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Special Sales! How to Sell Your Book in Non-bookstore Markets

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Chicago Public Library: Sulzer Regional

4455 North Lincoln Avenue · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll be in the library's Community Room.

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Learn how to sell your book in non-bookstore markets.

Bookstore sales have been declining for years. In fact, more books are sold to buyers in market segments outside of bookstores than are sold in bookstores. Are you getting your share of these sales?

Now is the time to seek new sources of revenue in non-bookstore (special-sales) markets, where sales are typically made in large quantities, returns are rare, and payment is received more quickly.

Learn how to sell directly to buyers in these organizations, including discount stores, warehouse clubs, corporations, associations, schools, the military, and many more.

Brian Jud, Executive Director of the nonprofit Association of Publishers for Special Sales (APSS, formerly SPAN) is flying in from the East Coast on Thursday, November 5, to teach you how to:

• Find new markets for existing titles

• Locate new users for your existing information

• Re-purpose your basic information

• Increase your sales and profits.

Note: We're in the Sulzer Regional Library in Lincoln Square for this meeting, rather than our usual spot at the Lincoln Park Library. There is street parking in the area, and the library is a few blocks southeast of the Western Brown Line Station.

After the meeting, we'll adjourn to The Grafton Pub ( to continue the conversation over self-pay food and drinks.

Speaker bio:

Brian Jud is the Executive Director of APSS ( ) - formerly SPAN. He is also the author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books. Brian offers commission-based sales of books to buyers in non-bookstore markets. Contact Brian at [masked] .