Children's book author Madeleine L'Engle was in her 40s when her children's fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time was finally published. Originally rejected by 26 publishers, it won the Newberry Award. The book is a perennial bestseller.
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.
Teacher Created Resources, Editor-in-Chief, 6421 Industry Way, Westminster CA 92683; 714-891-1690; 800-662-4321; Fax: 800-526-11256. Web: http://www.teachercreated.com. Books and materials created by teachers for teachers in all areas of the curriculum.
Tommy Nelson Children's Division, Editor, 545 Marriott Drive #750, Nashville TN 37214; 615-902-3308 or 614-988-9000; 800-251-4000; Fax: 615-902-3300. Web: http://www.thomasnelson.com.
Tor Teen, Jonathan Schmidt, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for teens and middle grades.
Tor Teen, Kathleen Doherty, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for teens and middle grades.
Tor Starscape, Susan Chang, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for young adults.
Trumpeter Books, Eden Steinberg, Editor, Shambhala Publications, Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115-4544; 617-424-0228; Fax: 617-236-1563. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.shambhala.com. Children's books with a new age or transcendental angle. Chloe Foster, Editorial Assistant.
Viking Children's Books, Catherine Frank, Acquisitions Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Young adult.
Viking Children's Books, Regina Hayes, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Young adult.
Viking Children's Books, Tracy Gates, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.
Volcano Press, Adam Gottstein, Publisher, 2l376 Consolation Street, P O Box 270, Volcano CA 95689; 209-296-3445; 800-879-9636; Fax: 209-296-45l5. Web: http://www.volcanopress.com. Ruth Gottstein, Editorial Consultant. Email: email@example.com. Specialties: women's health, family violence issues, and multicultural 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.
You can listen to it now for only $39.97. You can listen to this recording online or download it as an mp3 for listening via an iPod, etc.
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The last ten minutes of this audio are incredible, including advice rarely found on selling children's books - that also applies to novels and memoirs.
BONUS: Listen in as John Kremer interviews Emma Walton Hamilton on
How to Write, Publish, and Market a Bestselling Children's Book.
A $20 value, but you get it free when you order the above audio.