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by SusanDaffron on December 15, 2009

Here in the SPAWN Member Area, you can gather important information, and you can keep up to date on events happening everywhere. Be sure to take part in SPAWNDiscuss (described below).

Here are the Member Benefits:

Market Update

Market Update – listed from most recent to oldest, so the current issue of Market Update is always the first one listed.

Member Teleseminar Recordings

Member Teleseminar Recordings – listed from most recent to oldest, so the most recent teleseminar is the first one listed. Each page has a link to the MP3 audio recording, so you can download it to your computer.

SPAWN Health Plan

You can read more about the plan on the SPAWN Plan page. Note that the benefits are not insurance. You must use a Plan provider and pay the discounted fee at the time of service. To search physician and dentist providers near you, go to http://providersearch.ameriplanusa.com/

To sign up, just download the pdf form, fill it out and fax it in (please right-click the links below and choose Save File As to download the file to your computer).

Discounts

Book Printers

Thomson Shore
Thomson Shore, Inc. is offering a $250.00 discount to SPAWN members who wish to have their book(s) printed at Thomson-Shore. The $250.00 discount will be valid as long as Thomson-Shore remains a member of the association. For discount to be valid, SPAWN members will need to notify Thomson-Shore they are a member of the association when submitting their request for quote (i.e. written on quote). Thomson-Shore can contact SPAWN to verify status of a member if there are questions. Contacts: Primary – Kay Stevens, Business Development Representative, keithm@tshore.com, P-734-426-1721 / F-800-706-4545; Secondary – Gregg Burg, Estimator,  greggb@tshore.com, P-734-426-6215 /F-800-706-4545

Action Printing
Action Printing is offering a 10% discount to SPAWN members who wish to have their book(s) printed at Action Printing. For over thirty years, Action Printing has specialized in the printing of books, manuals, catalogs, and publications. We are highly competitive in short and medium runs (1,000 to 50,000 qty) of soft cover books and saddlestitched products. We are a full service printer with full Prepress, design, Sheetfed & Web Printing, Saddlestitching, Perfectbinding and distribution all located in-house. Action serves a national market, and with its centralized location, provides customers with timely and money saving distribution. If you have questions or would like to request a quote please contact: Adam Kempf, Account Representative akempf@actionprinting.com Toll Free: (800) 472-0337 Ext: 7809, Direct: (920) 907-7809 Fax: (920) 907-7996

360 Digital
360 Digital Books is a short run digital book printer that specializes is saying yes. If you are tired of hearing “no” or “we can’t do that”, then give 360 a call. We try to find solutions that meet your needs. With our excellent customer service and best-in-the-industry quality, you are sure to be pleased. Please visit our web site at http://www.360digitalbooks.com or call one of our experienced Sales Account Managers at 866-379-8767 for a quote today. Mention this ad to hear about the special discount offered to SPAWN members.

Book Production Services

Manuscript/Book Proposal Editing
Patricia Fry is offering a 20% discount on manuscript or book proposal editing for SPAWN members. http://www.matilijapress.com/consulting.html

Book Cover Design
Logical Expressions is offering $100 off the price of designing a book cover (price is a flat fee, as described on the Non-Fiction Book Cover Design page.) Please contact Susan Daffron and let her know you are a member of SPAWN to receive the discount.

Book Interior Layout
Logical Expressions is offering $1-off the per page price of interior layout (pricing is calculated by the page, as described on the Non-Fiction Book Interior Layout page). Please contact Susan Daffron and let her know you are a member of SPAWN to receive the discount

Software

IdeaWeaver
Logical Expressions is offering 25% off a license for its IdeaWeaver writing and creativity software. Download a free 30-day trial from the IdeaWeaver Web site and try it out first. If you like the software, use IWSP9W9L4W code in the Logical Expressions shopping cart when you purchase your license key.

Online Courses

Patricia Fry is offering SPAWN members $25 off any of her on-demand, online courses for writers and authors. Contact Patricia at Patricia@spawn.org.

Learn more here:

Association Discounts

IBPA – Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) offers a $26 discount on membership for SPAWN members.

SPAN – Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN) offers a $35 discount on SPAN membership to all SPAWN members.

PWSD – Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD) offers a discount on PWSD membership for SPAWN members.

SPAWN Discuss Private Member Discussion Group

When you joined SPAWN, you probably received an invitation from us to join SPAWN Discuss. Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/spawndiscuss/ for more information or to join. It’s a private group just for SPAWN members where you can ask questions and get advice.

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