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Chapter Spotlight

Dan Blanchard is the President of APSS-CT. Each month he conducts a Casual Coffee with Dan event in a different town in Connecticut. Here Dan (right in the photo) meets with Carl Guerra. Learn more about Carl in the "Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members" article below

Special-Sales Tip of the Day – October 16, 2017

The 17% drop in ebook sales in 2016 (while printed book revenue rose 4.5%) was blamed on “screen fatigue.” Wall Street Journal, Oct 16, 2017


Quick Pick of the Week

Are you looking for alternative distribution to libraries? If so, check these out:

  • Emery-Pratt Company is a book distributor to academic, public and hospital libraries; 1966 West Main Street, Owosso, MI 48867-1372; Phone: 517-723-5291, 1-800-248-3887, Fax: 517-723-4677, 1-800-563-6379 http://www.emery-pratt.com/
  • Matthews Medical Book Company, 11559 Rock Island Court, Maryland Heights, MO 63043; Phone: 314-432-1400, 1-800-633-2665, Fax: 314-432-7044, 1-800-421-8816;  www.mattmccoy.com
  • Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Health Science Book Professionals, 511 Feheley Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406; Phone: 1-800-345-6425, Fax: 1-800-223-7488, 610-277-0390,  http://www.rittenhouse.com/

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members



Did you ever think your book – fiction or non-fiction – could be adapted for a movie? Now you and Carl Guerra can do it for you. He will read your book and give you feedback as to its viability as a screenplay. If he thinks you have good content, he will develop the screenplay for you. He works on an upfront fee (paid in stages) and a percentage of the money received when the story is sold plus a percentage of the movie rights. There is no charge for Carl to read and evaluate your content. He prefers to work with a finished book, but will read a pre-publication manuscript. Send a copy of your book with a cover letter of introducit4on (including your APSS membership number) to Carl Guerra, 87 Clinic Drive, Unit 33, New Britain CT  06051. Carl’s phone number is (860) 751-2157 and his email is carlguerra97@yahoo.com


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          Jane Milardo

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           Heather Hansen O'Neill


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