Boost Your Brain Power This Summer With These Books!

Published by on July 1, 2014 8:30 am


Sure, easy summer beach reads are nice, but just because it’s summer that doesn’t mean that we need to shut our brains down entirely! Summer can be the perfect time to learn something new or improve your skills in a certain area so that you are prepared when the “lazy” days of summer have come to an end. View Article…

Recipe Books for Summer Party Planning

Published by on June 24, 2014 8:30 am


Summer party season is in full swing. There are enough graduation parties, birthday parties, retirement parties, anniversary parties, engagement parties, and more to keep your calendar full for months. If you’re hosting (or helping with) one of these parties in the near future, you know how time consuming it can be to plan a menu and prepare the food. Of course you can always go the catering route, but sometimes it’s more fun (and rewarding) to do it yourself!

 Here’s a list of some great recipe books and cookbooks that can help to inspire your summer party menu: View Article…

Back to Basics: 5 Things Authors Should Remember About Book Marketing

Published by on June 17, 2014 8:30 am


It’s been almost two weeks since the 2014 BookExpo America, also known as BEA. Having only been in the book publishing industry for just shy of two years, my first trip to BEA was great opportunity to be a sponge.

Several of my Bookmasters and Baker & Taylor colleagues have attended the annual BEA for many years, so I gleaned much from their accounts of BEAs gone by. I also experienced firsthand the sore shoulders from carrying tote bags weighed down with ARCs and the aching feet from walking the first day of the show in heels (two ailments I had been amply warned about ahead of time, but seemed like a necessary rite of passage at the time). View Article…

Bookmasters, h.f.ullmann Sign Distribution Agreement

Published by on June 6, 2014 7:33 pm


Bookmasters has signed an agreement with h.f.ullmann to distribute their extensive collection of high quality, illustrated print titles.

h.f.ullmann is part of an independent, family-owned publishing group founded in 1994 by Herbert Ullmann. Their titles cover a range of subjects, including architecture, art history, cars, design, drawing, fashion, fine arts, food and drink, medicine, music, paper craft, science, and spirituality. Many of h.f.ullmann’s titles are considered to be the ultimate reference on their particular subject and are available in English as well as French, German, and Spanish.

Bookmasters will begin distributing more than 140 of h.f.ullmann’s English-language titles on July 1, 2014, with an anticipated 15 to 20 additional new publications each year.

“Teaming up with Bookmasters is a fantastic opportunity to reinforce our presence in North America, thanks to their perfect coverage of the traditional book trade and their know-how in special sales,” said Herbert Ullmann, publisher of h.f.ullmann. “We are looking forward to our cooperation with Bookmasters’ highly skilled and experienced team.”

“With their meticulous attention to quality content and imagery, h.f.ullmann has positioned themselves as a respected publishing authority on a number of different subjects,” added Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “Bookmasters is looking forward to a very successful book distribution partnership in the months and years to come.”

Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of publisher services. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as printing, print book warehousing and distribution, eBook conversion and distribution, editorial, and design. To learn more, visit www.bookmasters.com.

Established in 2006, h.f.ullmann develops lavishly illustrated books that are published in 15 languages and distributed in more than 60 countries. h.f.ullmann’s mission is to offer readers a fascinating world of images, great content, and excellent production quality at affordable prices. Their headquarters are in Potsdam, Germany. To learn more, visit www.ullmann-publishing.com/en/.

How Photography Skills Can Help You Be a Better Writer

Published by on June 3, 2014 8:30 am


If you’re looking to improve your writing skills, there are plenty of writing exercises that you can try. However, sometimes your writing can be improved by flexing your creative muscles in other ways. Trying out a new outlet, like photography, can help to improve your writing skills which is why every writer should have a basic working knowledge of photography. View Article…

Check out These Good Summer Reads

Published by on May 27, 2014 8:30 am


Memorial Day has passed, which means that it’s the unofficial start of summer! The warm summer months are made for relaxing. It’s time to sit on the beach or by the pool and enjoy some good summer reads. We’ve rounded up a selection of books that are perfect for those hot, lazy summer days: View Article…

Books That Make Great Gifts for the Recent Graduate

Published by on May 13, 2014 8:30 am


Looking for the perfect graduation gift for the recent high school or college grad? Look no further than these great books by Bookmasters’ publishers!

Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers is FREE from April 21-27Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers by Martin Yate/JumpingDude Media

While working your way through the proven job search and interview strategies that are outlined in Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers, you’ll discover a blueprint for professional success and be able to make sense of the world of work, start a career on the right foot, and gain access to the corporate inner circle and win promotions. It is possible to get what you want out of life and live a meaningful life on your terms – you just have to learn how to do it.

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