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
In this issue . . .
- AskJohnKremer.com: Book Marketing Questions & Answers
- Gaining traffic from special days
- Tweets you can use
- Google Gadget for YouTube channel promotion
Note: This newsletter is short, but loaded with links that feature some incredible tips, stories, and ideas worth thinking about or acting upon.
AskJohnKremer.com: Book Marketing Questions & Answers
From now on, I'm not doing free phone calls or answering people's questions for free via email. All such traffic will now be sent to my new website: http://www.AskJohnKremer.com. If you want to ask me a question, that's the place to do it.
Here are the first few posts from my new Q&A website:
Hardcover, Paperback, or Ebook? - http://askjohnkremer.com/hardcover-paperback-or-ebook (note the special tip at the end on how to become a YouTube partner).
Book Fairs: A Listing? - http://askjohnkremer.com/book-fairs-a-listing
Selling Books on Amazon - http://askjohnkremer.com/selling-on-amazon
Gaining traffic from special days
Susan Delaney, author of Rx for Quilters, posted a note on Facebook about Peanut Butter Lovers Day (mentioned in the last issue of this ezine). As she noted in an email to me: "I posted the National Days regarding peanut butter, smiles and moho on my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php? id=1416421136). I asked for people to send me a smile and their favorite PB use. At the moment there are 60 FB posts in the string."
Now, that's not thousands of eyeballs, but it's more eyeballs and comments than most people get on their Facebook posts. It's just one of the ways to use the special days I feature at the top of every issue of this ezine.
Tweets you can use
There are some great book marketing lessons and tips included within these short tweets.
=> Romance novels going digital in a big way - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381646,00.asp?asid=18a06f77
=> The future of textbooks: http://kno.com - Multimedia colored textbooks with multitasking, notetaking, and more.
=> 154 ways to tweet: what, how, why - http://bookmarket.com/50WaystoTweet.htm
=> Flipboard app on ipad is an incredible way to read tweets. Very involving.
=> The power of creating Twitter lists: http://media.twitter.com/768/huffpost-lists - very cutting edge creative stuff
=> I missed making People's sexiest man alive issue again as well as Forbes' billionaire list. Alas. Guess I have to settle for just being wonderful.
=> Looking for a publisher for your spiritual book? See http://www.bookmarket.com/religion.htm
=> Check out http://blog.bookmarket.com to view an interesting way to showcase multiple book titles.
=> Would love feedback on my Waterfall and Other Poems - a Kindle ebook - http://www.amazon.com/Waterfall-Other-Poems-ebook/dp/B004PYDGJE - now only $2.99
Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
Google Gadget for YouTube channel promotion
Check out this blog post for a Google gadget that allows you to showcase all the videos on your YouTube channel: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/03/ google-gadget-showcases-your-youtube.html.
Also check out these recent blog posts from John Kremer:
Turn Your Book into an App: 5 Questions to Ask an App Developer: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/03/turn-your-book-into-app-5-questions-to.html
Looking for Eyeballs? Magazine Websites Generate Views: http://blog.book market.com/2011/02/looking-for-eyeballs-magazine-websites.html
Don't Talk CNBC on the Today Show: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/01/dont-talk-cnbc-on-today-show.html
Where there is great love, there are always miracles. - Willa Cather