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Choosing a Book Distributor

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.

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Top 700 Indie Booksellers

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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John Kremer's Book Marketing Tip of the Week

January 17, 2012

Benjamin Franklin's Birthday, Frequent Sex Is Good for You Day, Invent Something Day, Good Luck Day, King James Bible Birthday, Cable Car Day, Popeye's Birthday


In this issue . . .
- John Kremer's Book Marketing Birthday Bash - Listen in ...
- Book Marketing Makeover Months
- Book Marketing Tweets You Can Use
- Viral Video You Can Piggy-Back On

John Kremer's Book Marketing Birthday Bash - Listen in ...
Last night, on my 63rd birthday, I hosted a Book Marketing Birthday Bash Q&A teleseminar. Here are a few of the questions that were asked and answered during the session:

  • I write children's books and magazine and newspaper articles. Do I need 2 websites, 1 for each?
  • What is the single biggest mistake self-publishing authors make promoting their books?
  • Can you give me any branding tips for book authors?
  • What are the best ways to gun up audience for Twitter or blogs?
  • What is a blog tour?
  • How do you get invited on a blog tour?
  • My book has been at the publishers for a while now. I do not now when it will be completed so I am not too sure what kind of marketing to do without a publication date. Any suggestions?
  • What's your feeling on the usefulness of book trailers?
  • We have a Christian book about weight loss. We have a website for the book. How would you recommend marketing it to churches around the country?
  • Is there an ideal size for an ebook? For example, the number of print pages that makes for a good ebook?
  • Is it a good idea to put your e-book in Amazon's free Kindle library? Any advantages?
  • Which is your favorite service for ebook conversion and distribution?
  • Is the book cover important in selling an ebook?
  • What, if anything, are the best kinds of swag to have for conferences, book stores, etc.?
  • My novel is published as an ebook only. Will your Real Fast Book Marketing program be a good fit for me?

I covered other areas as well in answering some of the above questions. You can listen to this free book promotion teleseminar at the following URL:


At the same URL, you can also download the teleseminar as an MP3 for listening as you drive, pack your books, jog, exercise, or work on your computer.

Your webinar on your birthday was SO helpful! I took notes throughout the hour and will plan to check out the many sites and ideas you recommended. I’ll continue listening to you and recommending you to my writing friends. - Kayleen Reusser, author of Recipe and Craft Guide to Indonesia

John Kremer is the author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books as well as the developer of the following programs:

Book Marketing Magic: - How to market novels, children's books, memoirs, and more. $48

15,000 Eyeballs Internet Marketing Program: - Ten lessons on how to get thousands of impressions for you, your book, your blog, or your website. $50

Real Fast Book Marketing: - How to sell 100 to 200 copies of any book in two weeks or less. $97

Blog Tour Palooza: - How to carry out a blog tour or virtual book tour that gets millions of impressions, builds your brand, and sells thousands of books. $297

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 December and January. Follow all the exciting details and informative blog posts at

Here is an overview of each day's post during this event:

Book Promotion Tweets You Can Use
There are some great book marketing lessons and book promotion tips included within these short tweets.

=> 134 People Worth Following -!/JohnKremer/people-worth-following

=> Real Fast Book Marketing - sell 200 or more books in 2 weeks or less -

=> Reporter Connection: Connect to Top Reporters and Producers -

=> Book Marketing Makeover: Seth Godin's Advice to Book Authors, Part I -

=> Playboy Magazine editors: entertainment, sex, fiction, censorship, sports, and more -

=> RT @UndertheNeonSky I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. - Bob Hope

=> Book Marketing Makeover: You Can Be on ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX News Next Week! -

=> Delicious Living Magazine - health, food, nutrition -

=> Book Marketing Makeover: Networking with Colleagues -

=> Book Marketing Makeover: Seth Godin's Advice to Book Authors, Part II -

=> The Importance of Trust, A Steve Jobs Story -

=> Stupid Ways to Market Via the Internet -

The above are just some of the tweets I sent out during the past two weeks. What more did you miss?

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Viral Video You Can Piggy-Back On
You might have seen this poem video by Jeffuhson Bethke in the last 7 days. 13.5 million other people have, including 200,000 people in the last two hours! It's called Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word.

Check it out here:

Do you write poetry? Do you have a Christian-themed book? Or any book about religion? Can you think of a way to recite a poem built off this hot, hot video - one of the hottest in years.

If you do want to piggy-back off this video, title your video with a related title: Why I Hate Religion, But xxx.

Or Why I Hate Cooking, But Love Jesus.

Or Why I Hate Selling, But Love Jesus.

Or Why I Hate Religion, But Love Gardening.

The key is to recite a controversial poem built off this viral poem.

The sooner you create your video, the sooner you'll be able to piggy-back off the traffic that's coming to this video. Remember: 200,000 views in the past two hours.

Don't try to be perfect. Just get it done quickly and post it to as soon as possible. Get 'er done!

Quotable Books
Life is huge, more expansive than we can feel or imagine. Even in my deepest meditation or moments of profound awareness, I can only connect with a fraction of all that is alive. - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and network producer, The Quotable Oprah Winfrey

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