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.
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.
In this issue . . .
- Write for a Top-Ranked Self-Improvement Website
- Hug Someone You Love Today
- Self-Publishing Book Expo
Write for a Top-Ranked Self-Improvement Website
SelfGrowth.com, one of the top 5,000 websites in the entire world and the #1 self-improvement website on the Internet, has more than 2 million visitors every month. They are looking for new writers.
They already feature more than 300,000 articles on their site, but they are looking for people to write more articles for them on the following subjects:
success and self-improvement
relationships, spirituality, and lifestyle
careers and business
health and exercise
debt advice and debt consolidation
If you are already a member, you can submit new articles at any time. If you don't have a current account with them, you can create one by going here: http://www.selfgrowth.com/user/register
When you submit an article, you also get a link back to your website or any other URL you want to send readers to.
It's free to join. When you do join, you'll receive 5 audio programs, six empowering ebooks, and exclusive training on How to Brand Yourself as an Expert.
Hug Someone You Love Today
Mike Pickles, author of Hug Someone You Love Today, is working on another hug book and is looking for contributors to the book. If you have a great story on how hugs can positively change one's life, send a query letter to Mike at email@example.com.
Self-Publishing Book Expo
This year's Self-Publishing Book Expo will be held at the New York City Sheraton Hotel on October 27th. For more details on this program, check out http://www.selfpubbookexpo.com.
Sgrouples.com is a new beta site that allows you to create truly private groups for your family, friends, co-workers, or other fans. This new site includes photo sharing, event calendars, project collaboration, member pages, and social sharing. It should be interesting to see how this site develops. Check out the details here: http://www.sgrouples.com.
You can check out a Fox News interview with Sgrouples founder Mark
Weinstein - http://video.foxnews.com/v/1644674786001/is-facebook-just-a-fad
Do your little bit of good where you are. It is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. - Desmond Tutu