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.
More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com
In this issue . . .
- 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
- Internet Prophets Conference in Chicago in June
- Short tips to help you with your book promotion
- Meet Me in Denver on May 3rd
- IBPA special membership offer
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 5th - Erno Rossi on Back Cover Copy That Sells - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-erno-rossi-on-back-cover-copy-that-sells
April 6th - Danny Iny on Blogging to Sell More Books - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-danny-iny-on-blogging-to-sell-more-books
April 7th - Gary Goldstein on Social Media Promotion - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-gary-goldstein-on-social-media-promotion
April 8th - Tom T. Moore on Author Book Promotions - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-tom-t-moore-on-author-book-promotions
April 9th - Judy Belmont on Mommy Blogger Book Reviews - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-judy-belmont-on-mommy-blogger-book-reviews
April 10th - Paula Langguth Ryan on Selling Multiple Copies to Professionals - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-paula-langguth-ryan-on-selling-multiple-copies-to-professionals
April 11th - Cy Tymony on Getting Local Publicity - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-cy-tymony-on-getting-local-publicity
Internet Prophets Conference in Chicago
This event is building up to be the major Internet marketing seminar of the year with an incredible array of best-known people in Internet sales, video, blogging, and more. Check out the speaker list:
Jay Conrad Levinson, Armand Morin, Janet Bray Atwood, Mike Koenigs, Kathleen Gage, Mike Filsaime, Dan Hollings, Marc Ostrofsky, John Kremer, David Riklan, Craig Duswal, Callan Rush, Kristin Thompson, Dean DeLisle, Chris Van Buren, Sam Horn, Jennifer Sheahan, Mike Muhney, Dov Baron, Kathie Nelson, Ralph Plumb, and more.
June 8 to 10 (Friday through Sunday) in Chicago, Illinois
Find out more here: http://www.internetprophets.com/?10006
Not only will you hear the latest ideas and tips on how to sell books, products, and services via the Internet, but you will have an unequal opportunity to network with some of the smartest people in the business (not just the speakers, but also the attendees).
Note: While you're waiting for BEA, BlogWorld, and Internet Prophets, be sure to stop by the Get More Traffic and Subscribers via Fast, Easy Writing webinar on Tuesday, April 17th, at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
Learn how Danny Iny grew his Firepole Marketing blog from 140 readers to 14,000 readers (without Twitter, PPC, Pinterest, or other fads). Danny's going to show you how to write amazingly effective headlines and blog posts and, more importantly, how to multiply yourself across the Internet with little effort. It's free. Register now for next week's webinar: http://www.WriteLikeFreddy.com/site/webinar-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.
5 quick and easy ways to land publicity on high-traffic blogs - free webinar on Thursday, April 12th - http://askthebooksellers.com/max
Book Readers As Production Designers - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/04/book-readers-as-production-designers.html - Features a wonderful quote about book readers as well as a video showcasing a story about actress Katherine Hepburn. Well worth a view.
Take 10 minutes to make a product you can sell. Go here and opt-in for a free video hosted by Mike Koenigs: http://www.askthebooksellers.com/TG
The Wisdom of Hugely Successful Books: A Q&A with James W. Hall - http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/interviews/article/51407-the-wisdom-of-hugely-successful-books-a-q-a-with-james-w-hall.html
Profit Online Fast! by Steve Oshler (interviewed by Kathleen Gage): Thursday, April 12th, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Listen in here: http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=27953130
5 Tips to Becoming a Top Blog in Your Industry | Social Media Examiner - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-tips-to-becoming-a-top-blog-in-your-industry #blogging
Weekly Chop Shop: Make Money Blogging – Who, How, and How Much - http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/weekly-chop-shop-make-money-blogging-who-how-and-how-much - Features many of the ways to make money from a blog (other than selling your own product, which is still the best way).
Learn how to get maximum publicity in minimum time - free webinar on Thursday, April 12th at 2:00 p.m or 7:00 p.m. Eastern time - http://www.askthebooksellers.com/max
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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!).
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.
IBPA special membership offer
The Independent Book Publishers Association is making a special membership offer to subscribers of this newsletter. If you join IBPA during April, you not only get the standard access to cooperative direct mail programs, discounts on goods and services, a wonderful monthly newsletter, discounts on seminars, and more, but you will also receive two gifts:
* Your choice of two IBPA Publishing University online educational webinars to listen to at your leisure ($78 value)
* $75 off your choice of any IBPA co-op marketing program ($75 value)
Just go to http://www.ibpa-online.org/welcome.aspx and enter the code KREMER in the shopping cart. Or call IBPA at 310-546-1818.
I don't make any money from this offer. It's just a good deal.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. — Maya Angelou
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