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Ingram Wire Biography Edition

This month’s video is brought to you by the Ingram Wire: Biographies. Readers Gail and Mason discuss five books on a variety of fascinating people: The Statesman and the Storyteller by Mark Zwonitzer, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, Is that Kafka? by Reiner Stach, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner, with David Fisher, and Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts. 

Lessons for Libraries from the Automotive World

By Philip Wallace, Marketing Systems & Content Analyst

Allow me to talk about cars for a bit. I know this blog and site are about books, but I promise you that I am going to tie it all together in relation to library analytics.  

A Conversation with Ken Burns

I had the extraordinary opportunity to speak with historian and filmmaker Ken Burns, whose children’s book Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents publishes this July and is available in hardcoverand library binding. It’s little wonder that his works are treasured by so many people, especially librarians and teachers, since reading and learning were common motifs of the conversation. 

Why Use Print on Demand

Is one the loneliest number or the perfect amount? When it comes to printing books one-at-a-time, independent publishers are not alone in seeing the benefits. Print on Demand is helping independent and traditional publishers alike. 

Behind the Scenes with Ingram’s Youth Librarians

By Becky Walton, MLIS, Collection Development Librarian

Maybe you’ve used some of the lists we’ve placed on ipage® or ordered from a selection list that one of us created just for your library. But what else goes on behind the scenes in Ingram’s youth collection development department? Here’s the inside scoop. 

Metadata for University Presses

Another University Press Twitter chat, another excellent learning experience for everyone involved. In case you were unable to attend this latest online discussion, or you’re simply looking for a quick recap of what was covered, we’ve provided a full transcript of the Q&A with our local metadata pro, Margaret Harrison. 

Wednesdays with Ingram

Check out the new lineup for Wednesdays with Ingram, which will include sneak peeks of some awesome ipage® enhancements dropping this month, an exciting special guest, and four brand new sessions you won't want to miss. 

Spring Arbor Wire Women's Edition

This month’s video is brought to you by the Spring Arbor Wire. Watch as Melissa and Gail discuss books that will inspire and comfort women readers: Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection by Chris Shook and Megan Shook-Alpha, The Mother Letters: Sharing with Laughter, Joy, Struggles and Hope by Amber C. Haines and Seth Haines, Distinctly You by Cheryl Martin, You Are Beautiful in His Sight: Scripture Journal for Women.

How to Fine-Tune Your First Draft

Editing may come naturally to some writers, but to others it may seem like a daunting process. Either way, it's an absolutely necessary step to publishing a book. Even if you pay to have your book professionally edited, you should still give it a rough edit, yourself, before sending it off. Here's how to self-edit your book and publish like a pro.  

Initial Print Runs: What Are They, and Do They Matter?

By Shannan Starnes Rosa, MSLS, Collection Development Librarian for Adult Materials

An initial print run is the number of copies a publisher produces for a title’s first release. In the traditional publishing model, the publisher takes several months to prepare a book for sale in advance of its release date. Part of the planning process includes making a decision about the number of copies to ask a printing company to produce, and this number is a reflection of the number of copies the publisher forecasts will sell.