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#IndieChat – BookBaby’s New POD Options for Authors

by Samantha Knoerzer •  February 6, 2015  •   Follow SamanthaKnoerze

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We’re excited to have Steven Spatz BookBaby as our guest on Tuesday’s #IndieChat on 2/10/15.

Steven Spatz BookBaby will be joining us on #IndieChat to talk about their new print on demand option.




Every week we host #IndieChat on Twitter and invite industry experts and authors to discuss and share tips on the indie and publishing landscape. #Indiechat is held every Tuesday at 9pm EST. You can check out our previous chat logs on BiblioCrunch Storify.

Need instructions on how to join? Here’s how.

A member of the BiblioCrunch team will be hosting from the BiblioCrunch Twitter account (@BiblioCrunch)


About Steven Spatz:


Steven Spatz is an author, marketer, and the President of BookBaby, the nation’s leading eBook distributor.

Spatz’s professional writing career began at age 13, paid by the word to bang out little league baseball game stories on an ancient manual typewriter for southern Oregon weekly newspapers. His journalism career continued after graduation from the University of Oregon at several daily newspapers in Oregon. When his family took over a direct marketing food business, Spatz redirected his writing and design skills into producing catalogs. The Pinnacle Orchards catalog was named Best Food Catalog and received dozens of other national awards, and the business grew into one of the nation’s largest gourmet fruit gift businesses.

After the company was sold, Spatz continued his direct marketing career with Fortune 500 companies including Mattel and Hasbro. He joined AVL Digital in 2004 to lead the direct to consumer marketing teams for music industry-leading brands Disc Makers, Oasis and CD Baby. After serving as Chief Marketing Officer, Spatz was tapped to lead the company’s new publishing division in late 2014. BookBaby has offices in Portland, OR and Philadelphia to meet the printed and eBook needs of thousands of authors around the globe.

Spatz self published his first book, “The End. What Now?” in September, 2014, as a guide for authors seeking self publishing solutions.

Steven lives in New Hope, PA with his two daughters, a demented cat and well used bicycle. He loves to hear from authors, editors, and publishers in the BookBaby community with tales of publishing trials and triumphs. To tell him your story, write to


About BookBaby:

BookBaby is a leading eBook publisher for independent authors. The company makes it easy to sell your eBook in 170 countries through many of the world’s biggest retailers, including Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and more. BookBaby offers several publishing options, including eBook distribution and promotion, printed books, and print on demand services, all while providing 100% of your royalties. The company also gives each of their authors access to BookPromo™, a suite of promotional book services, and BookShop, a webpage with an ecommerce option for authors to sell direct to readers. Need eBook formatting, cover design, short run book printing, or web hosting services? No problem. BookBaby makes publishing your book easy. BookBaby is part of the AVL Digital family of businesses, which also includes Disc Makers, CD Baby, and HostBaby.

About Samantha Knoerzer

I am the Social Media Coordinator and Author Relations Manager for BiblioCrunch. And I love to read, OF COURSE! From the classics to YA and children's, you can find me reading it all. I have a masters in publishing from NYU's Print and Digital Media Studies masters program, and have undergraduate degrees in music, marketing, and english. I have a passion for reading, music, and travel. My goal is to travel to as many places around the world as possible. If you need to find me, you can catch me traveling all around the world at any chance I get – always with a book in hand!