APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Book Selling University

      Learn more, earn more

Do you want to sell more books with no returns? Attend our one-day Book Selling University in Los Angeles on September 12. You can become more profitable selling your books in ways that you never imagined and to people you never knew existed — in large, non-returnable quantities. It is sponsored by APSS, Bowker, SPAWN and BookWorks. Details and registration at http://tinyurl.com/ppjtxbk

Membership Special

New program to find and contact potential buyers for you -- automatically

APSS can find your potential buyers in bookstores, libraries, businesses, media, associations, movie producers and more. Then create and send an email with your customized message to these targeted, interested prospects. Special discount for APSS members.

Webinar describing the program



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Upcoming APSS Webinars

Sep 10: “8 Steps to Landing the Agent You Need Fast,” By Michael Larsen, 6:00 pm ET, http://tinyurl.com/q5sqlpe

Sep 24: "Create and Manage Your Own Website/Blog with Word Press," By Dan Uitti, 6:00 pm ET http://tinyurl.com/pyyk6l7


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Special-Sales Tip of the Day: September 1, 2015

“In an age when entertainment is knocked for being homogenous (movies), mean-spirited (the Internet) or trashy (reality TV), podcasts, for the most part, seem to generate positivity – provoking thought and curiosity, fostering community and connection.” The Wall Street Journal, August 31, page A11

You Said It

“I woke up at 2:15 am buzzing with all the new ideas I learned. That was just after the first afternoon! A hands-down must for authors determined to make money from their book and for independent publishers wanting to expand their business. Thanks very much!”

     Laura Larson

(If you are in So California and want to sell more books with no returns, attend APSS Book Selling University in Los Angeles, Sep 12; details and registration are at http://tinyurl.com/ppjtxbk)

They Said It

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

    Walt Disney

Spotlight on an APSS Member Benefit (You need your APSS membership number to register)

Marketing and Sales Group will send you "Cold Leads"

"We will create a list of prospective buyers for your book. We will provide you with the names and contact information (email, website, phone, address) of people you can contact to generate sales of your book for long-term, recurring revenue."

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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