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1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Chapter 13: Getting Distribution

These are the most up-to-date addresses we have for the companies and services listed in the Sixth Edition of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. If you find that these addresses are incorrect or you discover additional information (email, web site, toll-free number, etc.), please email the author at JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. We will incorporate any changes as soon as possible into these listings. Thank you.


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.


Ingram, Phil Frazer, Publisher Relations Supervisor, Ingram Book Company, 1 Ingram Boulevard, LaVergne, TN 37086-3629; 615-287-5369; 800-937-8100, ext. 5369; Fax: 615-287-5565. Email: pubrel@ingrambook.com. Web: http://www.ingrambook.com. For new publishers, go to http://www.ingrambookgroup.com/new/publishers.asp. Call 800-937-0995 for stock levels.

Baker & Taylor, Sally Neher, Manager, Publishers Services, 1120 U.S. Highway 22 (08807-2944), P.O. Box 6885, Bridgewater NJ 08807-0885; 908-541-7460; Fax: 908-541-7863. Web: http://www.baker-taylor.com. For established vendors, send new title information to Julia Quiñones Munoz. For supplier info, go here: http://www.btol.com/supplier_info.cfm.

Anderson News Company, National Offices, 6016 Brookvale Lane #151, Knoxville, TN 37919; 865-584-9765; 800-390-1543; Fax: 865-450-3159. Web: http://www.andersonnews.com. Bill Golliher, Book Buyer. Deborah McKirdy, Book Buyer. Purchasing Department email form: http://www.andersonnews.com/anderson/aboutframeset4.jsp.

The News Group, New Vendor Review, 300 Lackawanna Avenue #7, West Paterson, NJ 07424-2900; 973-237-9600. Web: http://www.thenewsgroup.com. New book publishers information: http://www.thenewsgroup.com/main/vendor/NGBooks.htm. Magazines: 2032 Gateway Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28208. Mike Gerardo; 732-549-5448.

Barnes & Noble, 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-3300; Fax: 212-675-0413. Web: http://www.bn.com. Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the world's largest bookseller, operating 646 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 49 states. Barnes & Noble store locations: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ frames/storeLocator/storeLocator_findstore_home.asp. For submission to the stores, go to http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/for_publishers/ How_to_Submit_a_Book/How_to_Submit_a_Book.html.

B&N closed their B. Dalton stores in late 2009.

  • Marcella Smith, Director of Small Press and Vendor Relations; 212-633-3454; Fax: 212-463-5677. Email: msmithx@bn.com (4/07).
  • Bob Wietrack, Vice President of Merchandising (11/04).
  • Richard Stark, Director, Product Data; 212-352-3725; Email: rstark@bn.com.
  • Jill Lamar, director of the Discover Great New Writer's Program.
  • John Kulka, Executive Buyer
  • Sessalee Hensley, Fiction Buyer (5/07)
  • Joe Monti, Young Adult Fiction Buyer
  • Sharon Bosley, Audio Buyer (8/04)
  • David Hathaway, Business Book Buyer (4/07)
  • Josalyn Moran, Director of Children's Books
  • Pat Brigandi, Director of Children's Product Development (4/07)
  • Brian Monahan, Children's Book Buyer (2/07)
  • Lisa Dugan, Buyer, Picture Books and Classics (4/07)
  • Lee Stern, Cookbook Buyer (5/05)
  • Salvatore Cordaro, Crafts Book Buyer
  • Robin Hoy, Buyer (garden, home, crafts)
  • Edward Ash-Milby, Memoirs and Biographies Buyer
  • Jane Love, Religious Book Buyer (6/08)
  • Vicki Powers, Science Buyer
  • Jules Herbert, New Age and Inspirational Buyer (3/06)
  • Amanda Schilling, Spanish Language Buyer (12/06)

Barnes&Noble.com, Manager, Merchandise & Vendor Relations, 76 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011; 212-414-6085. Web: http://www.bn.com.
To get listed here, check this: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/help/ pub_selling.asp. To join their affiliate program, go here: http://www. barnesandnoble.com/membership/join.asp?z=y.

  • Kate Murphy Zeman, Director of Features; 212-414-6142. Email: kzeman@book.com. For questions about bestseller promotions at BN.com.
  • Bill Tipper, Bestsellers Editor for the web site

Borders Group, Liquidated.

Books-A-Million, Director of Merchandising, 402 Industrial Lane (35211-4465), P.O. Box 19728, Birmingham, AL 35219; 205-942-3737. Email: marketing@booksamillion.com. Web: http://www.booksamillion.com.
Books-A-Million stores: http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?id= 2975376204251&stores=1.

  • Kaye Wright, Book Buyer, mass-market books. Kaye is mass market book buyer for Books-A-Million and American Wholesale Book Company.

Chapters, Inc. locations: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/storefinder/ default.asp?Section=home&Lang=en&zxac=1.

Hastings Stores, 3601 Plains Boulevard (79102), P.O. Box 35350, Amarillo, TX 79120-5350; 877-427-8464; 806-467-8330. Email: service@hastings-ent.com. Web: http://www.gohastings.com. 140 superstores in 21 states.

  • Mollie Quinn, Merchandise Manager, Books.
  • Laura Goeller, Marketing Manager.
  • Larry Hollern, Senior Book Buyer and publisher liaison.
  • Dodie Levitt, Children's Book Buyer.

Half Price Books, 5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75231; 214-360-0833; Fax: 214-379-8010. Web: http://www.halfpricebooks.com. 85 retail outlets carrying new and used books, music, movies, and games.

National Association of Independent Publishers Representatives, PMB 157, 111 East 14th Street, Zeckendorf Towers, New York, NY 10003-4103; 646-414-2993; 888-624-7779; Fax: 800-416-2586. Email: greatblue2@rcn. com. Web: http://www.naipr.org.

Dan Haldeman & Associates, Dan Haldeman, President, 422 8th Avenue (95062), P O Box 4092, Santa Cruz CA 95063-4092; 831-726-1255; Cell: 831-332-1917; Fax: 831-726-1261. Email: bookrep@sbcglobal.net. Provides nonexclusive sales representation to major accounts: Barnes & Noble, Borders, Price/Costco, Target, Media Play, etc. Also handles subsidiary rights.

Austin & Company, Rebecca Austin, 235 E Ninth Street, Traverse City MI 49684; 231-933-4649; Fax: 231-933-4659. Email: austinandco@chartermi. net. Web: http://www.austinandcompanyinc.com. Sells books to national book accounts and some specialty markets. Also the sales rep for Partners Publishers Group.

The Cadence Group, Amy Collins, 3906 Oak Street, Cincinnati OH 45227; 513-342-1952; Fax: 513-672-0060. Email: acollins@thecadencegrp.com. Web: http://www.thecadencegrp.com. A sales and marketing team that sells to the national chains and can also create a plan to reach independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty retail markets. They also book author and event tours, both online and offline. They also provide packaging, pricing, and design feedback.

Book Expo America, Reed Exhibition Companies, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk CT 06851; 203-840-5614; 800-840-5614; Fax: 203-840-9614. Email: inquiry@bookexpoamerica.com. Web: http://www.bookexpoamerica. com.

Association Book Exhibit. Generally not worth the money.

Combined Book Exhibit. Generally not worth the money.


Top 700 Independent Bookstores Data Files This list started out as 500, then 600, then 700, and now over 750 top general interest bookstores. It includes names of the book buyers and event coordinators, address, phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to download six different formats (your choice of one or all) as well as an information sheet to let you know what is contained in the various data files. Data file download, $40.00. If you find any errors in any listing, we guarantee to hunt down the error and correct it for you immediately.


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.


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