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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 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.

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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 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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1001 Ways to Market Your Books: Chapter 7

Designing Your Books as Sales Aids

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

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Dunn+Associates Design, Hobie Hobart, Project Manager, P O Box 870, Hayward WI 54853-0870; 715-634-4857; 800-305-2563; Fax: 715-634-5617. Email: Web:

Foster & Foster, George Foster, President, 1401 Wonder Way, Fairfield IA 52556; 641-472-3953; 800-472-3953; Fax: 866-837-0544. Email: Web:

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Bar Code Suppliers

Free bar codes online:

AccuGraphiX, 3588 E. Enterprise Drive, Anaheim, CA 92807-1627; 714-632-9000; 800-872-9977; Fax: 714-630-6581. Email: Web:

Aarongraphics, Damon Vasiliadis, 2903 Saturn Street, Unit G, Brea CA 92821; 714-985-1290; 800-345-8944; Fax: 714-985-1295. Email: Web: Providing bar codes since 1990.

Bar Code Graphics, Andy Verb, 875 N. Michigan Avenue #2640, Chicago, IL 60611; 800-662-0701. Email: Web: For more information on using bar codes for publication and UPC codes, see their website at:, Web: A barcode FAQ and tutorial site that also provides product recommendations for printing and scanning barcodes.

Bureau of Engraving, 3311 Broadway Street N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413; 612-362-5000; 800-786-8727; Fax: 800-786-8734. Email: Web:

Data-Index, P. O. Box 500, Kirkland, WA 98083-0500; 425-885-9081; 800-426-2183; Fax: 425-885-2467. Email: Web:

Film Masters, 11680 Hawke Road, Columbia Station, OH 44-28; 800-541-5102; Fax: 800-826-1410. Email: Web:

FineLine Technologies, 157 Technology Parkway #700, Norcross GA 30092; 800-500-8687; Fax: 678-969-9201. Email: Web:

Fotel, 1125 E St. Charles Road #100, Lombard, IL 60148; 630-932-7520; 800-834-4920; Fax: 630-932-7610. Email: Web:

General Graphics, 1608 Leishman Avenue, P.O. Box 3192, Arnold, PA 15068; 724-337-1470; 800-887-5894; Fax: 724-337-6589. Email: Web:

Symbology Inc., 1039 10th Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414-1312; 612-331-6200; 800-328-2612; Fax: 612-331-3500. Web:

GS1 US, 1009 Lenox Drive #202, Lawrenceville NJ 08648; 937-425-3870. Email: Web: For Uniform Product Codes.

More Book Design Resources

Otabind International; 800-831-7831.

UPI Newspictures, United Press International, 1510 H Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005; 202-898-8000; 800-796-4874; Fax: 202-371-8247. Email: Web: This service of UPI allows you to use any of 15,000+ news photos for as little as $35.00 each.

Art Resource, 65 Bleecker Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10012; 212-505-8700; Fax: 212-420-9286. Email: This company is one of many that can provide you with rights to reproduce many paintings and other art work. Art Resource is the rights and permission representative for several Smithsonian museums as well as other fine arts museums. A division, Artists Rights Society, represents many modern artists or their estates, including Braque, Calder, Chagall, Dali, Duchamp, Ernst, Kandinsky, Klee, de Kooning, Magritte, Matisse, Miro, O’Keefe, Picasso, Pollack, Rothko, Rouault, and Warhol.

The Cartoon Bank, Patrick Seaton, Director of Licensing Services, 28 Wells Avenue, Building #3, Yonkers NY 10701; 800-897-8666. Email: Web: Features 85,000 cartoons from the pages of the New Yorker magazine.

The Toos Studio, Andrew Grossman, P O Box 2921, Williamsburg VA 23187; 757-220-3076; Fax: 757-220-3079. Email: Web: Now besides cartoon illustrations, they also do illustrations for children's books, medical, and technical. Andrew creates wonderful cartoons and illustrations. He has previously worked with Gibbs-Smith, Running Press, Agora Publishing, Penton, and Greenhaven Press.

Joe Kohl Studio, Joe Kohl, 226 Bonaire Drive, Toms River NJ 08757; 732-349-4149. Email: Web: A cartoonist and illustrator.

TMS Reprints, Tribune Media Services, 435 N. Michigan Avenue #1500, Chicago, IL 60611; 800-637-4082; Fax: 312-222-2581. Email: Web: Go here for permission to reprint any of the Knight Ridder / Tribune news columns, cartoon panels, or comic strips.

American Society of Indexers, 10100 West 44th Avenue #304, Wheat Ridge CO 80033; 303-463-2887; Fax: 303-422-8894. Email: Web:

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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.

"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

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