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August 28, 6:00 pm ET: The first webinar in a three-part series by Brian Jud: “How to Find Potential Buyers in Non-Bookstore Markets" Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/kmt5x2s
September 11, 6:00 pm ET: "How to Sell Your Self-Published Book to a 'Real' Publisher," by Shel Horowitz; Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/onlz3hw
September 25, 6:00 pm ET: The second webinar in a three-part series by Brian Jud: "Making Persuasive Presentations For Large-Quantity Sales" Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/m8dvbqr
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Now APSS offers Ebook conversion for regular epub (iBookstore, Nook, Kobo, Sony) and mobi for Amazon Kindle for $.75 per page, including the cover. This does not include upload to Smashwords. Conversion to Ingram’s spec 3.0.1 may incur additional charges. Send a pdf of your book to email@example.com for an exact price quote. The conversion typically takes 8 to 10 days.
October 24-25 in Philadelphia -- sponsored by Bowker
Robin Bartlett's presentation will share the process he follows to help publishers develop an effective marketing and sales campaign to the college or school market. He will provide tips and strategies you can use to develop your own program. Here are some of the topics he will address in this presentation:
1. Is your book adoptable in schools or colleges?
2. What should a marketing platform for your book include?
3. What course and audience will your book fit?
4. What are the elements of a successful promotional campaign?
5. What are the elements of a test mailing?
6. How do you handle complimentary copy requests?
7. How do you follow-up and close an adoption?
8. What resources do you need to support an adoption?
9. How do you manage a long term campaign?
10. How do you evaluating your ROI?
See the full agenda and more information at www.bookapss.org/APSS2014Agenda.pdf
Register by September 15 to be eligible for a free book-cover makeover and other Early-Bird Discounts
People who say no to one of your proposals may be more likely to say yes if asked again. Use that fact to your advantage in a sales situation. If your prospect says no, think, “I heard what you said but it’s not what you meant.” You can more easily get to yes when you recognize the Top Ten Tips for Getting to Yes after No.
Here you will find instructions for creating a marketing plan for a non-fiction book.
Click on the spotlight and sign in to get all this information. You will need your APSS membership number to access the information.
Some publishers use the Christopher Columbus method of planning. They do not know where they are going. When they get there they do not know where they are. And when they return, they do not know where they have been. Avoid this situation by writing a functional plan to market your books. A good plan will identify the most promising business opportunities, clarify your goals and the actions you will take to reach them. Integrate all the elements of a complete promotional mix (publicity, advertising, sales promotion, personal selling – both online and off) into a strategic program to coordinate your actions.
Learn more about planning at the APSS Book-Selling University in Philadelphia, Oct 24-25 http://tinyurl.com/kxucber
“The (2013) APSS conference had lots of relevant, timely and specific information for writers and publishers. Very empowering!”
See the agenda for the 2014 APSS Book-Selling University at www.bookapss.org/APSS2014Agenda.pdf
“Fearless” is living in spite of those things that scare you to death."
Many of our personal goals are stranded on a little island called, "Someday I'll." Don't wait for your idea to happen. Give yourself a kick in the seat of the pants to make it happen. As adman Carl Ally put it, "Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do, or you get up and do them." What are three things you can do to reach your goal?
This information is an excerpt from the boilerplate letter I often send to new poets who’ve submitted their work to us for royalty publication. By new, I mean they’re usually unpublished, at least in recognized, non-vanity publications, and novices when it comes to knowing how to submit their work. We only publish one poetry title per year, though I receive more than five submissions each week. So, here’s another view from my soapbox:
Read out loud, whether it’s your poetry or someone else’s. Tape record yourself. How do you sound? How does your poetry sound? What would you do to make it better?