APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

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

APSS-NJ member Deanna Adams (center) participated in Indie Author's Day at the Wayne Public Library. She met many other authors, participated in a panel discussion about self-publishing, and made a presentation about her book.

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: October 20, 2016

Create a supporting product line and generate additional revenue. For example, if you have a book for businesspeople, then “own” their physical desktops. Examples include products with your book cover imprinted on them: pens, pads, screensaver, mousepad, paperclip holder and coffee mug.

Quick Pick of the Week

When soliciting endorsements and testimonials, choose celebrities or people well known to your target readers. Go about it the right way by giving them examples of what you want and offer something in return. A free list of addresses, contact information and important tips on how to reach celebrities may be found at http://www.reelclassics.com/Address/address-list.htm

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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