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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.
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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.
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Interviews with John Kremer

Advice to Potential Book Authors

Book Marketing Twitterview

BookHitch Interviews John Kremer

Creating a Bestseller

Gumbo Writers Interview Book Marketing Expert John Kremer

Media Bistro Interviews John Kremer

"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life." - Stephen King

Few joys rival being outside on a beautiful day in the company of a good book. - Oprah Winfrey



More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com


The Art of Living: Artists, Poets, Photographers, Architects, Designers, Cartoonists, Writers, Novelists, and Critics on Art and Life: http://amzn.to/ccAJh8

The Business of Life: Business people and others on life, business, careers, the workplace, economics, investments, jobs, money, and more: http://amzn.to/bXp3Pd

How to Act: Advice on How to Live and Act from Actors, Models, Comedians, Directors, Producers, Playwrights, and Screenwriters: http://bit.ly/bJnqvz

The Big Bad Book of Blonde Jokes: http://amzn.to/9hdFRr

John Kremer's Book Marketing Tip of the Week

September 1, 2010: College Aid Day, Pink Cadillac Day, Mo Jazz Day, Chinese Teacher's Day, American Chess Day, Renovate My Family Day, Subliminal Marketing Day

In this issue . . .
- publish Kindle ebooks
- Examiner.com is paying authors
- specialty booksellers
- Tweets you can use
- IndieGoGo.com fundraising site
- Blogger.com

publish Kindle ebooks
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Publishing Kindle ebooks is easier than you might think (if you haven't done it yet). Just go to http://dtp.amazon.com and start publishing. Click on the Kindle Publishing Guide link under Getting Started to get going.

Below are four quotation books I've published so far as Kindle ebooks. All are priced at $2.99. Each book contains more than 1,000 great quotations, many not found in any other book of quotations.

The Art of Living: Quotations from Artists, Photographers, Architects, Designers, Cartoonists, Poets, Writers, Novelists, and Critics on Art and Life: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PXZE

The Business of Life: Business people and others on life, business, careers, the workplace, investments, economics, jobs, money, and more: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PYVW

How to Act: Advice on How to Live and Act from Actors, Models, Comedians, Directors, Producers, Playwrights, and Screenwriters: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PXUE

The Big Bad Book of Blonde Jokes: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00413PY2Q

Using Amazon's upload engine for transferring Word documents into Kindle editions is really easy to do. Just sign up and fill out the form. But note: Amazon's transformation engine doesn't always create a perfect ebook. While the first three books look pretty good as ebooks, the blonde joke book has a few glitches. I'll have to upload a new file sometime soon to correct the minor defects.

Examiner.com is paying authors
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Examiner.com pays authors to write local columns on many different subjects. As I've noted before, having a regular column on a much-visited website can be a great way to build a platform. Examiner.com has 20 million unique visitors every month. Note: This website also has a roster of 400 book reviewers. Check out the site at http://www.examiner.com

If you'd like to apply to be one of their paid columnists, click here: http://www.examiner.com/Become_an_Examiner.html?cid=nf_target-general

Note: They have writers covering entertainment, sports, recreation, family, home, lifestyle, health, beauty, and news as well as regional topics.

Specialty booksellers
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Here are some more specialty retailers who sell books:

The Bead Co., 319 S Phillips, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104; 605-977-2147. Email: beadies@bead-co.com. Web: http://www.bead-co.com. Beading supplies and books.

Idlewild Books, David Del Vecchio, Owner, 12 West 19th Street, New York, New York 10011; 212-414-8888. Web: http://www.idlewildbooks.com. Travel guides, travel fiction, travel memoirs, nature guides, languages, world literature, etc.

South Dakota Art Museum Store, Medary Avenue at Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings, South Dakota 57007; 605-688-5423. Email: SDSU_SDARTMUSEUM_STORE@sdstate.edu. Web: http://www.southdakotaartmuseum.com. Art books, regional fiction, cookbooks, history, children's books.

Tweets you can use
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Here are a few more tweets from John Kremer you might find of value:

=> Android users are far more valuable than iPhone users as they click on ads 81% more often - http://bit.ly/cQgzpA

=> Instant Article Submitter - an intriguing way to automate submitting online articles - http://bit.ly/cgwiot

=> Book Marketing Bestsellers Blog - new index - http://bit.ly/bBDdrU - six pages indexing 625 entries.

=> For daily cookbook news, follow Lynn Andriani of Publishers Weekly @landriani

=> Book Marketing Magic: http://www.bookmarket.com/novelmarketing.htm

=> John Kremer, the HERO - http://en.tackfilm2.se/?id=1283293304328ID999 - Be patient.

=> 18 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love - http://bit.ly/9sFuei - already has 18 clickthroughs in 7 minutes.

Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer

IndieGoGo.com fundraising site
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Similar to Kickstarter.com, which I discussed several issues ago, IndieGoGo is a website that allows you to raise funds for various projects. The site encourages you to post requests to raise money by pre-selling your work, offering unique perks, engaging strangers, gauging interests, and more. Check this site out at: http://www.indiegogo.com

Another peer-to-peer lending site like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo is Prosper: http://www.prosper.com

Through Prosper.com, Priscilla Edwards borrowed $10,000 at 13.9% interest from 141 people so she could finish publishing her children's book, Tiny Tug: Adventures on San Francisco Bay (under the pseudonym of Una King).

Blogger.com
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I've just created two new blogging websites using Blogger.com. This service from Google now features even easier set up for websites. And some beautiful templates that make it easy to look good. If you need a quick and simple website, you might want to check out the new Blogger.com at http://www.blogger.com

Before everyone sends me an email about the wonders of WordPress, I am well aware of the advantages of WordPress for creating more complex websites with many added features, but WordPress is more complicated to set up. Which option you choose depends on what you need and how much you want to learn. Blogger is the easier option for a simple website.

Here are the two new blog websites I've set up.

BookMarket.com RSS Feed: http://rss.bookmarket.com - I'm using this blog to provide daily updates on pages that I add or change at BookMarket.com. This is a simple way to set up an RSS feed for website changes.

Book Marketing Expert TV: http://www.bookmarketingexpert.tv - I'll be using this website to showcase my new series of Book Marketing Minute videos.

Note: I've also created a new domain name for the Book Marketing Network. You can find the network of almost 6,000 book authors at http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com.

Quotable Books
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Few joys rival being outside on a beautiful day in the company of a good book. - Oprah Winfrey


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