Social Media Best Practices for Authors

Published by on October 21, 2016 8:30 am

Social media activity is a great way for an author to gain a following and build their brand. In fact, a robust social media presence can even generate interest from publishers since authors with an established audience are attractive. While many authors understand the importance of social media, they still aren’t using it properly. Remember, using social media to build an author brand is a learned skill and is much different than using it for personal use. Here are 5 social media best practices for authors to follow:
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AtlasBooks signs new distribution agreement with 3 Christian publishers

Published by on September 26, 2016 10:30 am

Three Christian publishers sign new distribution agreements with AtlasBooks.

AtlasBooks’ new publishers are John Ritchie Limited, Deep River Books, and Mark Cahill Ministries.

Scotland-based publisher John Ritchie Limited is also one of the largest independent Christian booksellers in the United Kingdom, selling and publishing books for more than 100 years. Following their departure from Send The Light Distribution (STL), John Ritchie’s partnership with AtlasBooks made their titles available in the United States and Canada effective September 1, 2016. To learn more, go to

Deep River Books is a family-owned Christian publisher based in Sisters, Oregon established in 2001 by best-selling authors Bill and Nancie Carmichael. Their imprints include Deep River Books, Trusted Books, WaterLife Books, Fish Pond for Kids, and Light Shine Art, their line of inspirational coloring books. Following their departure from Send The Light Distribution (STL), Deep River Books’ partnership with AtlasBooks made their titles available worldwide effective June 1, 2016. To learn more, go to

Evangelist and speaker Mark Cahill spearheads Mark Cahill Ministries. Cahill has several best-selling books, including One Thing You Can’t Do in Heaven, One Heartbeat Away, The Watchmen, Paradise, Reunion, and The Last Ride, which combined have more 1.6 million copies in print and been translated into more than 15 languages. Following their departure from Send The Light Distribution (STL), Mark Cahill Ministries’ partnership with AtlasBooks made Cahill’s titles available worldwide effective July 2016. To learn more, go to

“We are blessed to be able to offer new publishers a solid platform to sell and distribute their titles to the CBA and ABA trade,” said Randy McKenzie, sales manager of the Christian division at Bookmasters/AtlasBooks. “These three new publishers offer our customers a wide selection of topics for all ages and in doing so, continue to help us spread the message of Christ and support Christian living.”

“Bookmasters is delighted to partner with these fine Christian publishers,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters/AtlasBooks. “They are a great fit for our business model as we continue to grow in our support of the Christian market.”

About Bookmasters & AtlasBooks

Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest providers of integrated publisher services in the U.S. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as book manufacturing, print book distribution and fulfillment, eBook conversion and distribution, editorial, and design. Bookmasters’ trade distribution arm operates as AtlasBooks. To learn more, visit

World Building Tips for Authors

Published by on September 22, 2016 8:30 am

When writing a story, it’s important to not only fully develop your characters but also the world in which they live. World building is a crucial element of storytelling, whether the world exists in a fictional place or a real place. It’s not just about deciding on a setting, but developing that setting down to the smallest details that will guide the story. Here are 5 world building tips:
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The Importance of Consistency in Book Writing

Published by on September 2, 2016 8:30 am

No matter what your writing background may be, when you set out to write your first book, you’ll quickly realize that writing a book is unlike any other form of writing. For starters, a book is much longer than say, a blog post or an article, which means that it will take more time to finish it. While there’s nothing wrong with taking breaks as you work on your book, it’s necessary to ensure that important elements of your book remain consistent. Especially after an extended break, it’s a smart idea to re-read what you’ve written to ensure that the new content you begin to write continues to flow with the previously written content. Here are three important elements of a book that must remain consistent throughout:
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