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.
"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
In this issue . . .
- Ebook sales almost double this year
- Real Estate Book Reviews
- Tweets you can use
- iPhone/iPad apps developer
Ebook sales almost double this year
According to 14 large publishers who report to AAP's monthly sales estimates, ebook sales jumped 172.4% in August to almost $39 million in sales. Ebook sales for the entire year (Jan to Aug) were up 192.9% to $263 million (that's 9% of trade sales)
A few weeks ago John Kremer and Daniel Hall conducted a webinar on how to get your book or other info up as a Kindle ebook in one hour or less. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the replay here: http://realfastbook.com/johnkindle.html
We give you step-by-step directions how to go about uploading an ebook to Amazon.com's Kindle platform. It's actually very easy. You should have an ebook up on Kindle today!
Real Estate Book Reviews
Lambert Munz of Expert Landlord Resources is looking for more real estate books to review. His book reviews are posted on Amazon.com, Google, and his own site at http://www.expert-landlord-resources.com. His reviews are based on his 45 years as a real estate broker, developer, and property manager. Send review copies to Lambert Munz, 777 Campus Commons Road #200, Sacramento CA 95825. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Tweets you can use
There are some great book marketing lessons and tips included within these short tweets.
=> The Book Marketing Network now available for mobile phones: http://www.thebookmarketingnetwork.com/m
=> 8 Websites to Promote Your Next Booksigning or Author Event - http://bit.ly/dh3YVn
=> Free webinar on uploading your ebook to Kindle in one hour or less: http://realfastbook.com/johnkindle.html
=> RT @GigaOM Wi-Fi Looks to Keep the Mobile Internet Dream Alive http://dlvr.it/76ckP
=> Need help in marketing books? Check out these book marketing consultants and services: http://www.bookmarket.com/101bkmark.htm
=> 10 iPad/iPhone Apps for Readers on the Go: http://bit.ly/cYB2gk
=> If you are buying book marketing packages from POD printers, big mistake. Printers are not book marketers.
=> 50 top business books published in the past 16 months: http://bit.ly/9Kgyho
=> John Kremer's 15,000 Eyeballs Internet marketing program: 15,000 people will see you and your book in one week guaranteed - http://bit.ly/b9GOZR
Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
iPhone/iPad apps developer
KadaMedia is an iPhone/iPad game developer who has recently started partnering with authors to bring games to market that compliment a recent or upcoming book release. One author they recently worked with was Payne Harrison, author of Eurostorm. You can check out the game they created to promote his book at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eurostorm/id389815358?mt=8. The app costs 99 cents (almost free) and includes a link to buy the book at iBooks. Games can be a great way to draw readers into the world of your novel.
Don't have a plan B. If you go into something thinking it might not work out, then you've already failed. The people who make it are those who put everything they have into whatever their dream is. - Andre "Dre" Lyon, rapper and music producer
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