Book Marketing 105: Choosing a Book Distribution System
This vital mini-guide includes criteria for deciding how you will distribute your books. Also includes complete information on 30 distributors, 3 sales reps to the chains, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 27 bookstore wholesalers, 34 library wholesalers, and 23 Spanish-language wholesalers. Plus a sample book distribution contract. Ebook download, $30.00.
Top 700 Indie Bookstores
This database features 740 stores with address, book buyer, owner, event coordinator, phone, fax, email, website, and more! Cost: $40.00. This data file features an updated list of the largest indie bookstores that work with authors and buy books from indie publishers. The report comes as a data file download (your choice of Microsoft Access, Excel, or rich text format). The data files do require that you know how to use a database or word-processing program.
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.
The Gallup Organization, 47 Hulfish Street #200, P. O. Box 310, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609-924-9600; Fax: 609-924-0228. Web: http://www.gallup.com.
The Roper Organization, 205 East 42nd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10017; 212-599-0700; 888-438-7857; Fax: 212-867-7008.
Euromonitor International, 122 S. Michigan Avenue #1200, Chicago, IL 60603; 312-922-1115; Fax: 312-922-1157.
Business Trend Analysts, 2171 Jericho Turnpike #200, Commack, NY 11725-2900; 631-462-5454; 800-866-4648; Fax: 631-462-1842. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bta-ler.com or http://www.businesstrendanalysts.com. This company publishes an annual report on The U.S. Book Publishing Industry. Cost: $1,495.00.
BookScan U.S.A., Nielsen, 1 N. Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601; 914-684-5537; Fax: 914-328-0234. Web: http://www.bookscan.com. Provides retail sales from the major chains, Amazon.com, and Costco. They claim to capture 70% of sales for most hardcover bestsellers. Nielsen BookScan provides the world’s only continuous retail monitoring service for English-language books in the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, South Africa, Italy and Spain (with New Zealand and Demark due to launch shortly).
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books - all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other publishers and authors have marketed their books.
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