eBook or Print: What’s Your Choice?

Published by on December 2, 2014 8:30 am

eBooks have been popular for several years now, but print books have shown that they still have their place in the literary world. While some people have completely transitioned over to eBooks, others refuse to go to the “dark side” and continue to purchase print books. In a way, it’s created two camps and an endless debate. Which is better?

Here are some the most common arguments for each: View Article…

How to Deal With Rejection

Published by on November 25, 2014 8:30 am

Rejection is a part of life. If you’re a writer looking to get your work published, there’s a good chance that your work has been rejected in the past, and likely more than once. Does that mean that you should give up? No way! Rejection is a part of the process and it leads to growth. Most successful authors today were told “No” several times before they ever heard a “Yes. When handled appropriately, rejection can steer you in the right direction.

Here are 5 tips to follow when your work gets rejected:

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Authors Should Stop Putting Off Social Media

Published by on November 18, 2014 8:30 am

Are you one of the authors that keeps telling yourself that you promise to “get better at” social media? If so, what are you waiting for? If you think it’s something you’d rather just tackle when the new year hits, we’re here to tell you that’s a bad idea! Stop putting it off and start building up your social media presence now in order to get some publicity and hype for yourself leading up to the holiday season.

If you’ve been putting it off because you feel overwhelmed and confused, here are a few pointers to get you started: View Article…

Get to the Good Stuff

Published by on November 11, 2014 8:30 am

Book marketing and promotion. It’s an eternal hot topic in the publishing industry, yet one that never really seems to result in a satisfying answer.

My apologies in advance, but my intent here isn’t to solve that riddle. View Article…

Bookmasters, I.B. Tauris sign distribution agreement

Published by on November 10, 2014 3:07 pm

Bookmasters has signed an agreement with I.B. Tauris to provide sales, distribution, and fulfillment in the U.S. and Canada for their internationally-renowned list of trade and academic titles.

I.B. Tauris is a leading British independent non-fiction publisher. Established in 1983, I.B. Tauris publishes more than 300 new titles each year and boasts a backlist of more than 2,700 titles. In addition, they are internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of their titles in genres that include the humanities, current affairs, popular history, and travel.

Bookmasters will begin distributing I.B. Tauris’ complete catalog of titles on February 1, 2015.

Marketing and publicity in the U.S. will be managed from I.B. Tauris’ company headquarters in London.

“Bookmasters is the perfect local sales and fulfillment partner on the ground in North America,” said Paul Davighi, sales and marketing director at I.B. Tauris. “Bookmasters’ close links to Baker & Taylor, one of the largest customers for our books in the world, gives it tremendous strength in the market.”

“I.B. Tauris was previously distributed by Palgrave Macmillan in North America,” added Jonathan McDonnell, managing director at I.B. Tauris. “The next step for a company our size has traditionally been to open offices on the East Coast, but this really makes less sense in this day and age. We can now facilitate more direct relationships with our North American authors and partners from the UK, just as we do in other parts of the world.”

“Bookmasters is truly honored to partner with one of the most exceptional publishers in the world,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “The superior quality of I.B. Tauris, its authors, and its titles’ subject matter is second to none and the Bookmasters team looks forward to expanding I.B. Tauris’ notability in North America.”

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.

My Healthy ChurchAmazonBarnes & Noble View Article…

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.

Purdue University PressAmazonBarnes & Noble

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.

Islandport PressAmazonBarnes & Noble


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.

Bright Sky PressAmazonBarnes & Noble

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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