This page features top sites of interest to book publishers,
authors, and self-publishers.
Lots of book marketing tools and resources are featured here.
is a personal list, based on the judgment of John Kremer. If you'd like to nominate an appropriate website,
please email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some companies I
truly would like to add to this list. Your company might be one of those. - book
marketing expert John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Acses Book Price Search Engine
- This service allows consumers to compare
prices from over 20 online bookstores! A good place to see what your books are selling for (after discounts and postage) at the major web booksellers. Note that this
service makes its money by joining the associate sales programs of all the featured booksellers.
All Books Free
- A site for sharing ebook versions of your novels, short stories, and
children's books. All books are freely available for anyone to download and
read. Alexa rank: 1,674,010 in October 2010.
Any New Books?,
Antonio Cangiano, Founder. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. - Features notifications to users of new books in
various subject categories. They have a simple editorial policy: With the
exception of areas that will be clearly marked as advertisements, all the
content of our newsletter has been selected and curated by us, not by our
advertisers/sponsors. This assures you that a book will appear solely in a
weekly email on the grounds that itís interesting and new, not because of some
behind the scenes deal with a publishing company.
email@example.com. Puts authors in
touch with 365,000 readers, 12,000 librarians, 5,000 booksellers, and 14,800
leaders of bookclubs.
- Internet radio show.
Authors and Experts,
Five Star Publications; 480-940-8182;
Fax: 480-940-8787. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A place for authors, experts, and speakers to connect with the media and for those looking for speakers.
Autographed by Author
website sells autographed copies of books
direct from the authors (the authors fulfill the orders and give a percentage to the site).
- Debra Hamel does book reviews in this blog. She also does reviews at
- An email query service for writers of both fiction and nonfiction. Queries
sent for a price to agents and publishers.
- Helps authors locate book review sites on the web as well as book signing
venues in the real world. At this time, a free service with an paid upgrade
Features the first chapter of 80,000 books. Some things are free on this
website, many things you must pay for. Alexa rank: 543,896 in October 2010.
- You can list your book here for free or pay to get more prominent position.
Their description: We are working to build a site where every book is listed
(hence, we offer free listings), and provide direction to where these books can
be purchased (usually the author's or publisher's website). We want to give
readers access to all books that are available, not just the ones that are
picked and chosen for display or distribution by larger companies. Compared with
other search engines, we are book specific and allow users to place their own
content onto the site.
- Hilary Williamson, Editor. Email: Hilary.Williamson@sympatico.ca.
Features 12,900 book reviews for fiction and nonfiction, teens and children.
Book Marketing BestSellers
- Lots of solid, helpful information from an acknowledge book marketing
expert - it doesn't get any better than this! We are biased.
The Book Marketing
Network - This free Book Marketing Network provides blogging capability,
book trailers, photo-sharing, and - most important of all - forums for
discussing and sharing tips, resources, success stories, and questions and
answers. We could create a vibrant sharing
community here. But it's all up to you to join and get involved. This isn't my
site. It's yours. But I will be active in it.
- Norm Goldman, Editor. A
book review and author interview site. Offers paid options for quicker reviews.
- Where readers and writers click. Also does
FaithfulReader.com, and more. Their
main website is way too busy, too many ads, and doesn't really seem to feature
Books & Writers
- Offers a regular notification of a title's ranking at Amazon.com and BN.com.
- 40+ tips from Larry James.
- Provides links
to book-related sites, including reviews, reading lists, author sites, publisher sites, bookstores, online texts, and more.
Bookstores List of Lists
- A listing of bookstore lists available via the Internet.
Dedicated to the free flow of information, this site encourages authors and self-publishers to list their works here.
- Features author pages, publishing articles, some promo ideas, publisher and literary agent listings.
Only a few author listings, apparently paid.
Children's Book Insider
website features items and reports from the
editors of the Children's Book Insider newsletter.
Cookbooks We Love
- Offers cookbook picks and reviews, featuring a
hand-picked selection of the editor's favorite cookbooks.
Curled Up With a Good Book, Sharon Schulz-Elsing, Editor,
5408 West 32nd Street,
Sioux Falls SD 57106; 605-610-WRIT; Fax: 605-367-1198. Email:
email@example.com. Features book reviews of
literary and mainstream fiction. Second site:
Mamaroneck Avenue #105, Mamaroneck NY 10543. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. This website allows
people to subscribe to 500+ titles via email or RSS. Contact them for info on
how to add your titles.
Departure Lounge Bookshop
- A travel website that features books (via paid promotions).
Editorial Freelancers Association, 212-929-5400; Fax: 212-929-5439. EFA is a
national, professional organization comprising editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, and other
self-employed workers in the publishing industry. Founded in 1970, EFA has over one thousand members who could help you with editing your books.
Education Oasis, Kimberly Wagner, Editor, 226 N. Nova Road #386, Ormond
Beach FL 32174. Email: email@example.com.
teacher-created website that features teacher resources as well as reviews of children's books, YA books, and professional books as well
as adult books used in high schools.
- A book review site. You must pay for reviews. Pricing is not listed.
Plus - Sends first chapters of books to 35,000 subscribers. You must pay
for a listing. Alexa rank: 3,456,451 in October 2010.
Free Books for All
- A site where you can share ebook versions of your book for free. Alexa rank:
845,908 in October 2010.
Top 700 Independent Bookstores Data Files
- This list started out as 500, then
600, then 700, and now almost 780 top general bookstores. It includes names of the buyers and event coordinators, address,
phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to download six different formats
(your choice of one or all) as well as an information sheet to let you know what is contained in the various data file
formats (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, comma-delimited ASCII, tab-delimited ASCII, dBase, and rich text format).
Data file download, $40.00.
Independent Publisher Hall of Fame
Book publishing expert John Kremer highlights independent publishers who have made the big time.
Internet Book Database. Authors can list books in the database, host a forum, post a bio, and publicize your book, all for free.
Library of Congress
- This particular link provides great links for
book fairs. The general Library of Congress site has lots of great information for publishers, including info on how to apply for a Library of Congress Catalog Card Number.
- Book-related and reference links.
Literary Market Place Online
- A large part of this directory of the book
publishing industry is browseable for free. Other parts are available only via subscription. Take a free look around all sections until the end of August, 1998.
- Lists and reviews memoirs, only memoirs.
NetRead: The Publishing Portal
- This site offers tools and services for writers, publishers, agents, contractors, and booksellers.
Offers some book reviews and interviews for novels. Paid service.
Allows any author to submit a Meet the Author essay via the website. You write a
350-word essay about your experiences and challenges in getting published or
about your on-going challenges with marketing your book.
Page One Literary Newsletter
- A website for writers. Horrible home page.
- The site of Dan Poynter and Para Publishing. Lots of book
publishing info here, including many free reports. Dan says he has more than 450 pages of free material on site.
Agents - A paid service to connect authors with literary agents and/or
Publishers Lunch, Michael Cader,
This site collects news stories of specific interest to trade book professionals. Also includes commentary and insider perspective.
Matches authors, publishers, and agents. Allows searches for books, authors,
publishers, agents, and illustrators.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Book reviews and awards.
ReaderViews, Irene Watson,
Managing Editor. Email: email@example.com.
Offers low a la carte packages for authors, publishers, and publicists. Their reviews are syndicated by
Reuters, USA Today, NBC, Fox News, etc. Also includes
http://readerviewskids.com (kid's book
http://www.insidescooplive.com (live author interviews).
- Pitch your script to Hollywood via email.
Self-Publishing Hall of Fame
- Another great resource from
self-publishing expert John Kremer.
Sensible Solutions for Getting Happily Published
- Solid information about finding a publisher from a pro (Judith Applebaum).
- A paid web promotion network for books and authors.
- Offers screenplay analysis and coverage, pitch contests, festivals, script reading, screenplay contests, entertainment industry
networking, and more.
TeachingBooks, Nick Glass, 313 W Beltline Highway #204, Madison WI 53713;
608-257-2919; Fax: 608-327-8010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For
K-12 children's book authors, publishers, illustrators, and teachers.
10,000+ links to great information. Also offers thousands of teachers guides on Pre-K through 12 books, hundreds of multimedia author programs.
To get featured, email Carin Bringelson, their information manager, at
carin@TeachingBooks.net with the following information: URL of your website, URLs to any interviews you've done, URLs to any book guides about your K-12 children's books (including ideas on how to use your books in a classroom).
TitleZ - Currently
a free service, this website allows you to check current and historical Amazon
ratings for the top 400,000 titles going back to November 1, 2004.
Top 101 Independent Book Publishers - Features John Kremer's selection of the best of the independent book publishers.
Top 25 Independent Bookstores - Features the best independent bookstores in the United States along
with information on the Top 700 Bookstores data files.
Verso Advertising, 50
West 17th Street, 5th Floor, New York NY 10011; 212-292-2990. Advertising
solutions for book publishers.
Top 700 Independent Bookstores Data Files
- This list started out
as 500, then 600, then 700, and now almost 800 top general bookstores. It includes names of the book buyers and event
coordinators, address, phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to
download six different formats (your choice of one or all) as well as an information sheet to let you know what is
contained in the various data files (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, comma-delimited ASCII, tab-delimited
ASCII, dBase, and rich text format). Data file download, $40.00.
Worthy of Publishing, Aaron Cook, Director, 79 Lynbrooke Avenue, Blockhouse Bay,
Auckland 1007, New Zealand; 64-9-377-8583; Fax: 64-21-612-642. Email:
This website features books or manuscripts from new authors and self-publishers.
Self-publishers can include a Buy This Book link that, if clicked, costs the
self-publisher 50 cents. If a publisher wants to publish a manuscript featured
on the website, they pay Worthy of Publishing a 3% royalty on the book.
Write That Novel
- A short
website about writing novels.
Write to Win, Earma Brown. Email: email@example.com. Helps
service business professionals and writers get started and complete a book. Brown is author of Write Your Best Book Now and Push Button Easy Book
Marketing Strategies ebooks.
- Provides a searchable guide to online and print publications,
consumer and trade. Also many articles and features drawn from the pages of one of the great magazines for writers.
Writer's Freelance Network
- A resource site for writers and editors.
- Features information on e-publishing and promotion, syndicating a newspaper
column, and other freelance writing tips. Also publishes a free weekly
e-newsletter for writers.
Writers Store, 310-441-5151; 800-272-8927; Fax: 310-441-0944.
Features writing tips and resources for writers and filmmakers.