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 information on 30 distributors, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 3 sales representatives to the chains, 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 indie 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.
Learn how to submit to book publishers before sending them anything. Do not send an entire manuscript. Send a query letter or book proposal.
To learn more, read one of these books: Michael Larson's How to Write a Book Proposal, Jeff Herman's Write the Perfect Book Proposal, W. Terry Whalin's Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, or Stephen Mettee's The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal.
Please let us know if any of the following editor names, address, phone numbers, emails, etc. change. That's one way we can keep this up-to-date for everyone. Email: JohnKremer@BookMarket.com.
Ideals Publications, Peggy Schaefer, Managing Editor, 535 Metroplex Drive #250, Nashville TN 37211; 615-333-0478; Fax: 615-781-1447. Web: http://www.idealspublications.com. Imprints: Candy Cane Press and Ideals Children's Books.
Illumination Arts Publishing, Ruth Thompson, Editorial Director, 13256 Northup Way #9 (98005), P O Box 1865, Bellevue WA 98009; 425-644-7185. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.illumin.com. John Thompson, publisher. A wonderful children's book publisher focusing on new age topics.
Innovative Kids, Shari Kaufman, President, 18 Ann Street, Norwalk CT 06870; 203-838-6400; Fax: 203-838-5582. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.innovativekids.com. Hands-on interactive educational children's books.
Intervisual Books / Piggy Toe Press, Elizabeth Bewley, Senior Editor.
The Jewish Learning Group, Rabbi Zalman Goldstein, Publisher, 723 Montgomery Street, Brooklyn NY 11213; 888-565-3276. Web: http://www.jewishlearninggroup.com. Jewish tradition and children's books only.
Jossey-Bass, Alan Rinzler, Editor, 989 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103-1741; 415-782-3183; Fax: 415-433-0499. Web: http://www.jbp.com or http://www.josseybass.com. A subsidiary of John Wiley that still acts like it is an independent publisher. Specialty: business books. Also parenting titles.
JourneyForth, Nancy Lohr, Editor, BJU Press. The children's imprint for this Christian publisher.
Just Us Books, Cheryl Hudson, Editor, 356 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange NJ 07017; 973-672-7701. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.justusbooks.com. Specialties: children's books and learning materials from the Black experience. Katura Hudson, Associate Editor; 973-676-4345; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kane/Miller Book Publishers, P O Box 8515, La Jolla CA 92038; 858-456-0540; 800-968-1930; Fax: 858-456-9641. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.kanemiller.com. "Kane/Miller Book Publishers is an independent publisher specializing in award-winning children's books from around the world. Our books bring the children of the world closer to each other, sharing stories and ideas, while exploring cultural differences and similarities."
Kar-Ben Publishing, 1251 Washington Avenue N, Minneapolis MN 55401; 800-452-7236. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.karben.com. Jewish books for children only. No books for young adults or adults.
Key Porter Books, Clare McKeon, Editor-in-Chief, 70 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2 Canada; 416-862-7777; Fax: 416-862-2304. Web: http://www.keyporter.com.
Kids Can Press, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda NY 14150; 866-481-5827. Web: http://www.kidscanpress.com. Picture books, YA fiction, nature, science, crafts, and activity books.
Kiva Publishing, Stephen Hill, Publisher, 21731 E Buckskin Drive, Walnut CA 91789; 909-595-6833; Fax: 909-860-5424. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.kivapub.com. Books on Southwest Native American themes, including cookbooks, children's books, crafts, mythology, and biography.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, Chip Gibson, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, Michelle Frey, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Children's and young adult.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, Joan Slattery, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, Stephanie Lane, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Also buys for Delacorte.
Knopf Books for Young Readers, Erin Clarke, Senior Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Young adult novels.
Knopf Children's, Michele Burke, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.
KRBY Creations, Kevin Burton, P O Box 327, Bay Head NJ 08742; 732-691-3010; Fax: 815-846-0636. Email: email@example.com. Publisher of award-winning children's picture books.
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