Have you ever asked yourself: “How do I go about promoting my book?” Book authors, self-publishers, and POD authors
often have to search multiple search engines for terms like “promote your book”, “promoting books”, “marketing books”, “self-publishing”,
“promote my books”, “printing books”, “book promotion”, “print-on-demand publishers”, “e-book publishing”, “book marketing”,
“book publishing”, etc. And still they will not find any web resource that has as many listings and such detailed self-publishing, book
publishing, and book writing information as you will find in my personal filing cabinet. I now share that file cabinet with you so you
can promote your book the way you want to.
Below are the pages on this bookmarket.com
website where I store the names, addresses, phones, faxes, websites, etc. of key
ebook/book marketing, book
publishing, book promotion, and self-publishing resources and contacts in producing, printing, publicizing, promoting, and
distributing books, ebooks, print-on-demand books, and more. These are my personal Rolodex® files. They are now yours as well. Enjoy. — John Kremer, author,
1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Publicity Services — PR agents, publicity services, and related companies.
Book Marketing Resources and Services
Blog Advertising —
Advertising opportunities to feature on your blog or to advertise your blog or
Blog Tours — Blog tour
services, Virtual author tours, book trailers, and online publicity services.
Blogging — Blogging
software, hosting services, and search engines.
Book Awards — A listing of some of the awards given to authors, books, and publishers.
Book Clubs — A list of some of the major book clubs such as Literary Guild, Book of the Month Club, etc.
Book Marketing Consultants — Book marketing consultants, including the great John Kremer ;)).
Book Publisher Associations
Bookstore Associations — Contact information for the American Booksellers Association and other regional bookseller associations.
Bookstores on the Net — Websites that feature links to bookstores.
Catalog Listings — Websites and other resources for selling to mail order catalogs.
Children's Bookstores — A
small listing of children's bookstores and gift shops.
Distributors of Books — The top 20 distributors of books (not wholesalers).
Resources on BookMarket.com
Internet Marketing Sites
Knowledge-Sharing Websites —
Features knowledge-sharing, photo-sharing, wikis, and content management
Mail Order Catalogs — A data file of 1,350 catalogs known to carry books, videos, and audios.
Mailing List Sources — Mailing list owners, brokers, and managers. You can rent lists from these
companies or have them manage your customer list (for rent to others).
Mystery Bookstores — A
small listing of mystery booksellers.
Online Article Distribution
Services — Free article directories and free article websites. They
provide sources for additional content for your site or other projects. Also places where you can submit articles for other sites to feature.
Online Press Release Services
— Free press release services. Includes both free and paid distribution of news releases via the Internet.
Podcasts — Podcasting tips
and recommendations to sell more books.
Podcasting Resources —
Podcasting websites. Plus Internet radio shows.
Selling Books in Bookstores and
Working with Distributors: Q&A
Social Networking Websites
— This web page features social networking websites.
Specialty Booksellers and
Retailers — A select listing of specialty retailers who stock books
(taken from previous issues of the Book Marketing Tip of the Week ezine)
Telemarketing Services — These companies provide in-bound and out-bound telemarketing services.
Teleseminar resources, plus more.
Video-Sharing Websites —
Features the top 50 video-sharing and creation websites.
Widgets — Various wonderful
widgets and widget hosting sites for your blog or website.
Media Lists and Directories
Ezines for Publishers — A list of 25+ ezines of interest to book authors and publishers.
England: Newspapers — A list of reporters and editors at major daily newspapers in England (April 1999).
Fly High with Publicity in In-Flight Magazines — This 34-page report by
publicity hound Joan Stewart teaches you how to get into the airline magazines,
what sort of stories they look for, how to pitch them, working with freelance
writers with existing magazine relationships, and more. Plus contact info for 43
in-flight magazines. Cost: $37. On the page the above link sends you to, you can
also buy all 51 reports and interviews Joan offers for half price (cost: $287).
Reports include writing letters to the editor, writing the perfect pitch letter,
creating media kits on a shoestring, building a celebrity image, writing
kick-butt news releases, running contests, using polls and surveys, 67 PR tips
for speakers, creating an online media room, and much more. The collection is an incredible value.
Gift List Media
— This company offers two top media lists: one for the winter holidays and
another for the summer (Gift List for Moms, Dads, and Grads). They also offer an
online media list (websites and blogs) for the winter holidays. If you want to
promote into the gift market, these media lists will help you reach the media
that feature gifts of all kinds, not just books. Cost: $349 to $549.
Internet Media Links — Links to media lists and links.
Major Newspaper Book Reviewers — A list of book reviewers at major newspapers (more than
Media Directories — A listing of some of the major directories and databases for doing PR.
— PR agents, publicity services, and related companies. I highlighted this listing because
people seem to have a hard time finding it.
Publishers Weekly — A list of PW editors and reviewers, plus tips on getting ink in PW after the review.
— When you decide that you're ready to start dealing with radio stations directly, get
Alex Carroll's program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing with
producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio
talk show star. Cost: Ranges from as little as $49 for a manual, to $397 for a
database of 1,364 top shows sorted into 21 categories, to $997 for the complete
package that shows you how to carry out a great national radio campaign. Alex knows his stuff.
TVPRGuys.com — If you
want to get on top national TV talk shows like Oprah, Good Morning America, Today and Larry King, Bradley Communications offers a directory
of the top 240 national TV & cable shows that interview authors and other guests. You not only get contact names, addresses and
emails but also detailed profiles on each show including what types of guests they want and the best ways to approach them.
A great resource. Cost: $347 to $697, depending on whether or not you want any updates or bonuses.
USA Today — A list of USA Today reporters and editors, covering all subjects.
U.S. Regional Magazines
— A list of regional and local magazines.
Printing and Production
Book Cover Designers, Typesetters, etc. — Features
book cover designers, interior text designers, and other book design services
Book Editors, Indexers, and other
Book Printers — The first place to look for a great book printer.
Catalog Printers — Printers of catalogs, primarily full-color.
Designing and Pricing
Your Books: Q&A
eBook Publishers — Producers and publishers of e-books.
Full-Color Printers — Features printers of full-color catalog sheets, posters, postcards, business cards...
Imprinted Apparel, etc. — Imprinted t-shirts, jackets, caps, and other apparel as well as coffee mugs, pens, tags, and much more.
Audio/Video Production Services — Audiotape and CD-Rom producers.
Online Print Brokers — Seek print bids at these online print bid engines.
Print-on-Demand Printers and Publishers — Printers and publishers of print-on-demand or POD books.
Miscellaneous Publishing Services
Book Publishing Basics — Copyright, ISBN, ABI, LCCN, Library of Congress, Books in Print, etc.
Book Fulfillment — Book fulfillment companies (if you don't want to store and ship books yourself).
Book Publishing Software Systems — Software systems for tracking orders, royalties, etc.
Display Providers — Corrugated book displays, counter top displays, wire racks, etc.
Publisher Associations — A list of publishing associations as well as some other marketing and writing associations.
Publishing Attorneys — A few attorneys specializing in publishing law, intellectual property rights (trademarks, copyrights, and patents), etc.
Remainder Dealers — The final resting place for many books. If you have left-over copies, printed
too many to begin with, or simply need to get rid of some inventory, you can sell to remainder dealers at or below your print cost. What a deal.
Retail & Marketing Associations — Other associations that might interest a book
publisher, including the Electronic Retailing Association, Direct Marketing Association, Game Publishers Association, Software
Publishers Association, and Toy Industry Association.
Venture Capital and M&A Resources — Sources of money and acquisition/selling advice for book publishers and computer software companies.
Book Writers and Author Resources
Business/Finance Book Editors and Publishers
Children's Book Editors and Publishers
Cookbook Editors and Publishers
Health Book Editors and Publishers
First Fiction and Debut Novel Editors and Publishers
Christian, Spiritual, and Inspirational Book Editors and Publishers
Reference, Humor, and Writing Editors and Publishers
Sports Book Editors and Publishers
Top 101 Independent Book Publishers
Writers' Groups and Associations
John Kremer's Recommendations
Recommended Resources for Book Authors and
Recommended Publicity Resources for Books
Recommended Internet Marketing and
Recommended Resources for Creating
Recommended Resources for Writing and
Free Reports for Marketing Your
The rest of my personal filing cabinet can be found in the databases featured here:
Book Marketing Databases