Franciscan Institute Publications appreciates the value and service that Bookmasters brings to our business relationship.
Jim Knapp, Executive Director,
Franciscan Institute Publications, St. Bonaventure University
July 7, 2015 8:30 amon
Every writer will experience writer’s block. It’s nearly impossible for the creative juices to be flowing freely every single day. It’s normal to experience ebbs and flows while working on a writing project. But what if you are experiencing more “lows” than “highs?” How do you know when it’s time to take a break from your writing? Here are four times you should take a break:
June 30, 2015 8:30 amon
Dr. Alma H. Bond has authored or co-authored more than 20 books and is known for her On the Couch series in which she psychoanalyzes a famous individual or well-known fictional character by hypothesizing a conversation with them. Dr. Bond received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years before retiring to become a full-time writer.
In the series, Dr. Bond works through her fictional character, Dr. Darcy Dale, a psychiatrist who encourages the individual to open up in a series of fictional sessions. 2016 Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the subject in the most recent book in the series:
June 23, 2015 8:30 amon
Authors today need to be marketers, too. And we’re not just talking about self-published authors. Even traditionally published authors are finding that the marketing support they receive from their publisher is less than it used to be just five or ten years ago. The bottom line is; if an author wants to expand their reach to sell more books, they need to put on their marketing hat and hit the ground running.
June 16, 2015 8:30 amon
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for June 2015:
by Richard Crowder
The stories of some of the most remarkable statesmen, diplomats, and international fixers of the decade between 1940 and 1950 form the core fabric of this book. Crowder examines their shared ambition to rebuild the world in the aftermath of World War II and launch a second age of globalization.
June 9, 2015 8:30 amon
Have you ever attended a webinar about writing? If not, we highly recommend it! Writing webinars are a great source of information, and it’s far less costly to attend a webinar than an in-person event (which involves fees for things like travel, food, and lodging). The next time you’re seeking inspiration and a new perspective, spend some time researching webinars. Some are even free! Once you’ve found a webinar that you’d like to attend, be sure to follow these webinar etiquette tips:
June 5, 2015 10:00 amon
Effective with the fall 2015 selling season, The Roundhouse Group and their affiliates will sell Bookmasters’ publishers’ titles into the United Kingdom and Europe. For more than 20 years, The Roundhouse Group has been a major distributor of art, craft, non-fiction, business, education, travel, and children’s books in the UK and Europe. In addition, ORCA Book Services will provide the warehousing and fulfillment support functions in the UK and Europe.
In addition, Magenta Entertainment, Ltd. will sell Bookmasters’ publishers’ titles into the Canadian market. Bookmasters will be sold through the Jaguar Book Group with Fraser Direct providing fulfillment and back office services.
Bookmasters’ appointment of these organizations is part of ongoing efforts to strengthen Bookmasters’ international sales strategy in collaboration with its strategic partnership with Baker & Taylor and its standing relationships with key industry trading partners.
“The addition of these sales organizations to Bookmasters’ existing and tenured sales team is of significant benefit to our client publishers,” said Jon Ackerman, senior vice president of sales at Bookmasters. “I’m confident that these new partnerships will expand our reach in these key markets.”
June 3, 2015 8:30 amon
At Bookmasters, we’re interested in all things writing. Before the typewriter, word processor, and the personal computer were invented, writing was done by hand. While handwriting is sometimes considered a lost art form, there are still a handful of instances in which we put a pen or pencil to paper and write something by hand. It’s long been believed that our handwriting style provides insights into our personalities, which is why handwriting analysis is used for many purposes, from criminal investigations to employee screening practices. We’ve done some research and found some of the most interesting theories out there:
May 29, 2015 8:30 amon
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for May 2015:
by John Cairney
Getting 3 batters out in order on nine pitches is one of the most remarkable feats in baseball. In Immaculate, Cairney provides a short history of perfect innings through the stories of the pitchers who pitched them.
May 19, 2015 8:30 amon
Bookmasters is excited to once again be attending BookExpo America. From Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29, we’ll be set up at booth #2020, but we also plan to take in as much as we can while we’re there! BEA has lots of great events planned. Here’s just a sampling of what we’re looking forward to:
May 18, 2015 4:25 pmon
Prior to joining Bookmasters, DeMonico had worked for Franciscan Media since 2010 as their national sales manager.
DeMonico has also held sales and marketing positions in the Christian publishing and music industries, including positions with The Benson Company/Zondervan Corporation, David C Cook Publishers, Dalmatian Press, American Education Publishing/Landoll (a McGraw Hill / Tribune Education company), Carson-Dellosa/Twin Sisters Productions, Broadman & Holman Publishers/LifeWay Christian Resources, Thomas Nelson Publishers, and Abingdon Press/United Methodist Publishing House.
“Michael is long-tenured in the Christian publishing and music industries and we’re fortunate that he has joined us at Bookmasters,” said Jon Ackerman, senior vice president of sales at Bookmasters.
“Bookmasters works with several publishers who have titles with strong appeal in the CBA market, including the General Council of the Assemblies of God, I.B.Tauris, h.f.ullmann, and Lexham Press, and I expect that Michael’s expertise and perspective will help us advance our reach into a passion- and mission-driven market for which we have deep respect,” added Ackerman.
DeMonico’s responsibilities at Bookmasters will include managing efforts to attract new Christian publishing clients, as well as selling Bookmasters’ publishers’ titles into the CBA channel.