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for small press publishers and authors on a budget
with dozens of no cost and low-cost
marketing and promotion tips
~ Available now!

Check out a sampler of the useful links
you'll find in "Practical Tips for Small Press Publishers,"
a handy guide for independent, small press and self-publishers.

associations | bar codes | book cover design | book editors | book layout |
credit cards | distributors | fonts | legal | office supplies | photos |
postcards | printers | publicity | typographical |



Association of American Publishers
Association of Authors and Publishers
Audio Publishers Association (APA)
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)
Independent Press Association
National Association of Independent Publishers Representatives (NAIPR)
Publishers Association of the South
Publishers Association of the West
Publishers Marketing Association (PMA)
Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN)
Small Press Center (SPC)
Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network

Bar codes

Bar Code Graphics
Eversio Technologies
free bar code generator
Product Identification and Processing Systems, Inc.

Book cover design

Aeonix Publishing - Pete Masterson
Aulicino Design - Robert Aulicino
Book Cover Express - Cathi Stevenson
Book Publishing Graphics - Robert Howard
Bookskins - Holly Smith
Bookwrights Book Design - Mayapriya Long
Budget Book Design
Claytowne - Clay Butler
Creative Pro
Day to Day Enterprises - MyLinda Butterworth
Dreampool Illustration Studio - Rick Lieder
Dunn & Associates
Foster & Foster
Mythic Studio - Jamon Walker
Stonepatch Design
Subtext - Laurie Burke
TLC Graphics - Tami Dever

Book design (interior layout)

Able Typesetters and Indexers - John Culleton
Aeonix Publishing - Pete Masterson
Bookwrights Book Design - Mayapriya Long
Desktop Miracles, Inc. - Barry T. Kerrigan
Osprey Design - Amanda Smith
PubMart - Tom Williams, Ph.D.
Subtext - Laurie Burke
TLC Graphics - Tami Dever

Book editors

Act 3 Editing Service - Gerald Mills
B4deadline - Janet Musick
Book Editing Service - Dr. Bob Rich
Heartland Reviews - Bob Spear
PubMart - Tom Williams, Ph.D.

Credit cards
Amazon Honor System
Pay Pal


Baker & Taylor, Inc.
BCH Fulfillment & Distribution
Biblio Book Distribution
Faithworks - Christian
Greenleaf Book Group
Independent Publishers Group
Ingram Book Group
Midpoint Trade Books
Quality Books, Inc.
Spring Arbor - Christian

Email lists



Blue Vinyl
Free PC Fonts
Larabie Fonts
The Dingbat pages
Top20 Free
Web-O-Mints GD - free dingbats


Able Typesetters and Indexers - John Culleton
Do Mi Stauber Indexing
Judy King Editorial Services
Lisa Kleinholtz
MyLinda Butterworth

Legal - Law offices of Lloyd Jassin
Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D. - Internet and Intellectual Property Law
David W. Koehser, B.A., J.D. - publishing law; merchandise and design licensing; copyrights and trademarks; theatre and performing arts law and business law.
Law Office of Larry Zerner - Copyright and trademark law services
The Publishing Law Center


Book Marketing Update - John Kremer
Joan and Janice Phelps
Sell Writing Online - Dallas Franklin

Office Supplies

Quill - free shipping for orders over a certain amount.
Viking Office Products - free shipping

Paper weight and conversion info

InkjetArt - weights and sizes of paper
McGonigal Paper & Graphics LLC
Micro Format Inc


Art I Need - credit and/or small fee.
Big Stock Photo - royalty free photos
Canstock Photo
Comstock Images
DHD Photo Gallery
Fotosearch Stock Photography - royalty free and rights managed stock photography, illustrations, maps, video, and audio.
image*after - 300 dpi photos. Free for commercial use.
iStockphoto - member-generated royalty-free images.
Stock Vault
stock.xchng® - free for commercial use if you contact the photographer.
Yotophoto - indexes public domain images


Modern Postcard®
Postcard Press Inc.
Simply Postcards
U. S. Press


360 Digital Books
Alexander's Print Advantage
Bang Printing - off-set
Blitzprint - digital
Books Just Books - broker
Color House Graphics
Data Reproductions
DeHart's Printing Services - digital
Digital Print Australia
Edwards Brothers Malloy
Fidlar Doubleday - digital
Gorham Printing - digital
Hignell Printing - digital
Huron Valley Printing and Imaging - digital
Island Blue Print, Ltd.
King Printing
Lehigh Phoenix - color
McNaughton & Gunn
Mercury Printing
NetPub Corporation
Offset Paperback
Quebecor World
Thomson-Shore, Inc.
United Graphics


Book Marketing Works - Brian Jud
Book Promotion & Book Publicity - Stacey J. Miller, Book Publicist
Direct Contact PR - Paul J. Krupin
Frugal Marketing - Shel Horowitz
P J Nunn & Associates - BreakThrough Promotions
PR Web™ - press release tips and guidelines
Promote Yourself - Raleigh Pinskey
Publicity Insider
The Publicity Hound - Joan Stewart
Writers' Roundtable - Internet talk radio show

Typographical Notes

Aeonix Publishing Group - common typographical errors
Newsletters & More


More Resources

Anybook!Software - the Small Publisher's Business kit



Frugal Marketing - Shel Horowitz

Gropen Associates, Inc. - Publishing FAQ

Ind-e-Pub - list of digital printers

Literary Market™

LJNDawson - industry expert in identifiers, metadata and digital distribution

Myrlyn - publisher's software

Modern Library Dust Jackets - and their designers/illustrators

Para Publishing - Dan Poynter

Pat Bell's toolshed

Print Planet

Publisher's Assistant Software

Publisher's Weekly

Sales Rank MultiChecker - for Amazon sales ranks

Self-Publisher's FAQ

SLF Guide to Layout - for Small Press/POD/Self-Publishing (print)

The Design & Publishing Center (tm) - book cover design tips

The Publishing Game - Fern Reiss


Recommended Reading

1001 Ways to Market Your Books by John Kremer
ISBN: 0912411481; 704 pages; Paperback

"Book Printing & Self-Publishing" available free from Gorham Printing.
Useful tips on how to get a great look for your short run book.

"Budget Book Promotion" by Cathi Stevenson. free ebook [pdf zip file]
Download PDF version now. Review sites. Sites that will list your book for free.

Communicating or Just Making Pretty Shapes by Colin Wheildon - free ebook

Complete Guide to Self Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book (Self-Publishing 4th Edition) by Tom Ross, Marilyn Ross
ISBN: 1582970912; 521 pages; Paperback

Damn, Why Didn't I Write That? by Marc McCutcheon. How Ordinary People are Raking in $100,000 ...or more Writing Non-Fiction Books & How You Can Too!
ISBN: 1884956173; 256 pages; Paperback

How To Start And Run A Small Book Publishing Company: A Small Business Guide To Self-Publishing And Independent Publishing by Peter I. Hupalo
ISBN: 0967162432; 160 pages; Paperback

Methods of Book Design by Hugh Williamson.
ISBN: 0300030355; 412 pages; Paperback

The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams. 2nd Edition.
ISBN: 0321193857; 200 pages; Paperback

The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days by Fern Reiss
ISBN: 1893290883; 208 pages; Paperback

The Publishing Game: Publish a Book in 30 Days by Fern Reiss
ISBN: 1893290859; 208 pages; Paperback

The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, 14th Edition by Dan Poynter
ISBN: 1568600887; 432 pages; Paperback

What Some Publishers Don’t Want You to Read!
74 POD and ebook publishing contracts
dissected, analyzed & ranked.


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