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Tips and Resources On Promoting Your Book

Web sites for writers, usability resources, radio promotions, book and web promotion tips, in-store placement, and more.

Barnes and Noble In-Store Book Submission

If you would like your title to be considered for store placement, please
submit a finished copy (no manuscripts please) of the book along with
marketing and promotion plans, trade reviews and a note describing how the book meets the competition (what makes it unique) to:

The Small Press Department
Barnes & Noble
122 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011

The information must include the ISBN and the suggested retail price. The review process takes about 6 weeks, the Small Press Department responds to all submissions in writing.

Book Sales

Book Lovers Bookstore accepts published works on consignment until a track record is established, at that point they will buy the book wholesale price at forty percent. For more information please visit http://www.bookloverscafe.com.

Book Talk Radio

Book Talk Radio is currently looking for authors to interview on their radio talk show - If you are interested, please submit your book synopsis, author bio and contact information to RadioTalkers@aol.com.

Good Girls Book Club is looking for authors to interview on their internet radio program. Contact Marina Woods.

Captive Additions

Captive Additions is a company that provides valuable radio media interviews for those who have books/products/message/service to promote. For more information visit the Captive Additions website, or contact Captive Additons via e-mail.

Online Review

The Online Review accepts all self-published books in any format for review. To submit your book, click here.


Authors, publishers and publicists interested in promoting books can contact Janet Coleman at TalkNBooks@aol.com. Author Bios and book summaries can be submitted at TalkNBooks@aol.com.


Artists First

To help independent authors worldwide, ArtistFirst World Radio is offering a new show series exclusively about independent and undiscovered authors, entitled Authors-First - WEEKNIGHTS @ 8PM EST.

Anyone on-line can tune-in on their PC, anywhere in the world by clicking: http://stream.netro.ca/afrn or logging on to www.artistfirst.com and clicking a "Click here to listen" button.

To find out how to submit your materials, click here.

World Wide Artist Dot Net

Go to www.worldwideartist.net to tune in online from a PC. Authors wanted for "The World Of Publishing." or email Larry Russell

Online communities and information

Midwest Book Review
Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. MBR accepts no financial donations from authors or publishers for their services and features an excellent online book review publication that showcases reviews and commentaries of those Midwest Book Review editors and specialized reviewers who have demonstrated expertise and mastery of their particular fields, responsibilities, and interests.

Books and Tales
“ A virtual potpourri of information about print-on-demand publishing, web design and other useful information for the writer" Books and Tales is the brainchild of author Clea Saal, who somehow finds the time between writing and web design artistry, to have compiled the most comprehensive data on print-on-demand publishers available on the internet.

“ The mission of AuthorMe.com is to offer hope to writers that go unnoticed in the publishing world. We understand that a writer's dream is to be discovered and respected as an artist, to see his or her works published, and to be considered as a possible prospect for future media writings.”

Road to Romance
The Road to Romance is a place for readers and writers of romantic and women's fiction. Their goal is to introduce new authors to readers, and new readers to authors.

Poets & Writers Online
The web version of the excellent publication for creative writers, including articles, advice, forums, and contest listings.

The Black Writers Alliance
“A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting African-American writers in improving their craft and to promote fellowship among the writing community.”

“WordThunder is designed to help fulfill the needs of the online, self-published author. Whether you publish through POD technologies, e-books or your personal web site, marketing and promotion can become an overwhelming challenge. If you are searching for articles, links, a place to promote your book, or just an opportunity to hang out with other writers, you have come to the right place.”

Publishing links

U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright information and application.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress assigns a unique identification number to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections.

ISBN Agency
The official site operated by R.R. Bowker to apply for an ISBN publisher prefix.

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Merriam-Webster Online
Features a dictionary and thesaurus. http://www.m-w.com/home.htm

Thesaurus.com and Dictionary.com
Related sites that include links to writers' resources, games, word information, and lots more.

Encarta Encyclopedia
Microsoft's online encyclopedia with thousands of free articles.

Provides more than 17,000 short articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encylopedia, Third Edition.

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