The Association of Publishers for Special Sales

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Book Selling University

Book Selling University, online courses you can view on your schedule to help you produce better books and sell them to interested buyers more profitably


Our mission is to provide our members with high quality, innovative sales and marketing resources that help them sell more books to non-bookstore buyers and grow their businesses profitably.

A Few Reasons to Join APSS

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  • Staffed trade show exhibits
  • Free Q&A with experts
  • Bowker products and services
  • Discount on Staples purchases
  • Baker & Taylor programs
  • Ingram Spark
  • Sell through our Ebookstore
  • Distribution to bookstores
  • Local chapter meetings

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Tip of the Day – September 18, 2018

According to Fortune magazine (June 2018, p 88), “A core management lesson that ought to be carved in tablets by now: Building a great business requires not only a relentless focus on doing things well this minute, but also an equally relentless focus on doing things better in the future.” Jeff Bezos was quoted in the article as saying, “The three big ideas at Amazon are long-term thinking, customer obsession and a willingness to invent.”