APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

Oct 4: “Powerful Sales Materials That Sell Truckloads of Books!” By Hobie Hobart, 6:00 pm ET; http://tinyurl.com/gnvk566

Oct 11: “How to Negotiate Large-Quantity Sales” By Brian Jud, at Noon, ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/hhs5dk7

Oct 12: “Sell more books during the Holiday Season” By Brian Jud; 3 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/jycy5hk

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

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

Nov 8: Plan to Sell More Books in 2017,” APSS-NJ webinar by Brian Jud; Noon ET; Register at http://tinyurl.com/z8tdxlz

Nov 17: "How to License Translation Rights and Subsidiary Rights—Plan for Success," By Cynthia Frank;  6:00 pm ET; 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

We at APSS work with SPIRIT every day to help our members succeed: 

Service – Anticipate and respond to the needs of our members and supporters 

People first – Deliver the best service to all members and make them the priority in everything we do 

Integrity – Communicate openly and honestly, build trust and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards 

Respect – Treat every individual – those we serve and those with whom we work – with the highest level of professionalism  

Innovation - -Embrace change and help members reach their goals with creative yet responsible marketing and sales techniques 

Teamwork – Build on the collective strength of our members with an open mind and open communication for mutual success



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Chapter Spotlight

On September 13 APSS-NJ held its first annual Book Selling University. Chapter President Kathy Miller (second from right) and Publicity Chair Donna Thompson (left) organized the event. Speakers Gene Sower, Caryn Starr-Gates and Brian Jud (right) gave attendees information about Facebook, publicity and special sales.

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: September 30, 2016

Great comeback: Actress said, "I enjoyed reading your book. Who wrote it for you?" Author Ilka Chase said, "Darling, I'm so glad that you liked it. Who read it to you?"

Quick Pick of the Week

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Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members


Bowker® Identifier Services

Bowker® Identifier Services provides you with the resources to make your titles more discoverable, whether you are a new self-published writer or an established author. Visitwww.myidentifiers.com or contact Rebecca.albani@bowker.com


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