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Your book as the perfect Holiday gift! The APSS Bookstore was created to make it easy for you to buy other APSS members’ books – and for them to buy yours -- as a Holiday gift. See it at http://bookapss.org/books/ To place your book in the APSS bookstore contact Kim@bookapss.org. 

Current spotlight on the Second Edition (June 2021) of the Complete Guide to the Book Publishers' World of Special Sales (Kindle and softcover). The worldwide book market generates almost $90 billion annually, and more than half of those sales are made in non-bookstore outlets such as discount stores, airport shops, gift stores, supermarkets, and warehouse clubs. How to Make Real Money Selling Books provides a proven strategy for selling books to these enterprises. You will learn about developing a product strategy, conducting test marketing, contacting prospective buyers, promoting your product, selling to niche markets, and much, much more.  

Special Sales Tip of the Day: November 30, 2021

Want a profitable book? Quality of content is a necessary but not sufficient attribute for success. It must also have interested buyers, reader value (priced properly), good marketing strategy and a place for people to buy it  

Quick Pick of the Week

Cost-U-Less opened its first retail warehouse store in 1989, on the Hawaiian island of Maui and operates warehouse-style stores in offshore island communities. Today, Cost-U-Less operates mid-sized warehouse-club-style stores in the United States Territories, the Hawaiian Islands and foreign island countries in the Pacific and the Caribbean. Their primary strategy is to operate in island markets, offering predominately U.S. branded goods. The book buyer may be reached at buyer29@costuless.com. Corporate Headquarters is located at 8160 304th Ave S.E., Building 3, Suite A, Preston, WA.  98050; (425) 222-5022, fax: 425-222-0044; website is http://www.costuless.com/.

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

21Thirteen Design, Inc. is a visual branding, marketing and web design agency with clients ranging from the LED Division of GE Lighting to home-based business owners. Our clients include best-selling authors, manufacturing companies, artists, law firms, corporations, ergonomic office furniture dealers, Life Coaches, Biotech companies, makeup, skin care, electronics and jewelry retailers, service industry companies, dental offices, documentary producers and photographers. 

    The company was founded by Lead Designer Perry Yeldham in 2006 and is captained by his partner, CEO Adam Giandomenico, with offices in NYC and Boston. For more information contact Perry at perry@21thirteen.com

You Said It

“I think everyone did a very good job in presenting the information at the APSS workshop.  I was impressed with the amount of new information about the publishing business of which I had previously no clue.  I was able to follow everything, and it made sense to me.”  

          Eleanor Jones

They Said It

“Don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.”

     Alex Trebek 

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