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.
The following author showcase websites have been featured in my Book Marketing Tip of the Week newsletter. If you know of other author showcase or paying websites, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Book Marketing Network: http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com - Now featuring 7,800+ book authors ready to network with you. Free to join. Free to stay and use year after year.
GoodReads: http://www.GoodReads.com - A website that attracts avid book readers. You should be sure to become a part of this social network for book readers.
I hadn't paid much attention to GoodReads.com until I noticed that 56 readers had posted reviews of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books on this network: http://bit.ly/9KYSrr. That got my attention. So I'm going to be spending more time on this network.
Short Fiction: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-websites-enjoy-reading-short-stories-flash-fiction - This is a great webpage from MakeUseOf.com on websites that feature short fiction. If you write short stories or novels, check out these websites and find ones where you can feature samples of your work and interact with readers.
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