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American Booksellers Association
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Ingram Book Group
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DunsLink from D&B
Wells Fargo Bank
Library of Congress
Library of Congress PCN Program.
LOC Cataloging in Publication Data Program
Copyright Clearance Center
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U.S. Postal Service
United Parcel Service
Finding People/Telephone Numbers
National Archives and Records Administration
Federal Trade Commission
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Join a couple of the groups—free.
PUB-FORUM. One of the oldest. Populated by experienced publishers. Sometimes gets off-topic. See http://www.pub-forum.net/
SELF-PUBLISHING. Owned by SPAN. For newbies. Advertising and rudeness are prohibited. See http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/self-publishing/
PUBLISH-L. The original publishers' list with a new owner. See http://www.publish-l.com/
SMALLPUB-CIVIL. A newer list. Run by Shel Horowitz. Name calling is prohibited. See http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/smallpub-civil/
IND-E-PUBS. Covers eBooks. See http://www.ind-e-pubs.com/
POD PUBLISHERS. A business discussion group for publishers of print-on-demand books. See http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/pod_publishers/
PUBLISHING DESIGN. A place for authors, typesetters, designers, publishers, etc. to exchange ideas that will help self-publishers create professional-looking books to compete with those produced by larger publishing houses. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/publishingdesign/
Gebbie Media Directories
Internet News Bureau.
Midwest Book Review
Research and Resources
ReQUESTEer from Lexis-Nexis
Virtual Reference Desk
Seminars, Writing & Publishing
Book Statistics. Fascinating numbers on book publishing.
Statistically Speaking. Fascinating numbers on the Professional Speaking industry.
Parachute Statistics. Fascinating numbers on the parachute industry and the sport of skydiving.
Also see Document 112, Poynter’s Secret List of Book-Promotion Contacts at