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Why Join a Local APSS Chapter

APSS is the Source of Help for Selling Books in Large, Non-Returnable Quantities to Non-Bookstore Buyers

 And we are coming to a city near you!

 Get the benefits of membership in a national association with local, face-to-face meetings 

APSS is a national organization — the only national organization — devoted to helping its members sell their books to non-traditional (special sales) buyers. We are organizing a national network of local APSS chapters to give you the benefits of a national association with the camaraderie and personal networking in local meetings.

    "Special Sales" can be a profitable source of new revenue from buyers in corporations, associations, schools, hospitals, the military and government, and in non-bookstore retail markets. As an APSS member, you will discover new and better ways to increase your profits by selling your books in large, non-returnable quantities.


Join a local chapter and Get All These APSS Benefits

  • • Discount on Ingram Spark
  • • Discounts on Printing through LSI
  • • Discounts on Baker & Taylor Distribution Programs
  • • Discount on Products and Services from Bowker
  •  Distribution to Bookstores – Chain and Indie
  • • A Mentor Program for Free One-On-One Coaching Sessions with Experts
  • • A Mastermind Group to Serve as Your Free Board of Directors
  • • A Resource Center Listing the Top Suppliers in the Book-Publishing Industry
  • • A Monthly Special-Sales Newsletter -- The Sales Informer
  • • Find an Editor, Publisher or Agent
  • • Save up to 70% on UPS and FedEx Shipments
  • • Staffed Displays at Trade Shows around the World
  • • Two Free Webinars Monthly
  • • The Idea Marketplace Community with Quick Replies to Your Questions
  • • Read it and Reap Weekly Book-Reading Recommendations
  • • Novel Ideas to Sell More Fiction
  • • Free sample Marketing Plans for Most Genres
  • • Tips to Get Unstuck in Your Marketing Activities
  • • Weekly Top Ten Lists on Marketing, Special Sales and Publishing
  • • Distribution to Non-Bookstore Buyers
  • • Foreign Rights
  • • E-Book Conversion and Awards
  • • Sales Promotional Items
  • • Discounted Book Reviews
  • • Discount on Books, Products and Services
  • • Discount on Website Design and Maintenance
  • • Discount on a Subscription to Publishers Weekly®
  • • Discount on Membership to the Association of Independent Authors
  • • Listing in the Yearbook of Experts
  • • Unlimited 24/7 Access to Medical Care from your phone or computer
  • • Unlimited 24/7 Access to Legal & Financial Services., ID Theft & Fraud Resolution and Online Work-life Resources from your phone or computer


Why Join an APSS Chapter Near You?

  • • Receive all the benefits listed above and have local face-to-face contact with your peers
  • • Discover how to avoid mistakes that others have made
  • • Learn creative ways to increase your sales, revenue and profits
  • • Find out how to sell books in all forms: printed books, ebooks, audio books
  • • Hear expert speakers present information of vital interest to all authors and publishers
  • • Receive discounts on products and services that can save you thousands of dollars
  • • Network with successful authors and publishers to discover what they did right
  • • Get help on selling the rights to your book (TV, movie, serial and foreign rights)
  • • Learn how to establish or expand the distribution of your books worldwide
  • • Hear the pros tell you how to negotiate large-quantity sales
  • • Exhibit your book at international, national, regional and local book events
  • • Discover where and how to find prospective non-bookstore buyers
  • • See how to make successful presentations
  • • Get a discount on attending a Book Selling University near you
  • • Become successful more quickly 

To join APSS: or contact


APSS Chapters are currently operating in these cities with more coming on board regularly. Join your local chapter today! 

Chapters currently under construction: Boston, New York City, Palm Springs, Philadelphia

Do you want to start local chapter near you? Contact

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