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[PAST EVENT] Essential Tools for Today's Independent Publishers: What You Need to Know to Be Successful
September 13, 2014 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Independent Publishing 101
Industry veteran, Jackie Thompson, will drill down to the basics about book publishing, and provide an overview of the comprehensive physical and digital publishing and distribution solutions available from Ingram.
The Basics – Distribution, Discounts, Printing, Pricing and Reach
The book industry continues to change rapidly, and writers are looking to bring their books to market all while controlling costs, gaining efficiencies in printing and worldwide physical and digital distribution. In this session, Jackie Thompson of Ingram will provide an overview of tools available today to independent authors and publishers to expertly manage print and digital content, gain easy access to Ingram’s worldwide distribution channel for books and review sales activity – all from one platform.
About Our Spearker: Jackie Thompson
Jackie Thompson is Content Acquisition Business Development Manager for Ingram Content Group Inc. In her role, Ms. Thompson focuses on business development activities for Ingram’s print-on-demand and digital distribution products.
Jackie has worked in the book and content business for over two decades. She began her career as a student assistant in university library acquisitions, and moved to sales positions in library wholesaling. Jackie started in book publishing with Wiley, and has held management positions at some of the most highly-respected independent publishers on the West Coast, including Timber Press, New Harbinger Publications, and Nolo. She has served as a board member for PubWest and North Atlantic books, has spoken at trade conferences and seminars including AAP.
Her experience extends beyond traditional book publishing to e-books, e-commerce, software, digital content licensing, and B2B online sales and marketing.