APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

June 29: “How to Sell More Books to Non-Bookstore Buyers,” By Brian Jud; 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/h7yp93v

July 5: “Mid-Year Marketing Checkup,” by Brian Jud; 6:00 pm ET; Register at  http://tinyurl.com/gq64omr

July 12: "How to find the names of people who can buy your books, “ By Brian Jud; 6:00 pm ET; Register at http://tinyurl.com/gsfushn

Aug 9:  “Making Persuasive Presentations For Large-Quantity Sales” (Sponsored by APSS-NJ); Noon; Register at http://tinyurl.com/hy3v7bn

Aug 11: Business Modeling for Authors, By Jared Kuritz; 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/jqy9dfg

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 tab "Local Chapters" above for one near you.

Membership Special

Bowker has a new program to give potential readers a sample chapter of your books and a link to order them. Bowker chose APSS to be their initial partner. There is no cost to APSS members and you keep 100% of the revenue from sales.

It features a cover image of your books on the home page at http://www.selfpublishedauthor.com. It includes a link to download a sample chapter as well as a link to place an order.
Send this material to Andrew Kovacs at andrew.kovacs@proquest.com

                - pdf of sample chapter
                - cover image (jpg)
                - brief author bio
                - select link(s)



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Chapter Spotlight

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is an APSS Partner. Brian Jud met with them at BEA in Chicago last month, and is seen here with FAPA members Patti Brassard Jefferson (left) and Diane Harper (right). The FAPA conference will be held in Orlando on August 5-6, 2016. Find details at www.myFAPA.org

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: June 29, 2016

Give yourself a pat on the back. What have you done well lately? Where have you made progress? What have you accomplished? What obstacles have you overcome? Congratulations. Give yourself a pat on the back. Now go out and earn another one.

Quick Pick of the Week

Asana, a free task-management system, gives everyone on your team a bird’s-eye view of all current projects. Gone are the days of emailing co-workers for a file or instant-messaging to find out whether a particular task has been completed.

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

For over 25 years, Kathi Dunn (known as one of the country's top book cover designers) has created bestselling book covers and information products that authors, speakers and experts so they can dominate their area of expertise and become a household name. Kathi is passionate about book cover design and approaches each as if it is the only book in the world. Her prestigious list of clients includes Tony Robbins, Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, Mark Victor Hansen, John Edward, and Sylvia Browne, as well as HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Prentice Hall, Ballantine, Hay House, Pearson, and Scholastic. Her design firm has received over 150 awards from IBPA, Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year, Indie Excellence, among others. Contact: info@dunn-design.com


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