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 . . .
- Pin some old blog posts this week. Do it now.
- 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
- Hot blog posts on marketing, blogging, and more
Did you do this? If not, do it this week. Absolutely if you want traffic.
I've been using Pinterest to draw traffic to a hobby website of mine: http://www.myincrediblewebsite.com - At the beginning of April, the Alexa rank for that site was 783,444; on May 2nd, it was 634,016.
I did twelve blog posts during April, all of which I pinned to Pinterest. In addition, I pinned a number of older blog posts as well. Most of the traffic to the site came from the people who came across the pins.
Here's a key way to use the hot Pinterest social network:
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.
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:
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 referrals, 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.
Note: One of my hobby blogs has jumped 90,000 in Alexa rank in just a few weeks - and the main strategy has been to pin new and old blog posts. Check it out at http://www.myincrediblewebsite.com.
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 16th - Judith Briles on Why Authors Fail - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-judith-briles-on-why-authors-fail
April 17th - Duke Lunsford on Motivational Seminars and PR - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-duke-lunsford-on-motivational-seminars-and-pr
April 18th - Dianne de Las Casas on Creating a Movement - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-dianne-de-las-casas-on-creating-a-movement
April 19th - Gerald Kolpan on Videos and PR - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-gerald-kolpan-on-videos-and-pr
April 20th - Catherine Lanigan on Author Promotions - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-catherine-lanigan-on-author-promotions
April 21st - Stephen Schochet on Radio Interviews and Publicity - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-stephen-schochet-on-radio-interviews-and-publicity
April 22nd - Anthea Carson on Book Signings and Book Events - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-anthea-carson-on-book-signings-and-book-events
April 23rd - Lissy Peace on Selling Movie Rights - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-lissy-peace-on-selling-movie-rights
April 24th - Mike McCann on Ebook Marketing - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-mike-mccann-on-ebook-marketing
April 25th - Anne Miller on The Power of Metaphors - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-anne-miller-on-the-power-of-metaphors
Hot blog posts on marketing, blogging, and more
Blog posts and website pages I think you'll find useful in chargine up your book and ebook marketing efforts:
14 Devious Tactics for Getting More Comments on Your Blog Posts - http://boostblogtraffic.com/more-comments #blogging #comments
The Future of Blogging - http://www.viperchill.com/future-of-blogging - great blogging tips #blogging
The Future of Storytelling - http://t.co/olfXpiKS #writing #books #authors
Real relationships: The essence of marketing - http://askthepublicist.com/real-relationships-the-essence-of-marketing
31 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Page - http://askjohnkremer.com/31-ways-to-promote-your-facebook-page
VIP: Book Marketing on the Mobile Web: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/04/book-marketing-on-mobile-web.html
This could be hot: Mike Koenig is sharing 21 free videos on how to market your business across multiple channels - cool stuff - http://t.co/siJTZG1x #videos
Don't Be an Anonymous Author - http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2012/02/dont-be-an-anonymous-author.html
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It’s simply learning how to focus. - Jack Canfield