Why Join

Association of Publishers for Special Sales

Join an APSS Chapter near your and get the benefits of membership in a national association with local, face-to-face meetings


APSS is coming to you! APSS is coming to you! We have local chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Connecticut, Grand Rapids, Maine, Mid-Atlantic, Nashville, Nebraska, New Jersey, Phoenix, Santa Clarita (CA), Santa Fe, Sarasota, Southeast Texas and Washington State. Two international chapters are open in Canada and Nigeria. More will be coming over the next few months. BrianJud@bookapss.org

APSS Discounts Available to Local Chapter Members

APSS is the premier source of information, education and support for publishers of high-quality content published in printed, electronic or audio form for sale to consumers, retailers and non-retail buyers. Here are some of the discounts and services you will get with your APSS membership:

  • Distribution to Bookstores – Chain and Indie
  • Discount on Ingram Spark TM
  • Up to 50% Off Printing through LSI
  • Discounts on Baker & Taylor Distribution Programs
  • Discount on Products and Services from Bowker
  • A Resource Center with Lists of the Top Suppliers in the Book-Publishing Industry
  • A Monthly Special-Sales Newsletter
  • Staffed Displays at Trade Shows around the World
  • Two Free Webinars Monthly
  • The Facebook Community with Quick Replies to Your Questions
  • Read it and Reap Weekly Book-Reading Recommendations
  • Novel Ideas to Sell More Fiction
  • Distribution to Non-Bookstore Buyers (Retail and Non-Retail)
  • Foreign Rights
  • E-Book Conversion
  • Sales Promotional Items
  • Discounted Book Reviews from Foreword
  • Discount on Website Design and Maintenance
  • Discount on a Subscription to Publishers Weekly®
  • Unlimited 24/7 Access to Legal & Financial Services, Medical Advice, ID Theft & Fraud Resolution
  • Save up to 70% on UPS and FedEx Shipments

Why Join an APSS Chapter Near You?

  • Receive all the benefits listed above but 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 from book sales
  • Find out how to sell books in all forms: printed books, ebooks, audio books, booklets
  • 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 our annual, national Book Selling University near you
  • Become successful more quickly

 There is in memberhip fee of $60 per year to join the national organization AND a local chapter (no separate fees). To join APSS: http://pro.bookapss.org/join-application