Advancing the Success of Publishers
in Non-Bookstore Marketing

Membership Application

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Join APSS and receive

Discounts on...
  • Ebook conversion, awards
  • Shipping
  • A subscription to Publishers Weekly
  • Website development
  • Promotional Products
  • Staffed trade show exhibits
  • A listing in the Yearbook of Experts
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Publicity services
  • Book reviews
  • Pubmatch
  • CIP registration
Marketing programs...
  • An annual conference
  • Distribution to retailers
  • Resource centers
  • Book-marketing wizards
  • A monthly speical-sales newsletter
  • Educational programs
  • Tips booklets
  • Email Blasts
  • Free webinars
  • Marekting community
  • Bookstore distribution
  • Cooperative mailings

Membership Categories

  • Basic membership: Free for participation in the AAPSS community of groups and forums without the benefits of full membership. Basic members may upgrade to full membership at any time.

  • Full Membership ($89 per year, or $60 if a member of a partner organization, or for additional employees at the same member company): Serious authors and book publishers seeking advice, information, savings and services to help them build a publishing business through the profitable sale of their content to non-bookstore buyers.

  • Associate membership ($150 per year): a supplier or consultant to the publishing industry who offers services that meet the needs of AAPSS members (for example, printers, editors, book designers, marketing consultants, publicists, distributors, etc.).

Contact Brian Jud ( for more information on any membership category

Join APSS below!

There are four ways to pay:

1. Phone - Call the SPAN office at 719-924-5534 and join over the phone.             

2. Fax - Click one of the links below, fill out the form, print it, and fax
it with your credit card information to SPAN at 719-213-2602.

3. Mail - Click one of the links below, fill out the form, print it, and
mail it with your check or credit card information to SPAN at PO Box 9725, Colorado Springs, CO 80932-0725

4. Online - By clicking on one of the links below you can register
and pay through Pay Pal's secure site.

You do not need to have a Pay Pal Account to pay for your membership.


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