Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 39: Andrew Bromley

Andy Bromley

If you want to get your books ordered by traditional bookshops and libraries, then you need an alternative solution to publishing via Amazon's Createspace.

It's all to do with the ISBN numbers and the distribution channels, and it's a topic that confuses and trips up new indie authors time after time.

Put simply, you need to use a service like IngramSpark – in conjunction with Nielson for your ISBNs – to access the traditional distribution channels.

As the Marketing Manager at Ingram Content Group, Andrew Bromley is familiar with every question that indie authors could possibly ask about printing on-demand with the company.

Episode 39, release date Monday 28th November, 2016

Find Out More:

IngramSpark: https://www.ingramspark.com/

Lightning Source: https://www.ingramcontent.com/publishers/lp/lightning-source

IngramSpark on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IngramSpark

IngramSpark on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IngramSpark

IngramSpark on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingramspark

IngramSpark resources: https://www.ingramspark.com/resources/tools [Very useful!]

IngramSpark blog: https://www.ingramspark.com/blog [Recommended!]

Talking points:

Nielson UK ISBNs: https://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121 [You can now purchase ISBNs online]

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/

Bertram Books: https://www.bertrams.com/BertWeb/welcome.jsp

Gardners: https://www.gardners.com/gardners/default.aspx

How to embed fonts in a Microsoft Word file: https://www.howtogeek.com/106681/how-to-embed-fonts-in-a-microsoft-word-document/

About iPage: https://www.ingramcontent.com/retailers/ordering/ipage

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Paul's Podcast Diary

Author Platform Bootcamp

This will be an occasional feature – episodes will pop up every now and then!

Thriller author Ian Sutherland is about to launch a new service for other authors called Author Platform Sidekick where he will nurture author platforms by focusing on growing their Twitter followers and email subscribers.

This project come about because Ian mastered Twitter early on in his own author career and published his first non-fiction book called Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors to pass on all of the tricks and techniques.

The site is based at https://www.authorplatformsidekick.com/ and I’m one of Ian’s beta testers.

My Twitter account, used for beta testing: https://twitter.com/secretbunkerfan

SocialOomph: https://www.paulteague.com/SocialOomph [Affiliate link]

Follow Ian on Twitter and grab his free 10-part video series on using Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianhsuth [Recommended!]

Advanced Twitter Strategies For Authors: https://www.advancedauthorstrategies.com/advanced-twitter-strategies-for-authors-video-signup/

Ian’s podcast interview for Self-Publishing Journeys: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-30-ian-sutherland/

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Tuesday 29th November 2016 : https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-a-new-home/ [Note: As ALLi has changed its news publishing schedule, this link will also appear in next week's show notes to accommodate the new publishing cycle.]

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Episode 113: Julie Cordiner/Two Non-Fiction Books Published, Now Editing Two Draft Novels Find out more

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Episode 116: Miles Hudson/School text book writer & self-published author Find out more

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