"When you decide that you're ready to start dealing direct with radio stations, get Alex Carroll's program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing with radio producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio talk show star." - John Kremer
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, 3 sales reps to the chains, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 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.
I see dozens of news releases every day. Few make the grade. Most are uninteresting, unnews-worthy, and book-focused. What does it take to sell books with a good news release? In a 15-minute phone call, I can give you feedback on your news release to help you make it one that sells books. - John Kremer
These general magazine editors and book reviewers have been updated as noted at the end of any listing (10/10), for October 2010. If the contact is vital to you, verify the book reviewer's or editor's name and address before making submissions. Please send us any corrections or additions. Email JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. Thanks.
If we work together, we can keep this list up-to-date for everyone.
On the left sidebar are links to other magazines - by topic: news, business, children's, entertainment, health, travel, and so on.
The Atlantic - http://magagenie.com/the-atlantic-magazine
Bottom Line/Personal - http://magagenie.com/bottom-linepersonal-newsletter
Christian Science Monitor - http://magagenie.com/christian-science-monitor
Forbes Life, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011; 212-366-8900. Web: http://www.forbes.com. Quarterly lifestyle magazine for the readers of Forbes. Features on travel, collecting, health, real estate, sports, style, vehicles, wine, and food (10/10).
Harper's Magazine -
mental_floss, 2829 2nd Avenue South #340, Birmingham AL 35233; 440-729-7774; Fax: 440-338-6315. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.mentalfloss.com. Bimonthly trivia magazine featuring facts, anecdotes, history, etc. For knowledge junkies (9/10).
New Yorker, The Conde Naste Building, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036; Fax: 212-286-5047. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.newyorker.com. A weekly general literary magazine. Most of their contributors have written a book (12/10).
Reader's Digest - http://magagenie.com/readers-digest
The Rotarian, One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL 60201; 847-866-3206; Fax: 847-866-9732. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.rotary.org. Monthly magazine of the Rotary Clubs (2/11).
The Saturday Evening Post - http://magagenie.com/the-saturday-evening-post
Utne Reader, 12 North 12th Street #400, Minneapolis MN 55403; 612-338-5040. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.utne.com. Detailed submissions policy: http://www.utne.com/about/submissions.aspx. The alternative Reader's Digest. A monthly digest of magazine articles, etc. (8/10)
Please note that most magazines like to review new books. So they need to see books (galley copies or advanced review copies) 12 to 24 weeks before the publication date of the book. For more about publication dates, see http://www.bookmarket.com/pubdate.htm.
But you can get an interview any time, or write an article, or serve as a background expert for an article.
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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