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APSS Staff

Solve buyers' problems and sell more books

When selling your books to corporate buyers, first find out what they want to accomplish. One way to do that is to ask them about the promo…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Jun 7

APSS Staff

10 ways companies can use your books as promo items

A company can use your book as a promo item – perhaps a gift-with-purchase. They buy from you and give them to their customers. See 10 ways…

Started by Brian Jud

0 May 24

APSS Staff

Special-sales lesson from TED talks

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talks are well-known idea-stimulating events. Now, CEO Chris Anderson is expanding to counteract fl…

Started by Brian Jud

0 May 16

APSS Staff

Visualize your special sales occurring

Special sales (non-bookstore marketing) is like working on a 5000-piece jigsaw puzzle without knowing what it is supposed to look like. You…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Apr 6

APSS Staff

Market as a carpenter would

A carpenter knows that the right tool applied at the proper time gets the job done most effectively. Similarly, you should you use the corr…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Mar 27

APSS Staff

Experiment with your marketing actions

Leisure activities (arts, sports, travel, writing) can be mechanical and routine if we approach them in the usual way. Or, we can experimen…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Mar 7

APSS Staff

Solve readers' problems and sell more books

You could sell more of your books if you can answer two questions honestly. First, how often do people think about your book? Second, how o…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Feb 27

APSS Staff

The marketing rule of three

To have a chance of success, a new product (including a book) should have at least three recognizable advantages over its competition. And…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Feb 15

APSS Staff

Are you solving the right problem?

Poor book sales is not the problem, but a symptom. The real problem may be where you seek additional sales. If you try to sell more books t…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Jan 10

APSS Staff

Negotiate with a "poker face"

Negotiating a large book sale with a corporate buyer requires some of the same skills as playing poker. You need a little chutzpah, the cre…

Started by Brian Jud

0 Dec 20, 2016

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