APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

Feb 9: “How to Sell More Books, Non-Returnable to Non-Bookstore Buyers,” by Brian Jud, sponsored by APSS-New Jersey, Noon  ET; http://tinyurl.com/jgrvgvp

Feb 18: “Electronic Editing to Remove Unwanted Words,”  by Patricia Charpentier, 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/jlogw23

March 10: The 5-Step System to Increase Your Platform and Multiply Your Book Sales, by Cloris Kylie;, 6:00 pm ET, Register at http://tinyurl.com/zu8hbs5

March 24: How to Start a Publishing Business for the Self-Published Author, by Carol Topp;  6:00 pm ET, Register at  http://tinyurl.com/ha6kk66

Book Selling University

Last year APSS had one 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

June Hyjek started the CT chapter in mid-2014 and now has over 80 paid members. One thing that has contributed to this success is the series of local APSS-CT chapter events at which the participants sell their books – at list price with no returns.

Special-Sales Tip of the Day: February 8, 2016

In retail marketing (including bookstores) you are betting your future on a channel made up of people you never met and over whom you have no control. They don’t care about selling your book, but are looking for the most profitable items to sell. Instead, meet, sell to and form relationships with non-retail buyers in corporations associations, etc. who use your content to help solve a business problem.

Quick Pick of the Week

Here are the links to local events in your state. Go to these pages and in the left column you can choose your state. Each is a hot link to the event

Eastern states: http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=MA

Midwest and western states: http://www.craftmasternews.com/nebraska.aspx

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

Book Design and Development

1106 Design is an award-winning team offering book cover design and interior layout, manuscript editing, proofreading, front and back cover text, and more, with advice and hand-holding every step of the way. Our dedicated experts will make sure your book is as polished and professional as the titles released by major publishers, and our convenient project management will save you from the hassle (and risk) of choosing and managing multiple providers on your own. Contact Michele DeFilippo for a free, 30-minute, no-obligation consultation at 602-866-3226md@1106design.comhttp://www.1106design.com; 610 East Bell Rd., #2-139 • Phoenix, AZ 85022-2383




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You Said It

“The APSS conference had lots of relevant, timely and specific information for writers and publishers. Very empowering!” -  Ruth Crocker

They Said It

“You can’t really blame people for preferring more of what they already know and like. The trade-off is that predictability is boring. Repetition is the death of magic.”

- Bill Watterson


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