Books That Complement CNN’s “Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger”

Published by on September 15, 2014 8:30 am

James Joseph “WhiteyBulger, Jr. is a notorious former Boston mob boss and FBI informant. In 1994, he fled Boston and went into hiding after being tipped off about a pending indictment. He spent 16 years in hiding while listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, second behind Osama bin Laden. On June 22, 2011 he was arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California. On June 12, 2013 Bulger went on trial for 32 counts of racketeering, money laundering, extortion, and weapons charges; including his complicity in 19 murders. He was found guilty on 31 counts, found to have been in involved in 11 murders, and sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus five years on November 14, 2013.   View Article…

Bookmasters Welcomes New Vice President of Finance

Published by on September 9, 2014 1:31 pm

David Bird has been named the new vice president of finance of Bookmasters.

Prior to joining Bookmasters, Bird previously served for 14 years as the vice president of finance for Cenveo at their Toledo, Ohio commercial printing and packaging location.

“David is a great addition to Bookmasters and to our management team,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “He will play a significant role in the strategic planning and leadership of our company.”

In his new capacity, Bird will oversee all accounting, payroll, and information technology functions. In addition, Bird will assist Bookmasters’ sales and operations teams with their goals and objectives from a financial support and impact perspective.

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 Industry Jobs to Pursue

Published by on September 9, 2014 8:30 am

If you have an English or writing degree, or a degree in a reading or writing-related discipline, it can be put to good use in the publishing industry. Working for a book publisher is a great way to turn a love of reading and writing into a successful career while avoiding a “starving artist” lifestyle.

Here’s a sampling of a few different types of jobs in the publishing industry: View Article…

Check Out These Books on Current Health Care Topics of Interest

Published by on August 26, 2014 8:30 am

Living With ObamaCare: A Consumer’s GuideLiving With ObamaCare: A Consumer’s Guide by John C. Goodman/National Center for Policy Analysis

Living With ObamaCare: A Consumer’s Guide provides an unbiased look at health reform in an environment where you can’t get enough objective information from Washington, D.C. This book will tell you what you need to know. It is written by one of the nation’s leading health economists—John C. Goodman—in a straightforward question-and-answer format from the perspective of the health care consumers and individuals, employers, and taxpayers paying for today’s health care.




Questioning Protocol: How One Mom Dispensed Equal Doses of Humor, Humility, and Corporate Smarts to Help Her Family Navigate Their Health Care CrisisQuestioning Protocol: How One Mom Dispensed Equal Doses of Humor, Humility, and Corporate Smarts to Help Her Family Navigate Their Health Care Crisis by Randi Redmond Oster/Well Path Press

Questioning Protocol provides health care solutions from a mom’s perspective. Randi Redmond Oster shares the tips, tools, and tricks from her corporate experience, engineering skills, and compassion for her son, for navigating the broken health care system. Now, everyone can use the same techniques to help cope with a health care crisis.



Death by PrescriptionDeath by Prescription by Terence H. Young/Mosaic Press

After Vanessa spent 15 years taking Prepulsid to alleviate a stomach disorder, suddenly, unexpectedly, she collapsed and died in her family home. Confusion, grief, and remorse are channeled by Terence Young into determination to get to the root causes of his daughter’s death. His investigative book takes you into the inner workings of the global drug companies, the intricate relationships between the pharmaceutical industries and the regulatory bodies of government, the complicity of the medical profession, and the tragic consequences for the public.



Save Your Gallbladder Naturally and What to Do If You Have Already Lost It Save Your Gallbladder Naturally and What to Do If You Have Already Lost It by Sandra Cabot/SCB International

If you are having gallbladder problems, whether you have already lost it or not, this book tells you what to do. Bestselling author Sandra Cabot, MD and naturopath Margaret Jasinska, ND provide a comprehensive step-by-step plan for dissolving gallstones and improving gallbladder function. This book was written to help you and your doctor make the best decisions. In most cases, there are safe natural alternatives to surgery that can help you to save your gallbladder, dissolve stones, and restore a healthy gallbladder and healthier liver function.

August New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published by on August 19, 2014 8:30 am

Check out some of Bookmasters’ newest releases for August 2014:

Easy Way to Lose WeightThe Easy Way to Lose Weight

by Allen Carr

Allen Carr’s “Easyway” method has been applied to weight loss in his recent release, The Easy Way to Lose Weight. The book reveals what makes us eat too much and what we need to do to take control of what we eat. It trains the mind for healthy eating, avoiding all the feelings of deprivation and frustration involved in diets. The “Easyway” method removes your psychological dependence on comfort eating and junk food, setting you free to live as you choose. Allen Carr is the best-selling author of other “Easyway” books including The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.

Buy it now on Amazon.

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Jobs for Part-Time Writers That Might Actually Help Your Writing

Published by on August 12, 2014 8:30 am

Very few writers are lucky enough to write full time. Part-time writers need to earn a living in other ways. If writing is more than a hobby, it’s worthwhile to look into obtaining a full or part time job that can continue to spark your creativity while you aren’t sitting at your computer to write.

Here are a few career paths/job ideas to consider:

Marketing/Public Relations

Writing a great book is really only one part of being a successful writer. If you want to actually sell your book, you’ll need to attract the attention of people that would be willing to pay for it. It requires a lot of hard work to properly promote a book and it’s something that many authors struggle with. Plenty of great books have gone unnoticed simply because they weren’t properly promoted or marketed. Writers in the marketing/public relations industry have a leg up on other writers. They better know how to market a book (product) if it’s what they do for a living! View Article…

Kids’ Books That We Highly Recommend

Published by on August 5, 2014 8:30 am

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, but it isn’t over yet! There’s still plenty of time for your kids to read for pleasure outside of a school setting. Parents can nurture a love of reading from a very young age and summer is a great time for children to improve their reading skills.

There are so many great kids’ books out there. Here are 4 of our favorites:

The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids The ABC’s of Yoga For Kids

by Teresa Power/Stafford House

Are you a yoga lover that would like to pass your interest on to your children? The ABC’s of Yoga for Kids introduces children to yoga in a kid-friendly way. It features 56 different poses that promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. The book uses the alphabet, rhyming vignettes, and colorful illustrations to delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner. If you and your kids love the book, there are also learning cards, a coloring book, and a wall poster to extend the fun!

Buy it on Barnes & Noble.            Buy directly from Bookmasters.                     Buy from the author directly!

River Royals: Master the Mississippi by River Royals: Master the Mississippi

by Sarah Wynne & Katie Clark/Bright Sky Press

River Royals: Master the Mississippi follows Eliza Jane and Henry as they take a wild ride down the Mississippi River in hopes of being crowned King and Queen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. This imaginative journey is filled with local culture, geography and history of the Mississippi River Basin. It takes children ages five to eight through 10 states as it introduces the vibrant communities along America’s largest river system.

Buy it on Amazon.

The Cat at NightThe Cat at Night

by Dahlov Ipcar/Islandport Press

The Cat at Night invites children to join a farmer’s cat on his fascinating nighttime journey through fields, farms, forests, and even the city to see what only he can see after the sun sets. Legendary artist Dahlov Ipcar mesmerizingly alternates between dark night scenes and vivid color to deliver a beautifully illustrated children’s classic. Dahlov Ipcar has written and illustrated more than 30 children’s and young adult books, all of which we highly recommend!

Buy it on Amazon.           Buy it from the publisher.               Buy it on Barnes & Noble.

Animals From the Bible Animals From the Bible

by Cyril Aphrem Karim/Parables & Books

For parents looking for Christian reading for their kids, Animals From the Bible is a modern-day children’s pictorial of biblical stories from which kids can learn about God’s vision for the world. It explains the symbolic importance of the many animals that played key roles in some of the most compelling events described in the Bible. Animals From the Bible brings each story to life, helping children understand why they should respect and take care of one another, all animals, and the environment.

Buy it on Amazon.           Buy it on Barnes & Noble.

Why Mentoring Young Readers and Writers is Important and How You Can Help

Published by on July 29, 2014 8:30 am

A recent article titled, “You’ll Be Shocked At How Much Time Young People Spend Reading Each Day”, cited a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day on weekends and holidays. That number drops to about 8 minutes for the 25-34 age group and drops even further to only 4 minutes for teenagers 15-19. The older demographics are what bring the average up to 19 minutes, as the 75+ crowd reads about 62 minutes a day. Clearly there is a large gap between the oldest group and the youngest group. View Article…