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.
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These book reviewers have been updated as indicated by the date noted after the listing. Note that the list also often includes the website URL for other reporter contacts at these newspapers. If the contact is vital to you, verify the book reviewer's name and address before making submissions.
Please send us any corrections or additions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. I need your feedback to keep this list up-to-date.
Please note that most newspapers only review new books. So they need to see books (galley copies or advanced review copies) six to 12 weeks before the publication date of the book. For more about publication dates, see http://www.bookmarket.com/pubdate.htm.
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The Albuquerque Journal, David Steinberg, Books Editor, 7777 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque NM 87109; 505-823-3925. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.abqjournal.com. He writes most of the book reviews for the newspaper. Updated 1/11.
Anchorage Daily News, Mike Dunham, Book Editor, 1001 Northway Drive (99508-2098), P O Box 149001, Anchorage AK 99514-9001; 907-257-4305 (life section); 907-257-4200 (main number). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.adn.com. Editor and reporter contacts: http://www.adn.com/help/newsroom. Only reviews books about Alaska and by Alaskans. Takes reviews off newswire. Updated 2/09.
The Arizona Republic, Randy Cordova, Pop Culture Editor (also books), 200 E Van Buren, Phoenix AZ 85004; 602-444-8000; Fax: 602-444-2417. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.arizonarepublic.com. Randy: 602-444-8849. Updated 8/12.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 223 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta GA 30346; 404-526-5747. Web: http://www.ajc.com. Sadly, they don't seem to have a book review section anymore. Probably your best chance is to contact one of the Sunday Living and Arts Reporters below. Updated 8/11.
Baltimore Sun, 501 N Calvert Street (21202); P O Box 1377, Baltimore MD 21278. 410-332-6100. Web: http://www.baltimoresun.com. Editor and reporter directory: http://www.baltimoresun.com/about/bal-baltimore-sun-newsroom-directory,0,536389.htmlpage. Updated 4/14.
The Baton Rouge Advocate, 7290 Blue Bonnet Road (70810); P O Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0588; 225-383-1111. Web: http://www.theadvocate.com. Employee list: http://theadvocate.com/help/employeelist. Local-related books are covered by local reporters. They currently do not have a book editor. Updated 4/14.
Boston Herald, 1 Herald Street (02118), P.O. Box 55843, Boston MA 02205; 617-426-3000; Fax: 617-451-3506. Arts & Lifestyle: 617-619-6193. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bostonherald.com. Most book news is from the Associated Press. Updated 9/13.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Ben Pierce, 2820 West College, Bozeman MT 59715; 406-587-4491; Fax: 406-587-7995. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com. Update 12/13.
Buffalo News, Gusto, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240; 800-777-8680; Fax: 716-856-5150. Web: http://www.buffalonews.com. Features editors: http://www.buffalonews.com/section/help05/#Features. Update 11/13.
Charlotte Observer, Pam Kelley, Reading Life Editor, 600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte NC 28202; 704-358-5024; Fax: 704-358-5036. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pam: 704-358-5271. Web: http://www.charlotteobserver.com or http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte. Staff listings: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/staff. Updated 8/12.
Chicago Sun-Times, Teresa Budasi, Books Editor, 350 N. Orleans Street, 10th Floor, Chicago IL 60654; 312-321-3000. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.suntimes.com. One of the ten largest newspapers in the U.S. "Each week we offer free local listings of author readings and feature an interview with a local author." Updated 12/13.
Chicago Tribune, Cortney Crowder, Books, 435 N. Michigan Avenue #400, Chicago IL 60611-4022; 312-222-3232; Fax: 312-222-3143 or 312-222-0236 (features). Web: http://www.chicagotribune.com. Reviews very few independent presses. Now in the Saturday issue rather than Sunday. Updated 12/13.
Christian Science Monitor, One Norway Street, Boston, MA 02115; 617-450-2000; Fax: 617-450-7575. Book Editor (617-450-2462). Web: http://www.csmonitor.com.
Cincinnati Enquirer, Julie Engebrecht, Features Editor, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45202; 513-768-8477; Fax: 513-768-8340. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://news.enquirer.com. Local news: firstname.lastname@example.org. Editorial contacts: http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=contact. No book reviews. Updated 11/12.
Also Brent Coleman, Copy Editor, Features; 513-768-8382. Email: email@example.com.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, Joanna Connors, Books Editor, Skylight Office Tower, 1660 West 2nd Street #3200, Cleveland, OH 44113; 216-999-4800; 800-688-4802; Fax: 216-999-6354. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.cleveland.com. Joanna's direct line: 216-999-4307. Updated 4/14.
Contra Costa Times, Sue Gilmore Richard, Book Editor, Bookends, 2640 Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek CA 94598; 925-977-8482; main phone: 925-935-2525. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.contracosta times.com and http://www.mercurynews. com/books. They have just reinstated their book review section in print. Other staff info: http://www.contracostatimes.com/contactus. Updated 2/09.