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Online, On-Demand Courses that Help You Sell More Books

Book Selling University is a series of self-paced courses to help you produce better books and sell more of them

  • Take courses on your schedule
  • Expert instructors
  • Make more money
  • Find the best distribution partners
  • Make your publicity more effective
  • Pinpoint social media
  • Improve your sales online
  • View each course up to five times

Book Selling University is sponsored by APSS, BookLife (Publishers Weekly) Bowker and Ingram Spark

APSS members get a discount on every course. For the coupon code contact  Kim Tuttle at Kim@bookapss.org

www.BookSellingUniversity.com

Today's featured course:

BSU–109: Selling to Schools, by Sharon Castlen

 

Chapter Spotlight

APSS-CT president Dan Blanchard conducts a quarterly planning meeting with CT members. They were given a planning template to complete in January and met recently to relate their experiences and how to take the next steps to implement their plans. 

Special-Sales Tip of the Day – March 23, 2019

Is your content ready for publication? You have created something that you think is unique, needed and saleable -- so start selling it. From this point, you will either gain momentum or learn what doesn’t work. As you proceed, evaluate your circumstances and do more of what is working and make necessary changes to that which is not. Seek sales in new segments (such as to corporate buyers), create and communicate new benefits of your content, develop new products (or product extensions), and/or establish new distribution.

Quick Pick of the Week

Event Network (http://www.eventnetwork.com ) manages stores on behalf of many cultural attractions at iconic landmarks and historic sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park and The Alamo. Started in 1998, Event Network is now the leading operator of cultural attraction stores worldwide. Reach Event Network at 9606 Aero Drive, Suite 1000, San Diego, CA 92123

Spotlight on a Resource for APSS Members

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

You Said It

“Thank you very much for your call this morning. I so appreciated being the recipient of the APSS Sweepstakes winner this month and to have the opportunity of talking with you. The suggestions for possible places to market my books filled up the front and back of my sheet. You certainly were generous with your time and information. Being a member of APSS has many benefits besides this opportunity, such as discounts and services from many companies. I think everybody that sells books should be aware of special sales opportunities through APSS and use it in their marketing plan. With your helpful research and information, I now have more tools with which to expand my reach in special sales. It was good talking to you.”  

    Lee Jackson 

They Said It

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing."

    Denis Waitley

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