This is Part 2 of my talk with Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark, the professional publishing and distribution platform for independent authors. (Find Part 1 here.)
October 30, 2018 on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King
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About this episode
In this episode, we focus on distribution. IngramSpark has the widest distribution in the world, but we also talk about why you'd want to go direct with Amazon KDP Print (formerly CreateSpace) and how to make that happen without any problems.
You'll also learn how long it takes the stores to populate your book information - not every store is the same - and how this affects your book launch plan.
Find out what bookstores expect and how to attract your local independent bookstore with the right discounting and, of course, a professionally produced book.
Robin Cutler began her publishing career as Assistant Director of USC Press and than became founder and CEO of Summerhouse Press. She helped develop BookSurge, an early self-publishing tool that was acquired by Amazon and became Vendor Manager for Amazon/CreateSpace. When she is not traveling to represent IngramSpark at writing and publishing events worldwide, she works, writes, reads and lives in beautiful New Mexico.
Here are the links to the sites we mention.
- IngramSpark website (find the podcast here, too)
- IngramSpark on Twitter
- IngramSpark on Facebook
- My conversation with Angela Bole of IBPA about publishing standards on the podcast
- Amazon KDP Print
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