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.
Here is a list of various writer's associations and groups for freelance writers, poets, book authors, and editors.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a writer's group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some writer's associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
American Crime Writers League, Sharan Newman, BULLETin newsletter, 18645 SW Farmington Road #255, Aloha OR 97007. For fiction and nonfiction authors writing about crime.
American Society of Journalists and Authors, Brett Harvey, Executive Director, 1501 Broadway #302, New York NY 10036; 212-997-0947; Fax: 212-768-7414. Email: email@example.com. The largest national organization for freelance nonfiction authors.
Arizona Authors Association, Phoenix AZ.
Arkansas Writers Association - Promotes the work of Arkansas authors with book reviews, interviews, and announcements.
Authors Guild, 31 East 28th Street, 10th Floor, New York NY 10016; 212-563-5904. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers web sites for authors at $6.00 per month for basic service. Also, of course, many other services for authors.
Brandywine Valley Writers Group. Email: email@example.com. Members come Chester, Delaware, and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania and New Castle County, Delaware. Includes freelance writers, book authors, and novelists.
Editorial Freelancers Association, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, New York NY 10010; 212-929-5400; Fax: 212-929-5439. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Founded in 1970, the EFA is a national organization of 1,200 editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, and related freelancers.
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1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books - all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other publishers and authors have marketed their books.
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Literary, Subsidiary Rights, and Foreign Rights Agents - This mini-guide includes more than 1,425 literary agents, including 325+ agents that sell foreign rights, 400 that have sold a first novel, and another 50 or so that handle subsidiary rights sales.
This mini-guide also includes a sample foreign rights book contract. Ebook download, $6.00.