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 info on 30 distributors, 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 independent 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.
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In this issue . . .
- Book Marketing in 2012 special event in Palm Springs, California
- A Christian Book Distributor
- Book Marketing Makeover Months - Giveaway Promotion
- Book Marketing Tweets You Can Use
- Specialty retailers
- John Kremer's Book Marketing Makeover Consulting Discount
Book Marketing 2012 special event in Palm Springs, California
John Kremer is presenting a one-day live seminar at the Miramonte Hotel and Spa in Palm Springs, California on Sunday, January 8th. Here's what he will be covering:
* The top ten things you can do in 2012 to sell more books.
* The key secrets to setting up and carrying out an effective virtual book tour.
* How to have your book, your website, and your brand go viral via the Internet.
* The inside secrets to developing relationships that will help you sell a lot more books.
This one-day get-results seminar is only $130, including a great lunch. The seminar will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. with the delicious lunch break and other pauses during the day.
Start the new year of 2012 with a fully loaded plan to accelerate your book sales for the next 12 months and beyond!
In one day, I will teach you all the latest secrets of how other book publishers are selling more books every day.
To sign up for this insider's book marketing seminar, click here:
Bonus: If you sign up for this teleseminar before January 1st, you'll also get a free ebook version of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books as well as three other ebooks worth $100. But you must sign up by New Years Day: http://bit.ly/PalmSpringsSeminar
A Christian Book Distributor
The following company distributes Christian books, DVDs, and gifts to the Christian market. They've been in business for 12 years.
Wesscott Marketing, Murray Adam, 6980 Oxford Street #250, P O Box 26144, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426; 800-375-3702; Fax: 952-541-4905. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.wesscottmarketing.com. Tim Hetchler.
Book Marketing Makeover Months
The Book Marketing Makeover Months event has begun. Check out the following guest blog posts - with more coming every day during the next two months.
December 14 - Promoting November As Picture Book Month by Dianne de Las Casas, author, storyteller, and founder of Picture Book Month
December 15 - Selling to Libraries, Bookstores, and Other Retailers by Elaine Wilkes, author of Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight, and John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
December 16 - How a Book Marketing Technique Turned into a Brand New and Far More... by Elizabeth Claire, editor and publisher of Easy English NEWS
December 17 - How to Personalize Tweets on Twitter by Mari Smith, author of The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, and Profitable Network Using the Social Web
December 18 - Selling Books Via Event Planners by D. E. Boone, author of Legs Talk, A Modern Girl's Dating Tale
December 20 - How Will the Economy Affect Book Sales in 2012? by The Economic Collapse Blog
December 21 - How Much Should an Ebook Cost? by Seth Godin, founder of The Domino Project
December 22 - Using Social Networks and Facebook Contests to Sell Books by Omar Lugmaan-Harris, aka Qwantu Amaru, author of One Blood
December 23 - Feature Contests for a Quick and Effective Blog Post by Cathy Stucker, The Idea Lady and founder of BloggerLinkUp.com
Stay on top of the great blog posts and book marketing stories that will be shared during the coming two months of the Book Marketing Makeover Event.
Giveaway Special: I'm giving some great book promotion books, CDs, and more to people who share the best comments on these posts.
So, please comment away. You'll learn a lot from the guest blog posts as well as the comments readers share.
Book Promotion Tweets You Can Use
There are some great book marketing lessons and book promotion tips included within these short tweets.
=> How much should an ebook cost? Seth Godin provides a comprehensive answer. Very good article reprinted by permission: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-how-much-should.html
Independent Bookstores Have a Chance | Ask the Booksellers - http://askthebooksellers.com/independent-bookstores-have-a-chance
=> A good distinction between book printing and book publishing when it comes to self-publishing a book - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-difference.html
=> Get a free chapter of @MariSmith's brand new book on relationship marketing here: http://marismith.com/NewRelationshipMarketing_MariSmith_SampleChapter.pdf
=> Reading Is Sexy - http://askjohnkremer.com/reading-is-sexy
=> Prevention Magazine - health, fitness, and nutrition magazine editors - http://magagenie.com/prevention-magazine
=> Featuring contests in your blog posts - key resource and tips - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-feature.html - Part of the Book Marketing Makeover event
=> Book Marketing Makeover: Selling Books Via Event Planners - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-selling-books.html
=> Popular Mechanics: science, technology, automobiles, outdoors, home how-to magazine editors: http://magagenie.com/popular-mechanics-magazine
=> November is Picture Book Month because of one book author (and her allies). Great story - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/12/book-marketing-makeover-promoting.html
The above are just some of the tweets I sent out during the past two weeks. What more did you miss?
Follow my tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
Here are a couple of specialty retailers that sell books as well as other items.
First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd Street, Corvallis, Oregon 97333; 541-753-3115; Fax: 541-753-8401. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.firstalt.coop. Natural foods and wellness books.
Second store: 2855 NW Grant Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330; 541-452-3115; Fax: 541-758-4257. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Park Life Store and Gallery, Jamie Alexander, 220 Clement Street, San Francisco, California 94118; 415-386-7275; Fax: 415-386-7272. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.parklifestore.com. Arty coffee-table books and eclectic gifts.
John Kremer's Special Book Marketing Makeover Discounts
During the Book Marketing Makeover Months of December and January, I'm offering everyone a 40% discount on my consulting services. I'll answer your book marketing and publishing questions, ebook marketing and publishing questions, for only $150 per half hour or $300 per hour.
Celebrate the new year by boosting your book marketing efforts with a great new book promotion plan.
You can sign up for this special promotion and reserve your time by visiting http://bit.ly/JohnKremerConsulting and ordering one or two half-hour book marketing consulting time slots.
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