APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

Sep 8: "How to Sell More Books to Libraries," By Amy Collins; 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/zhldjjx

Sep 22: "Corporate Sponsorships for Authors: How to Attract Lucrative Sponsor Opportunities," by Stephanie Chandler ; 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/zdgscrp

Oct 13: "Business Modeling for Authors," By Jared Kuritz; 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/jqy9dfg

Nov 3: "Blogging for Authors: Unleashing the Power of Community," by Joel Friedlander; 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/z9woun3

Nov 17: "How to License Translation Rights and Subsidiary Rights—Plan for Success,"  By Cynthia Frank;  6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/zb4sbrg

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 tabs for "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

Chuck and Judy (second from left) Miceli hosted the APSS-CT second annual summer picnic and took us on a great boat ride around their lake (photo by Martin Herman)

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: August 27, 2016

Personal networking is important. In Reader’s Digest Bill Nye says, “Everybody you ever meet knows something you don’t.” Similarly, you know something everybody else does not know. Network face to face and trade your secrets.

Quick Pick of the Week

Gail Wieczorek is the Content Acquisitions Coordinator for Follett School Solutions;  Contact info is: http://fssg.follett.com/images/follettlogo.png, 1340 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL. 60050, Tel: 708-884-6514, Fax: 815-759-9831, gwieczorek@follett.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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