APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Upcoming APSS Webinars

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 11, 2016

A high school English teacher drew a dot on the blackboard and asked the class what it was. "A chalk dot on the blackboard," was the only response. The surprised teacher said, " I did this exercise with a group of kindergartners and they thought of 50 different things it could be: a squashed bug, an owl's eye, the top of a telephone pole as seen from a plane." What would five-year-old children see if they were looking at your project? a house, there are many different ways to enter: front door, rear door, side door, garage or any of many windows. They keep trying until one opens. You, too, can find a way if you want it bad enough.

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

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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