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.
Magination Press; 800-374-2721. Web: http://www.maginationpress.com.
Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, Margery Cuyler, Publisher, 99 White Plains Road, Tarrytown NY 10591; 914-332-8888; Fax: 914-332-1888. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.mceducation.us.
Maupin House, Julie Graddy, Publisher, 32 SW 42nd Street, P O Box 90148, Gainseville FL 32607; 352-373-5588; Fax: 352-373-5546. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.maupinhouse.com. Imprint: Hoot Owl.
McGraw-Hill Trade Publishing, John Ahern, Editor, Two Penn Plaza, 5th Floor, New York NY 10121-2298; 212-904-2000; Fax: 212-904-5422. Web: http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com. Parenting titles.
McGraw-Hill Trade Publishing, Michele Pezzuti, Editor, Two Penn Plaza, 5th Floor, New York NY 10121-2298; 212-904-2000; Fax: 212-904-5422. Web: http://www.books.mcgraw-hill.com. Parenting titles.
McMillan, Harriet Wilson, Editor, United Kingdom.
Meadowbrook Press, Bruce Lansky, Publisher, 5451 Smetana Drive, Minnetonka MN 55343; 952-930-1100; 800-338-2232; Fax: 952-930-1940. Web: http://www.meadowbrookpress.com. Specialty: parenting, childcare, and humor titles.
Meredith Books, Linda Raglan Cunningham, Editor-in-Chief, 375 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10017; 212-499-2213. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.meredith.com. Primarily licensed movie tie-in children's books with characters such as Spiderman, Batman, Madagarscar, Carebears, and Strawberry Shortcake.
Milkweed Editions, H. Emerson Blake, Editor, 1011 Washington Avenue South #300, Minneapolis MN 55415-1246; 612-332-3192; 800-520-6455. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.milkweed.org. Middle grade novels, young adult fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
The Millbrook Press, Howard Graham, 2 Old New Milford Road, Brookfield CT 06804; 203-740-2220; 800-462-4703; Fax: 203-740-8412. Web: http://www.millbrookpress.com. Also Copper Beech Books.
Mondadori, Margherita Forestan, Editor. Italian rights.
Morningside Books, Keith Roman, Publisher, 4544 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando FL 32804. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.morningsidebooks.net. Five titles in print after two years. If a children's book writer or illustrator has talent, we will work with them to get their books published and on the shelves.
William Morrow, Sarah Durand, Editor, 10 East 53rd Street, New York NY 10022; 212-207-7250; 800-242-7737; Fax: 212-207-6998. Web: http://www.harpercollins.com. Parenting.
MTV Books, Lauren McKenna, Editor. Young adult fiction.
MTV Books, Jennifer Heddle, Editor. Young adult fiction.
Multnomah Publishers, Rod Morris, Senior Editor, 204 W Adams Avenue, P O Box 1720, Sisters OR 97759; 541-549-1144; Fax: 541-549-2044. Web: http://www.multnomahbooks.com. Christian children's books.
Recently I did a one-hour consultation with the author of a children's picture book and a children's board book. You can now listen in on this consultation - which featured the 7 most effective ways to market a children's book.
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