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 . . .
- Get a free copy of Internet Prophets
- Florida Publishers Association Ed-U-Conference
- Blog Posts on Book Publishing, Ebooks, Book Marketing
- Family Friendly Book Directory
Watch for an announcement of John Kremer's two new Internet marketing programs: The Super Seven and The Secret Seven.
Get a Free Copy of Internet Prophets (featuring John Kremer!)
Well, Internet Prophets doesn't just feature me. It also features many other smart people who know a lot about marketing books and other products via the Internet, mobile phones, and more.
To download a free copy, go to http://www.InternetProphets.com/free right now. It could change the way you do business online and off. Go now to grab a 100% free, no-strings-attached copy.
Jay Conrad Levinson, the father of guerrilla marketing, called Internet Prophets, "The best marketing book I've read in 20 years."
Jack Canfield said, "At this precarious time when so many have jobs and live at the juncture of bankruptcy, Internet Prophets defines precisely how to shift from wage slave to securing a meaningful career. This book couldn't be more timely."
Attention Florida Writers and Publishers:
FPA Fall Conference Sept. 28-29 in Sarasota
The Florida Publishers Association is now accepting registrations for its 2012 Fall Ed-U-Conference: From Pbooks to Ebooks: Publish, Promote and Profit scheduled for Friday evening, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel on Lido Beach in Sarasota, Fla.
Speakers include Jim Azevedo on the Secrets of Ebook Publishing; Frances Keiser and Jane Wood on niche marketing and targeting audiences; Lloyd Rich on copyright law; plus a panel discussion on What every author and publisher needs to know about the biz.
Save $25 when you register before Aug. 31. Conference costs include breakfast and lunch. For more information, go to: http://www.floridapublishersassociation.com or contact FPA Secretary Ellen Valladares at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blog Posts on Book Publishing, Ebooks, Book Marketing
Here are some online blog posts and articles that you might find useful in help you to market your books, ebooks, websites, products, and services more effectively.
Goodbye, Hotmail; Hello, http://Outlook.com (an alternative to Gmail) - http://mashable.com/2012/07/31/outlook-hotmail-review
John's new outlook email address: email@example.com
F Scott Fitzgerald on How to Make a Fortune - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/06/f-scott-fitzgerald-on-how-to-make.html
Facebook Posts: The Most Viral Post I've Seen in a Long Time - http://askjohnkremer.com/facebook-posts-the-most-viral-post-ive-seen-in-a-long-time
Top 5 Viral Videos featuring animals - http://mashable.com/2012/07/31/cute-animal-video-roundup
Seth Godin: When Publishing Ebooks, Shorter Is Better - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/06/seth-godin-when-publishing-ebooks.html
31 Ways to Promote Your Facebook Page - http://askjohnkremer.com/31-ways-to-promote-your-facebook-page
David Garland on How to Create Awesome Web Interviews - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/07/the-following-video-from-corbett-barr.html
22 Top Blogging Tools Loved by the Pros - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/22-top-blogging-tools
Kindle Ebook Giveaways: Are They Worth It? - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/06/kindle-ebook-giveaways-are-they-worth.html
That should keep your busy for today.
Family Friendly Book Directory
John Riddle, founder of I Love to Write Day, is putting together a Family Friendly Book Directory. You can get a free listing by emailing John the following info: book title, author's name, price, and website address. Note: There is an upsell featuring the book cover and 5 lines of copy, but you don't have to do that to get your free listing. Email listing info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family Friendly Book Directory will be sent to 28,000 elementary schools around the country in November.
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. - Tom Clancy, novelist