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.
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In this issue . . .
- 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast
- Brand Building Through Licensing - Kathy Ireland
- Marketing Ideas Launchpad: John Kremer on marketing your books
- Short tips to help you with your book promotion
- Meet Me in Phoenix, Arizona at the End of March
20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast
I'm doing a 20-Minute Book Marketing series of audio interviews in April. I'm looking for authors and marketers to interview for the series.
If you'd like to do a pre-recorded podcast offering a few book marketing tips via audio, I'd like to have you be part of the podcast series.
It will be great publicity for you, with a bio, credit line, and link to generate traffic to your website.
I'm limiting each session to 20 minutes or less, so we'll be covering 1 to 5 tips on book marketing activities that have been working for you. As well as one or two success stories from your experience.
Would you like to be interviewed? Let me know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brand Building Through Licensing - Kathy Ireland
Actress, model, book author, and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland will be the special keynote speaker at Licensing Expo this year (June 12 to 14th in Las Vegas).
As she notes: Authors, artists, designers, creative people need to understand the value of licensing.
If you don't know what Kathy is doing with licensing (it's a multi-multi-million dollar business for her), read the current Forbes article about her business here:
In her talk at the Licensing Expo, “Brand Building Through Licensing – My Journey From the Beach to the Boardroom and Beyond,” Kathy will discuss the principles on which her company was built, business lessons learned along the way, and thoughts on the current state of the licensing business and where it is headed.
Marketing Ideas Launchpad: John Kremer on marketing your books
I'm doing a fast-paced 60-minute webinar for Book Street Cafe on Monday, March 26th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific. I hope you can join me, Gwen Henson, and Rich Hamilton for a great interview.
You can find out more here: http://bookstreetcafe.com/events/2012-john-kremer
Short tips to help you with your book promotion
Here are a few articles and blog posts I've noted this week - ones that I thought might help you in promoting your books.
Book Marketing Makeover: How Much Should an Ebook Cost? via Seth Godin - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-how-much-should.html #ebookx
Why the New iPad Is a Worthwhile Upgrade, Especially for iPad 1 Owners - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/
Quotable Quotes: Michael Jordan on Success - http://myincrediblewebsite.com/quotable-quotes-michael-jordan-on-success #success
Ebook Advertising: 7 Ways to Feature Ads in Your Ebooks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmS7ehVINmM - If you are selling your ebooks for a low price or giving them away for free, one way to recoup your costs is to feature ads inside your ebooks.
Why Major Marketers Are Moving to Google+ - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/why-major-marketers-are-moving-to-google #google+ #self-publishing
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An incredible offer on promoting your videos online. Check out the $1.00 trial offer here: http://videotrafficguys.com
Download your free copy of The Quotable Oprah Winfrey - http://myincrediblewebsite.com/download-your-free-copy-of-the-quotable-oprah-winfrey - #Oprah at her best!
Savvy book marketing tips: Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast - http://ow.ly/9I2ct - #authors #pr #ebooks
Meet Me in Phoenix, Arizona at the End of March
I will be giving a one-day Book Marketing to the Max seminar in Tempe, Arizona, on March 31st. You can still register for this key seminar.
Start the new year of 2012 with a fully loaded plan to accelerate your book sales for the next 12 months and beyond!
In one day, I will teach you all the latest secrets of how other book authors and publishers are selling more books every day.
To sign up for this insider's Book Marketing to the Max seminar, click here: http://bit.ly/ArizonaSeminar
Date: Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Fiesta Resort, 2100 S Priest Drive, Tempe AZ 85282; Phone: 480-967-1441; 800-528-6481. Web: http://fiestainnresort.com
Note: The hotel is just a few minutes from the Phoenix airport. The hotel offers a free shuttle service.
I act as if everything depends upon me and pray as if everything depends upon God. - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and network producer, The Quotable Oprah Winfrey