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information from book-marketing experts in Brian Jud's FREE bi-weekly
Online, On-Demand Courses that Help You Sell More Books
Book Selling University is a series of self-paced courses to help you produce better books and sell more of them
Book Selling University is sponsored by APSS, BookLife (Publishers Weekly) Bowker and Ingram Spark
APSS members get a discount on every course. For the coupon code contact Kim Tuttle at Kim@bookapss.org
Today's featured course:
BSU-127 How to Create a Book Marketing Plan (Especially If You’re Not a Marketer), By Sandra Beckwith
In 2018 the local APSS-New Mexico Chapter announced its key purpose and focus will be to facilitate steps toward special sales for authors and publishers in a community development process designed to result in successful special-sales plans for all who attend our monthly meetings. Its November meeting was devoted to introducing chapter members to Book Selling University (see the left column here for more information).
Borrow ideas. Thomas Edison said to keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you’re currently working on. Guttenberg combined the wine press and the coin punch to create movable type and the printing press. What if you combine your diet book with a tape measure, or your Christmas book with a glass for milk for Santa? What different ideas can you combine to make your content stand out from the crowd?
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