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 700 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, 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
National Association of Hispanic Publications, 529 14th Street #1126, Washington DC 20045; 202-662-7250; Fax: 202-662-7251. 160+ publishers of Hispanic magazines and other publications. Annual conference in late March or early April.
National Mail Order Association, John Schulte, Director, Mail Order Digest, 2807 Polk Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55418-2954; 612-788-1673; Fax: 612-788-1147. Founded in 1972. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Native American Publishers Group, Gaye Brown, Director of Publications, National Museum of the American Indian, 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW #7102, Washington DC 20560.
New Mexico Book Association, 805 Early Street, Santa Fe NM 87505; 505-660-6357; Fax: 505-983-0899. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Founded in 1994, this association publishes a monthly newsletter for members, an annual New Mexico's Book World resource guide, a quarterly Southwest BookViews book review newsletter, and an active web site that is updated every month. Plus regular networking luncheons, an honors program for booksellers, several book festivals, and several holiday banquets.
New York Center for Independent Publishing, Karin Taylor, Director, 20 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036; 212-764-7021; Fax: 212-840-2046. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
North American Bookdealers Exchange, Al Galasso, Executive Director, P O Box 606, Cottage Grove OR 97424; 541-942-7455; Fax: 561-258-2625. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Publishes Book Dealers World and offers co-op marketing programs for self-publishers.
Northeastern Ohio Publishers Association, Sandra Warren, Arlie Enterprises, P O Box 360933, Strongsville OH 44136; 440-238-9397. Email: email@example.com.
Northern California Book Publicity & Marketing Association. Now known as the Book Promotion Forum.
Northwest Association of Book Publishers, P O Box 3786, Wilsonville OR 97070-3786; 503-223-9055. Since 1982. 150 active members.
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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