Association of Publishers
for Special Sales
President: Joy Fluckiger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joy Fluckiger is the new President of APSS-Canada. She has had a lifelong passion for unusual and extraordinary things. This began in archaeology and has spanned such diverse topics as Indian artifacts, antique porcelain, furniture and jewelry.
Combining this passion with her extensive training in art and design and project management, she has now turned her formidable skills to the publishing world.
Joy began editing and publishing her husband’s books to great success and gained a “word of mouth” following, with clients all over the world. She is involved in every aspect of book publishing and marketing.
As the CEO of “Red Aussie Publishing,” Joy has created a process to take authors from idea and concept to a published product both online and in print. She is also a publicity expert getting extensive media coverage through news releases, radio interviews and obtaining the coveted “Amazon #1 Best Seller” status for her clients.
She is an internet marketing whiz with a deep well of creativity and the perseverance to make these things happen for her clients.
Joy and her husband Kellan Fluckiger, a #1 bestselling author, speaker and coach are citizens of both the United States and Canada and currently reside in Western Canada.
Vice President: Karen Simmons
Karen Simmons is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and a past member of the United States Air Force. While growing up, she travelled around the world to many places as a result of her mother working for Pan American Airlines and father was an Aeronautical Engineer. After leaving the Air Force in 1976, she attended “The Gemological Institute of America” to become a Graduate Gemologist and started “The Gemologist, Inc.” in Bellevue Washington.
Karen also has a US based company since 2003 called, Exceptional Resources, Inc., and is almost finished with her eighth book, this one geared for the jewelry trade, called “Perfectly Clear, Investing in Diamonds for Pleasure and Profit”. Through her Canadian and US affiliations, she is a member of the Diamond Bourse in Canada and also a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses through this connection.
She has been featured in top international and local media such as “Woman’s World” and “The Edmonton Journal” and is the creator of “The Official Autism 101 Manual” which won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal award. As well, she is a co-author of a best-selling “Chicken Soup for the Soul”series book with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen in their Chicken Soup series. During this time she was selected locally as one of “Global Televisions Woman of Vision”, was nominated for the City of Edmonton’s “Quality of Life, Smart City Award” and received the “Internet Entrepreneur of the Year”Award through Robert G Allen, author of “Nothing Down”, and Mark Victor Hansen’s organization called “Multiple Streams of Income”.
Karen’s motto is that being the CEO of several different companies gives her the opportunity to be Creative Enthusiastic and Optimistic in all that she does. She believes that life is a story so why not make it a best seller!
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