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 . . .
- Book Promotion Tweets, Posts, and Pins
- Author 101 University in Vegas
- Magazine Editor Updates
- Learning Annex Classes for New York City or Los Angeles
Book Promotion Tweets, Posts, and Pins
Here are a few tweets, Facebook posts, and Pinterest pins that might help you market your books:
If you want a bestselling book, especially a Kindle ebook, why not try writing a parody or spinoff of a hot novel? All of the books listed above are selling well without any book promotion beyond a great tie-in listing on Amazon.com. - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/09/parodies-and-spinoffs-of-bestselling.html
The fellow that does the What the Buck videos on YouTube describes in this video how he got 30,000 subscribers to his videos. That's subscribers! - http://pinterest.com/pin/57983913923503186
Here are a few of the free ebooks about business, Internet marketing, publicity, and investing featured on the Free Books for All website. - http://askjohnkremer.com/free-books-for-all-business-books
Do you realize that every time you read a book without pictures you become a production designer, casting director, and costume designer? Hell, you can be a director if you want to. Whether you know it or not, when you read a book without pictures, your brain fills in the blank spots. You can see the people, how they are dressed, which way they are moving, and what it looks like around them. Neat, huh? - Peter Wooley, author of What! And Give Up Show Business? - http://pinterest.com/pin/57983913923503153
>>> 95% of moms who received text messages from experts on pregnancy and newborn care welcomed the info and found it helpful. - The Female Patient (source of stats). That means that women are welcoming text messages that are useful for what they need.
Author 101 University in Vegas
Want to hear some great speakers on selling book manuscripts and marketing books - everyone but me :))? Then check out this lineup:
Agents and rights buyers: Scott Hoffman, Peter Hoppenfeld, Ken Atchity, Terry Whalin, Bruce Barbour, Gary Goldstein
Master marketers: Brendon Burchard, Tom Antion, Rick Frishman, Barbara DeAngelis, Wendy Lipton-Dibner, Peggy McColl, Jill Lublin, Alex Carroll, Hobie Hobart, Ellen Reid, Carol McManus
They'll teach you how to sell your book to a major publisher, make your book a bestseller, promote yourself online, and build a brand.
All in person in Las Vegas on October 25 to 28, 2012.
A special discount offer ends on September 15, so you have to act fast by going here: http://askthebooksellers.com/AU101
Magazine Editor Updates
Here are a few magazine updates I've made in the past few weeks:
All Animals is a bimonthly animal magazine published by the Humane Society. - http://magagenie.com/all-animals-magazine
Healthy Cooking is a bimonthly health and food magazine. - http://magagenie.com/healthy-cooking-magazine
The Humanist Magazine is a bimonthly magazine advocating the rights and viewpoints of humanists. Topics include politics, education, philosophy, economics, and social issues. - http://magagenie.com/the-humanist-magazine
Published 8 times a year, National Geographic Traveler covers travel, geography, culture, people, animals, nature, and the environment. - http://magagenie.com/national-geographic-traveler
OnEarth is a quarterly magazine of thought and opinion on the environment, business and politics, science and technology, wildlife and nature, health, cities and transportation, and social issues. It is open to diverse points of view. - http://magagenie.com/onearth-magazine
Psychology Today is a monthly magazine on psychology, health, mind news, psychiatry, sex, relationships, and more. - http://magagenie.com/psychology-today
Su Casa Magazine is a quarterly magazine featuring Southwestern homes, architecture, interior design, and more. Motto: Southwestern homes inspiration, ideas, resources. - http://magagenie.com/su-casa-magazine
Published 6 times a year during the academic semesters, The Writer’s Chronicle provides news, information, and inspiration to creative writers (fiction and poetry). - http://magagenie.com/the-writers-chronicle
Learning Annex Classes for New York City or Los Angeles
Kathi Khoury, program director for The Learning Annex is inviting any author, speaker, or expert to list their classes and seminars in New York City or Los Angeles at their new site: http://www.annexlocal.com.
You don't have to find a venue; they are arranging a few good locations in both cities. You get to decide what to charge, where and when to hold your classes or workshops - and, in return, you will receive 70% of the ticket sales. It's free and easy to list your classes.
To set up your class, email Kathi at Kathik@learningannex.com with the following info: Name of class, a one paragraph description of your class, a one-paragraph bio, and a photo of yourself.
They will be doing a ton of advertising for the classes as well as publishing a magazine that will go out to 200,000 people.
One best book is equal to a hundred good friends. But a good friend is equal to a library. - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam