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1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Chapter 15:
Selling Through Other Retail Outlets

These are the most up-to-date addresses we have for the companies and services listed in the Sixth Edition of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.

If you find that any addresses are incorrect or you discover additional information (email, website, toll-free number, etc.), please email the author at JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. We will incorporate any changes as soon as possible into these listings.


Gift Retailers

Book Marketing Plus, 406 Post Oak Road, Fredericksburg TX 78624; 830-997-4776; 800-356-2445; Fax: 830-997-9752. Email: patricia@book marketingplus.com. Web: http://www.bookmarketingplus.com. A book wholesaler to the gift market since 1990; now also to the bookstore market. Features children's books, cookbooks, decorating, gardening, gift books, health, humor, inspiration, journals, travel, nature, weddings, holidays, and regional books. No fiction. Closed on April 30, 2010.

Gift & Decorative Accessories, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 646-746-6400; Fax: 646-746-7431. Email: mweiskott@reed business.com. Web: http://www.giftsanddec.com. Maria Weiskott, Editor in chief.

Giftbeat, 317 Harrington Avenue, Closter, NJ 07624; 800-358-7177; Fax: 201-768-3894. Email: editors@giftbeat.com. Web: http://www.giftbeat. com.

Giftware News, 20 West Kinzie, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-849-2220; Fax: 312-849-2174. Email: giftwarenews@talcott.com. Web: http://www.giftwarenews.com. John Saxtan, Editor-in-Chief. Email: jsaxtan@talcott.com. They also publish the quarterly Giftware News Baby & Kids magazine.

Salesman's Guides, Douglas Publications, 2807 N. Parham Road #200, Richmond, VA 23294; 804-762-9600; 800-795-6596; Fax: 804-217-8999. Email: info@douglaspublications.com. Web: http://www.salesmansguide. com. They publish a number of directories of specialty retailer buyers.


Computer and Tech Retailers

Cromland, Pete Carron, New Vendors, 1995 Highland Avenue #200, Bethlehem, PA 18020; 610-997-3000; 800-944-5554; Fax: 610-997-8880. Email: info@cromland.com. Web: http://www.cromland.com. Lars Cromsjo, President.

Book Tech Distributing, 4309 S. Coors Court, Morrison, CO 80465-1052; 303-697-3193; 888-473-7585.

The Innovative Alliance, 1205 Osage Street, Denver, CO 80204; 303-825-1535; 800-870-8374; Fax: 303-825-1535. Email: info@tiabooks.com. Web: http://www.tiabooks.com. Specializes in bargain computer books.


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 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 info 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.


Gourmet and Health Food Retailers

Pig Out Publications, Karen Adler, President, 6005 Martway #107, Mission, KS 66202; 913-789-9594; Fax: 913-789-9592. Email: kadler@pigout publications.com. Web: http://www.pigoutpublications.com.

Nutri-Books, Michael Van Meter, Head Buyer, Royal Publications, P.O. Box 5793, 790 W. Tennessee, Denver, CO 80223; 303-778-8383; 800-456-5842; Fax: 503-744-9383. Email: nutribooks@royalpublications.com. Web: http://www.nutribooks.com. Health food books.

Whole Foods Markets, Corporate Offices, 550 Bowie Street, Austin, TX 78703-4677; 512-477-4455; Fax: 512-482-7000. Web: http://www.wholefoods.com. This company operates 175 natural foods stores.


Hobby Retailers

Diamond Comic Distributors, Brian McGeehan, Book & Calendar Buyer, 1966 Greenspring Drive #300, Timonium, MD 21093; 410-560-7100, ext. 380; 800-452-6642; Fax: 410-560-7589. Web: http://www.diamond comics.com.

Quilters’ Resource, Inc., Marge Connors, 2211 N. Elston, P.O. Box 148850, Chicago, IL 60614; 773-278-5695; 800-676-6543; Fax: 773-278-1348. Email: info@quiltersresource.com. Web: http://www.quilters resource.com. Features 4,000 books and magazines.

Specialty Book Marketing, William Corsa, 443 Park Avenue South #800, New York, NY 10016; 212-685-5560; Fax: 212-685-5836. Email: billbooky@aol.com. Web: http://www.specialtybooks.com.


Home and Garden Retailers

Earthworkers Emporium, Elizabeth Southword, Owner, Denver Merchandise Mart #2333, 451 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216; 303-292-4141; Fax: 303-292-4126. Email: eeearthworkers@aol.com.

Home Channel News, Lebhar-Friedman, 425 Park Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022; 212-756-5228; Fax: 212-756-5295. Email: malterio@ homechannelnews.com. Web: http://www.homechannelnews.com. LF also publishes Chain Store Age, Drug Store News, and Nation's Restaurant News.

Smith & Hawken, New Product Review Committee, 4 Hamilton Landing #100, Novato, CA 94949. New product hotline: 800-566-4383, ext. 7923. Web: http://www.smith-hawken.com.


Pet Retailers

Pet Age Magazine, Karen Long MacLeod, Editor, H.H. Backer Associates, 200 S. Michigan Avenue #840, Chicago, IL 60604; 312-663-4040; Fax: 312-663-5676. Email: petage@hhbacker.com or klmacleod@hhbacker.com. Web: http://www.petage.com.

Pet Food Express, Mark Witroil, Buyer, 2131 Williams Street, San Leandro, CA 94577; 510-346-7773; Fax: 510-346-7788. Email: mark&michael@ petfoodexpress.com. Web: http://www.petfoodexpress.com. 24 stores.

Pet Industry Distributors Association, 2105 Laurel Bush Road #200, Bel Air, MD 21015; 443-640-1060; Fax: 443-640-1031. Email: pida@ksgroup.org. Web: http://www.pida.org.


Sports and Recreation Retailers

Alpenbooks, Darlene Lyman, Book Buyer, 4602 Chennault Beach Road #B1, Mukilteo, WA 98275; 425-290-8587; 800-290-9898; Fax: 425-290-9461. Email: cserve@alpenbooks.com. Web: http://www.alpenbooks.com. Robert Koch, President. The nation's oldest and largest wholesaler of outdoor books to outdoor stores. AlpenBooks features 4,000 books, maps and videos on the outdoors: hiking, backpacking, trekking, climbing, bicycling, caving, canoeing, kayaking, rafting, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, first aid and wilderness safety, outdoor foods and cooking, navigation, nature, and adventure travel.

The Booklegger, Robert Kraut, President, 13100 Grass Valley Avenue, Grass Valley CA 95945; 530-272-1556; Fax: 530-272-2133. Email: rkraut@booklegger.com. Web: http://www.booklegger.com and http://www.golfsmart.com. Founded in 1974, this company distributes books, DVDs, and gift items related to the sport of golf.

Common Ground Distributors, Joanne Klappauf, Buyer, P O Box 25249, Asheville, NC 28813-1249; 828-274-5575; 800-654-0626; Fax: 828-274-1029. Email: tips@comground.com. Web: http://www.comground.com. Books on gardening, home style, cooking, gifts, backyard naturalists, natural history, field guides, outdoors, and children's books.

Eastern Mountain Sports, Christian Johnson, Buyer, Book Department, 1 Vose Farm Road, Peterborough, NH 03458-2128; 603-924-9571; 888-463-6367; Fax: 603-924-4320. Email: Christian_Johnson@ems.inrg.com. Web: http://www.ems.com.

Discovery Channel Catalog, Book Buyer, 1608 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710; 510-528-9924, ext. 4313 (for how to submit products). Web: http://www.discoverystore.com. In their 120 stores, they feature about 70 titles about nature, animals, sea life, birds, cooking, gardening, astronomy, travel, weather, field guides, science, photography, and art. Formerly known as the Nature Company.

Sporting Goods Business, Robert Carr, News Editor, VNU Media, 770 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 646-654-4997. Email: rcarr@sportinggoodsbusiness.com. Web: http://www.sportinggoods business.com. They also publish Sporting Goods Dealer.

Sports Market Place Directory, Grey House Publishing, 185 Millerton Road, Millerton, NY 12546; 518-789-8700; Fax: 518-789-0554. Email: books@greyhouse.com. Web: http://www.sportsmarketplace.com. Features 13,000 sports organizations, teams, media, manufacturers, associations, and more.


Toy Retailers

Playthings, Maria Weiskott, Editor, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; 646-746-6400; Fax: 646-746-7433. Email: mweiskott@reed business.com. Web: http://www.playthings.com. Maria: 646-746-7348

Specialty Retailer, Robert Felton, Editorial Director, Adventure Publishing Group, 1501 Broadway #500, New York, NY 10036; 212-575-4510; Fax: 212-575-4521.

Toy Industry Association, 1115 Broadway #400, New York, NY 10010; 212-675-1141; Fax: 212-633-1429. Email: toyfairs@toy-tia.org. Web: http://www.toy-tia.org.

Toys ‘R’ Us, Gail Wendeborn, Book Buyer, One Geoffrey Way, Wayne, NJ 07470-2030; 973-617-3500. Web: http://www2.toysrus.com. Also owns Imaginarium stores. 1,580 stores.


Miscellaneous Retailers

Museum Store Association, 4100 E. Mississippi Avenue #800, Denver, CO 80246-3055; 303-504-9223; Fax: 303-504-9585. Web: http://www. museumdistrict.com.

Shopko Stores, John Kruetz, Book Buyer, 700 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; 920-497-2211; 800-791-7333. Web: http://www.shopko.com. 140 stores. Also owns Pamida, 8800 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127; 402-339-2400. Web: http://www.pamida.com. 220 stores.


Discount Stores and Warehouse Clubs

Anderson Merchandisers, 421 S.E. 34th Street (79130), P.O. Box 32270, Amarillo, TX 79120-2270; 806-376-6251; 800-999-0904; Fax: 806-374-0010. Web: http://www.amerch.com. Supplies Wal-Mart and Sams stores. Send sample book plus publisher name, marketing plans, websites or other promotional places, upcoming speaking engagements, and comparisons to similar books.

Irma Laureano, Book Buyer
Shannon Newberry, Children's Book Buyer, ext. 14988

Costco Wholesale, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Book Buyer, 999 Lake Drive, Issaquah, WA 98027; 425-313-8100, ext. 8524; Fax: 425-313-8343. Email: pianniciello@costco.com. Web: http://www.costco.com. 400+ stores.

Levy Home Entertainment, Ray Carroll, Book Buyer, 4201 Raymond Drive, Hillside, IL 60162-1786; 708-547-4400; 800-947-1967; Fax: 708-547-4503. Email: rcarroll@levybooks.com. Web: http://www.levybooks.com. Marianne Nemetz, Audio Buyer. Howard Reese, COO. John Lindsey, VP, Marketing. Sells to Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Meijer, Best Buy, and others.

The News Group, Attn: New Vendor Review, 300 Lackawanna Avenue #7, West Paterson NJ 07424; Fax: 973-237-1414. Web: http://www2.thenews group.com/US/Book_Vendor.htm. This magazine and book wholesaler distributes to Kroger, Safeway, Publix, Albertson's, Wal-Mart, Target, HMS Host, and other mass market outlets. If the National Office approves a new vendor’s title, the regional offices will be forwarded the product details. Each regional office will then have the opportunity to decide if they would like to buy the new title offered or decline the offer. They distribute 10,000 titles per year.

Best Buy, P.O. Box 9312, Minneapolis, MN 55440-9312; 612-291-1000. Web: http://www.bestbuy.com. Corporate: 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. Almost 500 stores.

Sam's Wholesale Club, 608 S.W. 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716; 888-746-7726; Fax: 870-273-1931). Web: http://www.samsclub.com. 46 million members, 600 stores. They buy most books via Anderson Merchandisers (listed above).

Target Stores, 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403; 612-304-6073; 800-440-0680. Vendor hotline: 612-696-7500 or 612-304-3310. Web: http://www.targetstores.com or http://www.targetcorp.com. 1,400 stores. 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402; Fax: 612-304-3711.

Wal-Mart Stores, 702 S.W. 8th Street, Bentonville, AR 72716-0145; 479-273-8888; 800-WAL-MART; Fax: 479-277-2532. Web: http://www. walmart.com. 4,500 stores.

BJ's, One Mercer Road, P.O. Box 9601, Natick, MA 01760; Fax: 508-651-8631. Web: http://www.bjs.com. East Coast warehouse club. 140 stores.

Cost-U-Less, 3633 136th Place S.E. #100, Bellevue, WA 98006; 425-945-0213. Email: buyer29@costuless.com. Web: http://www.costuless.com. Operates 11 warehouse stores in island communities.

PriceSmart, Phil Wilson, Senior VP, Buying - Non-Foods, 9740 Scranton Road, San Diego, CA 92121-1745; 858-404-8800; Phil: 858-404-7411. Email: pwilson@pricesmart.com. Web: http://www.pricesmart.com. Operates 22 warehouse clubs in 11 countries and one U.S. territory.

Smart & Final, 600 Citadel Drive, Commerce, CA 90040; 323-869-7606; Fax: 323-869-7868. Web: http://www.smartandfinal.com. Operates 235 warehouse grocery stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.


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 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 info 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.


The Military Market

Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Yolanda Thursby, Book and Magazine Buyer, AAFES Headquarters, 3911 S. Walton Walker Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75236-1598; 214-312-2011; Fax: 214-312-3000; Yolanda: 214-312-6659. Email: thursby@aafes.com. Web: http://www.aafes.com. Check out the Selling to AAFES report at http://www.aafes.com/pa/selling/ index.html. Their website says: “The majority of books and publications are supplied to exchanges by local distributors serving the area in which the exchange is located. Contracts with distributors are on a guaranteed sales basis and require the contractor to provide in-store service and remove unsold and outdated publications. Sales of hardbound books are extremely limited in the exchanges.”

Coast Guard Exchange System, U.S. Coast Guard HQ, 870 Greenbrier Circle, Greenbrier Tower II #502, Chesapeake, VA 23320-2681; 757-420-2480; Fax: 757-420-0286. Web: http://www.cg-exchange.com.

Navy Exchange Service Command, Sharon Freyer, Book Buyer, NEXCOM, 3280 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-5724; 757-631-3852; 800-628-3924; Fax: 757-631-3659. Web: http://www.navy-nex.com. Vendor information: http://www.navy-nex.com/command/ contractor_vendor/cv-vendor.html.

U.S. Marine Corps Exchange, Karen Macdonald, Buyer, Personal and Family Readiness Division, USMC Building, 3044 Catlin Avenue, Quantico, VA 22135-5099; 703-640-3821; Direct: 703-784-3646; Fax: 703-784-5354. Email: karen.macdonald@usmc-mccs.org. Web: http://www.usmc-mccs.org.

M.J. Daniel Company, apparently out of business.

Byrrd Enterprises, Willard Williams, 1302 LaFayette Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308; 703-765-5626; 800-628-0901; Fax: 703-768-4086. Email: byrrdbooks@aol.com. Web: http://www.byrrdbooks.com. Vendor info: http://www.byrrdbooks.com/distribution.html. Military books only. “Byrrd Enterprises, Inc. is always searching for new titles. Our focus is mainly on study guides, training, promotion and leadership. We sell very little fiction, autobiographies or novels.”

Military Media, 1 Bushwick Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603; 845-454-7900; Fax: 845-454-7987. Email: info@militarymedia.com. Web: http://www.militarymedia.com. Military mailing lists, including base newspapers, military consumers, and more.


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