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.
This page features a list of companies who specialize in imprinting apparel and providing other imprinted promotional items. If you know of other imprinters who should be added to this list, email John Kremer. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
ABC Gifts, A Branovan Company, 6657 N Sidney Place, Milwaukee WI 53209; 414-352-5000; 800-292-2242; Fax: 414-352-5760. All sorts of imprints.
Action Printing - Offers 200,000 imprintable products for tradeshows, giveaways, corporate gifts, incentive programs, fundraising, etc.
Advertising Inflatables - Custom helium balloons and custom advertising inflatables for marketing and promotion.
Amsterdam Printing - Promo products.
AR Promotional Products - A&R Designs, Angela McKenzie; 703-503-8687; Fax: 703-955-0715. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers a full line of promotional products, corporate apparel, tradeshow giveaways at lowest prices.
Art Poly Company, 140 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211-3921; 800-278-7659. Offers a free catalog of presentation folders, umbrellas, t-shirts, caps, tote bags, mugs, flashlights, pens, handle bags, mouse pads, etc.
Awards Canada, 527 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2J 0J9 Canada; 204-237-7617; Fax: 204-237-8445. Offers lapel pins, name badges, pens, trophies, plaques, watches, coffee mugs, bags, apparel, banners, temporary tattoos, and more. Services Canada and the U.S. markets.
Best Impressions, 345 N Lewis Avenue, Oglesby IL 61348; 800-635-2378; Fax: 815-883-8346. Great catalog featuring all sorts of promotional products.
Blue Dragonfly Marketing, 650-655-4775; Fax: 888-308-9723. Promotional products, trade show giveaways, and executive gifts.
Branders.com - Provides online custom-branded promotional products.
Business Gestures - Email: email@example.com. Offers a wide selection for employee rewards and appreciation (wine baskets, gift baskets, corporate gifts). Also business gifts for coworkers, executive and staff.
Cafe Press - A website where you can upload designs and get them placed on mugs, shirts, posters, and more.
Chesapeake Business, 7410 Coca-Cola Drive, Hanover MD 21076-1394; 410-712-7000. Promotional products for the East Coast.
Customizo, 800-771-7173. Features include a design studio, social platform called Groupizo for groups to connect and collaborate on their designs, personal shopper tool, and more. Our #1 priority is our customers. We offer variety, quality, and pricing that no other custom apparel company can beat.
Corporate Reflections, 44 S Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120-9906; 888-202-9981. Features corporate gifts, incentives, promotions, etc.
Creative Advertising USA - An embroidery, screen printing, and promotional products. Wholesale screen printing with thousands of colors to choose from.
Direct Imprint, 6625 N Avondale Avenue, Chicago IL 60631; 773-583-3200; 888-583-9800; Fax: 773/763-6401. Features 600,000 promotional products online.
The Drawing Board Promotional Ideabook, P O Box 2995, Hartford CT 06104-2995; 800-210-4431; Fax: 800-253-1838. All sorts of imprintable items.
Epromos Promotional Products, 222 East 44th Street, 10th Floor, New York NY 10017; 212-457-3915; 800-LOGO-216; Fax: 212-286-8198. Offers 10,000 imprintable products on their website and access to over 600,000 products.
4imprint, 101 Commerce Street, Oshkosh WI 54901; 920-236-7272; 877-446-7746; Fax: 800-355-5043 or 920-236-7282. They can produce and ship more than 235 products within 10 working days. Offers shirts, mugs, golf balls, pens, bags, and more.
Fun Promotional Products, Sissy Bargay, Miami? FL?; 866-611-0115; Fax: 866-817-6887. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Promo pens, drinkware, bags, keychains, notebooks, flashlights, umbrellas, calendars, stickers, door hangers, and more.
Global Imprints, 1501 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco CA 94110; 415-282-5400; Fax: 415-282-5425. Email: email@example.com. Click on Promotional Products. They feature over 240,000 promotional items.
GoPromos Promotional Items, Curtis Rand, 52 Dore Street, San Francisco CA 94103-3828; 877-446-7766; Fax: 800-523-3292. Since 1962, this company has offered an ad specialties catalog. Products include mugs, pocket knives, pens, flashlights, caps, and more. Their motto: Your source for promotional products and promotional gifts.
Great Ideas Inc., 1633 Ravine Lane, Highland Park IL 60035-3346; 800-611-5515; Fax: 847-432-8557. Call for their 70-page catalog of wearables and other imprinted products.
The Idea Factory, 1350 Broadway, 24th Floor, New york NY 10018; 212-565-7430; 800-683-7625; Fax: 212-239-0480.
Identity Links - Offers a variety of custom printed promotional products.
Image Boosters; 508-839-1839. Online store for imprinted products.
Impact Promotions, 205 Third Street, East Northport NY 11731-3521; 800-706-0886; Fax: 800-706-0891. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for their free catalog. Features paper cubes, pens, calendars, magnets, bags, caps, mugs, mouse pads, lapel pins, key tags, jackets, golf items, etc.
International Logo, 877-INT-LOGO. Silk screening, embroidery, and product imprinting of apparel, premiums, and other products.
JEM Promotional Products, United 3, 5 Weld Street, Prestons NSW 2170 Australia; 02-8205-1334; Fax: 02-8205-1335. Email: email@example.com. Offers customized corporate merchandise and promotional items. The website offers a complete range of environmentally friendly merchandise.
Kudoz.com, Train Reinforce Inspire, Inc., 800-993-6399. Offers free recognition tools, including personalized certificates and e-greetings. Also quality awards, motivational gifts, and training materials.
Leader Promos, 790 E Johnstown Road, Columbus OH 43230; 614-416-6529; 877-677-9988; Fax: 614-416-6566. Promotional products including mugs and apparel.
Lulu.com - A website where you can upload designs and get them placed on mugs, shirts, posters, and more.
Made to Order - An online source for logo merchandise and premiums, from apparel to cups to bags to clocks.
Midwest Specialty Marketing, P O Box 40368, St. Paul MN 55104; 651-645-9279; 800-813-4759; Fax: 651-645-3441.
Milmour Products, 8131 N Monticello, Skokie IL 60076; 847-676-3260; Fax: 847-676-0193. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They create custom imprinted plastic premiums of all sorts. Visit their web site for case histories, samples, and information on premium promotions.
Omega Promotional Products, 1000 Highway 35, Middletown NJ 07748; 732-671-3111; Fax: 732-671-5111.
Pinnacle Promotions; 770-220-1861; 800-351-4226. Promotional products.
Positive Impressions, 225 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester NY 10573-4542; 800-895-5505; Fax: 914-937-6074. Offers a free catalog of imprinted clothing, bags, mugs, watches, caps, pens, etc.
Prints Made Easy - Also sell business cards, mugs, mouse pads, etc. with low prices and an easy-to-use interface.
PromoB2B, Fastjin Group Ltd., Suite B, 12/F, Ritz Plaza, 122 Austin Road TST, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 852-8224-2118; Fax: 852-8147-2078. Promotional items.
PromoCity - 8-PROMOCITY. A search service for premium and incentive items. One section features industry-specific premium suggestions. Perhaps you could email them with book title suggestions?
PromoMart, P O Box 190, Villanova PA 19085-9622. This web site features links to thousands of imprintable business gifts.
Promopeddler.com - 975,000 promotional products ready for a company logo! “Imprinting everything for your organization's promotional needs!! Monthly specials and a dedicated staff to help plan your next successful employee appreciation gift, or promote your company to your customers with giveaways or sellable items with your logo on them! What can we do for you today?”
Promotional Items For Less, Jay Brooks; 800-734-1266; Fax: 800-240-0719.
Quality Logo Products - Imprinted items.
RushImprint - You can search this site to find imprinted promotional items, such as coffee mugs, T-shirts, pens, or executive toys, that are available with a one- to three-day turnaround. Focus on embroidered hats and caps. Web direct: http://www.rushimprint.com/view_category.php? categoryID=162.
Sensible Minds, Adam Sinn, 414 Mill Avenue #214, Tempe AZ 85282; 480-838-0238. Email: email@example.com. Apparel, flyers, business cards, forms, folders, vinyl graphics, door hangers, web design, and more.
SF Promos, Jay Mogul, 150 Toland Street, Unit 6, San Francisco CA 94124; 888-750-4490. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Custom imprinted products: mugs, pens, totes, hats, keychains, water bottles, caps, flashlights, etc. Over 500,000 items. Rush service available.
Sierra Mills, 800-670-3050; Fax: 510-781-3906. Imprinted or embroidered apparel as well as imprinted coffee mugs. Call for catalog.
Successful Events, Sales Guides Inc., 4937 Otter Lake Road (55110-9803); P O Box 64784, Saint Paul MN 55164-0784; 800-896-9221; Fax: 800-352-9501. Name badges, banners, ribbons, pins, labels, pens, folders, clocks, bags, caps, mugs, etc.
Vernon Company, One Promotion Place, Newton IA 50208; 641-792-9000; Fax: 641-792-6901. Promotional products, advertising specialties, promotional items, logo caps, and pens.
ZagPromos - Lots of imprinted products, including eco-friendly imprinted products.
Zazzle - A website where you can upload designs and get them placed on mugs, shirts, posters, and more.
The Alexa Machine Company, Theo Schefferlie, 10930 Switzer Avenue #117, Dallas TX 75238-1362; 214-503-0570. Apparel imprinting and design work.
Bajito Onda Foundation, Del Hendrixson, 5200 E Grand, Building 3, 2nd Floor #310, Dallas TX 75223; 214-275-6632; Fax: 214-292-9700. Screen print and inkjet printer, for apparel, vehicle wraps, banners, decals, and more.
Custom T-Shirts, United Kingdom. Imprinted t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts, baseball caps, sportswear, and other apparel.
Cutter & Buck, 12 Champlain Commons, St. Albans VT 05478; 800-843-8407; Fax: 802-527-0504. Specializes in corporate logo merchandise.
Dezine Line, 17 Robert Street, Wharton NJ 07885-1922; 800-240-TEES; Fax: 973-989-1150. The T-shirt source, silk-screened or embroidered.
GetYourShirts.com, Shirts & Caps Inc., 38530 5th Avenue, Zephyrhills FL 33542-4331; 813-788-7026; 800-851-4020; Fax: 813-783-6912. Email: email@example.com. Offers free shipping and free setups. Minimum just 12 t-shirts, mix different styles. In business since 1982, online since 1996, they provide custom t-shirt services to businesses, schools, and other groups across the U.S.
Golden Finishes. Supplies embroidered clothing for every possible use. They stock a high quality, stylish range of embroidered clothing and custom printed clothing including trousers, shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and even hats.
High Sierra Sport Company, 800-323-9590. Imprinted sports shirts.
LogoMyGear.com, Stuart Stephens, CEO, 119 Main Street SW, Gainesville GA 30501; 866-564-6694. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Screen printing and embroidery of t-shirts, golf shirts, and other imprintable apparel. Online ordering with instant price quotes.
Northwest Embroidery; Seattle WA; 800-851-3671. Custom apparel, bags, and promotional items.
Prep Sportswear, 426 Yale Avenue N, Seattle WA 98109; 206-876-2800; Fax: 206-876-2810. Email: email@example.com. An online marketplace for creating and buying personalized products. Serves schools, teams, booster clubs, corporate, and recreational sports markets. “The company’s solutions help schools, teams, booster clubs and community service organizations improve fundraising capabilities, increase revenues, and reduce the cost and complexity of managing and marketing apparel and uniform purchasing. Prep Sportswear is a growing network of over 600,000 stores, covering 4.3 million teams worldwide and offering over 100 billion unique product combinations with the ability to personalize each item.”
Queensboro Shirt Company, P O Box 2598, Wilmington NC 28402; 800-847-4478; Fax: 910-251-7771. Custom t-shirts and polo shirts. Ask about their special introductory offer.
Sharper Brand, 25 E Fourth Street, Frederick MD 21701; 301-694-3300; 800-772-9394: Customer imprinted apparel, t-shirts, etc.
Sports Direct, 6625 N Avondale, Chicago IL 60631; 773-583-3200; 888-583-9800; Fax: 773-583-3325. Custom embroidery and silk screening of t-shirts, golf shirts, and sweatshirts. Ask for their free color catalog of 2,000 styles. 144 cotton t-shirts for as low as $3.95 each (one color imprint).
Stitches Custom Apparel, 7 Taylor Avenue, Doylestown PA 18901; 215-230-3373; 800-962-2699; Fax: 215-230-7577.
T-Shirts Direct, 770 N LaSalle Street #600, Chicago IL 60610; 800-215-8232. Minimums as low as 12 shirts with production times as few as two days.
Wild Promotions, 800-721-4191; Fax: 414-796-8686. T-shirts as low as $2.99 each in quantities of 500.
Advance Corporation Awards Division - Features crystal, etched brass, classic framed, and designer matted awards.
Bagmasters, 1160 California Avenue, Corona CA 92881-3324; 800-843-2247.
American Thermoplastic Company, 106 Gamma Drive #7054, Pittsburgh PA 15238-9857; 800-245-6600. Also can do mouse pads, labels, and more.
Britten Banners, 2322 Cass Road, Traverse City MI 49684; 800-426-9496; Fax: 616-941-8299.
American Thermoplastic Company, 106 Gamma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15238; 800-245-6600.
Samsill Corporation - Imprinted binders.
Vinyl Industrial Products, 1700 Dobbs Road, St. Augustine FL 32086-5334; 800-874-0855; Fax: 904-829-6903. Offers custom imprinted binders. Ask for catalog.
E.M. Bartlett & Associates, 2521 Gross Point Road, Evanston IL 60201; 847-332-1551; Fax: 847-332-2166. Offers custom imprinted catalogs for each state.
Access Marketing, Mark Zisek, Director of Commercial Operations; 888-859-2061, ext. 703; Fax: 501-665-6489. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provides printed materials for the hospitality industry, especially plastic key cards and check-in packets. Also prints letterhead, envelopes, notepads, etc.
Plastic Card Printing and Full Color Card Print Services - 888-762-2732. Be remarkable with full-color, fade-resistant plastic cards made from durable PVC plastic for your business. We offer wholesale pricing options on your next order.
Visual Products, 1818 7th Avenue North, Building #4, Lake Worth FL 33461; 561-202-9820; 866-539-7231; Fax: 561-202-9829. Email: info@PlasticCardFactory.com. Design and print custom plastic cards for any business.
Chocolates for Business, 2014 Ford Road, Bristol PA 19007; 888-882-4626. Imprinted chocolate business cards.
Custom Candy Company, P O Box 940, Dora AL 35062-0940; 205-648-2042; Fax: 205-648-9629. They offer edible advertising, including chocolates, corporate taffy, budget pops, and custom gum.
Sweet Impressions, 27636 Avenue Scott, Building E, Valencia CA 91355-3969; 661-295-1600; 800-373-8037; Fax: 661-295-5052. Features personalized chocolate coins. Also chocolate business cards, boxed candy, and cookie tins.
Coast to Coast Labels, 1194 Keim Court, Geneva IL 60134; 800-631-6501. Also 18249 Mount Baldy Circle, Fountain Valley CA 92708. Labels of all kinds.
Interstate Label Company, 1715 E Main Street, P O Box 1239, Freeland WA 98249-1239; 800-426-3261; Fax: 360-331-3799. Free catalog of labels of every size and shape.
Lenticular Image Printing. Lenticular promo items.
National Graphics; 262-781-5888; Fax: 262-781-1378. Lenticular labels.
NEBS Inc., 500 Main Street, Groton MA 01471-0002; 800-367-6327; Fax: 800-234-4324.
Xtreme Graphics, 5842 Carmen Avenue, Inver Grove Heights MN 55078; 800-950-8247; Fax: 651-455-1596. Lenticular labels and other promotional products.
Lapel Pins R Us, Winter Park FL. They specialize in the custom design and manufacture of lapel pins and embroidered patches. “We offer the following services on our custom lapel pins that I do not think our competitors can match: 1) Free artwork and design services with unlimited revisions. 2) Same day full color proof delivered via email. 3) Free mold and setup. 4) No extra charge for additional colors. 5) Guaranteed (14) day or less turnaround time.
Magnets.com, Eric Bogard, Marketing Manager, 51 Pacific Avenue #4, Jersey City NJ 07304; 866-229-8237; Fax: 877-763-9914. Email: email@example.com. Promotional magnets, postcards, flyers, posters, stickers, business cards, and more.
Martguild, 576 Industrial Parkway, P O Box 382, Chagrin Falls OH 44022-0382; 440-247-8978; 800-245-8978; Fax: 440-247-1107. Offers metal lapel pins, key tags, buckles, and jewelry.
Monterey Lapel Pins, Paul Stark, Owner, P O Box 1246, Carlsbad CA 92018; 800-259-6496; Fax: 760-729-4072. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers lapel pins including wholesale and retail, military service, recognition, custom cloisonne pins, key tags and rubber softies including luggage tags, coasters, and magnets.
The Pin People, Andrew Dale, President. Email: email@example.com. Custom lapel pins, minibadges, service bars, key chains, tie bars, challenge coins, and awareness ribbon pins. The Pin People provide free artwork, mold/die, and free shipping with all orders.
Sonoma Pins, 677 First Street W, Sonoma CA 95476. Two to three-week production of key chains, medallions, coins, zipper pulls, etc.
We Belong Recognition Services, P O Box 68191, Indianapolis IN 46268; 877-808-9400; Fax: 877-808-3565. Custom design and manufacturing of lapel pins, medals, challenge coins, key tags, and embroidered patches.
AET Inc., 407 Roanoke Street #4, Christianburg VA 24073; 540-381-7001; Fax: 540-381-0520.
Canada Coaster. Specializes in imprinted beer, wine and other beverage coasters using only premium European beer mat board.
Convergence Corporation, 1308 Continental Drive, Abingdon MD 21009-2340; 800-433-1782; Fax: 410-538-6121. Call for sample kits.
Imageworks Manufacturing, 49 South Street, Park Forest IL 60466-1241; 708-503-1122; Fax: 708-503-1133. Call for free samples.
PromoGraphics International, 4651 SW 51st Street #806, Fort Lauderdale FL 33314; 954-797-9600; 800-566-5833; Fax: 954-797-7173.
Cooler Stubbies Beer Coolers - Supplies a range of stylish and innovative drink coolers which make fantastic promotional items.
Atlas Pen & Pencil Corporation, 3040 North 29th Avenue, Hollywood FL 33020; 800-327-3232; Fax: 800-342-8889. All sorts of sizes and shapes of pens and pencils.
Pens Xpress - promotional and custom pens.
Eureka Security Printing Company, 101 Church Street, Jessup PA 18434; 800-962-0097; Fax: 570-489-1107. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Prints lottery tickets, sweepstakes rub-offs, trading stamps, in-pack games, and other promotional game printing.
Datalizer Slide Charts, 501 Westgate Street, Addison IL 60101-4524; 630-543-6000; Fax: 630-543-1616. Prints custom slide charts and wheels. Send for free samples and catalog.
Plastic Graphic Company, 255 Industrial Drive, Wauconda IL 60084; 847-487-2030. Email: email@example.com. Printed plastic products including cards, key tags, gauges, rulers, circular calculators, shelf danglers, slide charts, etc.
Artype, Fort Myers FL; 800-237-4474.
LogoPromo, 334 Shaw Avenue #133, Clovis CA 93612-3839; 559-323-4500; Fax: 559-323-9755. 1,000 nontoxic temporary tattoos for only $199.
The Tattoo Source, Johnson & Mayer; 201-646-1717; Fax: 201-646-1115.
Win Tai Labels & Trading, 1200 Lonsdale Avenue #300, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 3H6 Canada; 604-990-6742; Fax: 604-990-6743. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tattoos and a complete line of educational and promotional products.
USB Memory Direct, 2700 N 29th Avenue #108, Hollywood FL 33020; 866-404-4645. Imprints logos, telephone numbers or practically anything else onto USB drives.
Fotowatch, Tammy Banks Rogall, Sales Director, 312-280-1388; Fax: 773-442-0150. Email: email@example.com. Logo watches and clocks from $4.99, including magic (logo appears & disappears), mechanical, and 24-hour dial.
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books - all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other publishers and authors have successfully marketed their books.
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