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Robin Cutler

Distribution Expert    

Robin Cutler, Director of Ingram’s independent publishing program, IngramSpark, is the former Assistant Director of USC Press, CEO and founder of Summerhouse Press, and Vendor Manager for Amazon/CreateSpace.  She works, writes, reads and lives in beautiful New Mexico.

BookExpo 2017: Shifting Sands in the Publishing World

There were some noticeable changes in the publishing industry that were in full-view this past...
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Are Indie Authors the New Self-Publishing Experts?

In my role as Director at IngramSpark, I’m exposed to thousands of authors and publishers...
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Libraries and Bookstores Are Getting Into Indie Publishing

Bookstores have always been a great resource for authors wanting to self-publish their work. But...
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Postcard from the Frankfurt Book Fair 2016

I’ve had the privilege of attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany for many...
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A Passion For Indie Publishing

As part of my job at IngramSpark, I attend many publishing, indie publishing, and author...
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ISBN Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Barcodes

What the Heck Is an ISBN? Probably one of the most confusing single discussion points...
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The Holiday Season Is Looming – Will Your Book Be Ready?

With the unprecedented heatwave that is sweeping across the nation this week, it seems a...
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How Indie Authors Can Get Their Books Into Libraries

One of the most frequent questions I get from authors I meet at writing conferences...
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2016 BEA Wrap-Up

The winds circling Chicago’s McCormick Place on May 11 had noticeably shifted on the first...
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Indie Authors: Think Like a Publisher!

I recently met with Mary and Karen who are helping authors bring their book to...
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Writing For No Other Reason Than…

Is there anything more thrilling that seeing your finished book for the first time?  To...
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How to Get Distribution AFTER You’ve Printed Your Book

I’ve written and presented many times on the value of using Print on Demand (POD)...
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How Romance Writers Woo Readers Through Facebook

I was recently invited to speak at a romance writers' conference.  What I learned from...
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Black Butterfly: How Poet Robert M. Drake Used Instagram to Create an Unlikely Bestseller

One of the most delightful surprises I’ve had at IngramSpark throughout 2015 is to see...
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Metadata Part Two: BISAC Codes and Keywords

In last month’s BookWorks' blogpost, we started a conversation about metadata (book information), defining all...
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