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SPANpro Member Benefits

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SPAN’s mission is to provide benefits to our members. Our package of benefits is designed to help you become a more successful author or publisher.

The SPAN Benefits are divided into four main categories:

  •   Education & Networking
  •   Production, Shipping, & Distribution
  •   Marketing
  •   Lifestyle & Business

Details, contact information, and codes can only be accessed by SPANpro members here.  

Join today to gain access to SPANpro Members' Benefits.

SPAN Member Benefits

1. Discounts on displaying your books at state, regional, national and international book-related trade shows through Combined Book Exhibit. . Give your books the exposure they need both in the U.S. and abroad.

2. Are expensive warehousing costs eating into your profits? Contact The Promotional Bookstore for discounts on storing your books, shipping them one at a time or in case quantities, and mailing your flyer to prospective buyers.

3. Choose from a variety of printing options with Bookmobile digital printing (10% off first order).

4. PartnerShip® - offering discounted shipping services with national carriers

SPAN Members Save up to 31%* on Select FedEx® Services
Members who enroll in the SPAN Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, receive significant savings on inbound and outbound small package shipments. FedEx offers reliability and convenience for your small package shipments, no matter the size or urgency. Whether you need delivery today, first thing tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon, or in 2 or 3 days – even on Saturdays – FedEx has you covered.

Visit with your SPAN membership number to enroll in this valuable member benefit today.

5. SPAN Members Save at least 70% on LTL Freight Shipping with UPS Freight®, YRC, Con-way Freight, and Others. The customized PartnerShip LTL freight management program gives SPAN members the advantage of a comprehensive LTL freight option for shipments over 200 lbs., including a full suite of individualized services. Visit with your SPAN membership number for a free, no-obligation shipping analysis.


6. SPAN Members Receive Special Pricing on Tradeshow Shipments

Getting your booth materials to and from a tradeshow demands specialized, personal service and PartnerShip delivers – guaranteed. Count on the deep industry knowledge of our tradeshow experts to help you navigate the complex world of tradeshow shipping. Get a free quote on your next tradeshow shipment at (with your SPAN membership number)

7. Have Quality Books Inc., a top distributor to libraries, handle your books and receive $125 of free Co-Op through the company’s promotional programs.

8. Save $100 on Web site setup from American Author. If you are promoting a book in today’s market, you need a Web site!

9. Receive discounted advertising rates from ForeWord Magazine.

10. Develop strategic marketing solutions using quality promotional products, discounted 10% for SPAN members, from Adventures in Advertising.

11. Receive a 10% discount on public relations services from various publicity firms.

12. Get 10% off the essential tool for PR professionals and self-promoters, PartyLine, a gold mine of electronic information.

13. Save 10% on ebook conversion and sales through No fee to publish your ebook there. Receive 5% more in royalty payments. Access to Ingram's eBook distribution service without using any other conversion services (Save $800 per title).

14. Have yourself listed as an expert in your field in the Yearbook of Experts at a discounted rate.

15. Special Offer from SPAN and PR Newswire Save with PR Newswire by taking advantage of a free annual membership (normally $195) and access to more than $2,000 in free and discounted services!

16. Improve your marketing, selling, PR, and more with discounts on products and services from industry pros Rick Frishman, Dan Poynter, and Brian Jud.

17. Explore the partnership SPAN created to help you fight the cost of health care. Look into opportunities such as Health Savings Accounts and insurance customized for you.

18. Get the peace of mind and financial protection that comes from having publishers’ liability insurance. Check with Argo Insurance and ABA/Libris about their affordable rates.

19. Increase your retail and wholesale sales by Accepting Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Debit Cards from your customers. Even if you’re a new business or home-based undefined Process Credit Cards from your Website 24/7 helping Your sales grow every month. Use a Virtual Terminal to key in all you mail/phone order sales, as well as sales pre-approved from Trade Shows. Electronic Transfer, Inc. has 25 years experience and has been working with Span Members for over 15 years.

20. Get a great price on Publishers Weekly. Now you can afford to subscribe to this important weekly magazine, the “bible” of the industry.

21. Produce reports for everything from review copies to inventory, as well as billing statements and customized mailing lists with publishers’ business software. Savings of $95 to $100 off the usual price are available from Upper Access.

22. Order your office supplies at a special reduced price from Penny Wise and save money on those publishing necessities.


The SPANnet and SPANpro Web sites are sponsored by About Books, Inc., a book production company.

ABI provides editing, design, printing, and marketing services to authors and independent publishers.

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