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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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Book Marketing Magic

Book Marketing Magic:
How to Sell Your Novel, Children's Book, Memoir,
or Other Book Like a Pro

This is a multi-media course on how to market novels, children's fiction/picture books, memoirs, and other books. It includes a beautiful 200+ page ebook, a
4-hour seminar audio, 4 other audios, a special consultation session with a children's book author, special reports on creating bestsellers, and 3 Q&A teleseminars where you'll be able to ask questions related to marketing your novel, children's book, memoir, or other book.

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Book Publishers: First Novels
Book Editors: Debut Novels

Note: This page of editor and publisher listings has moved to the following location. Click the link below:

These book editors listed below work for real book publishers, and they have bought first novels from new authors within the past two years. And they paid the author for the rights! If you're looking for a real book publisher for your novel (not a POD publisher, vanity publisher, subsidy publisher, or other pay-for-it publisher), you have found the right place.

For success stories of first-time novelists, click here.

A successful novel should interrupt the reader’s life, make him or her miss appointments, skip meals, forget to walk the dog. - Stephen King

All 400+ book editors listed below have, at least once, bought the rights to first novels by unknown novelists or nonfiction writers (editors who we know have bought more than one first novel are bolded larger). Most editors do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. They prefer to deal with agents. For a list of 400 agents who have handled debut novels, see the ordering information below for the list of literary agents. Do not submit a novel to a book publisher without first finding out what kind of novels they publish.

Note: I guarantee that there have been changes in the listing below since I first developed it. Use this list only as a guide to the publishers specializing in business, financial, and career books. Don't spend a lot of time or money contacting these publishers en masse. Focus on one or two at a time and write them a great query letter.

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Robert Crais talks LA and his new novel, Chasing Darkness

Crime novelist Robert Crais discussed Los Angeles, the city he lives in and gains inspiration from. Robert also discusses his new novel, Chasing Darkness, out in hardback on the 10th July in the UK, and the inspiration behind his writing.

Publishers need book proposals

Learn how to submit to book publishers before sending them anything. Do not send an entire manuscript. Send a query letter or book proposal.

Read one of the 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.

Bob Guiney sold his inspirational memoir, The Funny Guy from The Bachelorette, to Amy Hertz for Tarcher/Putnam after she sat behind him on an airplane. That's why it pays to talk about your book everywhere. His memoir was about being dumped by his wife, gaining 40 pounds, auditioning for the Bachelorette and, though not winning the girl's hand, winning America's heart.

Literary, Subsidiary, & Foreign Rights Agents — This Word report includes more than 1,375 literary agents, including 375 agents that sell foreign rights and another 50 or so that handle subsidiary rights sales. This report also includes a sample foreign rights contract. $6.00.

"The old traditional way of getting an agent is the best way to get published. It really is the way we get most of our material." - Louise Burke, publisher, Gallery and Pocket Books

Foreign Book Distributors, Wholesalers, & Sales Reps — This report features more than 345 companies that provide foreign distribution or sales representation. This report also includes a sample foreign distribution contract. Just $30.00.

Book Proposals That Sell: 21 Secrets to Speed Your Success - This book by W. Terry Whalin provides everything you need to write a selling book proposal and get a publisher for your manuscript. Combined with the literary agent report directly below, you have everything you need to sell the next great American novel or any good nonfiction book. $39.

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Literary Agents List

Literary, Subsidiary Rights, and Foreign Rights Agents
- This mini-guide includes more than 1,425 literary agents, including 325+ agents that sell foreign rights, 400 that have sold a first novel, and another 50 or so that handle subsidiary rights sales.

This mini-guide also includes a sample foreign rights book contract. Ebook download, $6.00.

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