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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When Should Authors Post on Social Media?

Published by on May 6, 2014 8:30 am


With few exceptions, every author should be using social media as a marketing and promotional tool. No matter who the target audience is, they are likely using social media in some form or another.f_logo
Of course, social media for business or promotional use is much different than it is for personal use. It’s necessary to be strategic, not only about the social networks to use but also about the timing of the social media posts. You want to get the most mileage out of your posts and your content. What’s the point of sharing something that isn’t going to be seen by your followers? View Article…

Bookmasters Welcomes New Vice President of Manufacturing & Distribution

Published by on May 1, 2014 1:35 pm


Gary Koesters has been named the new vice president of manufacturing and distribution of Bookmasters, one of the largest integrated providers of book publishing services in the world.

Prior to joining Bookmasters, Koesters most recently worked for Cenveo at their Sidney, Ohio commercial printing and packaging location.

“Gary has a well-established and proven track record as a senior manufacturing manager, having spent 15 years of his 30-year career in print manufacturing,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters.

“In addition, Gary is a big believer in employee empowerment to achieve process improvement and he has a very practical approach to achieving best in class operations,” said Fultz. “I’m confident Gary is a valuable addition to our executive team.”

In his new capacity, Koesters will work closely with Fultz to implement operational improvements to Bookmasters’ book manufacturing and book distribution operations.

Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of publisher services in the world. 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.

How Writers Can Use Personality Profile Tests

Published by on April 29, 2014 8:30 am


It seems as if the Internet is flooded with tests and quizzes that are supposed to give you insights into your personality. Quizzes like, “Which City Should You Live In?” and “Which Disney Frozen Character Are You?” are simple to take and fun to compare with your friends. Personality tests aren’t just about fun and games though: there are plenty of exams that can actually give you deep insights that can help you with your writing. View Article…

Purdue University Students Visit Bookmasters

Published by on April 25, 2014 2:56 pm


This week, Bookmasters hosted a fabulous class of Purdue University publishing students. They visited us to learn more about the industry and to get the books they created hot off the press!

 

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Check Out BiblioNasium, A Social Network Designed for Young Readers

Published by on April 22, 2014 8:30 am


At Bookmasters, we support any initiative that encourages reading, especially among children! Take BiblioNasium, for example, a free social network for children ages 6-13 that is “designed to engage, encourage and excite BiblioNasiumyoung people about reading.”

BiblioNasium links educators, parents, and young readers. Educators can use the social network to build an independent reading program for students and tailor programs to each students’ individual needs.

For example, educators can:

  • Monitor student reading logs
  • Create reading challenges
  • Tailor online reading lists
  • Build and administer programs by group, class, grade, and individual student
  • Track reports and progress

According to BiblioNasium, students read better when they do it consistently and as part of a community. Virtual bookshelves help students keep track of what they’ve read, what they like, and what they plan to read. Students are encouraged to share book recommendations and share books while building connections around reading.

To help keep young readers engaged, BiblioNasium gives awards and prizes like gift cards to iTunes or Amazon to members just for reading. Members just log their reading for at least five days in any one week and are then automatically entered into the weekly drawing to win these prizes. At least one winner is chosen every week.

And good news for parents: they can feel confident signing their kids up for BiblioNasium since it’s a protected social network with build-in privacy and child protection measures. Kids can’t sign up or participate without permission of a parent or supervising educator (teacher/librarian/other).

BiblioNasium, “Where Kids Flex Their Reading Muscles,” was developed by Marjan Ghara, a parent to two young readers, to fill the need for a digital solution to organize book recommendations, keep track of favorite books, and connect a new generation of digital kids. The BiblioNasium team is dedicated to the belief that all kids can fall in love with reading, and Bookmasters applauds their efforts!

 

Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers is FREE from April 21-27

Published by on April 17, 2014 8:30 am


The eBook version of Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers by New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate/Jumpingdude Media will be available FOR FREE from April 21-27, 2014. Martin Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers is FREE from April 21-27Yate is one of the world’s foremost experts in the business of job search and career management.

Knock ‘em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers makes a perfect graduation gift for students that are about to enter the workforce for the first time. It’s the guide to “living life on your terms.” View Article…