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Top 700 Indie 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.

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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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1001 Ways to Market Your Books: Chapter 3

Establishing and Marketing Your Company

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 any addresses are incorrect or you discover additional information (email, website, toll-free number, etc.), please email the author at JohnKremer@bookmarket.com. We will incorporate any changes as soon as possible into these listings.


Open Horizons, P.O. Box 2887, Taos, NM 87571; 575-751-3398. Email: info@bookmarket.com. Web: http://www.bookmarket.com.

Association of American Publishers, 71 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3004; 212-255-0200; Fax: 212-255-7007. Web: http://www.publishers.org.

Independent Book Publishers Association, Terry Nathan, Director, 1020 Manhattan Beach Boulevard #204, Manhattan Beach CA 90266; 310-546-1818; Fax: 310-546-3939. Email: info@ibpa-online.org. Web: http://www.ibpa-online.org.

Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN), Scott and Debi Flora, Directors, 1618 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs CO 80904; 719-475-1726; 800-331-8355; Fax: 719-471-2182. Email: span@spannet.org. Web: http://www.spannet.org.

Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), 154 Christopher Street #3C, New York, NY 10014-2839; 212-741-9110; Fax: 212-741-9112.

American Booksellers Association (ABA), 200 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591; 914-591-2665; 800-637-0037; Fax: 914-591-2720. Extension 223 for membership info. Web: http://www.bookweb.org.

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.

Midwest Booksellers Association (UMBA), 3407 West 44th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410; 612-926-5868; 800-784-7522. Email: umbaoffice@aol.com. Web: http://www.midwestbooksellers.org.

Christian Booksellers Association (CBA), P.O. Box 200 (80901), 2620 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; 719-576-7880; Fax: 719-576-0795. Web: http://www.cbaonline.org.

Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC), Kristen McLean, Director, 62 Wenham Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130; 617-390-7759; Fax: 617-344-0540. Email: kristen@abfc.com. Web: http://www.abfc.com.


Book Publishing Basics

Library of Congress, Cataloging in Publication Division, Washington, DC 20540-4300; 202-707-9792 or 202-707-6372. Web: http://pcn.loc.gov/pcn (for pre-assignment of Library of Congress Card Number). For information for publishers, go to http://www.loc.gov/loc/infopub.

Copyright Office, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20559-6000; 202-707-9100 or 202-707-3000. Web: http://www.copyright.gov. Ask for Form TX (for books).

U.S. ISBN Agency, R.R. Bowker, 630 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974; 877-310-7333. Email: isbn-san@bowker.com. Web: http://www.isbn.org/standards/cgi-bin/isbn. ISBNs can be received immediately with no associated expedited charges when purchased online through http://www.myidentifiers.com. A block of 10 ISBNs is $250 when purchased through the referenced website.

Converter for ISBN-13 codes: http://www.isbn-international.org/converter/converter.html.

Books in Print editorial inquiries: Mervaine Ricks, Production Manager; Email: tampa.datacollections@bowker.com. Phone: 888-269-5372. Web: http://www.bowkerlink.com (click on Add/Update in Books in Print and then click on Register. Deadline for annual directories: May 31st, but data is provided in updated Forthcoming Books, etc.

Advance Book Information, R.R. Bowker Data Collection Center,
P.O. Box 6000-0103, Oldsmar FL 34677-0103; 813-855-4635; 888-269-5372; Fax: 813-855-2309. ABI Forms may now be submitted online at: http://www.bowkerlink.com/corrections/bip/itemsearch.asp.

Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923; 978-750-8400; Fax: 978-750-4470. Web: http://www.copyright.com.

Free bar codes online: http://www.cgpp.com/bookland/isbn.html.


 

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.

"Without glitzy idealism or funky hopelessness, Kremer does a sound job of talking about marketing, telling stories from his own and others' experiences. He knows his subject, imparting important information in a fast-paced, very open way. Extremely good stuff here." - The Book Reader

704-page softcover. $27.95. ISBN: 0-912411-49-X. Publication date: 2008.

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