Advancing the Success of Publishers
in Non-Bookstore Marketing

Membership Application

Join APSS and receive

Discounts on...
  • Purchases at Staples 
  • Shipping -- Save up to 70% on UPS
  • A subscription to Publishers Weekly
  • Website development
  • PW Select
  • Staffed trade show exhibits
  • Bowker products and services
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Publicity services
  • Ebook conversion and store
  • Baker & Taylor programs
  • Ingram Spark
Marketing programs...
  • Distribution to bookstores
  • Distribution to non-bookstore retailers
  • Resource center
  • Automated contacting of bookstores
  • A monthly special-sales newsletter
  • Educational programs
  • Speakers bureau
  • Local chapter meetings
  • Free webinars
  • Marketing community
  • Sales to corporate buyers
  • Mastermind meetings

Membership Categories

  • Full Membership ($89 per year, or $60 if a member of an APSS chapter or 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.

  • APSS-Canada membership is $115 (US) to join and $80 (US) for renewals:  Click to Join

  • Renewal  $60 Thank you for your previous membership and we welcome you back. Please take advantage of all the new advice, information, savings and services to help you build your publishing business and book sales

  • Chapter Membership: $60 if you are a member of an APSS local chapter (see a list at APSS members now have access to face-to-face meetings in cities around the U.S. and Canada. Get all the benefits of a national association plus local meetings and personal networking. If there is no APSS chapter near you, contact to start one.
  • Associate membership ($250 per year): a supplier or consultant to the publishing industry who offers services that meet the needs of APSS members (for example, printers, editors, book designers, marketing consultants, publicists, distributors, etc.). Get 10,000+ exposures per month to your prospective clients; includes a listing in our Resource Directory.  Register
  • One-Time Discount offer: $45 one-year membership fee for former APSS (or SPAN) members. Re-join APSS using this one-time 50% discount. 

Contact Brian Jud ( for more information on any membership category

Join APSS below!

There are four ways to pay:

1. Phone - Call the APSS 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 APSS 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 APSS 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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