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Book Selling University is a series of self-paced courses to help you produce better books and sell more of them

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Today's featured course:

BSU-125: Tax Tips for Authors, by Carol Topp

 

Chapter Spotlight

APSS--New Mexico holds their monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at Graphic Sky Printing. They recently held a panel discussion with local authors describing their journeys to publishing success. For more information on this vibrant group contact Valerie Stastik, chapter president, at vstasik@gmail.com

Special-Sales Tip of the Day – September 23, 2018

Be persistent. Two frogs fell into a bucket of cream. The first frog, seeing that there was no way to get any footing in the white fluid, accepted his fate and drowned. The second frog didn’t like this approach. He thrashed around and did whatever he could to stay afloat. Soon his churning turned the cream into butter and he was able to jump out. How persistent are you?

Quick Pick of the Week

Advantages of selling through book clubs. Look at book clubs as you would a distributor, helping you reach specific markets more economically than you could yourself. In reality, they sell your books on a non-returnable basis and charge you a percentage of the sale. And there are other advantages to working with book clubs:

· Acceptance by a book club adds credibility to your title as well as an opportunity to send a new press release.

· When the clubs send their literature to their members, they are advertising for you. This facilitates the spread of word-of-mouth communication.

· Book club sales typically enhance bookstore sales rather than detract from them.

· In some cases a book club may help cover your printing costs. The book club may purchase while you are preparing for your initial print run.

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

As everyone in the book industry knows all too well, authors and independent publishers have a lot of tasks to juggle.  From writing to managing book signings and other crucial endeavors, independent publishers and authors cannot do it alone. Outsourcing your book fulfillment to seedfs frees up your time from the mundane-but-neccessary tasks of warehousing, picking, packing and shipping. With seedfs, you get to spend more time focusing on the core of your business like reader engagement, marketing, and book sales and less on logistics and postal requirements.  To learn how we can help, please visit us at https://seedfs.net/.  What can we pick, pack and ship for you?  Contact info: 1635 Nova Lane, Suite 102, Burlington, NC  27215, https://seedfs.net, info@seedfs.net

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“Thank you for making the (APSS) webinar available. I recently self-published my novel Death of a Grim Reaper, and I found the webinar to be incredibly helpful--so rich with advice and resources. It's nice to be part of the APSS community!” 

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