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.
More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com
The Art of Living: Artists, Poets, Photographers, Architects, Designers, Cartoonists, Writers, Novelists, and Critics on Art and Life: http://amzn.to/ccAJh8
The Business of Life: Business people and others on life, business, careers, the workplace, economics, investments, jobs, money, and more: http://amzn.to/bXp3Pd
How to Act: Advice on How to Live and Act from Actors, Models, Comedians, Directors, Producers, Playwrights, and Screenwriters: http://bit.ly/bJnqvz
The Big Bad Book of Blonde Jokes: http://amzn.to/9hdFRr
In this issue . . .
- Mobile websites
- Book Marketing Toolbar
- Specialty retailers
- People You Should Know Teleseminar: Online PR for Online Sales
- Tweets you can use
Mobile book marketing websites
About 20% of the time spent on the web is now being accessed by mobile phones. What does this mean to you? It's time to consider setting up a mobile version of your website, something that can be accessed and read easily with common mobile phones.
BookMarket.com mobile: http://m.bookmarket.com - Please check out this mobile version of my BookMarket.com website with your cellphone. I really need feedback to know whether it works or not on various cellphones. I've created 8 pages so far. Once I've received more feedback on the design and accessibility of the mobile website, I'll create more content pages for the mobile version.
The Book Marketing Network mobile: http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com/m - Now you can access this social network with 6,000 book authors via your cellphone.
Book Marketing Toolbar
While working on the mobile website, I also created a Book Marketing Toolbar that gives you fast access to key book marketing information. You can download the toolbar to your web browser by visiting: http://bookmarketing.ourtoolbar.com. One of the things this toolbar will enable will be direct messages from me. I'll make it worth your while if you download this toolbar. Note: It's easy to uninstall if you don't like it or don't use it.
By the way, to see if you read everything in this tip, I just talked to a publisher today who increased sales by 20% simply by adding their major titles as Kindle ebooks on Amazon. The Kindle sales were in addition to their normal print book sales. In other words, Kindle ebook sales did not cannibalize their print book sales; they created added sales in ebook format.
Here are a few more retail stores that sell books on particular subjects:
The Arboretum at Flagstaff Gift Shop, 4001 S Woody Mountain Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-8775; 928-774-1442, ext. 101; Fax: 928-774-1441. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.thearb.org. Features garden and nature-related gifts, apparel, books, toys, and more.
Discoveries Unlimited Gift Shop, Jacqui Brumley, Gift Shop Manager, Sci-Port: Lousiana's Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101; 318-424-8661; Fax: 318-222-5592. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.sciport.org. Features science gifts, toys, books, and more.
GoggleWorks Store, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601; 610-374-4600, ext. 104. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.goggleworks.org. Features art and crafts gifts, books, toys, apparel, jewelry, and home accessories.
Hugs N Kisses, 5700 Hwy 354, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822; 706-663-8882. Web: http://www.hugsnkissesxo.com. Sells children's books, toys, gifts, apparel, and arts & crafts.
Knoxville Museum of Art Gift Shop, Susan Creswell, Shop Manager, 1050 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916-1653; Susan: 865-934-2042; Main: 865-525-6101. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.knoxart.org. Features art and design books, gifts, coffee-table books, children's books, and more.
Museum of Northern Arizona Museum Shop and Bookstore, 3101 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, Arizona; 928-774-5213. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.musnaz.org. The bookstore features Arizona and local history, western books, cookbooks, children's books, geology, archaeology, Native American, travel, and nature guides. Also postcards, posters, videos, and more.
Purl in the Pines, 2109 N Fourth Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004; 928-774-9334. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.purlinthepines.com. Yarn shop that sells needles, yarn, notions, and books.
The Stitching House & Sew Much More, 29 S Kanawha Street, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201; 304-472-8188. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.thestichinghouse.com. Quilt and sewing shop featuring fabrics, notions, patterns, books, and more.
People You Should Know Teleseminar: Online PR for Online Sales
Wednesday, November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern - Dan Janal of PR Leads Expert Resource Network. Topic: How to get a ton of targeted prospects to your website by using press releases that are guaranteed to appear on top media websites and search engines.
For more information on this teleseminar series, see http://www.bookmarket.com/friendsteleseminars.htm.
If you'd like to take part in this incredible series of teleseminars, you can sign up for less than $1 per seminar by clicking here: http://bit.ly/jwu6K.
What I've found so valuable about the teleseminars is that they not only teach how to market books generally, but they also allow me to ask a current expert on the telephone questions about how to market MY book. That is so unique and valuable. - Jim Wawro, author, Ask Your Inner Voice
Tweets you can use
There are some great book marketing lessons and tips included within these short tweets.
=> Create your own daily newspaper and share it, just like the Brenda Mantz Daily: http://bit.ly/bkWeFo via @brendamantz
=> Want to automate your article marketing? Check out Article Marketing Demon: http://bit.ly/duyRzb (neat easy software)
=> RT @Mashable news: Peter Rabbit for iPad delivers interactive twist to classic tale [VIDEO] http://ht.ly/19FEOh
=> What's dead in 2010? @Colligan: http://www.paulcolligan.com/2010/10/25/dead-in-2010
=> James Patterson has joined the Kindle million club. Has sold over a million Kindle ebooks. Fantastic!
=> Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within. - Franz Kafka #quotable http://quotablebooks.com
=> Join with 6,050 other book authors at The Book Marketing Network: http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com. Work together to sell more books.
=> 10 Awesome & Inspiring Blogs for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners - http://bit.ly/cPGLXQ
=> Over 1,035 people have read - 8 Websites to promote your next booksigning or author event - http://bit.ly/dh3YVn (clickable)
=> Really neat: tubeless toilet paper could save 160 million tons of trash: http://bit.ly/b31vMm
=> Lady Gaga milestone: 1 billion views on YouTube. Affects how music is now being promoted. Story: http://bit.ly/a1rijd
=> Can Facebook fans predict election winners? Find out on Wednesday. Story: http://bit.ly/c5VEHK
Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. - Isaac Asimov, science fiction author
Next: FoodPress.com / Foodista.com / How to Sell Big-Ticket Coaching Services / specialty retailers / tweets you can use / useful websites for book authors / PR Toolkit for Authors and Publishers / How to write, publish, and market a children's book / Something you should never do: Trash your competitors