Book Distribution: The best way to contact book distributors

Question:

I have published a book titled: How To Play Craps. How do I find and submit a package to book distributors?

John’s Answer:

To find book distributors, go to http://www.bookmarket.com/distributors.htm. It’s a list of the top book distributors for indie book publishers (without evaluations). Note: Do your due diligence before signing with any distributor. Talk to their customers (both publishers and bookstores) to verify they’d be a good company for you to work with.

If you want a list of publishers who also distribute books, then you want to order my special report, Book Marketing 105: Choosing a Book Distribution System.

This vital mini-guide includes criteria for deciding how you will distribute your books. It also includes complete information on 30 distributors, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, as well as more than 100 book wholesalers. Plus a sample book distribution contract.

It’s an ebook download for only $30.00. Click here to order: Book Marketing 105: Choosing a Book Distribution System.

Once you’ve located some companies you want to contact, send them a copy of your book with a cover letter saying you would like to talk to them about book distribution. Include a book marketing plan as well — a book marketing plan that includes your target audience, how you intend to reach them, and how you intend to get them to go to bookstores to buy your book.

Note: Book distributors don’t want to work with publishers who aren’t working to drive customers to bookstores. Why? Because book distributors make their money selling your books to bookstores.

I hope this helps.

John Kremer

John Kremer is the author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books as well as webmaster at http://www.bookmarket.com, http://www.bookmarketingbestsellers.com, and http://www.infographicaday.com.




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