Helping Publishers Sell More Books in More Ways
Association of Publishers
for Special Sales
President: Karen Bomm
Karen Bomm is the President of APSS NM. Karen is an entrepreneur with many decades of documented achievements based on real experiences to provide actual results for authors, not just go through an academic exercise.
Launching a book is similar to a business startup, which requires hands on experience. This is a natural part of her success and why Karen calls it “the business of authorship.”
When Karen was asked to be on the Board of Directors to help launch APSS NM Chapter back in May of 2016 as the Vice President, she didn’t hesitate to volunteer to provide her sweat equity to help this new chapter have the momentum to become part of the successful Santa Fe creative community. She sharing her marketing expertise necessary for a successful launch that proved to have value to many recognized authors and who have become outstanding members of the APSS community.
Karen has built several successful for-profit companies over her 40+ years of self-employment. She has also contributed her time and expertise to several non-profit boards, such as the 97-year-old New Mexico Professional Women’s org who originally helped women achieve the right to vote in NM, and more.
For decades Karen has consulted a variety of industries which gave her the solid client foundation required to build a publishing platform from the ground up. Her ability to scale her business led to a successful transfer to new ownership in 2016. For over 10 years Karen has focused her time as an indie author strategist with iWillPublish.com which was a plan she envisioned years ahead of her publishing platform transfer.
As the President of APSS NM since November of 2018, Karen is proud taken the APSS NM chapter to new heights with state expansion including an official 501(c3) non-profit status. Her quick understanding of the power of special sales and her collaboration with APSS Executive Director Brian Jud, continues to add value to her local author and publisher community by offering clear new perspectives on book sales. As a start-up founding Board Member, Karen has personally empowered several new key professionals to join the APSS NM Board of Directors (read further).
Treasurer: Monica Hardeman
Monica Hardeman is the APSS NM Treasurer. She is a Franchisee Owner of three H & R Blocks in New Mexico.
Monica is a wonderful asset to our APSS NM community with a full understanding of the APSS NM organization as a non-profit. On top of her busy schedule, she volunteers her time on our board as the Treasurer for APSS NM since January 2019.
As a franchisee, Monica operates her multiple tax return preparation businesses in and around the Santa Fe, NM offering bookkeeping and payroll services to many of the largest companies and non-profits in New Mexico.
Monica is an educator too. She is required to attend many seminars to keep up to date on all that is required in her field and then presents management-level training to her employees and nationally for H & R Block. Monica’s Main Office of three can be found at Santa Fe H&R Block Tax Preparation Office - 2109-A Cerrillos, Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
Secretary: Andrea Morin
Dree Morin is the APSS NM Secretary. She is a Graphic Designer and photographer with under three decades of experience. She graduated Magna C** Laude with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Communication Design with a concentration in Graphic Design from New York City College of Technology (City Tech) (City University of New York (CUNY)).
Dree also works as a freelance designer for authors creating full covers (front, back and spine), interior book layout and can covert a book into ebook format and more. Please view her full portfolio here: https://dreemerdesigns.com.
Throughout her tenure at City Tech, her designs and photography have been exhibited in the student art shows at the Grace Gallery at City Tech. Dree’s work has generated ongoing awards and has been featured multiple times in the college gallery, as well as in long-term exhibited showcases provided by the communication design department.