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 . . .
- Get more traffic this week - in 5 minutes per day
- 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
- Get More Subscribers Webinar
- Meet Me in Denver in May
- Internet Prophets Conference in Chicago in June
Get more traffic this week - in 5 minutes per day
Do you want more traffic to your blog or website this week? It's easy.
Take five or ten minutes every day to pin two or three of your older blog posts or website pages. If you don't have an illustration or photo on those pages, add the photo and then pin it (and your page) to Pinterest.com.
If you haven't joined Pinterest yet, do it today. Pinterest drives more traffic today than Twitter or YouTube.
Create new boards for every topic you cover. For example, here are some of the boards I've created at Pinterest:
Great Quotations as Graphics, Viral Videos, Books Worth Reading, Magazines, The Quotable John Kremer, Book Marketing Tips, Great Indie Booksellers, The Quotable Oprah Winfrey, Mom's Rules, Publicity and PR, Dalai Lama Quotes, etc.
You can check out my boards at http://www.pinterest.com/johnkremer
Here are a few pins I did recently for some older blog posts:
Do two or three pins of old blog posts each day. I'll bet that you'll be surprised by amount of new traffic to your website as a result of the pins.
To boost the efficacy of the pins, tweet and Facebook post the pins as well. Pinterest makes it easy for you to do that at the same time as you make the pins.
Booster Note: Blog posts with images average more readers, more traffic, and more engagement than plain text posts. So you should be using images in your blog posts anyway. Pinterest pins are simply a bonus to this SEO strategy.
20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series - no cost, no sign-up!
Enjoy these short interviews featuring real-life book marketing tips from various book authors. Great stuff in about 20 minutes.
April 11th - Cy Tymony on Getting Local Publicity - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-cy-tymony-on-getting-local-publicity
April 12th - Doug Bolton on Finding New Markets for Your Books - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-doug-bolton-on-finding-new-markets-for-your-books
April 13th - Jeffrey Marks on Selling Genre Novels - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-jeffrey-marks-on-selling-genre-novels
April 14th - Pierette Simpson on Local and National Book Launches - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-pierette-simpson-on-local-and-national-book-launches
April 15th - Michael Loyd Gray on Having a Great Agent - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-michael-loyd-gray-on-having-a-great-agent
Last chance to sign up for the Get More Subscribers webinar
Learn how Danny Iny grew his blog from 140 readers to 14,000 readers (without Twitter, 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.
Get More Traffic and Subscribers via Fast, Easy Writing webinar on Tuesday, April 17th, at 3 p.m. Eastern time. It's free. Register now for Tuesday's webinar:
The golden ticket to all the traffic and subscribers you’ll ever need is writing. Not just any writing, mind you, but the right writing.
Meet Me in Denver in May
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!).
“John Kremer is worth the price of the entire Extravaganza.” - Joel Friedlander, TheBookDesigner.com
“The reason why I’m coming to the Extravaganza is that it’s content-based ... not another seminar that pitches products and buying the speaker’s services at the attendee.” - John Molidor, President of Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan
Sign up here: http://authoru.org/extravaganza-2012.html
Note: There are only 8 spaces left for the evening session with me and only 20 spaces left for the Friday and Saturday sessions.
Internet Prophets Conference in Chicago
If you want to know the very latest on what's working to sell anything on the Internet, you need to show up at this conference.
The time for you to dominate your niche, build your online presence, and generate massive, passive income is NOW!
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, Callan Rush, Kristin Thompson, Dean DeLisle, Mike Muhney, Dov Baron, and more.
June 8 to 10 (Friday through Sunday) at the Marriott Renaissance in Schaumburg, Illinois (just minutes from Chicago's O'Hare Airport).
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Forget almost everything you know about Internet & mobile marketing. The game has changed and there is a NEW set of rules. The OLD way of conducting business online no longer applies. If you're employing tactics from 2011, you're in for significant erosion in market share and a rude awakening.
Come to network with some of the smartest people in the business (not just the speakers, but also the attendees).
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