Publish like a Pro: Learning the DIY ropes with IngramSpark
Whether you’re just starting out on your writing journey or have been pushing the mighty pen for years, join Debbie Lee from IngramSpark in this webinar to learn the skills of the self-publishing trade. Using print-on-demand technology and global distribution networks, you can now publish to the highest industry standards and sell your books to the world.
Market overview: Traditional Publishing, Vanity Publishing or Self-Publishing
The Indie Author’s Coming of Age
Investing in your book – The look, the feel, the cost and the ‘sell’
The role of Author Publishing Services (you’re not on your own!)
The choices you make – offset print, Print on Demand and ebook platforms
Developing an Author Platform and the all-important Marketing Plan
Why Metadata matters in a digital world
Who is it for
The full gamut. Ingram caters to indie ‘first timers’ as well as established ‘hybrid’ authors who might self-publish and/or work with traditional publishers, on a book by book basis. Book production professionals (editors and designers) who work with indie authors will also be interested, as will mainstream publishers who are turning to Print-on-Demand.
Debbie Lee is Senior Manager, Content Acquisition and Business Development with Ingram Lightning Source. Formerly a trade publishing sales rep and an academic publisher in the vocational and higher education market, Debbie has seen the world of publishing change dramatically over her 30 year career. She considers the advent of print-on-demand and global distribution among the most significant contributing factors, giving the indie author and smaller press the same capabilities and access to market as the traditional, mainstream publishing house.