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 850 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
Florida Publishers Association, Director, P O Box 430, Highland City FL 33846-0430; 941-647-5951; Fax: 941-647-5951. 75 members, since 1983.
Greater New York Independent Publishers Association, Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036; 212-736-6279; Fax: 212-695-3217.
IBPA: The Independent Book Publishers Association, Angela Bole, CEO, 1020 Manhattan Beach Boulevard #204, Manhattan Beach CA 90266; 310-546-1818; Fax: 310-546-3939. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Since 1983. Their 2017 Publishing University will be held from April 7 to 8 in Portland, Oregon.
Independent Publishers Association of Canada, P O Box 22184, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 4J1 Canada; 403-290-0800. Founded in 1993.
Independent Travel Publishers Association, Anna Clifford, Director, 96 Ingham Hill Road, Essex CT 06426; 860-767-7662; Fax: 860-767-7662.
Jewish Book Council, The Jewish Community Center, 15 East 26th Street, New York NY 10010-1505; 212-532-4949.
Kansas City Publishers Association, Dee Barwick, Options, 5822 Reinhardt Drive, Fairway KS 66205; 913-236-5595; Fax: 816-531-6113.
Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Avenue #318, Portland ME 04102; 207-228-8263; Fax: 207-228-8150. Email: email@example.com. 950 members since 1975.
Michigan Black Independent Publishers Association, Tanya Bates, President, P O Box 14304, Lansing MI 48901-4304; 517-204-4197. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MidAtlantic Book Publishers Association, P O Box 97, Ferndale PA 18921; 610-847-2456. Email: email@example.com. Since 1994. Covers Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and DC.
1001 Ways to Market Your Books, 6th Edition describes more than 1,000 ideas, tips, and suggestions for marketing books - all illustrated with real-life examples showing how other publishers and authors have successfully marketed their books.
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