APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

Feb 18: “Electronic Editing to Remove Unwanted Words,”  by Patricia Charpentier, 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/jlogw23

March 10: The 5-Step System to Increase Your Platform and Multiply Your Book Sales, by Cloris Kylie; 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/zu8hbs5

March 24: How to Start a Publishing Business for the Self-Published Author, by Carol Topp;  6:00 pm ET, Register at  http://tinyurl.com/ha6kk66

April 12: “Your Book is Your Business:  Steps to Prepare for Social Media” by Barbra Drizin 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/h6433kw


Book Selling University

Last year APSS had one 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

June Hyjek started the CT chapter in mid-2014 and now has over 80 paid members. One thing that has contributed to this success is the series of local APSS-CT chapter events at which the participants sell their books – at list price with no returns.

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: February 14, 2016

Have a big message, a big idea for how buyers can use your book. You inspire people when you have a dream that is bigger than theirs. Come to every sales encounter with passion and a big reason why they should buy your content and how they will benefit.

Quick Pick of the Week

Connect your book with a business that is a good fit with your content. Consider your subject matter -- who would enjoy or benefit from reading it? Be ready to send samples. 

  • If your book is about finance, call a local credit union to use it as “thank you” for opening an account.
  • About cooking?  How about a bank for a recipe for saving money?
  • Book about travel? Have airlines give it to their first-class travelers
  • Local area? Supermarkets, chambers of commerce, or place in rooms in local B&Bs, hotels and motels

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

About Books, Inc. has offered consulting to authors and publishers since 1977. ABI provides manuscript evaluation, editing, custom cover design, interior design, printing, and marketing.  Contact Scott Flora, 719-632-8226, Fax: 719-213-2602, scott@about-books.com,www.about-books.com; 1001 Taurus Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906



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