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 series
- Complete Books & Media corporate sales
- Short tips to help you with your book promotion
- Meet Me in Denver on May 3rd
20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
Enjoy these short interviews featuring real-life book marketing tips from various book authors. Great stuff in about 20 minutes.
April 1st - 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast: David Koop on Personal Selling - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-david-koop-on-personal-selling
April 2nd - 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast: Anne Saunders on Travel Books - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-anne-saunders-on-travel-books
April 3rd - 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast: Claudia Brownlie on Selling Kindle Ebooks - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-claudia-brownlie-on-selling-kindle-ebooks
April 4th - 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast: Marc Pitman on Using Twitter to Sell Factory Seconds - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-marc-pitman-on-using-twitter-to-sell-factory-seconds
April 5th - 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast: Erno Rossi on Back Cover Copy That Sells - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-erno-rossi-on-back-cover-copy-that-sells
Complete Books & Media corporate sales
The following wholesaler markets books to corporations, educational institutions, associations, and government departments.
Complete Books & Media Supply, Beth Cofty, Marketing & Vendor Relations, 715 Discovery Boulevard #301, Cedar Park TX 78613; 800-986-1775, ext. 108; Fax: 512-616-0410. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. General email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.completebook.com.
The world's largest online business-to-business source for 2.5 million books, magazines, software titles, audios, videos, government documents, etc. They will soon also feature half a million ebooks.
They also partner with major book publishers to provide speakers for corporate events.
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.
Books are sacred to free men for very good reasons. - Kurt Vonnegut - http://askthebooksellers.com/kurt-vonnegut-books-are-sacred-to-free-men
Reading is cool again - http://askthebooksellers.com/reading-is-cool-again
The most important thing you need to know to land media coverage - http://askthebooksellers.com/max
The MultiFold Secret - Check out the simple guide: http://myincrediblewebsite.com/the-multifold-secret-how-it-works-so-simply
Come join the 7,596 other book authors, self-publishers, book publishers, and ebook authors on The Book Marketing Network - http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com - A great place to find partners for your book promotions.
@AnaTrafficCafe Weekly Chop Shop: Is Google Taking Arms Against Link Building? http://bit.ly/HoxoUm
Please share with the 4Fs: family, friends, fans, and followers.
Meet Me in Denver on May 3rd through the 5th
Meet me in Denver at Author U on May 3rd through 5th - if you want the latest strategies on book marketing that creates results (sales!).
Here are a few things you'll learn from me and the other great people who will be speaking at Author U.
Plus one-on-one coaching, pick-my-brain round tables, a deep-dive dinner workshop with me, and more.
Sign up here: http://authoru.org/extravaganza-2012.html - Or learn about all the other great people who will be speaking at this event.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and network producer, The Quotable Oprah Winfrey