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 info on 30 distributors, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 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 independent 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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In this issue . . .
- AskJohnKremer.com: Book Marketing Questions & Answers
- Tweets you can use
AskJohnKremer.com: Book Marketing Questions & Answers
From now on, I'm not doing free phone calls or answering people's questions for free via email. All such traffic will now be sent to my new website: http://www.AskJohnKremer.com. If you want to ask me a question, that's the place to do it.
Below are the first 21 posts from my new Q&A website: Ask John Kremer. If your email program doesn't show the links below, you can find them all here: http://askjohnkremer.com/book-marketing-topics-all-posts-arranged-alphabetically
Tweets you can use
There are some great book marketing lessons and tips included within these short tweets.
=> Marketing Advice From a Victoria's Secret Model http://huff.to/avmW1T via @huffingtonpost
=> Reduplicatives, squeasel words, backwords, and other wordplay: http://waybackwords.com
=> RT @GuyKawasaki - The Alltop Social Media Daily is out! http://bit.ly/cHBbrO
=> Free business and marketing ebooks to read at http://www.freebooksforall.com/business.htm
=> Perhaps the most important thing I've said in the past ten years about book marketing - http://bit.ly/gIbvEy - the last bit about bookstores
=> I really do think most book authors spend way too much time courting bookstores when they should be courting readers.
=> Bookstores don’t buy books (they simply rent them). It’s readers who buy books. So ask the real buyers to buy your book.
=> Press Release Distribution: 7 Important Benefits - http://bit.ly/dYYIj3
=> Looking for help with your book trailer or blog tour? See http://www.bookmarket.com/blogtours.htm
Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracles may result. - Helen Keller