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 info on 30 distributors, 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 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 independent 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.
During the months of December 2011 and January 2012, I am sponsoring the Book Marketing Makeover Months event. I will be featuring guest posts from other book authors and book marketing experts during this Book Marketing Makeover event. Enjoy the posts. You can find them here: Book Marketing Bestsellers Blog.
Note: As each day comes around, the link for that day's blog post will be activated.
December 1 - Social Media: Pros and Cons - Should You Join in the Fray? by Brian Feinblug of Planned Television Arts
December 2 - Top 15 Reasons to Do a Virtual Book Tour by Dana Smith, author of Virtual Book Tour Magic
December 3 - Shocking News To Authors: The Book Business Is a Business First by W. Terry Whalin, author of Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams
December 4 - Three Golden Rules to Selling an Ebook by Simon Cheshire, author of You've Got to Read This: A Beginner's Guide to Great Writers and the History of Books
December 5 - Dead Body Cookies Create Killer Sales for Mystery Novel by Cindy Sample, author of Dying for a Date
December 6 - First-Time Novelist Novel Marketing Strategies by Simone Bailey, author of Calumny While Reading Irving Welsh
December 7 - Writing Contest Promotes Las Vegas Novel by Avery Cardoza, author of Lost in Las Vegas
December 8 - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Ebooks, and Should You Go Digital Only? by Bret Ridgway of Speaker Fulfillment Services
December 9 - Writing Effective Emails That Get Attention by Jill Konrath, author of Snap Selling and The Ultimate Guide to Email Prospecting
December 10 - Query Letters That Work: Grab Them with the First Sentence by Jeff Rivera, webmaster, http://www.HowtoWriteaQueryLetter.com
December 11 - How Amanda Hocking Really Did It by Scott Lorenz, president of Westwind Communications
December 12 - Book Marketing Makeover: How to Get Your Book into Bookstores, Retail Outlets, and Internet Retailers by Elaine Wilkes, author of Natures Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight
December 13 - Do You Avoid LinkedIn Because You Don't Know How to Use It? by Judy Cullins, author of LinkedIn Marketing: 8 Best Tactics to Build Book and Business Sales
December 14 - Promoting November As Picture Book Month by Dianne de Las Casas, author, storyteller, and founder of Picture Book Month
December 15 - Selling to Libraries, Bookstores, and Other Retailers by Elaine Wilkes, author of Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight, and John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
December 16 - How a Book Marketing Technique Turned into a Brand New and Far More Lucrative Product by Elizabeth Claire, editor and publisher of Easy English NEWS
December 17 - How to Personalize Tweets on Twitter by Mari Smith, author of The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, and Profitable Network Using the Social Web
December 18 - Selling Books Via Event Planners by D. E. Boone, author of Legs Talk, A Modern Girl's Dating Tale
December 20 - How Will the Economy Affect Book Sales in 2012? by The Economic Collapse Blog
December 21 - How Much Should an Ebook Cost? by Seth Godin, founder of The Domino Project
December 22 - Using Social Networks and Facebook Contests to Sell Books by Omar Lugmaan-Harris, aka Qwantu Amaru, author of One Blood
December 23 - Feature Contests for a Quick and Effective Blog Post by Cathy Stucker, The Idea Lady and founder of BloggerLinkUp.com
December 24 - The Difference Between Book Publishing and Book Printing by Susan Henderson, author of Up from the Blue, and the people at Pubslush.com
December 25 - Happy Holidays by John Kremer
December 26 - Marketing Your Books in 2012 and Beyond by John Kremer, presenter of the Book Marketing Live Seminar in Palm Springs, California
December 27 - A Gift of Marketing Interviews from Jay Abraham by marketing wizard Jay Abraham
December 29 - One Author's Book Promotion Journey by Rosie Cochran, author of A Murder Unseen
December 30 - 10 Tips to Create Your Best Internet Radio Show by Blog Talk Radio and John Kremer
December 31 - My New Years Wish List by John Kremer
January 1 - 4 Book Promotion Predictions for 2012 by John Kremer
January 2 - Giving Away Content to Build an Audience by Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net
January 3 - Use AdSense to Make Money from Your Old Material by Eric Giguere, author of Uncommon Adsense: Expert AdSense Advice in One
January 4 - How One Author Got a Book Assignment That Led to 9 Titles by Kayleen Reusser, author of Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia
January 5 - Creating a Viral Story by Kayleen Reusser, author of Celebrities Giving Back
January 6 - How to Get More Twitter Followers by David Griffiths, author of The Misadventures of Russell Quigley
January 8 - The Importance of Trust, A Steve Jobs Story by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
January 9 - The Moment of Trust, A Mark Zuckerberg Story by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
January 10 - The Magic of Self-Trust, A Magic Johnson Story by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
January 11 - The Power of Trust, The Story of Ebay by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
January 12 - The Power of Smart Trust, The Zane's Cycles Story by Stephen M.R. Covey and Greg Link, co-authors of Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
January 13 - You Can Be on ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX News Next Week! by Clint Arthur, author of the New TV Power program
January 14 - Networking with Colleagues by Lynnette Phillips, author of Fight Back! Don't Let Twitter and Facebook Take Over
January 15 - Seth Godin's Advice to Book Authors, Part I by Seth Godin, founder of The Domino Project
January 16 - Seth Godin's Advice to Book Authors, Part II by Seth Godin, founder of The Domino Project
January 18 - 5 Ways to Promote Self-Published Books by Sarah Gilbert, director of sales, Lulu.com
January 21 - Creative Marketing Nets Real Results by David A. Koop, author of Cancer It's a Good Thing I Got It!