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 now features almost 900 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
Prairie Publishers Group (CBIC), John Weier, Director, Literary Arts Resource Centre, 100 Arthur Street #205, Winnipeg R3B 1B3 MB Canada; 204-943-3767. Still active?
Publishing Triangle, 332 Bleecker Street #D36, New York NY 10014. Gay/lesbian publishers group.
Red Hen Association of Self-Published Authors, Bill Ruesch, founder, P O Box 521418, Salt Lake City UT 84152-1418; 801-474-1270. Email: email@example.com. New support group for authors. Not sure they have any members.
Saint Louis Publishers Association, P O Box 410482, Creve Coeur MO 63141; 314-205-2679. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. SLPA offers support and education to empower authors and self-publishers to create, market and sell their books.
Scottish Publishers Association, 25A SW Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EW Scotland; 031-225-5795; Fax: 031-220-0377.
Small Press Group of Britain, John Nicholson, Editor, Small Press Monthly, 11 Ashburnham Road, Bedford MK40 1DX England; 0234-211606.
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network - SPAWN, Patricia Fry, Executive Director, 323 E Matilija Street #110, PMB 123, Ojai CA 93023; 818-886-4281; Fax: 818-886-3320. Email: email@example.com.
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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