Education for Southern California’s Independent Publishers


“The Self-Publisher’s Toolkit” with IngramSpark
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 
7:00PM (Pacific)  

In our ongoing effort to offer information vital to publishers, we are pleased to present our February meeting WEBINAR with IngramSpark, one of the main producers of print-on-demand and e-books. IngramSpark offers the same products and services enjoyed by big-time publishers—superb quality and industry connections backed by decades of experience—made accessible to the indie-publishing community from one award-winning platform.

We will discuss the following topics, with PowerPoint support, as time permits:

QUALITY PRINTED BOOKS: One book or one thousand, print what is needed and nothing more.

  • Zero Inventory Solution – Learn why this is a great business model for indie authors and publishers
  • POD Myths Debunked – Print-on-demand technology has come a long way with many format offerings and great quality

CONVENIENT E-BOOKS: Connect your book to all the top players in digital distribution.

  • Upload your print and e-book at the same time
  • Books are available to e-book retailers and distributors
  • An e-book conversion service is offered

EXPANDED REACH: Get access to 39,000+ retailers and libraries worldwide and 70+ major online retailers.

  • Easy access to markets
  • Importance of B&N, independent bookstores, and libraries

FORMATS AND COLORS: Choose hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats with color options for photo books, children’s books, graphic novels, and more.

  • Several formats to choose from
  • Vast selection of trim sizes
  • B&W and color offerings ·   Multiple paper types

MORE MARKETING CHANNELS: Increase your book’s visibility online and in print.

  • Pre-sales campaigns ·   Ingram Advance

FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE WEBINAR PROCESS, we will present a free run-through tutorial on Monday, February 5, at 7:00 pm PST by phone and ultimately by webinar to answer any questions you might have to help you prepare for the February 6 webinar.


JUSTINE BYLO, Key Account Sales Manager, IngramSpark, Ingram Content Group Inc.

Justine has a passion for working with independent authors and publishers and getting their books into the world. She currently manages the author acquisition program at IngramSpark and works with authors and publishers to help grow their businesses and expand their flourishing platforms. She is committed to the innovation behind IngramSpark so that clients always have the most cutting-edge services.

Justine has worked with Ingram Content Group for 5 years. During her time at Ingram, she worked in various parts of the business including Lightning Source and Ingram Publisher Services, where she managed both the print and digital distribution needs of independent publishers.

Justine started her career in the unlikely place of television. She was a writing intern for The Colbert Report, where her snappy one-liners landed her jokes on the air. She later worked in reality TV development at Oxygen and Bravo before making the switch to publishing.

QUESTIONS: We will take your questions during the webinar, but if you have any questions ahead of time, you may submit them to Gary Young: artsy122 at Please use the subject line “INGRAM QUESTION.”

ONCE YOU REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, we will send you the link that will connect you on February 6. If you want to participate in the February 5 webinar tutorial, please state that in your response, so we can give you the phone number to call to get things started.

DATE: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME: 7:00 PM sharp (pacific)

COST: $5 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Please use PayPal, just below this notice.

PUBLIC DISCLAIMER: Appearance of publishing and speaker services and speaker services in PALA newsletters, blogs, promotion materials or on our website does not constitute endorsement by PALA. As with any decision made by an author or publisher regarding a service provider, due diligence and research are always recommended. 

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