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 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.
Interviews with 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
In this issue . . .
- Make up to $150,000 before your book is published . . .
- specialty retailers
- speak and grow rich
- Tweets you can use
- GoodReads.com - Check it out
Make up to $150,000 before your book is published . . .
Do you want to know strategies that could help you make that much money before your book is published? Below you will read three free ways that you can use to make $150,000 before your book is published.
You'll learn even more during my teleseminar tonight with publishing and marketing expert John Eggen. That's tonight (Monday, Sept 20) at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
You can listen in to the teleseminar with John for free by signing up at http://www.mypublishingopportunity.com/johnk
Do you realize that the moment you decide to write a book, you can begin to leverage that fact to attract new clients and revenue? John Eggen's methods to accomplish this cost little or nothing to do and often take only a few minutes to use. Although results vary from person to person, authors that John has taught have reported generating $22,000 to $150,000 in new revenues from their book -- even before completing their first draft (and more thereafter).
Here are three of John's ultra-simple ways to create income from your book before it is published:
1. Turn every email you send into a client magnet. Start by creating an email signature that announces you are writing a book. Then place your book title into your signature like this: Author of the forthcoming book, YOUR BOOK TITLE HERE.
It's that simple. Jeanna Pool created such a signature and reported, "I got two new clients and $25,000 in income, all within 30 days of starting my book. It took just three minutes to implement John Eggen's simple technique."
2. Turn all your introductions into business magnets. Announce the title and subtitle of your forthcoming book in all the prepared introductions made by you or others when you speak, make presentations, etc. Also include this announcement in your marketing materials, on your website, in your bio, in your media kit, etc.
Kathleen Holland tested this simple tip while she was writing the first draft of her book. "In just 4 months," she reported, "I booked an extra $48,000 in fees to me. Now I have more inquiries for my coaching programs than I can handle."
3. Put your elevator speech or audio logo on steroids. You can add news about your forthcoming book into your elevator speech, your audio logo, etc. and automatically attract more business.
Independent professional Michael Cannon reports the following results from using this simple method: "I've been getting 30-40% more first meetings with CEO prospects and a 25% increase in closings. I've also been getting less negotiation on price, because they perceive me as an authority."
During this evening's teleseminar with John, you'll learn more about the above three ways to attract clients as well as many other simple, effective ways to multiply your income.
Learn how you can create a quality, client attracting book quickly (in as few as 90 days) and make money from it before it's even published. Discover everything we'll cover during the call and reserve your place by clicking here: http://www.mypublishingopportunity.com/johnk
It's going to be a fun, informative teleseminar that anyone can attend. Come as you are. Invite your friends: Monday, September 20th, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific.
If you want to attend, click here right now: http://www.mypublishingopportunity.com/johnk. When you get to that website, you'll be told how to join in on the teleseminar. Talk to you tonight!
Here are a few specialty retailers who sell books as well as other gifts:
Adventure Science Center Gift Shop, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville TN 37203; 615-862-5160. Web: http://www.adventuresci.com. Science puzzles, games, kits, books, and gifts.
Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center Gift Shop, P O Box 399, Frisco NC 27936; 252-995-4440; Fax: 252-995-4030. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.nativeamericanmuseum.org. Native American books, gifts, and more.
Frist Center Gift Shop, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville TN 37203-3822; 615-244-3340. Web: http://www.fristcenter.org. Art gifts, apparel, books, videos, and more.
The Museum Store, Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 Fifth Avenue S, Nashville TN 37203; 615-416-2093. Web: http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com. Features country-music related books, apparel, CDs, gifts, and souvenirs.
North Carolina Maritime Museum Store, Sharon Resor, Museum Store Manager, 315 Front Street, Beaufort NC 28516-2125; 252-728-7317; Fax: 252-728-2108. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.ncmaritimemuseum.org. Features maritime and natural history books, gifts, clothing, and souvenirs.
SciShop, SciWorks, 400 W Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem NC 27105; 336-767-6730. Web: http://www.sciworks.org. Features science-related gifts, books, kits, videos, and more.
speak and grow rich
Writing a book is not often enough. You'll make more money and influence more people by speaking as well. Writing and speaking combine to create a powerful promotional tool that allows you to build a bigger fan base and greater book sales.
Reinvention expert and public speaking coach Peter Fogel, who I recently interviewed as part of my People You Should Know Teleseminar series, wants to help you become a more powerful public speaker. So he is offering his 7 Days to Effective Public Speaking e-course to my newsletter readers. You can get his $75 course free by signing up here: http://www.publicspeaklikeapro.com.
Tweets you can use
Here are a few more tweets from John Kremer you might find of value:
=> 12 game changers in book publishing: http://huff.to/dszA4F - Ebooks are changing the way books are published.
=> Dr. Seuss tidbits - very interesting - http://bit.ly/bSvNNl
=> Join me at the Florida Publishers Group on October 9th - at the beach in Sarasota, Florida. Details: http://bit.ly/bkiD5j
=> So far, 19 people have clicked through to the story of how one author got a book reviewer's devoted attention: http://bit.ly/aLlRL3
=> Book smarts will get you into the game. Street smarts will ensure you win it. - Daniel Grissom, author, Step Up! #quotable
=> Cool Sierra Club video featuring John Kremer, Eva Mendez, and Ed Begley: http://letsmovebeyondoil.org/movie.php?key=365532
=> With HTML5 you can personalize videos with the recipient's name or image. Very interesting and engaging.
=> By the way, I have no idea how to use HTML5 to create customized videos but I'm going to find out how.
=> 21st Century Book Marketing Event in San Diego. As much about ebooks as real books - http://www.21stCenturyBookMarketing.com
Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
GoodReads.com: Check it out
GoodReads.com looks like a website that attracts avid book readers. You should be sure to become a part of this social network for book readers.
I hadn't paid much attention to GoodReads.com until I noticed that 56 readers had posted reviews of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books on this network: http://bit.ly/9KYSrr. That got my attention. So I'm going to be spending more time on this network.
If you want to get involved with this social network, check out this page which describes how authors can participate most effectively: http://www.goodreads.com/author/how_to
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. - Mother Teresa, religious leader