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 almost 700 bookstores 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.
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.
Camino Books, Edward Jutkowitz, Publisher, P O Box 59026, Philadelphia PA 19102; 215-413-1917; Fax: 215-413-3255. Web: http://www.caminobooks.com. Parenting, no children's books. Camino Books publishes quality nonfiction books of regional interest to people in the Middle Atlantic states. Our list is especially strong cooking, travel, gardening, and history, but we also publish biographies, local reference books, and books concerning parenting and important health issues.
Can of Worms Kids Press, Tobias Steed, Editor, United Kingdom. Web: http://www.canofwormspress.co.uk. They do not acquire children's book titles, so it would be useless to send them any material.
Candlewick Press, Deborah Wayshak, Editor, 99 Dover Street, Somerville MA 02144; 617-661-3330; Fax: 617-661-0565. Web: http://www.candlewick.com.
Candlewick Press, Karen Lotz, Editor, 99 Dover Street, Somerville MA 02144; 617-661-3330; Fax: 617-661-0565. Web: http://www.candlewick.com.
Candlewick Press, Elizabeth Bicknell, Editor, 99 Dover Street, Somerville MA 02144; 617-661-3330; Fax: 617-661-0565. Web: http://www.candlewick.com.
Capstone Press, 151 Good Counsel Drive, P O Box 669, Mankato MN 56002-0669; 800-747-4992. Web: http://www.capstone-press.com. Children's books and educational textbooks.
Charlesbridge Publishing, Yolande LeRoy, Editorial Director, 85 Main Street, Watertown MA 02172; 617-926-0329; 800-225-3214; Fax: 617-926-5720. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.charlesbridge.com.
Chicago Review Press, Cynthia Sherry, Executive Editor, 814 N Franklin Street, Chicago IL 60610; 312-337-0747; Fax: 312-337-5110. Email: csherry@ChicagoReviewPress.com. Nonfiction children's books.
Chicken House, Barry Cunningham, Editor, 2 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DS, United Kingdom; 44-1373-454488; Fax: 44-1373-454499. Web: http://www.doublecluck.com/submissions. Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Only accepts submissions for their fiction competitions.
Chronicle Books, Bill Boedeker, Publishing Director, Children's Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco CA 94107; 415-537-4300; 800-722-6657; Fax: 415-537-4420. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.chroniclebooks.com.
Chronicle Books, Victoria Rock, Editor-at-Large, Children's Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco CA 94107; 415-537-4300; 800-722-6657; Fax: 415-537-4420. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.chroniclebooks.com.
Chronicle Books, Melissa Manlove, Assistant Editor, Children's Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco CA 94107; 415-537-4300; 800-722-6657; Fax: 415-537-4420. Web: http://www.chroniclebooks.com.
Clarion Books, Virginia Buckley, Editor, Houghton Mifflin, 215 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10003. Web: http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. Young adult novels.
Clarion Books, Dinah Stevenson, Editor, Houghton Mifflin, 215 Park Avenue South, New York NY 10003. Web: http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com. Young adult novels.
Council Oak Books, 2105 East 15th Street #B, Tulsa OK 74104; 918-743-BOOK; 800-247-8850; Fax: 918-743-4288. Web: http://www.counciloakbooks.com. Imprints: Wildcat Canyon and Crane Hill.
Creative Publishing International, 18705 Lake East Drive, Chanhassen MN 55317; 952-936-4700; 800-328-0590; Fax: 952-988-9101. Web: http://www.creativepub.com. Imprints: NorthWord and TwoCan.
Creative Teaching Press, Rebecca Cleland, Submissions Editor, 15342 Graham Street, Huntington Beach CA 92649-1111; 714-895-5047; 800-444-4287; Fax: 714-895-6547. Jim Connelly, President. Includes The Learning Works and Youngheart Music imprints.
Crown Books for Young Readers, Nancy Siscoe, Executive Editor, 1540 Broadway, New York NY 10036; 212-782-9000; Fax: 212-302-7985. Web: http://www.randomhouse.com. Also buys for Knopf. Does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
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