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
Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association, Tyler Tichelaar, President, Marquette MI 49855; 906-226-1543. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's National Book Association, c/o Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, 2166 Broadway #9-E, New York NY 10024; 212-208-4629; Fax: 212-208-4629. Email: email@example.com. Established in 1917. Chapters in Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.
Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP), 7044 South 13th Street, Oak Creek WI 53154; 414-766-0421; Fax: 414-768-8001. Founded in 1987, this association consists of 750 owners of information-related businesses.
National Association of Independent Publishers Representatives (NAIPR), Zeckendorf Towers, PMB 157, 111 East 14th Street, New York NY 10003; 207-832-7744; Fax: 207-832-6073. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. An association of independent sales representatives for book publishers.
National Book Foundation, 95 Madison Avenue #709, New York NY 10016; 212-685-0261; Fax: 212-213-6570. Email: email@example.com. Sponsors the National Book Awards in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature.
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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