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5 Easy Ways to Support Your Local Independent Bookstore

Looking for easy ways to support your local independent bookstore, even from afar? We have you covered. 

All About Repair Cafés


Crime Junkie: Citizen Sleuth Reads

By Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian, Ingram Library Services 
After reading (and loving!) Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen, I became interested in citizen detectives and “crowdsolving.” 

Let's Get Crafty

Beth Reinker, MSLS, Manager, Collection Development Adult Materials

Over the last year, I’ve watched my husband go from a woodworking novice to a skilled artisan. Even though he’s still learning, he quickly progressed to making beautiful things including the new mid-century modern bar cart that now resides in our dining room. (It’s easy to support his new hobby when it has such obvious benefits for me!) He loves the sense of accomplishment he has from making something new. 

How Publishers Can Use Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter to Increase Discoverability and Title Sales

You’re aware the internet is full of algorithms, especially sites like Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter. But do you know exactly what social media algorithms are looking for? Do you know all the tactics to position your titles for success on social media? Publishers and book marketers need to know where algorithms are looking and what tactics you can use to most effectively grow your brand and reach the right audience. 

What to Expect with Audiobooks: Part 1

Written by: Robin Erwin, Ingram's Digital Retail Sales Manager
Do you remember the first time you listened to an audiobook? For me, it was 13 cassette tapes in bulky packaging that held BBC Radio 4 dramatization of the Lord of The Rings. It was a massive investment for a teenager, yet I loved all 56 hours of it. I’ve been a book nerd from the day I learned to read, and audiobooks presented a way for the story to live again. By the time Harry Potter became available on audiobook, I was no longer a teenager, yet I bought every book on audiobook, in addition to books. Today, I am format agnostic. Print, ebook, audiobook, I love it all. In fact, when they find a way to connect a book directly into my brain, I will be the first in line. 

New Products: Jacketed Case, Groundwood, and Digital Cloth™

by IngramSpark Staff (@ingramspark)
Over the last few months, we've launched three exciting new product offerings: groundwood paper, Digital Cloth™, and Jacketed Case Laminate! Learn more about the new product options. 

PLA 2020: Visit the Dark Side of Nashville

By Ann Lehue, MSIS, Senior Manager, Collection Development

Top 11 Nashville Literary Destinations

By: Annie Herlocker, Nashville Public Library, Richland Library, Branch Manager and Katherine Bryant, Nashville Public Library, Belleve Library Branch Manager  

Boozy Nashville: Where to Drink for PLA

By Laura Barkema, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian