November New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published by on November 6, 2014 8:30 am

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for November 2014:

Live Dead JoyLive | Dead Joy: 365 Days of Living and Dying with Jesus

by Dick Brogden

The wonder of applying the biblical principle that we are all dying daily to everyday life is that it brings life and joy in the process. Live | Dead Joy: 365 Days of Living and Dying with Jesus is a daily devotional that celebrates a lifestyle based on the example of Jesus, who showed His followers how to live dead not with dread but with great gladness. Providing a fresh perspective on the disciplines of the Christian life, each of the 365 devotions is based on a suggested Bible reading.

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Don’t Miss These Hidden Gems from Bookmasters!

Published by on October 28, 2014 8:30 am

October is National Book Month, so if you don’t yet have a book to read- it’s time to find one! Here are a few “hidden gems” from Bookmasters’ publishers that we highly recommend.

Make Wallstreet Pay You BackMake Wall Street Pay You Back

by John Lawrence Allen

The rules of investing for your financial future have changed. Make Wall Street Pay You Back teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls and investment hazards that cause millions of investors to succumb to Wall Street’s dirty tricks, and learn how to recover your money if you are already a victim. The book covers investment products that you must avoid, ticking time bombs in your portfolio that should be sold now, how to recognize an unsuitable investment recommendation, how to tell if your broker is working for you or for their own self-interest, warning signs of stockbroker misconduct so you can take action before you become an investment casualty, how to tell if you have a valid claim against your broker or brokerage firm, and more.

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FashionFashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels

by Charlotte Seeling

This updated edition is devoted to the legendary world of fashion, from its origins in the nineteenth century until our own time. Fashion is comprised of informative chapters that introduce each era coupled with extensive portraits of the groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs work together to form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid development that took fashion from the liberation of women from the corset all the way to the creations of modern designers.



SpacewalkerSpacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer

by Jerry L. Ross

This autobiography tells the story of how Jerry Ross became the most-launched astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose career spanned the entire U.S. Space Shuttle program. The majority of Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer is an insider’s account of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, including the unforgettable experience of launch, the delights of weightless living, and the challenges of constructing the International Space Station.

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Uncertain GloryUncertain Glory

by Lea Wait

Uncertain Glory is a historical coming-of-age young adult novel. Set in April, 1861, a young nation is teetering on the brink of a civil war. As effects of war begin to spread over Joe’s hometown of Wiscasset, Maine, he must juggle his personal ambitions with some new responsibilities. He has to help Owen, his young assistant, deal with the challenges of being black in a white world torn apart by color. He needs to talk his best friend, Charlie, out of enlisting. He wants to help a young spiritualist, Nell, whose uncle claims she can speak to the dead. And when Owen disappears, it’s up to Joe to save him.

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Treat Her Like a PrincessTreat Her Like a Princess: How to Help Your Girlfriend with Breast Cancer

by Denise Hazen

A wonderful read for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Treat Her Like a Princess: How to Help Your Girlfriend with Breast Cancer is a sassy and inspirational handbook that provides information and guidance for women wanting to support and encourage friends who are battling breast cancer. Written by a cancer survivor, it features practical tips for helping friends maneuver through daily life as well as specific medical information defining the path of a cancer patient, a glossary, and a section of helpful resources.

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Understanding the Print Book Sales Solicitation Schedule

Published by on October 21, 2014 8:30 am

We’ve all seen books sitting on the shelves of our favorite local bookstore or our nearby retail chain bookstore. But have you ever wondered how far in advance those print books are pitched to those stores for consideration to be on those shelves? Bookmasters has educated several of our incoming publishers on this process, which may require more advanced planning than you think. View Article…

October New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published by on October 16, 2014 8:30 am

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for October 2014:


Joy of SigningThe Joy of Signing (Third Edition): A Dictionary of American Signs

by Lottie L. Riekehof

Dr. Lottie L. Riekehof is considered one of the leading interpreters in the U.S. The Joy of Signing is the comprehensive guide for mastering the current basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern.

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Valentine for a Dead Lady

(first in the new Dime Crime series) by Mel D. Ames

The release of Valentine for a Dead Lady marks the launch of the new Dime Crime series of classic crime fiction and introduces Detective Cathy Carruthers, who expertly and cleverly outmaneuvers crooks and cynical partners to solve complex and nuanced homicides. These stories were originally published in Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.

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Songs In the Key of DeathSongs in the Key of Death

(second in the new Dime Crime series) by William Bankier

Songs in the Key of Death is an anthology of music-infused crime stories by acclaimed author William Bankier. Bankier has produced some of the most exhilarating and dramatic crime fiction of his generation. Many of his works originally graced the pages of classic pulp magazines like Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Magazine.

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Mercedes BenzMercedes Benz

(book and 10-inch vinyl) by earBOOKS

Published in cooperation with Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz portrays the history of the cult brand with the star.

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Push StartPush Start: The Art of Video Games

(book and vinyl) by Stephan Guenzel

Push Start: The Art of Video Games outlines the graphical evolution of video games from the beginning, through the golden age of arcade video games, to the latest generation of game consoles. The book includes fascinating artwork and screenshot prints of the most famous video games and the corresponding cult sounds on a ten-inch vinyl create an expanding universe of game culture in which the worlds of emotion, reality, and art collide.

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Secrets of Islamic PatternsSecrets of Islamic Patterns

(book and puzzle) by Aline Marion and Joachim Tantau

Secrets of Islamic Patterns unlocks the mysteries of Islamic geometric patterns that adorn some of the most famous architecture and decorative arts in the Islamic world. The book is designed to engage both a younger audience and the adult beginner and provides a step-by-step process for creating stunning Islamic geometric patterns. The accompanying puzzle introduces a playful and interactive tool for all readers.

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Everyone can drawEveryone Can Draw

by Barrington Barber

In Everyone Can Draw, best-selling author Barrington Barber presents a range of projects for the reader to draw, from simple still lifes and full-blown landscape compositions to individual portraits. Chapter topics include marks and materials, line drawing, tonal drawing, observation in drawing, proportion and perspective, composition, interiors, around the house and exteriors, and drawing a local scene.

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Anyone Can PapercraftAnyone Can Papercraft

by Elizabeth Moad

Anyone Can Papercraft is a practical guide that includes a wide range of techniques to introduce the beginner to papercraft and inspire the more advanced crafter with fresh ideas and inspiration. The book includes 40 original projects from simple tasks, such as cards and tags, to keepsakes, gifts, and decorations for holidays and occasions.

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Farmyard NumbersDahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Numbers

by Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar’s Farmyard Numbers is an all-new interactive board book for parents and caregivers to share with young readers. It includes illustrations from Ipcar’s most popular books including The Cat at Night, Hardscrabble Harvest, One Horse Farm, and more.

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Moosey ChristmasMerry Moosey Christmas

by Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Russ Cox

Merry Moosey Christmas is a hilarious, unique holiday story about a moose that takes over Rudolph’s job on Christmas Eve.

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Essential DanbyThe Essential Danby

by George Danby

The Essential Danby is a retrospective that, for the first time ever, gathers in one volume a collection of editorial cartoons drawn from Danby’s archive of more than 25,000 cartoons. It presents more than 150 of his most humorous and insightful images. Danby’s work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post and is published daily in the Bangor Daily News.

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Six publishers sign new distribution agreements with Bookmasters

Published by on October 15, 2014 8:30 am

Bookmasters has signed new agreements with six publishers, including three Christian publishing groups, to distribute their titles in the United States and abroad: Centum Books, Bancroft Press, Flame Tree Publishers, the Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press, Somersault Group, and Generations with Vision.

“We are thrilled to welcome these publishers into the Bookmasters family,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “While each publisher specializes in their own unique content, the quality of each publisher’s work stands on its own and complements the work of Bookmasters’ growing group of exceptional publishers.”

Centum Books is one of the United Kingdom’s leading children’s book publishers, selling more than three million titles annually as the official publisher of popular brands including One Direction, Justin Bieber, WWE, Hello Kitty, and Union J. Bookmasters will provide North American fulfillment for Centum’s titles. To learn more, go to

Baltimore, Md.-based Bancroft Press prides itself in having “survived for twenty years without a niche.” Their collection includes the September 2014 release It Won’t Always Be This Great, the debut novel of former Seinfeld writer and executive producer Peter Mehlman. Bookmasters will provide worldwide distribution for Bancroft’s full catalog of titles. To learn more, go to

Flame Tree Publishers has a collection of titles that cover a range of subjects, including music, popular culture, and lifestyle, as well as cookbooks and calendars. Based in the United Kingdom, Flame Tree Publishing had previously partnered and continues to work with Bookmasters for eBook distribution. Bookmasters will provide selective distribution for Flame Tree Publishing’s top titles. To learn more, go to

The Christian Board of Publication and its imprint Chalice Press make up the publishing arm of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Chalice Press publishes titles that promote the benefits of Christian faith and spirituality, social justice, congregational life, theology, and tools for outdoor ministry. Two of their bestselling titles include Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries (ISBN 9780827214927) and Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings (ISBN 9780827216242). Bookmasters will provide worldwide distribution to the Christian market for all of the Christian Board of Publication’s and Chalice Press’ titles. To learn more, go to

Somersault Group, established in 2010 and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mi., partners with several leading global Christian publishers and worldwide ministries, including Focus on the Family, Zondervan, Compassion International, and Logos Bible Software. Bookmasters will provide worldwide distribution to both the Christian and secular markets for titles from a select group of Somersault’s publishing partners, beginning with Webster Publishing. To learn more, go to

The publishing arm of Generations with Vision evolved from an AM radio station program that began in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2003. Today, Generations with Vision publishes faith-based homeschooling curriculum, educational study guides, and audio materials for children and adults. Bookmasters will provide worldwide distribution for all of Generation with Vision’s titles to both the Christian and secular markets. To learn more, go to

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

Publishing Pointers: The View From Up Front

Published by on October 14, 2014 8:30 am

Now that you’ve finished writing the primary content of your book, you’re ready to hammer out the front matter – all of the material found in the front of the book before the main narrative. You can probably figure out what the title page, copyright page, and table of contents are from their names. But what goes in the foreword? What’s the difference between your preface and your introduction? And what order should everything be in? Although it might seem like a minor quibble, getting your front matter properly written and organized is very important. After all, they’re the first words your reader will read. View Article…

Special Islandport Press e-Book Deals!

Published by on October 13, 2014 1:32 pm

One of our publishers, Islandport Press, is running a few eBook price discounts on select titles where many of the stories are based in Maine, home state of Islandport Presss. Three of these titles are available at amazing prices NOW while a forth will be available in December, just in time for the holidays!  View Article…

Publishing Pointers: “Remaining Consistent”

Published by on October 7, 2014 8:30 am

Your manuscript could be grammatically correct with every period, comma, and semicolon in the right place, but have you made sure your book is internally consistent? The way you format and treat certain words and phrases should be the same throughout your text. Continuity errors should be avoided, as readers will notice these careless “change-ups” unless you’ve taken steps to rein them in. View Article…

How to Instill a Love of Reading and Writing in Your Kids for Back-to-School Season and Beyond

Published by on September 30, 2014 8:30 am

It can be challenging to encourage your children to spend time reading and writing when there are plenty of other entertainment and leisure options that keep them distracted. If you want your child to enjoy reading and writing as they grow older, it’s important for them to develop an interest in these activities at an early age. As a parent, you can take steps towards instilling this love that will hopefully stay with your children.

Here are 6 ways to instill a love of reading and writing in your kids: View Article…