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 . . .
- Month-Long Half-Price: Amazon Bestseller Campaign
- Hot blog posts on marketing, blogging, ebooks, and more
- Book Publishing, Printing, and Marketing Services
- 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
- Five free passes now available for Internet Prophets Conference
Month-Long Half-Price Sale: Amazon Bestseller Campaign
Amazon Bestseller Campaign: Insider Secrets to Becoming a REAL Bestselling Author on Amazon.com: http://www.bookmarket.com/amazon.htm – How to create and operate an Amazon Bestseller Campaign that produces real results: verified book sales that catapult your book or ebook to the top of Amazon.com. This normally sells for $297. But you can now order for only $147.
Get the sale price now! http://www.askthebooksellers.com/AZ
Hot blog posts on marketing, blogging, ebooks, and more
Blog posts and website pages I think you'll find useful in charging up your book promotion and ebook marketing efforts:
John Kremer is a featured speaker at the Nonfiction Writers Conference 5/16-5/18! - http://nonfictionwritersconference.com
10 Things You Didn't Know About Klout - http://on.mash.to/IHXqbJ via @mashable
There is a certain happiness in being silly and ridiculous - http://pinterest.com/pin/57983913922690991
The Slow Drip Method for Building a Massive Following via @FirepoleMRKTNG - http://www.firepolemarketing.com/blog/2012/05/10/massive-following by @Nick_Thacker #listbuilding
Authors, get back to your writing! There's never been a better time to get published - http://huff.to/qZCDGr
Six Figure List Building Web Summit - #lists #websummit http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/05/six-figure-list-building-web-summit.html
@AnaTrafficCafe The Highly Profitable Traffic Strategy You Aren't Using Yet - http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/paid-traffic-direct-media-buys
It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela
Join with 7,711 other book authors, self-publishers, ebook publishers, publicists, and book publishers on The Book Marketing Network - http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com
19 Ways to Build Relationships With Blog Comments via Marcus Sheridan in Social Media Examiner - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/blog-comments
Book Publishing, Printing, and Marketing Services
Here are some book and ebook publishing, marketing, and printing services that I found while attending AuthorU in Denver, Colorado last weekend:
Blue Ink Review: Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.blueinkreview.com. Paid book reviews that appear on their website, Ingram's iPage, Publishing Perspectives, Self-Publishing Review, and Off the Bookshelf.
Color House Graphics, Phil Knight, Sales Manager, 3505 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508; 800-454-1916; Fax: 616-245-5494. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Web: http://www.colorhousegraphics.com. Offers both offset and digital short run book printing. Bindings: casebound, softcover, saddlestiched, and mechanical.
Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, Kelly Johnson, 303-840-5994; Fax: 303-840-5984. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.cornerstoneva.com. A virtual assistant who can help you with your online marketing.
Get Published Coach, Robin Colucci Hoffman; 866-707-7728. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.getpublishedcoach.com. Claim your free starter kit for getting published at the above website.
Greystock Creative, Gary D Hall; 720-284-8198. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.greystrokecreative.com. Graphic design, book covers and interiors, video book trailers, and ebook conversions to Kindle, Nook, iBook, and more.
Illustrating You, Shannon Parish; 720-984-9355; Fax: 509-931-0784. Email: email@example.com. Cartoons and illustrations for book covers, interiors, presentations, videos, and more.
Master Video Disc & Design, Janita Cooper, 16055 N Dial Boulevard #6, Scottsdale AZ 85260; 480-948-0305; 800-228-8919. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.mastervdd.com. Web video, product trailers, audio books, CD/DVD duplication.
The McRae Agency, Elizabeth McRae, President, 5685 N Scottsdale Road #E-160, Scottsdale AZ 85250; 480-990-0282; Fax: 480-990-0048. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.mcraeagency.com. Public relations and marketing communications. Motto: Purveyors of fine buzz.
My Tablet Books, 2410 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206; 502-896-9644. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.mytabletbooks.com. Epub conversions as well as iPad app development. Also PDF flipbooks.
Replin Rhoades & Ratner, Steve Replin, 222 Milwaukee Street #304, Denver CO 80206; 303-322-7919; Fax: 303-329-0303. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.replinrhoades.com. Intellectual property law, entertainment law, and business/corporate law.
Sheridan Books, 100 N Staebler Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-475-9145. Web: http://www.sheridan.com. Now provides ebook conversion services as well as offset and digital book printing. Also has an ebook store: http://www.shelfwise.com.
Social Media Management Services, Melody Jones, 303-779-4412. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.melodyjonesonline.com. Social media coaching and management services specializing in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
Tattered Cover Press, John Zeck, Director of Business Development, 1628 16th Street, Denver CO 80202; 303-322-1965, ext. 2291. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.tatteredcover.com/printondemand. They offer Keepsake Packages and Retail Packages for print-on-demand books. A division of Tattered Cover Bookstores.
Thomson-Shore, 7300 W Joy Road, Dexter MI 48130-9701; 734-426-3939; Fax: 734-426-6216; Fax: 800-706-4545. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.thomsonshore.com. Founded in 1972. An employee-owned printer of books, from 200 to 20,000 copies. Now also does digital printing of short runs. Ask for a copy of their Printer's Ink newsletter.
Total Printing Systems, Charlie Tlapa, National Accounts Manager, 201 S Gregory Drive, Newton IL 62448; 618-783-2978; 800-465-5200; Fax: 618-783-8407. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.tps1.com. Short run book and booklet (up to 100,000 copies) printing with perfect, saddle, 3-ring, wire-o, and loose-leaf bindings.
Tu-Vets Printing, 5635 E Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90022; 323-723-4569; 800-894-8977; Fax: 323-724-1896. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.tu-vets.com. 5,000 color flyers for $359.00. Also prints 1x1 QR code labels for $69/M.
WaveCloud, Bill Van Orsdel, Denver CO; 303-917-0880. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.wavecloud.com. Their very vague mission: WaveCloud will bring authors and readers together in new, collaborative ways by knocking down the existing barriers between writers and their audiences and encouraging a stronger, more direct relationship between them. But you can sign up on the website to get updates on their launch later this summer.
WESType Publishing Services, 4405 Chippewa Drive, Boulder CO 80303; 303-554-5888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Interior design and typesetting; also book covers.
Some of the Best: 20-Minute Book Marketing Podcast series
Here are some of the best 20-minute interviews I conducted during April. Just in case you missed them earlier.
Claudia Brownlie on Selling Kindle Ebooks - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-claudia-brownlie-on-selling-kindle-ebooks
Erno Rossi on Back Cover Copy That Sells - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-erno-rossi-on-back-cover-copy-that-sells
Danny Iny on Blogging to Sell More Books - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-danny-iny-on-blogging-to-sell-more-books
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
Dianne de Las Casas on Creating a Movement - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-dianne-de-las-casas-on-creating-a-movement
Catherine Lanigan on Author Promotions - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-catherine-lanigan-on-author-promotions
Lissy Peace on Selling Movie Rights - http://askjohnkremer.com/20-minute-book-marketing-podcast-lissy-peace-on-selling-movie-rights
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 the smartest people in Internet sales, video, blogging, and more.
June 8 to 10 (Friday through Sunday) in Chicago, Illinois
Find out more here: http://www.internetprophets.com/?10006
I have just been offered the opportunity to give out five passes to this special event. But I can only give them out to people who will actually attend the event in Chicago from June 8th to 10th.
If you can commit to come and want a free pass, email me at JohnKremer@bookmarket.com with the subject: Free Pass to Chicago. The first five people to commit will get a free pass.
There is a giant asleep within every person.
When the giant awakes, miracles happen. — Frederick Faust