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.
Here is a list of various associations and groups for book publishers, ebook publishers, self-publishers, and related book publishing services.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Association of American Publishers (AAP), 71 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10003-3004; 212-255-0200; Fax: 212-255-7007. DC office: 50 F Street NW #400, Washington DC 20001; 202-347-3375; Fax: 202-347-3690.
Association of American University Presses (AAUP), 71 West 23rd Street #901, New York NY 10010; 212-989-1010; Fax: 212-989-0275.
Association of Jewish Book Publishers. inactive group.
Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers, Ian Russell, Chief Executive, 1-3 Ship Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5DH, United Kingdom; 44-123-584-7776. Email: email@example.com. U.S.: Isabel Czech, Executive Director, North America; 551-427-0790. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australian Book Publishers Association, 60/89 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia; 61-2-9281-9788; Fax: 61-2-9281-1073.
Author U(niversity), Judith Briles, President, 14160 E Bellewood Drive, Aurora CO 80015; 303-885-2207; Fax: 303-627-9184. Email: Judith@Briles.comand AuthorU@gmail.com. Since 2009, AuthorU serves authors who want to be seriously successful.
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, P O Box E, Corte Madera CA 94975; 415-257-8275. 150 members, since 1979.
Book Publishers Northwest, P O Box 9535, Seattle WA 98109. 60 members, since 1977.
Bookbuilders West, 1031 Irving Street #602, San Francisco CA 94122-2200; 510-226-1137. 150 companies, since 1968.
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