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, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 3 sales representatives to the chains, 27 bookstore wholesalers, 34 library wholesalers, and 23 Spanish-language wholesalers. Plus a sample book distribution contract. Ebook download, $30.00.
Top 700 Independent 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 of these 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. Thank you.
RadioPRGuy.com - "When you decide that you're ready to start dealing with radio stations directly, get Alex Carroll's program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing with producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio talk show star." - John Kremer
NewsReleaseCritiques.com - I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnewsworthy, and product-oriented. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books. - John Kremer
Association of Alternative News Weeklies, 1000 Connecticut Avenue N.W. #822, Washington, DC 20036; 202-822-1955; Fax: 202-822-0929.
Parenting Publications of America, 1970 E Grand Avenue #330, El Segundo CA 90245; 310-364-0193; Fax: 310-364-0196. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.parentingpublications.org. "Our list of members is available for a one time fee of $50. We have 151 member publications, all regional parenting publications, with a combined circulation of 6.7 million."
North American Mature Publishers Association. Senior newspapers.
Bradley Communications, 390 Reed Road, P.O. Box 360, Broomall, PA 19008; 484-477-4220; 800-784-4359. Web: http://www.rtir.com.
Bacon's Media Alerts, Cision US, 332 S. Michigan Avenue #900, Chicago, IL 60604-4301; 312-922-2400; 800-972-9252; Fax: 312-922-3127. Web: http://www.cision.com.
BookMobile.com, Nicole Baxter, 2402 University Avenue West #206, Saint Paul, MN 55114; 800-752-3303; Fax: 612-677-3271. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bookmobile.com. A digital printer since 1996, they provide on-demand printing of books and bound galleys. Customers include Oxford University Press, Graywolf Press, and Copper Canyon Press.
Crane Duplicating Services, Dick Price, President, 947 Main Street (Route 28), South Harwich, MA 02661; 508-958-4877; Fax: 508-760-1544. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.craneduplicating.com. Web: http://www.boundgalleys.com.
The Country Press, Nancy Pinto, 1 Commercial Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347; P O Box 489, Middleborough, MA 02346; 508-947-4485; Fax: 508-947-8989. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.countrypressinc.com.
Bacon's Clipping Bureau, Cision US, 332 S. Michigan Avenue #900, Chicago, IL 60604-4301; 312-922-2400; 800-972-9252; Fax: 312-922-3127. Web: http://www.cision.com.
Burrelles Luce Press Clipping Service, 75 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ 07039; 973-992-6600; 800-631-1160; Fax: 973-992-7675. Web: http://www.burrellesluce.com.
Canadian Press Clipping Services, 2206 Eglinton Avenue E. #190, Toronto, Ontario M1L 4T5, Canada; 416-750-2220, ext. 203.
Mature Market Clipping Service, 4901 Morena Boulevard #203, San Diego, CA 92117; 619-272-9023.
Newsclip Clipping Bureau, 363 W. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60610; 312-751-7300; 800-544-8433; Fax: 312-751-7306. Web: http://www.newsclip.com.
Editor & Publisher, closed in 2009.
Freebies, 1135 Eugenia Place, P.O. Box 5025, Carpenteria, CA 93014-5025; 805-566-1225; Fax: 805-566-0305. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Linda Cook, Editor. Published five times a year with a circulation of 350,000 paid subscribers.
Free Things, Mark Weiss, P.O. Box 402091, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
Bottom Line/Personal, Boardroom Inc., 281 Tresser Boulevard, 8th Floor (06901-3229), P O Box 436, Stamford CT 06901-0436; 203-973-5900; Fax: 203-967-3086. Web: http://www.bottomlinesecrets.com. The newsletter on consumer issues. Circulation: over 2 million.
Associated Press (AP), 450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001; 212-621-1500; Fax: 212-621-7520; Fax: 212-621-1679. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.ap.org. Ron Berthel is the Book Editor (212-621-1850). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. New York events email: email@example.com.
United Press International (UPI), 1510 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005-2289; 202-898-8000; Fax: 202-898-8057. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Web: http://www.upi.com. Send information to the Washington Desk. This wire service is now focused on international news, politics, cybercrime, biotech, science, and religion.
Reuters Information Services, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036; 646-223-6100 (editorial). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.reuters.com. Reuters LA Bureau, 445 S. Figueroa Street #2000, Los Angeles, CA 90071-1602; 213-380-2014; Fax: 213-622-0056.
PR Leads Expert Resource Network - This service provides you with the names and contact info of reporters and editors who are looking for experts and other people to interview for stories, news, etc. You can do a one-month trial for only $99, or a year for $995. I know people who have gotten into major newspapers and magazines using the hot leads this service provides. It's a lot less expensive than hiring a PR service or publicist and probably as effective.
Leading Edge Review, Sheila Andersen, Publisher, 630 Odell Street, Madison, WI 537111; 608-236-4115; 800-729-9504. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.leadingedgereview.com. Mailed quarterly to 4,000 new age bookstores and 1,400 mail order customers. Includes some reviews as well as paid listings.
Independent Book Publishers Association, Terry Nathan, Director, 1020 Manhattan Beach Boulevard #204, Manhattan Beach CA 90266; 310-546-1818; Fax: 310-546-3939. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.ibpa-online.org. Formerly known as PMA.
Evolutionary Products, Patricia Bush, 1653 N Magnolia Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85712-4103; 520-323-1190; 800-777-4751; Fax: 520-320-9338. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.evolutionaryproducts.com or http://www.newagemarket.com. Replaced the product line of New Editions. Maintains a comprehensive database of new age and holistic businesses, including emails, websites, and more.
PR Newswire, 810 7th Avenue, 35th Floor, New York, NY 10019; 212-596-1500; 800-832-5522. Web: http://www.prnewswire.com.
North American Precis Syndicate, Margaret Ost, Vice President, Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue #6500, New York, NY 10118; 212-309-0139; 800-222-5551; Fax: 800-990-4329. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.napsnet.com and http://www.napsinfo.com.
NewsUSA, Rick Smith, 250 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022; 888-563-5200. Web: http://www.newsusa.com. Offers 1,000 guaranteed news placements for $20,000 (includes 1 tabloid mailing to 10,000+ newspapers plus 2 radio features sent to 6,600 radio stations and 5,000 web sites). Also offers a guaranteed 100 book review placements for $3,500.
Family Features Editorial Services, 8309 Melrose Drive, Shawnee Mission, KS 66214-3628; 913-888-3800; 800-443-2512. Web: http://www.culinary.net.
Yearbook of Experts, Broadcast Interview Source, Mitchell Davis, Editor, 2233 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20007-4104;202-333-5000; 800-932-7266; Fax: 202-342-5411. Email: editor@Yearbook.com. Web: http://www.expertclick.com/discount/John_Kremer (this link gives you a discount on your website and directory listing).They also offer a Radio Tour package for $295.00.For details, see http://www.RadioTour.com.
Bradley Communications, 390 Reed Road, P.O. Box 360, Broomall, PA 19008;484-477-4220; 800-784-4359. Web: http://www.rtir.com. If you sign up for their free RTIR Info Kit, they'll also send you a bonus copy of 39 Ways to Get FREE Publicity as a Guest on Radio/TV Talk Shows Nationwide.
RadioPublicity.com, Alex Carroll, AceCo Publishers, 924 Chapala Street #D, SantaBarbara, CA 93101; 805-962-7834; Fax: 805-564-6868. Email: Alex@RadioPublicity.com. Web: http://www.radiopublicity.com. Offers a databaseof radio stations as well as a course on getting publicity via radio phone interviews.
Talkers Directory of Talk Radio, Talkers Magazine, 650 Belmont Avenue, Springfield,MA 01108; 413-739-8255; Fax: 413-746-6786. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Web: http://www.talkers.com. $95.00. Features the names, addresses, phone, fax, email,and web site info on hundreds of talk stations and individual hosts.
Gordon's Radio List, North Ridge Books, P.O. Box 1463, Lake Forest, CA 92609;949-855-0640; Fax: 949-855-4860. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.nrbooks.com. A list of 1,100 locally produced and nationallysyndicated radio shows, with show descriptions, URLs, and email address for both hosts and producers.
Conscious Media Relations, Jackie Lapin. Email: jackie@consciousmedia relations.com. Check out her Conscious Media Radio Tour Package for authors, speakers, and coaches in the fields of consciousness and conscious business. Check out the Conscious Media Radio Tour Package at: http://www.kickstartcart.com/app/?Clk=2688514.
Radio Prep Web Center, American Comedy Network, 91 River Street, Milford, CT 06460;203-877-8210. Web: http://www.americancomedynetwork.com.
Other radio prep services, see listing at: http://www.radiodirectory.com/Showprep/Fee_based.
R&R (Radio & Records), 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 5th Floor,Los Angeles, CA 90067-4004; 310-553-4330; Fax: 310-203-9763. Web: http://www.rronline.com.Al Petersen, News/Talk Editor; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science of Mind, World Ministry of Prayer: 800-421-9600.
On the Scene Productions, 5900 Wilshire Boulevard #1400, Los Angeles, CA 90036;323-930-1030; Fax: 323-930-1840. Web: http://www.onthescene.com. New York: David Henry,VP, Business Development, 747 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017; 212-715-0800.Email: email@example.com.
Media Connect, Brian Feinblum, Chief Marketing Officer, 1110 Second Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York,NY 10022; 212-715-1600; Fax: 212-715-1664. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.media-connect.com. Formerly known as Planned Television Arts, they offer Morning Drive Radio Tours,satellite tours, Teleprint Conferences, and regular publicity services.
J-Nex Television, 5455 Wilshire Boulevard #2010, Los Angeles, CA 90036;213-934-4356; 800-366-5639; Fax: 213-934-7269.
Medialink, 708 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017; 212-682-8300;800-843-0677. Web: http://www.medialinkworldwide.com.
National Satellite, 8075 W. Third Street #504, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 213-857-0777;Fax: 213-939-9475. Email: email@example.com.
News/Broadcast Network, 149 Madison Avenue #804, New York, NY 10016;212-889-0888; Fax: 212-696-4611.
Worldwide Television News, 1995 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10023;212-362-4440; 800-526-1161; Fax: 212-496-1269.
DeHart & Company Public Relations, Dottie DeHart, The Piedmont Center, 1375 Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard S.E. #109, Hickory, NC 28602; 828-325-4967; Fax: 828-325-4968. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Web: http://www.dehartandcompany.com.
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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