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.
Here is a list of various associations and groups for book publishers, ebook publishers, self-publishers, and related book publishing services.
Please note that this is a work in progress. If you'd like to nominate a group, email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some associations I truly would like to add to this list. - John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
Canadian Children's Book Centre, Charlotte Teeple, Director, 35 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2S9 Canada; 416-975-0010; Fax: 416-975-1839.
Catholic Marketing Network, 111 Ferguson Court #102, Irving TX 75062; 972-570-8622; 800-506-6333; Fax: 972-929-0330. Founded in 1995.
Central Wisconsin Publishers Association, Wisconsin Trails, Patty Mayers, 6225 University Avenue, P O Box 5650, Madison WI 53705; 608-231-2444; Fax: 608-231-1557. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comics Magazine Association of America, Peter Rush, Director, 355 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York NY 10017; 212-661-4261; Fax: 212-370-9047.
Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association, P O Box 715, Avon CT 06001; 203-790-1114.
Consortium of Northern Publishers, Lael Morgan, President, P O Box 60529, Fairbanks AK 99706; 907-474-4969.
Custom Publishing Council, 30 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010; 212-989-4631.
Educational Paperback Association, Marilyn Abel, Exec Secretary, P O Box 1399, East Hampton NY 11937; 631-329-3315. Email: email@example.com. Includes publishers and distributors of paperback books to school, college, and library markets.
Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, Doug Ross, Director, 1969 E Broadway Road #2, Tempe AZ 85282; 602-966-3998; Fax: 602-966-1944.
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.
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The last ten minutes of this audio are incredible, including advice rarely found on selling children's books — advice that also applies to marketing 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.