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Our blog is a great source for:

  • Industry-insider publishing advice
  • Publishing industry trends and news updates
  • Discounts and promotions from Bookmasters
  • Book and eBook recommendations
  • Writing tips and tricks

A Guide to Style Guides

Published: May 16, 2016

All writers should invest in a style guide or style manual, which is a set of standardized rules to follow to ensure the uniformity and consistency in literary and grammatical style throughout a document.

Revisiting the Adult Coloring Book Trend

Published: May 05, 2016

A few years ago, you might have only associated coloring books with children. However, that’s no longer the case. In the recent past, adult coloring books have popped up across bookstores and e-retailers and topped bestseller lists. Adults were finding that there are many benefits to coloring. Yet, many industry professionals thought it would be a fad that would eventually die down resulting in dollar stores and other second-hand stores to be flooded with the titles. Here’s a look into the current adult coloring book trend:

Signs That It Might Be Time to Give Up on a Writing Project

Published: April 27, 2016

While we’d like to believe that every writing project we begin is going to be brilliant, it’s not the case. Some projects reach a level of difficulty that goes beyond writer’s block or other small frustrations. At what point do you decide that enough is enough and leave the project behind? Here are some signs to look out for:

The Book: A Celebration of the Book

Published: April 19, 2016

The Book project began when Gail Gilbert, the art librarian at the University of Louisville Library, gave Julius Friedman, a graphic designer, photographer, and artist, a bag of books she was discarding. She thought he could tear them up and make collages or an art project with them. At first, Friedman was hesitant to tear them up, but after a few months of them sitting in his basement, he made his first deconstruction and collage.

Follett Acquires Bookmasters

Published: April 18, 2016

Publishing Industry Publications Worth Reading

Published: April 13, 2016

No matter the industry in which you work, it’s always a smart idea to regularly read industry publications to keep up with current trends. In the book publishing industry, there is no shortage of great publications (go figure!) that provide lots of useful information. Many provide print and digital editions along with plenty of free content on their websites. Here are a few to consider:

“April in Paris” with Bookmasters

Published: April 07, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a trip to Paris? If a trip to the City of Light isn’t possible, we’ve put together a collection of our publishers’ books about Paris for you to enjoy, instead. Whether you’ve already visited Paris and want to reminisce, are planning a trip to Paris in the future, or you’re simply interested in this world class city, these romantic, intellectual, and beautiful books about Paris are sure to delight:

Editing on a Computer Screen vs. on a Hard Copy

Published: March 31, 2016

When it comes time to edit your writing project, you usually have two options. You can make edits to the document on the computer screen within the word processor that you’re using, or you can print out your project and edit it with pencil or pen (unless of course you have another quirky way of editing, say, by acting out your edits in charade-like fashion!). Let’s take a closer look at these two options:

The New (Somewhat Terrifying) Writing App to Try

Published: March 24, 2016

There are plenty of apps designed to assist writers. We’ve taken a closer look at a handful of them in our blog posts, Useful Apps for Writers and 6 More Useful Apps for Writers.