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Friday, April 5
 

4:30pm

The Ins-and-Outs of Book Distribution
Book distribution models range from DIY to full-service. How do you get a distributor? How do you know which distributor is best for you or when it’s time to make a change? This expert panel will offer lively discussion and plenty of time for q and a. It looks at all the possibilities for distribution and examines their risks and benefits. Managing expectations is key to a successful relationship with your distributor, and to do that you need to know what services a distributor does and doesn’t provide, what are the costs and chargebacks, and how to keep the lines of communication open.  

Speakers
avatar for Robin Cutler

Robin Cutler

Director, IngramSpark
Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSparkRobin Cutler leads the development of IngramSpark as an Ingram Content Group service for indie authors and publishers. During her career, she has published over 1000 books as Assistant Director at USC Press, and CEO and founder of her own trade... Read More →
avatar for Peter Goodman

Peter Goodman

President & Publisher, Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
Stone Bridge Press' president and publisher Peter Goodman is a graduate of Cornell University and lived in Tokyo, Japan for ten years, where he worked as an editor for English-language publishers Charles E. Tuttle and Kodansha International. He has served as in-house editor, ghost... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Warren

Miriam Warren

Associate, The Fisher Company
Miriam Warren is an Associate at The Fisher Company, a mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in the publishing industry, and is also the Publications Manager at No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks & California Bill’s Automotive Handbooks in Tucson, Arizona.Miriam has more than... Read More →
avatar for Richard T. Williams

Richard T. Williams

Vice President, Publisher Development, Independent Publishers Group (IPG)
Richard T. Williams is the Vice President, Publisher Development, at IPG, where he reviews publisher submissions, pursues new publisher business, and manages a team of experts to help existing clients plan and develop their lists. He is a former sales rep at IPG and was the director... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Lincolnshire) 540 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
 
Saturday, April 6
 

1:15pm

Navigating the Middle Ground: Full-Service Distribution Alternatives for Small Press Publishers
Small press publishers face unique challenges in effectively distributing their books into the market. Full service distribution options may require too much upfront investment, while not always targeting the right audience for your books.

A wholesale distribution model may activate your content for sale in retail and library channels, but does little to attract readers and encourage them to make a purchase.

This session will teach publishers how to access the best sales channels for their content, how to drive an appropriate audience to your books’ product pages, and how to convert readers to sale by leveraging the right tools and services. We will cover everything from developing the best package for your content to pricing your books for global markets, to optimizing your book detail pages and managing the buy buttons on retail sites. Attendees will leave the session with a checklist of steps to successfully launching a book into the market and list of resources to help.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

Andrea Fleck-Nisbet

Ingram Content Group, Director, Content Acquisition
In her role at Ingram Content Group, Andrea and her team work with publishers large and small to help them reach readers and book buyers worldwide. She is especially passionate about educating publishers on how to manage their business in efficient and cost-effective ways so they... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Northwestern) 540 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
 
Sunday, April 7
 

11:30am

IngramSpark 1/2-Day Boot Camp (ADDITIONAL $35 FEE APPLIES)
  • This is a sponsored lunch followed by 4 hours of IngramSpark-produced programming. 
  • All IBPA Publishing University attendees can register to attend for only $35 per ticket. Tickets are first come, first served. Additional tickets (for guests and others not attending IBPA Publishing University) can be purchased for $50 each. You can select the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER button above to register individually, or register as part of your full IBPA Publishing University registration here  

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, join the IngramSpark team for deep-dive training on how best to use the IngramSpark platform in your publishing business. The IngramSpark 1/2-Day Boot Camp is for brand new indie authors as well as seasoned publishers interested in broadening their use of print on demand.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of overall Ingram distribution.
  • An overview of IngramSpark specifically (how it works/what is costs).
  • The value of POD and creating multiple formats of your content.
  • How to use metadata as your online sales force.
  • How to sell to bookstores and libraries using a POD platform.
  • Best practices of successful indie authors and publishers using IngramSpark.

Although the IngramSpark 1/2-Day Book Camp is co-located with IBPA Publishing Univeristy 2019 in Chicago, Illinois, it is wholly sponsored, produced, and programmed by IngramSpark. Please send questions to Robin Cutler at robin.cutler@ingramcontent.com.



Speakers
avatar for Robin Cutler

Robin Cutler

Director, IngramSpark
Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSparkRobin Cutler leads the development of IngramSpark as an Ingram Content Group service for indie authors and publishers. During her career, she has published over 1000 books as Assistant Director at USC Press, and CEO and founder of her own trade... Read More →


Sunday April 7, 2019 11:30am - 5:00pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (Room: Avenue Ballroom/Halsted) 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA