APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

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Upcoming APSS Webinars

March 24: "Tax Tips for Authors and Publishers,” by Carol Topp; 6:00 pm Eastern; http://tinyurl.com/nj9475j

April 2: "5 Ways to Get Paid for Your Content That You Probably Never Considered," by Paulette Ensign; 6:00 pm Eastern; http://tinyurl.com/lf7jbnm


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Special-Sales Tip of the Day, March 6, 2015

Why is a concise promotion called a blurb? The word blurb, meaning an inspired recommendation, comes from an evening in 1907 during an annual trade dinner of New York publishers where it was customary to distribute copies of new books with special promotional jackets. For his book, humorist Gelett Burgess caused a sensation with a cover drawing of a very attractive and buxom young woman he named ‘Miss Belinda Blurb.” From then on, any flamboyant endorsement would be known as a “blurb.” (“The Little Book of Answers,” by Doug Lennox)


You Said It

“It looks like your special freight arrangements will be saving me about $1,000 on my first book order. Thanks a lot!” 

          Kurt Wright, CPM Publishing

They Said It

"The future has many names. For the weak, it's unattainable. For the fearful, it's unknown. For the bold, it's ideal."

      Victor Hugo

Spotlight on an APSS Member Benefit

Discounted website development for APSS members


You can have your website anywhere you like (NewMedia can recommend some good ISPs.) And you can choose any theme you like... there are over 100 themes at no basic cost to you. Would you like a shopping cart or a membership site? NewMedia can do it, but for an added cost, as these are more complex.


Send them your copy in any standard file and they will put it on the site for you. NewMedia will give you a home page, a services/products page, an about-us page, and a contact-us email form page. They get your site up and running quickly, often the day following receipt of all your content.


NewMedia will give you a short, easy to understand manual on how to change pages or add new ones. You can save more money by being your own webmaster. But if that is just too much for you, they can make changes to your site for you (additional cost).


Special price for APSS members

APSS members get a $100 discount. There is a limit of one site per member at this price. Other sites would be at the full-rate.


Contact Alan N. Canton at NewMedia Website Design for more information:  Fair Oaks, CA   916-962-9296, http://www.NewMediaWebsiteDesign.com

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

Color House Graphics exists to help publishers and authors create and deliver great books. We can help you produce a compelling product. We place a high value on quality, simple processes and hands-on personal service.

After 28 years of service, we continue to use the technology that exists today for you to get your content published in print or digital form so you can distribute it with ease.


We invite you to explore our website and discover how our dedicated people can consistently provide you with superior service and quality from your first contact to delivery of your books.  We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities to you with your next project.



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