APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

May 3: “Create Your 15-second Book Pitch” By Dr. Judith Briles; 5:30 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/jsbekq7

May 5: “Marketing on a Budget – Get the Most Buzz for Your Bucks.” By Brian Jud; 7:00 pm ET; Register at http://tinyurl.com/zvs87gh

May 26: “Green Audiences, Green Titles, Green Printing,” By Shel Horowitz, 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/j4tanjd

Book Selling University

In the past, APSS had one national Book Selling University in Philadelphia. Many members asked to have it closer to them.

Therefore, we are having multiple Universities at APSS Chapter locations around the US and Canada.

See the tab "Local Chapters" above for one near you.

Membership Special

Bowker has a new program to give potential readers a sample chapter of your books and a link to order them. Bowker chose APSS to be their initial partner. There is no cost to APSS members and you keep 100% of the revenue from sales.

It features a cover image of your books on the home page at http://www.selfpublishedauthor.com. It includes a link to download a sample chapter as well as a link to place an order.
Send this material to Andrew Kovacs at andrew.kovacs@proquest.com

                - pdf of sample chapter
                - cover image (jpg)
                - brief author bio
                - select link(s)



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Chapter Spotlight

Lisa Pelto, President of APSS-Nebraska; organized the Book Selling University in Omaha. Here she is with APSS Executive Director Brian Jud who was also a speaker at the event

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: May 1, 2016

Avoid arrogance. On the morning of the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte smugly assured his generals: “I tell you Wellington is a bad general and the English are bad soldiers. We will settle this matter by lunchtime.” Do not be blinded by arrogance. A little humility can help you steer clear of disaster. What is your blind spot? Does ego adversely affect your performance?

Quick Pick of the Week

"Bookazine is a full-service wholesaler offering a wide-ranging and deep inventory of new releases and best selling backlist, with expertise in children's titles, small press and regional titles, gay and lesbian books and magazines, and pop culture titles--including graphic novels and manga. We supply books to thousands of bookstores and libraries throughout the U.S. and around the world. We enjoy positive business relationships with more than 25,000 publishers worldwide." http://www.bookazine.com/

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members


IngramSparkSM (www.ingramspark.com) is Ingram Content Group’s publish-on-demand platform that enables the delivery of content worldwide to readers in print and electronic formats. The service, which is tailored to the specific needs of the small independent publisher, streamlines the sales, account setup, content management, and customer support activities through a self-service, online platform. It’s free to set up an account. All you need to get started is an email address, print ready PDFs for print titles, EPUB and JPEG for the e-books, an ISBN, and a credit card.



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