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Podcast #18: Robin Cutler, IngramSpark (Part 2)

Robin Cutler, IngramSpark on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

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 Listen and subscribe About this episodeIn this episode, we focus on distribution. IngramSpark has the widest distribution in the world, but […]

Use priority mail for holiday book sales

priority mail for holiday sales

Instant gratification for your customersDon’t forget you’re competing with Amazon. So grab a priority mail envelope and make sure your customer gets your book in time for gift-giving. This is a best practice all year round, too. Check out the section about mailing books in my Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, below. 

Podcast #17: Robin Cutler, IngramSpark (Part 1)

Robin Cutler, IngramSpark on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Robin Cutler is Director of IngramSpark at Ingram Content Group. She is the former Assistant Director of USC Press and founder and CEO of Summerhouse Press. She helped develop BookSurge, an early self-publishing tool that was acquired by Amazon, and then became Vendor Manager for Amazon/CreateSpace. When she is not traveling represent IngramSpark at writing and publishing […]

Podcast #16: JoEllen Taylor, FirstEditing

JoEllen Taylor, FirstEditing on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

JoEllen Taylor is Director of Marketing & Business Development for FirstEditing, a family of editors worldwide who help authors bring out the best in their writing. Their vetted professionals have a fantastic array of skills to offer in each genre, such as developmental & structural editing,  academic reviews and publications, ebook formatting, proofreading, and publishing […]

Podcast #15: Kristina Stanley, Fictionary

Kristina Stanley, Fictionary on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Kristina Stanley is the bestselling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series and the CEO of Fictionary. Fictionary is a company that helps writers tell better stories with a tool that analyzes your manuscript. In a way that will astound you, data and visual aids allow you to evaluate your book on a scene-by-scene basis, displaying […]

Podcast #13: Angela Bole, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Angela Bole, CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Angela Bole is CEO of the Independent Book Publishers Association, a non-profit membership organization for self-publishers and independent publishers that provides resources, education, advocacy, connections, and tools for success.Tuesday, September 25, 2018 on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King Listen and subscribe About this episodeIn this episode, we discuss the role and responsibilities of the publisher […]

Podcast #12a: Draft2Digital Announces D2D POD Print Service

Draft2Digital Print Author Friendly Podcast Kevin Tumlinson

In this addendum to my interview with Kevin Tumlinson, Marketing Director at Draft2Digital, he announce the D2D POD printing services in beta in 2018. September 24, 2018 on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King Listen and subscribe Show notesHere are the links to Draft2Digital (D2D) sites we mentioned and other resources.Draft2Digital.comPrint BetaListen and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, YouTube, or […]

Podcast #12: Kevin Tumlinson, Draft2Digital

Draft2Digital Author Friendly Podcast Kevin Tumlinson

Kevin Tumlinson is Marketing Director at Draft2Digital and a prolific best-selling author of thrillers. Draft2Digital was founded in 2012 to provide an easy way to format and distribute your ebook.Tuesday, September 18, 2018 on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King Listen and subscribe About this episodeOne of D2D’s recent partnerships is with Bibliotheca, which extends their reach […]

Podcast #11: Christine Munroe, Kobo Writing Life

Christine Munroe, Kobo Writing Life on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Christine “Chrissy” Munroe is Director of Kobo Writing Life, a digital self-publishing platform from Rakuten Kobo who partnered with Walmart to provide Walmart eBooks and a co-branded app. (See my blog post Walmart eBooks takes on Amazon Kindle: What does it mean for authors?) Before joining Rakuten Kobo, Munroe was a foreign book scout and literary […]

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