APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

May 26: “Green Audiences, Green Titles, Green Printing,” By Shel Horowitz, 6:00 pm ET; Register at: http://tinyurl.com/j4tanjd

June 8: “How to Sell More Books to Non-Bookstore Buyers,” By Brian Jud; 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/h7yp93v  

June 23: “Mid-Year Marketing Checkup,” by Brian Jud; 6:00 pm ET; Register at  http://tinyurl.com/gq64omr

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

Lisa Pelto, President of APSS-Nebraska; organized the Book Selling University in Omaha. Here she is with APSS Executive Director Brian Jud who was also a speaker at the event

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: May 24, 2016

Look Somewhere Else. Finding new ideas is like prospecting for gold. If you look in the same old place where everyone else is looking you will only find tapped out veins. But if you venture off the beaten path, you will improve your chances of discovering new idea lodes. Remember, you cannot see the good ideas behind you by looking twice as hard at what is in front of you. Where else can you look for ideas?

Quick Pick of the Week

Storylist is a full-featured writing app that provides easy formatting for manuscripts, screenplays and novels. It can also help you keep and organize notes about characters, plot point and scene settings. The interface of the $15 iOS-only app “takes some getting used to,” but the app saves documents seamlessly to the cloud

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

Bowker® Identifier Services

Bowker® Identifier Services provides you with the resources to make your titles more discoverable, whether you are a new self-published writer or an established author. Visitwww.myidentifiers.com or contact Rebecca.albani@bowker.com


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