IngramSpark: The 2024 Platinum Sponsor

IngramSpark: The 2024 Platinum Sponsor

Ingram Spark: The 2024 Women in Publishing Summit Platinum Sponsor

The 2024 Women in Publishing Summit is coming soon and we are excited to announce that Ingram Spark is joining us as this year's platinum sponsor!

IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers authors and independent publishers access to trade-quality print books, ebooks, and global distribution.

Paige Allen is the Director of IngramSpark and a brand and marketing strategist developing innovative channels for content delivery. She partners with companies and executives to sharpen their professional operations, define their brand identity, and engage audiences for maximum conversion. Paige is passionate about helping people and connecting companies to their right consumer. In addition to her extensive PR and marketing experience, Paige is a trained Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella barbershop singer, and member of Metro Nashville Chorus.

What does Ingram Spark do?

In short, Ingram Spark offers:

  •  Formats: EPUB ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcovers are available in many trim sizes, interior colors, papers, and bindings. 
  • Global distribution: availability to over 40,000 retailers in-person and online, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores and libraries worldwide 
  • Free Education: free resources to help you publish successfully The first step is to create an account. What you need to complete the process: 
  • Credit card to keep on file in your secure account (can be changed at any time or others added) 
  • Tax ID number (because as a publisher, you are also considered a business owner) 
  • Banking information or PayPal information (US) (for direct deposit of what you earn for every book sale) 

Once your account is activated, you can login and upload a book; this is when you enter all of the relevant information about your title. 

Title setup is free, and revisions cost $25.00 per file after the first 60 days of your title being approved for printing. Revisions are free within the first 60 days. A Market Access Fee of 1% of your list price will be applied to any sales through our distribution channels.

IngramSpark also offers distribution for eBooks! IngramSpark ebook channels now include subscriptions, libraries, and more! Your ebooks can be available in more places and more ways, including lending services. Retailers and libraries include iBookstore, Kobo, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Hoopla, EBSCO, OverDrive, Follett, and many more; That’s millions of potential readers accessing your ebook from anywhere.

What kind of author needs Ingram Spark?

Ingram Spark serves professionals in the publishing industry at any point, authors and independent publishers, beginner, intermediate, and advanced and genre doesn't matter! We believe that every author needs Ingram Spark. Regardless of where you are on your author journey, Ingram Spark can provide the insights and resources you need to help further your career. Their efforts in providing various forms of distribution for authors is extraordinary, so we highly suggest you research Ingram Spark to find out more.

How can you learn more about Ingram Spark?

Head on over to the IngramSpark website to see how they can help you get your book distributed!

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Book Mastery

Sponsor Spotlight: Children’s Book Mastery

Children’s book publishing is its own animal. It adds new, complicated elements to the already-complex process of publishing a book. The formatting, the illustrations (and the collaboration that might involve!), the marketing and messaging…it’s all just another layer that challenges aspiring authors.

That’s why I’m delighted to welcome Children’s Book Mastery back to the 2024 Women in Publishing Summit as a Bronze Sponsor. I have been closely following their work since Karen Ferreira founded the company that began as Get Your Book Illustrations. I loved the idea of a facilitated process for finding high quality, experienced illustrators for new kids’ books, and Karen had the know-how to do that. She’d spent her career as a creative director and illustrator, making inspiring designs that sell for major corporations. She brought that talent for design and marketing to authors who needed guidance. 

I was thrilled to see the evolution of the business to address the huge need for specialized soup-to-nuts guidance on the process of publishing children’s books. Karen and her team host an annual online summit and offers online courses, author challenges and coaching for authors writing for ages 2 to 12. They’ve helped over a hundred authors bring their books into the world so far, and I’m so grateful they’re joining our Summit this year as a sponsor!

What does Children’s Book Mastery do?

Children’s Book Mastery is a full service consulting company that offers support to authors who have a children’s book in their hearts. They support authors by providing courses, challenges and coaching sessions, as well as hosting an annual summit specifically on topics that matter most to children’s book authors. 

The specific challenges of working in the children’s book genre – from the way the book is written to the illustrations, from the layout and formatting to the marketing – are unique. Karen and her team offer experienced insight into how to win at every level. 

They do it by offering hands-on, action-based support. Whether it’s running a bootcamp or doing one-on-one calls, Karen and her team are there to support authors in all the ways they need throughout their process. And, even better: they give them the knowledge and experience to do it for their next book, too! 

What kind of author needs Children’s Book Mastery?

If you’re writing a book pitched at ages 2 through 12, these are the experts you need. They specialize in books with pictures – though not exclusively illustrated books! – but they offer insights and support to any author of a book for kids. 

They are the ideal partner for anyone who doesn’t want to wing it through the process of publishing and marketing a children’s book, and who wants to learn how to grow their author skillset to do it again and again! 

And if you’re considering publishing a kids’ book, you’ll want to put their next Summit on your calendar! It’s a great place to grow your network and build your author’s toolkit!

How can I learn more about Children’s Book Mastery?

Check out their website by clicking right here. There you can find out about their services and see their list of amazing on-demand courses!

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2024 Silver Sponsor: Speak Write Play

2024 Silver Sponsor: Speak Write Play

The 2024 Women in Publishing Summit is excited to announce that Speak Write Play is joining us as a Silver Sponsor this year.

Speak Write Play offers many services for self-publishing authors including editing, proofreading, and translation services. They have skilled content writers, editors, and translators. They work to maintain your voice in order to communicate with your audience effectively. It doesn't matter if you're a first-time author or a seasoned independent author – their services are for everyone!

They provide editing and proofreading services that will ensure that every piece of your content presents you and your brand in the best light. This includes blog posts, articles, newsletters, and more. They strive to help you connect with your audience through content.

And as if that wasn't enough, they also offer translation services. If you're looking to have your book translated to French or Spanish, they have skilled translators that can make it happen.

If you'd like to learn more about Speak Write Play, you can visit their website right here.

SWP has an amazing offer for our conference attendees and community as well. Our community will receive 20% off manuscript editing and French and Spanish book translation services!

We'll have an exclusive webinar with Speak Write Play in 2024 so you can learn all about their services! We have heard great feedback from our community members who have worked with Ethleen and her team!

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IngramSpark: The 2024 Platinum Sponsor

Introducing the 2024 Platinum Sponsor: IngramSpark

Ingram Spark: 2024 Platinum Sponsor

We're excited to announce that Ingram Spark is joining us as the platinum sponsor for our 2024 Women in Publishing Summit. 

IngramSpark is an award-winning independent publishing platform that offers authors and independent publishers access to trade-quality print books, ebooks, and global distribution.

Paige Allen is the Director of IngramSpark and a brand and marketing strategist developing innovative channels for content delivery. She partners with companies and executives to sharpen their professional operations, define their brand identity, and engage audiences for maximum conversion. Paige is passionate about helping people and connecting companies to their right consumer. In addition to her extensive PR and marketing experience, Paige is a trained Sweet Adelines International, an a cappella barbershop singer, and member of Metro Nashville Chorus.

What does Ingram Spark do?

In short, Ingram Spark offers:

  •  Formats: EPUB ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcovers are available in many trim sizes, interior colors, papers, and bindings. 
  • Global distribution: availability to over 40,000 retailers in-person and online, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent bookstores and libraries worldwide 
  • Free Education: free resources to help you publish successfully The first step is to create an account. What you need to complete the process: 
  • Credit card to keep on file in your secure account (can be changed at any time or others added) 
  • Tax ID number (because as a publisher, you are also considered a business owner) 
  • Banking information or PayPal information (US) (for direct deposit of what you earn for every book sale) 

Once your account is activated, you can login and upload a book; this is when you enter all of the relevant information about your title. 

Title setup is free, and revisions cost $25.00 per file after the first 60 days of your title being approved for printing. Revisions are free within the first 60 days. A Market Access Fee of 1% of your list price will be applied to any sales through our distribution channels.

IngramSpark also offers distribution for eBooks! IngramSpark ebook channels now include subscriptions, libraries, and more! Your ebooks can be available in more places and more ways, including lending services. Retailers and libraries include iBookstore, Kobo, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Hoopla, EBSCO, OverDrive, Follett, and many more; That’s millions of potential readers accessing your ebook from anywhere.

What kind of author needs Ingram Spark?

Ingram Spark serves professionals in the publishing industry at any point, authors and independent publishers, beginner, intermediate, and advanced and genre doesn't matter! We believe that every author needs Ingram Spark. Regardless of where you are on your author journey, Ingram Spark can provide the insights and resources you need to help further your career. Their efforts in providing various forms of distribution for authors is extraordinary, so we highly suggest you research Ingram Spark to find out more.

How can you learn more about Ingram Spark?

Head on over to the IngramSpark website to see how they can help you get your book distributed!

 

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Cindy Childress

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Cindy Childress

We are excited to welcome Cindy Childress as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 Women in Publishing Summit.

Dr. Cindy Childress is the founder of Childress Communication and an Amazon bestselling ghostwriter. She loves taking your ideas and writing them down with clarity to create a book that shares your genius with the world.

She has a passion for working on books like the ones that saved her sanity when she was desperate to feel better. She knows the power of a book and wants to help others use books as a way to share their message with the world.

She offers many services to her clients including ghostwriting, speaking, and helping you write your book. She offers different levels of involvement during the writing process.

If you'd like to learn more about Dr. Cindy Childress and her services, you can visit her website here. P.S. She has a fun author personality quiz on her website for you to take!

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2023 Bronze Sponsor: Abundantly Social

2023 Bronze Sponsor: Abundantly Social

The 2023 Women in Publishing Summit is excited to welcome Abundantly Social as a Bronze Sponsor!

Abundantly Social is an award winning social media marketing agency. They specialize in authors and small businesses. They help with every aspect of book publication, book promotion, digital marketing, and aim to create Amazon Best Sellers.

One thing that makes Abundantly Social unique is their focus on getting to know authors. Before they focus on promoting your book, they get to know you as a person. This relationship allows them to give personalized coverage and help for each author.

Abundantly Social offers assistance in social media marketing no matter where you are in the book publication process or what stage of business you are in. They are here to help beginners through experts. Sometimes you just need a little extra help with your social media so that you can focus on the important job of writing your book. They are here to provide that support.

Their mission is to help authors successfully publish, launch, and promote a book. They focus on getting your book seen and helping you succeed as an author. They understand the process of getting a book published and how important it is to build an audience through social media. They are ready to help you during each stage of the process.

If you'd like to learn more about Abundantly Social and the services they offer, you can visit their website.

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