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.
More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com
In this issue . . .
- OpenMicVoices.com - A Social Network for Poets
- Book Marketing Makeover Months
- Book Marketing Tweets You Can Use
OpenMicVoices.com - A Social Network for Poets
OpenMicVoices is a new social network for poets. Right now, it's very low traffic, but that should change as poets discover it.
Here is my profile on the site: http://openmicvoices.com/JohnKremer
My first blog post on OpenMicVoices, a social network for poets - http://openmicvoices.com/blogs/entry/Marketing-Poetry
The Waterfall, a prose poem by John Kremer, on the social network: http://openmicvoices.com/m/poetry/view/Waterfall
You can join this social network for poets by click on any of the above links - and then click on Join at the top right of any page.
See you there!
Book Marketing Makeover Months
The Book Marketing Makeover Months event has ended. Check out the incredible guest blog posts shared during December and January: http://blog.bookmarket.com
Here is an overview of each day's post during the event: http://www.bookmarket.com/book-marketing-makeover-months.htm
Book Promotion Tweets You Can Use
There are some great book marketing lessons and book promotion tips included within these short tweets.
=> Announce your blog tours to 7,419 members of The Book Marketing Network here: http://thebookmarketingnetwork.com/group/blog-tours-only
=> @IamColinSpencer I am currently working on a series of ebooks on how to market ebooks. They will be incredible. Watch this space for more information.
=> #TwitterSageAdvice Book Marketing Bestsellers: Book Promotion Blog: The 30-Day Twitter Challenge - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2009/03/30-day-twitter-challenge.html
=> 376 real people (and a few organizations) worth following on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/list/JohnKremer/people-worth-following #Twitter #follow
=> Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners! - http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/top-10-social-media-blogs-the-2012-winners - a great collection of social media blogs
=> Book Marketing on LinkedIn: How to Create a LinkedIn Profile That Gets Instant Attention for Your Book - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/01/book-marketing-makeover-how-to-create.html
=> Why a Book Marketing Plan Is Critical to Bookselling Success - http://blog.bookmarket.com/2012/01/book-marketing-makeover-why-book.html #book #marketing #plan
>=> I thought my updated Squidoo lens on self-publishing bestsellers was worth sharing - http://www.squidoo.com/bestsellermarketing
=> There are very few things worth being afraid of. - Greek TV show #fear
=> For Bookstores Only: Advice on Selling More Books - http://askthebooksellers.com/for-bookstores-only-advice-on-selling-more-books
=> If you missed the webinar with @JohnKremer and @nancyjuetten about broadcasting your brilliance, get the replay here: http://www.mainstreetmediasavvy.com/nancy-juetten-and-john-kremer-say-bye-bye-boring-bio-and-get-ready-for-opportunity-in-the-new-year
=> Kindle ebooks, copyrights, and your rights as an author when someone steals your work - http://bit.ly/KindleCopyright
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
Some people call these miracles coincidences or serendipity. I love to call them marvelisms. Because when I'm doing everything I'm meant to do to keep my mind, body, and spirit whole, I constantly marvel at how other experiences fall into place. - Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and network producer, The Quotable Oprah Winfrey