Join us as we explore trending topics, discuss publishing industry news, and share expertise on how to self-publish a book successfully. IngramSpark’s Director Robin Cutler and Manager of IngramSpark’s Author Acquisition Program Justine Bylo will be joined by publishers and experts throughout essential fields in the publishing industry to provide you with self-publishing resources. These short episodes are an easy way to gain quick insights on how to self-publish your book. Visit www.ingramspark.com for more information.
Meet IngramSpark’s New Director: Paige Allen
Welcome to Episode 5 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. In October 2020, Paige Allen joined the IngramSpark team as our new Director. A Nashville native, she recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Horton Group, where she developed a passion for creating successful consumer-facing platforms. Ben leads the conversation with compelling questions about the future of IngramSpark, the challenges of 2020, and her top advice for indie authors and publishers. Also, we’re announcing some exciting news about Season 6 of the podcast, so you don’t want to miss this one! Get to know Paige in our IGTV interview: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHd738bAE4x/ To learn the basics of self-publishing, download IngramSpark’s How to Self-Publish a Book Guide: https://selfpub.is/3edsGm9
Finding Inspiration with Writing Coach Sacha Black
Welcome to Episode 4 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. Sacha Black is unlike any other UK entrepreneur. She’s a writing coach, author, speaker, and podcaster, who loves helping indie authors develop the ideal “villain” and seek out abandoned buildings for inspiration. In an industry that can seem daunting, Sacha is dedicated to “keeping the fun” and standing out from the crowd with her unique approach to coaching. She challenges writers to give themselves time to think, find inspiration, and increase their reading input. By taking these steps, she believes that we fill our “creative wells” and show up as our best selves for our stories. So, sit back, get inspired, and have FUN! To discover more about the many resources that Sacha offers, visit https://sachablack.co.uk/. To add some daily inspiration to your writing journey, take part in IngramSpark’s 30-Day Writing Challenge: https://selfpub.is/3yZJiqf
The Control of Self-Publishing with Corporate Rebels
Welcome to Episode 3 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. Have you ever wondered if you can “make work more fun”? Well, it turns out that you’re not alone! Joost Minnaar and Pim de Morree are the authors of the Corporate Rebels book, a literary movement that challenges the workplace status quo. After quitting their jobs and visiting the most innovative companies in the world, they built upon the success of their popular blog with a debut book. Ben sits down with Pim to discuss their experience when choosing between traditional publishing vs. self-publishing and why the control that IngramSpark provided ultimately won. Through the global changes of the past year, their conversation will provoke you to question the future of the workplace and why Corporate Rebels is timelier than ever. To discover more about the Corporate Rebels movement, visit https://corporate-rebels.com. To learn the basics of self-publishing, download IngramSpark’s How to Self-Publish a Book Guide: https://selfpub.is/35eHrAp
Byte the Book and Networking Tips with Justine Solomons
Welcome to Episode 2 of our UK Spotlight 2021 series. The best part of the self-publishing journey is connecting with fellow indie authors along the way! Justine Solomons has a passion to fuel this connection, which is what inspired her to launch Byte the Book in 2012. After working in the software development industry for nine years, she created Byte the Book to empower writers to become more literate in the business of books. Justine understands that indie authors must be equipped with more than just writing knowledge, but book marketing and business expertise that will help them reach readers worldwide. Get ready to soak up some valuable networking tips and learn more about Byte the Book by visiting https://bytethebook.com. To learn more about promoting your book, check out the IngramSpark Academy course, How to Build an Author Platform: https://selfpub.is/2TF3Unz
Self-Publishing Children’s Books with N.G.K.
Join us for the debut episode of our exclusive UK Spotlight 2021 series, where IngramSpark’s UK Business Development Manager, Ben Hughes, will be chatting with influential authors and industry experts. In today’s episode, he’s diving into the world of self-publishing children’s books with IngramSpark author N.G.K. The well-known N.G.K. (Nathan), is the UK author behind the Harry The Happy Mouse series and was named among the Top 10 Children’s Writers in The World at the 2018 Author Academy Awards. He stumbled his way into a successful self-publishing career when he challenged himself to write a children’s book for his son and the rest is history. Through his inspiring relationship with his illustrator, Janelle Dimmett, N.G.K. has now published several best-selling children’s books, with more on the way! Learn more about N.G.K. and his collection of books by visiting http://ngkmedia.com. To discover how to self-publish a children’s book with IngramSpark, visit https://selfpub.is/3uPRhTk.
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.
Robin & Justine are invaluable
These two provide actionable advice to help authors progress in their career. It’s not just helpful but fun to listen to
Thank you for the tips!
I finished editing, revising, and am now finally publishing my first novel during this “time of Covid.” I’m excited to become an IngramSpark author! This platform feels empowering.
Raving fan from the West Coast
I am recent convert to IngramSpark and I’m in the process of publishing my first book. This podcast is so helpful. They’re clear and concise. Just like your website. You are such a blessing as an organization.
Virtual (double) fist bump with an explosion (like the Cool Kids do).