Children's book author Madeleine L'Engle was in her 40s when her children's fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time was finally published. Originally rejected by 26 publishers, it won the Newberry Award. The book is a perennial bestseller.
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.
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.
Teacher Created Resources, Editor-in-Chief, 6421 Industry Way, Westminster CA 92683; 714-891-1690; 800-662-4321; Fax: 800-526-11256. Web: http://www.teachercreated.com. Books and materials created by teachers for teachers in all areas of the curriculum.
Tommy Nelson Children's Division, Editor, 545 Marriott Drive #750, Nashville TN 37214; 615-902-3308 or 614-988-9000; 800-251-4000; Fax: 615-902-3300. Web: http://www.thomasnelson.com.
Tor Teen, Jonathan Schmidt, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for teens and middle grades.
Tor Teen, Kathleen Doherty, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for teens and middle grades.
Tor Starscape, Susan Chang, Editor, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010; 212-388-0100; Fax: 212-388-1091. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.tor.com. Science fiction and fantasy for young adults.
Torah Aura Productions, Jane Golub, Editor, 4423 Fruitland Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90058; 323-585-7312; 800-238-6724; Fax: 323-585-0327. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.torahaura.com. Young adult novels and children's books for Jewish children. It is owned and operated by Jane Golub, Joel Grishaver, and Alan Rowe.
Trumpeter Books, Eden Steinberg, Editor, Shambhala Publications, Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA 02115-4544; 617-424-0228; Fax: 617-236-1563. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.shambhala.com. Children's books with a new age or transcendental angle. Chloe Foster, Editorial Assistant.
Viking Children's Books, Catherine Frank, Acquisitions Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Young adult.
Viking Children's Books, Regina Hayes, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com. Young adult.
Viking Children's Books, Tracy Gates, Editor, 375 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014; 212-366-2000; Fax: 212-366-3393. Web: http://www.penguinputnam.com.
Vivat Publishing, Gomonenko Str. 10, Kharkiv 61037, Ukraine; 38-057-714-91-73 #3390. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.vivat-book.com.ua. Lina Shatilova, rights manager. Children's books, cookbooks, and reference books.
Volcano Press, Adam Gottstein, Publisher, 2l376 Consolation Street, P O Box 270, Volcano CA 95689; 209-296-3445; 800-879-9636; Fax: 209-296-45l5. Web: http://www.volcanopress.com. Ruth Gottstein, Editorial Consultant. Email: email@example.com. Specialties: women's health, family violence issues, and multicultural children's books.
Recently I did a one-hour consultation with the author of a children's picture book and a children's board book. You can now listen in on this consultation - which featured the 7 most effective ways to market a children's book.
You can listen to it now for only $29.00. You can listen to this recording online or download it as an mp3 for listening via an iPod, etc.
Children's Book Consultation Audio - Selling Children's Books - $29.00
The last ten minutes of this audio are incredible, including advice rarely found on selling children's books - that also applies to novels and memoirs.
BONUS: Listen in as John Kremer interviews Emma Walton Hamilton on
How to Write, Publish, and Market a Bestselling Children's Book.
A $20 value, but you get it free when you order the above audio.