book? Is book translation a good idea? Can I publish on both IngramSpark and Amazon? And more!To learn more about self-publishing and marketing your indie book, visit IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
35 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Indie Publishing 101 with John Koehler
Interested in starting your self-publishing journey? Join Robin and Justine in an informative chat with indie publishing expert and author of the Pocket Guide to Publishing, John Koehler. This episode is sponsored by Writer’s Digest, a comprehensive resource for professional and aspiring writers of all media, genres, and skill levels, helping ignite writers’ creative vision for 100 years. Learn more about the Writer's Digest self-publishing competitions at writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions.
39 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Book Marketing Success Formula with Fauzia Burke
Fauzia Burke, founder of FSB Associates, has dedicated her career to mastering online marketing for authors. On today's episode, Fauzia discusses her secret formula for book marketing: Design + Engagement + Visibility = Success. Tune in to hear more about the latest trends in online marketing, social media, video promotion, and more.To learn more about book marketing, check out the educational resources available at IngramSpark https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
34 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Podcasting for Authors: Tips from Barrett Newsome
Interested in starting a podcast to reach more readers? Tune in to hear from Barrett Newsome, host of the wildly popular She & I Podcast, in a lively conversation covering everything you need to know to start your own podcast. Find out why authors should consider podcasting, the tools you need to record podcast episodes, how to attract listeners to your podcast, and more!For more information on building your author platform, visit IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
27 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Finding Motivation to Write During COVID
Many authors are finding it difficult to focus on writing in the midst of the global pandemic. Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), chats with Robin and Justine about how writers are finding creative ways to ease their anxiety, stay motivated, and set realistic writing goals. For more tips on writing, visit IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
21 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Highlighting Diverse Authors with Deon McAdoo
It's never been more important to highlight diversity in publishing. This week, Robin and Justine sit down with Deon McAdoo, a sales specialist at IngramSpark, to talk about IngramSpark's efforts to highlight multicultural authors.You can shop IngramSpark's curated list of diverse and multicultural indie titles on Bookshop or Amazon. If you feel your IngramSpark book honors diversity in publishing, please contact Deon at email@example.com for list consideration.
32 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
The State of Bookselling with Josh Floyd
Join Robin and Justine in an eye-opening conversation about the state of bookselling with Josh Floyd, the Business Development Manager for IngramSpark. In this episode, Josh discusses the impact of COVID-19 on bookstores and what that means for independent authors. Find out more about how bookstores and libraries work with IngramSpark and what you can do to get your book noticed!To learn more about how to self-publish a book and make it available to bookstores worldwide, visit https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
35 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Wide Distribution Matters: A Conversation with Erin Wright
Bestselling author Erin Wright joins us this week to discuss the benefits of wide distribution in ebook publishing and why she left Kindle Unlimited to publish with IngramSpark. As a former librarian, Erin sheds light on the importance of libraries for book sales and the revenue potential available for authors who choose to go wide! To learn more about wide distribution with IngramSpark, visit https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx. This episode is sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association. IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S., leading the indie publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. IBPA offers a free 3-month trial membership for IngramSpark publishers. Visit https://www.ibpa-online.org/page/IngramSparkTrial to find out more.
36 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Making the Most of Direct Book Sales with John Peragine
Join Robin and Justine in an informative chat with John Peragine, author of 14 books and ghostwriter of over 100 others, to learn more about the advantages of selling books directly. In this episode, John lends his expertise to discuss direct selling tools, book clubs, and reader magnets. He sheds light on the latest tools and technology for self-published authors and shares unique ways for self-published authors to create licensing opportunities for their books. This episode is especially important for authors to learn how to keep momentum going for their books, even as the global supply chain is affected by COVID-19. To learn more about global book distribution with IngramSpark, visit https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
25 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Book Publishing in the Time of COVID
Robin and Justine are back with Season 5 of Go Publish Yourself! In this episode, our hosts discuss major shifts in book publishing trends as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen today to get tips for selling your books directly, find out which genres that are currently selling well in the market, and discover ways to plan ahead for book sales in an uncertain economy.To learn more about how to self-publish a book with IngramSpark, visit https://selfpub.is/33CoBDx.
23 minutes | Jan 7, 2020
Bill Samuel's Story: Going from Bookselling to Indie Publishing
In the final episode of Season 4, Robin Cutler is joined by Bill Samuel, indie author and member of the Foyle bookselling family, who founded the world-renowned Foyles bookstore in the UK. He shares his unique perspective from both sides of publishing: as a bookseller and a book publisher. Robin and Bill discuss the state of bookselling in the UK, and the important lessons Bill learned as a self-published author. Get inspired by Bill's story and self-publish your own book at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by The Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-profit professional association, offering collaboration, advice, and advocacy for authors who self-publish. Find out more at https://selfpub.is/2MfjGPc.
22 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Self-Publishing in Australia: The Down Low on the Down Under
Self-publishing in Australia is on the rise! How can you connect to this local community? What's the book publishing market like there? In this exciting episode, Robin Cutler is joined by Debbie Lee, a Senior Leader with IngramSpark Australia, and Tim Colonel, General Manager of the Small Press Network. Learn more about events, associations, and resources available to the indie publishing community in Australia, and publish like a pro at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by Ebook Launch, offering affordable, professional book cover design services for any genre. See your ideas come to life at https://selfpub.is/35CSXnp.
23 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
How to Get Your Book Noticed by the Media with Zach Obront
Media attention is necessary to grow awareness for indie books, but most authors are confused about the process. Where do you go to find the best media outlets for your book? What exactly does a book publicist do? How much does hiring a PR firm cost, and is there a benefit to hiring more than one? Zach Obront, PR expert and co-founder of Scribe Media, sits down with Robin Cutler to chat about how to get your book noticed. Learn more about how to publish a book professionally at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by Poets & Writers, the creative writer's trusted companion since 1970, providing carefully curated resources for writers, including hundreds of writing contest deadlines, weekly writing prompts, and more: https://selfpub.is/2Ptas47.
24 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
The Business of Publishing with Brooke Warner
What does a traditional publisher do and how do they decide what to publish? What's the difference between indie, hybrid, and traditional publishing? Brooke Warner dives into the business of publishing in this informative, educational episode. Learn more about self-publishing with IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest publishing trade association in the U.S. IBPA offers a free 3-month trial membership for IngramSpark publishers at https://selfpub.is/2rsh5KY.
21 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Author Websites: A Conversation with the Founder of Pub Site
Web design expert, John Burke, joins Robin Cutler to discuss author websites. Does an author need a website? How can you use your website to market your book? What all should you put on your author website? Tune in to learn more and publish your book with IngramSpark at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by The Hot Sheet, a publishing industry e-newsletter, delivering context and analysis on issues affecting authors today. Sign up for a free 30-day trial at https://selfpub.is/2LvcqhR.
24 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Top 11 Self-Publishing Mistakes
Robin Cutler and Justine Bylo are back for Season 4 of Go Publish Yourself! Tune in to find out if you’ve made any of the top self-publishing mistakes—from choosing the wrong book title to failing to be “social” on social media—and learn how to publish like a pro at https://selfpub.is/2XfzcPF. This episode is sponsored by Writer’s Digest, a comprehensive resource for professional and aspiring writers of all media, genres, and skill levels: https://selfpub.is/2qkiaUe.
38 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Secrets to Writing Romance: Spotlight on Julie Kenner
When Julie Kenner's friend handed her a romance novel to read, she didn't know how life-changing that moment would ultimately be. Tune in for the season finale of the Author Spotlight to hear how Julie finds inspiration for her characters, the impact of Fifty Shades of Grey on the romance genre, and how you can make a living as a full-time romance author. You can find Julie at www.juliekenner.com and publish your romance novel with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.
29 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
Writing Comedy Books: Spotlight on Mike Sacks
The bestselling comedy author of Stinker Lets Loose, Randy, and more, Mike sits down with Justine to discuss how publishing comedy differs from other genres. Having experience with traditional publishing, his perspective allows him to share just how self-publishing gives comedians more control with their writing. If you have a unique idea for a comedy book, this is an episode you won't want to miss.You can find Mike at www.mikesacks.com and start your own publishing journey with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.
37 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Diversity in Publishing: Spotlight on Crystal Swain-Bates
How did Crystal Swain-Bates go from a successful career in the CIA to a full-time children's books author? After seeing the lack of diversity in the children's book market, she decided to do something about it. In today's episode of the Author Spotlight, bestselling children's book author Crystal Swain-Bates shares how she made the transition from working a government job to owning her own publishing company, Goldest Karat Publishing. Hear more about how Crystal has created stories for children of all backgrounds to enjoy, and why she'll never tire of hearing "Mommy, that little girl looks like me!" You can find Crystal at www.crystalswainbates.com and share your story with the world by publishing with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.
20 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Creative Writing for YA: Spotlight on Rebecca Donovan
Rebecca Donovan had a successful career as a wedding and events planner when she realized she had a story that she needed to share. The bestselling YA author of the highly acclaimed Young Adult trilogy The Breathing Series and the recently released Cursed Series, Rebecca joins Justine to chat about writing inspiration. Learn how she finds new ideas for stories, and why she strives to create characters that promote female empowerment.You can find Rebecca at www.rebeccadonovan.com and start your own publishing journey with IngramSpark today: https://selfpub.is/2Eray6w.
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