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.
I think of children's books as not so much for children, but as the filling that goes between the child world and the adult world. - Michael Rosen
Learn how to submit to book publishers before sending them anything. Do not send an entire manuscript. Send a query letter or book proposal.
To learn more, read one of these books: Michael Larson's How to Write a Book Proposal, Jeff Herman's Write the Perfect Book Proposal, W. Terry Whalin's Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success, or Stephen Mettee's The Fast-Track Course on How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal.
Please let us know if any of the following editor names, address, phone numbers, emails, etc. change. That's one way we can keep this up-to-date for everyone. Email: JohnKremer@BookMarket.com.
Bantam Dell Children's, Beverly Horowitz, Editor, 1540 Broadway, New York NY 10036; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com.
Barbour Publishing, P O Box 719, 1810 Barbour Drive, Uhrichville OH 44683; 800-852-8010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.barbourbooks.com. Christian nonfiction, fiction, and children's books.
Barefoot Books, Submissions Editor, 2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02140; 617-576-0660; 866-417-2369; Fax: 617-576-0049. Web: http://www.barefootbooks.com. "Celebrating art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. Taking our inspiration from many different cultures, we focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world's diversity."
Barron's Educational Series, 250 Wireless Boulevard, Hauppauge NY 11788.
Bay Light Publishing, Charlotte Soutullo, Publisher, 508 Canvasback Road, P O Box 3032, Mooresville NC 28117; 704-664-7541; Fax: 704-664-2712. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.baylightpub.com.
Bear Cub Books, Acquisitions Editor, Inner Traditions, One Park Street, P O Box 388, Rochester VT 05767; 802-767-3174; 800-246-8648; Fax: 802-767-3726. Web: http://www.gotoit.com or http://www.innertraditions.com. Imprints: Bear & Company, Healing Arts Press, Destiny Books, Bindu Books, Park Street Press. Specialties: new age, spiritual books for children. Bear Cub Books publishes only 3 or 4 titles per year. Its sister imprints publish up to 60 titles per year.
Big Guy Books, Robert Gould, CEO, 6359 Paseo Del Lago #B, Carlsbad CA 92009; 760-607-4200; Fax: 760-607-4204. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bigguybooks.com. Adventure stories for children.
Big Kid Science, Jeffrey Bennett, Boulder CO. Science books, games, and software for kids of all ages.
Bloomsbury Children's, Sarah Odedina, Editor. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bloomsbury.com. New York office: 175 Fifth Avenue #300, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151; 800-221-7945; Fax: 212-780-0115. Web: http://www.bloomsburyusa.com. U.K. rights.
Bloomsbury Children's, Ele Fountain, Editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bloomsbury.com. New York office: 175 Fifth Avenue #300, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151; 800-221-7945; Fax: 212-780-0115. Web: http://www.bloomsburyusa.com. U.K. rights.
Bloomsbury Children's, Julie Romeis, Editor. Web: http://www.bloomsbury.com. New York office: 175 Fifth Avenue #300, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151; 800-221-7945; Fax: 212-780-0115. Web: http://www.bloomsburyusa.com. U.K. rights.
Bloomsbury Children's, Victoria Wells Arms, Editor. Web: http://www.bloomsbury.com. New York office: 175 Fifth Avenue #300, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151; 800-221-7945; Fax: 212-780-0115. Web: http://www.bloomsburyusa.com.
Bloomsbury Children's, Melanie Cecka, Editorial Director. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bloomsbury.com. New York office: 175 Fifth Avenue #300, New York NY 10010; 212-674-5151; 800-221-7945; Fax: 212-780-0115. Web: http://www.bloomsburyusa.com. Young adult novels.
Blue Marlin Publications, Francine Poppo Rich, Publisher, 823 Aberdeen Road, West Bay Shore NY 11706; 631-666-0353. Web: http://www.bluemarlinpubs.com.
BOW Books, Gerald Luke, Publisher, Blessing Our World, 2404 Gravel Drive (76118); P O Box 185848, Fort Worth TX 76181; 800-729-1130; Fax: 817-595-7911. Web: http://www.blessworld.com or http://www.bowbooks.com. Children's books and audio.
Boyds Mills Press, Larry Rosler, Editorial Director, 815 Church Street, Honesdale PA 18431-1895; 570-253-1164; 877-512-8366; Fax: 570-253-0179. Web: http://www.boydsmillspress.com.
Breakaway Books, Garth Battista, Publisher, P O Box 24, Halcottsville NY 12438; 212-898-0408; Fax: 212-898-0408. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.breakawaybooks.com. "Breakaway Books publishes literary and thoughtful writing on sports - fiction and essays on the athletic experience and the metaphysical side of sports - primarily running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon. We also have a new line of children's illustrated books on sports."
Broadway Books, Tricia Medved, Editor, 1745 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-782-9000. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Parenting titles.
The Brookfield Reader, 137 Peyton Road, Sterling VA 20165-5605; 888-389-2741; Fax: 703-430-7315. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.brookfieldreader.com. The 1999 Small Press Publisher of the Year publishes wonderful children's books.
Brown Barn Books, Nancy Hammerslough, Editor, 119 Kettle Creek Road, Weston CT 06883; 203-227-3387; Fax: 203-222-9673. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.brownbarnbooks.com. A division of Pictures of Record, an older academic publishing company. YA novels, including many first novels.
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