APSS - Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways

Recommended Resources for Book Publishers

Book Displays

Bowker® Identifier Services

Commission sales to non-bookstore buyers

Book Design and Development

Branding and Website Design

Ebook conversion and distribution

Editing

Fulfillment

Printing

Publicity

Publish-on-Demand  

Screenwriting 

Shipping

Services for Speakers

 

Book Displays

City Diecutting Inc. and Bookdisplays: Marketing face-out books in displays at retail will increase sales and chain store sales and internet sales because the online channel sells more books that people see and touch.  We manufacture and stock 22 sizes of high quality corrugated counter and floor displays to fit most popular book trim sizes in our NJ factory. Contact: edevos@bookdisplays.com

 

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. Visit www.myidentifiers.com or contact Andrew Kovacs at Andrew.Kovacs@proquest.com

 

Commission Sales To Non-Bookstore Buyers

Guy Achtzehn and his team can sell your book on a non-returnable, commission basis to buyers in corporations, associations, schools and government agencies, people who typically buy in large quantities. We do all the selling and negotiating for you and you get incremental revenue. Get a personal sales force without the cost. Our national team of experienced salespeople call on buyers regularly and have the relationships in place that could take you years to nurture. Focus on what you do best -- writing or publishing books. Our strength is in selling them.  Contact Guy@msgpromo.com

 

 

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 602-866-3226, md@1106design.com; http://www.1106design.com; 610 East Bell Rd., #2-139 • Phoenix, AZ 85022-2383

 

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

In the last 17 years, Book Cover Express has created more than 2000 book covers for traditional publishing companies, small presses, and indie publishers. Book Cover Express clients have been featured in numerous high-profile media sources including Oprah, 48-Hours, People Magazine and the Today show. Contact Cathi Stevenson for more information  cstevenson@accesswave.ca  


 
We help authors, indie publishers, speakers, and fast-track experts build credibility, increase awareness, and open doors of opportunity from start to finish with strategic brand design, bestselling book design, seamless project management, and dedicated production supervision — supplemented with a wide array of the powerful marketing tools to dramatically increase sales and achieve robust business success. Since 1985. Contact: info@dunn-design.com

   

Move from dream to reality with the team at TLC Graphics! We love transforming manuscripts into beautiful, salable books and will escort you along the way with outstanding, personal service. Providing custom publishing guidance for the serious small or indy publisher for 20+ years, services include award-winning cover and interior design, editorial, printing, ebooks, and beyond. Contact Tamara for a free consultation: tamara@tlcgraphics.com or  www.TLCGraphics.com.

Branding and Website Design

21Thirteen Design, Inc. is a visual branding, marketing and web design agency with clients ranging from the LED Division of GE Lighting to home-based business owners. Our clients include best-selling authors, manufacturing companies, artists, law firms, corporations, ergonomic office furniture dealers, Life Coaches, Biotech companies, makeup, skin care, electronics and jewelry retailers, service industry companies, dental offices, documentary producers and photographers.

 

The company was founded by Lead Designer Perry Yeldham in 2006 and is captained by his partner, CEO Adam Giandomenico, with offices in NYC and Boston. For more information contact Perry at perry@21thirteen.com

Ebook conversion and distribution

eBooks2go offers unique solutions to publishers and authors worldwide. For publishers, our services include providing eBook Conversion services, global distribution, Royalty reporting and e-commerce solutions. We have developed our own CMS (Content Management System) to sell online Print / eBook editions. For authors, we provide a wide variety of services including file conversions, eBook distribution, cover designs, and even marketing assistance.

 

Additionally, eBooks2go has a media book partnership with a major radio station to get children’s books, family/childcare and cookbooks on the air for story times for all families to hear! It is our mission to become the official one-stop shop for everyone’s self-publishing needs. Contact Leslie Chirchirillo at 847-598-1150 Ext. 4141 or Leslie@ebooks2go.net

 

Editing

Professional Book Editing Services for your novel, manuscript, nonfiction, and more. Join more than 350,000 authors! Successfully prepare your book for publishing. Get personal assistance, affordable prices and an editor who specializes in your genre. Free sample edit of your writing within 24 hours. www.FirstEditing.com

Fulfillment

Port City Fulfillment is a high-quality full-service fulfillment center equipped to handle all of your order taking, warehousing, and shipping needs. We act as an extension of your company, offering personalized, professional service to your customers. By outsourcing to us, we can save you precious time and money, allowing you to focus on marketing and production.

    Port City Fulfillment offers various levels of service for order placing, warehousing, inventory, packaging, and shipping. We provide a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year live order taking center. http://www.portcityfulfillment.com/

As an author you realize that the primary responsibility for marketing your book falls on you.
So if you're spending your time doing $10 tasks like packing books and running to the post
office that means you aren't spending that time doing marketing. That's where Ship Your Books
comes in. You store your books in our centrally located facility and when you get a new order for your book we automatically receive that order notice. We pack your orders and ship them out that same day. The process is entirely hands-off for you! For more information please visit
ShipYourBooks.com or phone (812) 877-7100.

Printing

Color House Graphics exists to help publishers and authors create and deliver great books. We can help you produce a compelling product. We place a high value on quality, simple processes and hands-on personal service. After 27 years of service, we continue to use the technology that exists today for you to get your content published in print or digital form so you can distribute it with ease. We invite you to explore our website and discover how our dedicated people can consistently provide you with superior service and quality from your first contact to delivery of your books.  We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our abilities to you with your next project. Contact: pknight@colorhousegraphics.com

 

We print and bind books of every size, shape, quantity and quality. From soft cover, to hard cover to hand-tooled leather binding with gilt edges, we do it all. Since 1821 we have been preserving the printed word. Our clients are authors, publishers, companies, government, schools, book collectors and more. In addition to Acme binding, our corporate family includes Book Partners, ECS Conservation Services, and the Harcourt Bindery.  You will find us a www.acmebinding.com, email at custservice-ma@hfgroup.com or call us at 617-242-1100

Since the printing of our first title in 1975, McNaughton & Gunn has been proud to share your stories.Today, the team at our Michigan-based headquarters produces over 6,000 titles annually. We specialize in short to medium runs for web, sheet fed, and digital printing. We also provide eBook conversion. Most recently, McNaughton & Gunn received its certification as a Woman-Owned Business! Contact: ConnieS@mcnaughton-gunn.com         

 

 

Let Sheridan Books provide you with a simple yet powerful approach to selling more books. From conversion to direct-to-consumer distribution we provide you with the pieces you are missing to make the process of selling eBooks from your website easy for you. In addition, our print-on-demand and offset printing capabilities provide authors, speakers, and professional publishers one-stop shopping for all your book printing and eBook needs. Visit our website at www.sheridan.com/Books to learn more or contact us at 800-999-BOOK or contact Deborrah Popkey, deborrah.popkey@sheridan.com or 734-475-9145 x1544. Watch a descriptive video about Sheridan Books at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su7uMGBtyU0

Publicity

Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Communications, a public relations and book marketing firm with a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Westwind clients have been featured by Good Morning America, CNN, ABC Nightly News, Nightline, TIME, PBS, LA Times, USA Today, IBD, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Howard Stern, NPR, Woman’s World, FOX News, Entrepreneur and many more.

Lorenz utilizes the latest methods and tactics including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, book trailers, YouTube and his long time relationships with members of the media and top Amazon reviewers. You name it Lorenz employs it! For more information contact Lorenz at:http://www.book-marketing-expert.com/  or scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or 734-667-2090.

Publish-on-Demand

IngramSparkSM (www.ingramspark.com) is Ingram Content Group’s publish-on-demand platform that enables the delivery of content worldwide to readers in print and electronic formats. The service, which is tailored to the specific needs of the small independent publisher, streamlines the sales, account setup, content management, and customer support activities through a self-service, online platform. It’s free to set up an account. All you need to get started is an email address, print ready PDFs for print titles, EPUB and JPEG for the e-books, an ISBN, and a credit card.

Screenwriting

Carl Guerra

Did you ever think your book – fiction or non-fiction – could be adapted for a movie? Now you and Carl 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

Shipping

The APSS Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, is a comprehensive inbound and outbound shipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to all APSS members. As the APSS-endorsed shipping management provider, PartnerShip works with nationally known carriers to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment. Members who enroll in this free program receive discounts on small package, LTL freight, and tradeshow shipments. Call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 or visit PartnerShip.com/APSS to sign up for these savings today. See a video about Partnership

Speaker Services

Tired of Trying to Find Speaking Engagements on Your Own? Subscribe to www.SpeakerTunity.com, the twice-monthly Transformational Speaker Leads Tip Sheet to reduce the headache, time and cost of locating new engagements! This $25/month subscription-based service provides insight on speaking opportunities in hot regions of U.S. and Canada, top book tour sites, local chapters of national organizations, local grass roots organizations, multi-speaker events and expos, conferences and conventions, leading Spiritual Living Centers, Unity and Christian churches, wellness events, yoga centers, women’s organizations, fraternal organizations, chambers of commerce, resort and retreat centers and more! SpeakerTunity™ delivers to you the direct contact, phone number, email, website and-- when required-- a link to the online form to fill out-- across the US and Canada. Get more leads! jackie@consciousmediarelations.com

 

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