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Stock Up Early for the Holidays

This year, the holiday season is all about shopping early and shopping indie! Stocking up on books, gifts, games, and sidelines well ahead of the holiday rush is the best step to prepare for the season. Ingram is here to help with a special promotion for independent bookstores on top trending titles and regional favorites, plus programs and services to help bookstores meet holiday demand with ease. Read on to learn more! 


What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 3 (Audiobook Production Costs and Breaking Even)

The past two audio blog posts discussed the rising popularity of audiobooks and when a book should become an audiobook. If you are still thinking about taking that leap into audiobooks, then it is time to explore cost. Before you leap, do the work.  


Talk Like a Pirate

Gina Molter, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services
 


Falling for Fall: Some Seasonal Fun Facts

Debbie Davenport, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 


5 Ways to Market Ebooks to Increase Sales (2020)

How to Capitalize on the Increase of Ebook Buyers Right Now
In a “mobile-first” world, people have access to content all the time. According to recent statistics gathered by Statista, ebook revenue has grown 12.4% YoY in 2020. However, the average revenue per user is expected to decline through 2024. 


Homeschooling Help in Desperate Times: An Essential Service

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development, Ingram Library Services 


Censorship is a Dead End, Find Your Freedom to Read: Banned Books Week 2020

Navigating the nuanced issues of today’s world can seem a bit like walking through a maze. Reading and seeking new information provides a pathway to understanding, but censorship offers a dead end. This is the message that independent booksellers will be sharing during Banned Books Week, September 27th – October 3rd, as they join librarians, educators, journalists, and others in the fight against censorship and in celebrating the freedom to read. 


19th Amendment Stories: Books Highlighting Equal Rights for All

Ann Cox, MLS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 


Addressing Income Inequality in Children’s Literature

Wendy Rancier, MLS, Collection Development Librarian 


Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day!

When you shop at an independent bookstore, you open the door to a personal experience that supports your community and gives you access to great reads. And you become part of the life cycle of a book, taking part in its journey as it shapes your own.