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Bobbi Evenson, Founder, Buster’s Vision Nonprofit, Inc.
March 9, 2016 8:30 amon
Spring is almost officially here, which means that we’re gearing up for the publishing industry’s busy trade show season. The London Book Fair is in April and BookExpo America is in May along with plenty of other regional and national shows. If you’re planning to attend any of these shows, as a visitor or an exhibitor, we’ve put together a list of tips to follow to put your best foot forward:
March 3, 2016 8:30 amon
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest artistic releases for March 2016:
February 26, 2016 8:30 amon
If you’re an avid reader, where do you buy your books? There’s a good chance that it’s from Amazon. If you haven’t heard, Amazon recently changed its shipping policy. Here’s what you need to know.
February 18, 2016 8:30 amon
Amazon has long been known for driving traditional bookstores out of business, and yet, reportedly has plans to open 300-400 physical bookstore locations of its own following the opening of its first store in Seattle. During a recent podcast, Wall Street Journal tech reporter Greg Bensinger said that opening 300-400 stores would make Amazon the number 2 brick and mortar book retailer after Barnes & Noble and that customers can expect to pay the same price for a book in the Amazon bookstore as they would on Amazon.com, which tends to be less than you pay in other physical bookstores today.
February 11, 2016 8:30 amon
There are lots of ways for authors and publishers to market themselves today and it’s worthwhile to explore a variety of available channels to develop a marketing mix that works best. One channel that authors and publishers should be using today is social media, essentially because it’s “where the people are.” And yet, there are still those who wonder whether it really is important when trying to get people to discover them and their books. The bottom line is this: yes, it is important. Here’s why:
February 10, 2016 9:00 amon
These publishers include Bonnie Meadow Publishing, Purposeful Goods, Spring Publications, and Christian publishers Compass Productions, CrossLink Publishing, Auxano Press, Alive Publications, and Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing.
Bonnie Meadow Publishing is the publishing-start up from New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane and management consultant Bradford Kane whose aim is to challenge the publishing status quo by emphasizing author brands rather than publisher brands. They are launching their list in 2016 with The Murder That Never Was, a psychological thriller by Andrea Kane, available May 17, 2016. Bookmasters will distribute Bonnie Meadow Publishing’s print, eBook, and audio titles in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. To learn more, go to www.bonniemeadowpublishing.com.
San Jose, Ca.-based Purposeful Goods will publish four children’s picture books in 2016 to help families and educators address topics and situations that mirror the lives of young children, allowing them to see themselves in the pages of these picture books and open the door for further discussion with help of a kind-hearted monkey named Your Buddy Boodles™. Bookmasters will distribute Purposeful Goods’ print titles in the U.S. Canada, the UK, and Australia. Purposeful Goods was founded by Christine Burger, founder of luxury children’s skin care line Noodle & Boo, which has been used by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler, and Kourtney Kardashian and endorsed by publications including US Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, People Magazine, and InStyle. To learn more, go to www.purposefulgoods.com.
Spring Publications began as an activity of the Analytical Psychology Club of New York during the Second World War. Since the early 1940s, they have published titles that blur the lines between art, philosophy, the history of ideas, psychiatry, mythology, literature, and religion. Bookmasters will distribute Spring Publications’ titles in U.S., Canada, the UK, Europe, and Australia. To learn more, go to www.springpublications.com.
Compass Productions publishes a variety of Christian titles, including desktop quote books; inspirational gift books; devotional books and Bible studies; planners and calendars; and children’s Bibles, devotionals, story books, and board books. Bookmasters will distribute Compass Productions’ titles in North America, the UK, and Australia. To learn more, go to www.compassproductionsinc.com.
CrossLink Publishing is a family-owned Christian publishing company and part of the CrossLink family of ministries. Their list includes several award-winning Bible study, fiction, inspirational, meditation, and spiritual growth titles. Bookmasters will distribute CrossLink Publishing’s titles on an exclusive basis worldwide. To learn more, go to www.crosslinkpublishing.com.
Auxano Press is owned by Ken Hemphill, the former president of one of the largest evangelical seminaries in the world. They publish titles intended to help families and churches of all sizes, providing high quality materials for small group study as well as discipling tools that are reasonably priced and give the Christian educator ultimate flexibility. Additionally, Auxano Press’s Bible study materials include survey studies, book studies, major doctrines, and important themes that lead to spiritual growth. Their discipling tools include titles dealing with church growth issues such as evangelism, discipleship, assimilation, and apologetics. Bookmasters will distribute Auxano Press’s titles on an exclusive worldwide basis. To learn more, go to www.auxanopress.com.
An outreach of Alive Ministries: PROJECT PRAY, Alive Publications publishes books and audio-visual teaching materials focused primarily on prayer and spiritual renewal. Alive Publications president, P. Douglas Small, serves as a member of America’s National Prayer Committee and the Denominational Prayer Leader’s Network. Bookmasters will distribute Alive Publications’ titles on an exclusive basis worldwide. To learn more, go to www.alivepublications.org.
Established in 2012, Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing has published more than 40 titles by Bill Vincent, including topics such as pursuing God’s presence, healing after divorce, receiving personal prophecy, and spiritual leadership. Bookmasters will distribute Revival Waves of Glory Books & Publishing’s titles on an exclusive basis worldwide. To learn more, go to www.revivalwavesofgloryministries.com.
February 3, 2016 8:30 amon
Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for February 2016:
January 27, 2016 8:30 amon
With all of the digital marketing channels available, email marketing is often overlooked by authors. However, it shouldn’t be! It’s still a viable way to drum up interest in your work.
January 21, 2016 8:30 amon
Think about how people choose which books they’d like to read. Books are often purchased based on recommendations from people they know and positive reviews, which is why obtaining reviews is such an important component of book marketing efforts.
January 13, 2016 9:00 amon
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, The Kettering Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) operating and research foundation that shares its research on democracy through a variety of publications, including the annual Higher Education Exchange periodical, the Kettering Review, and Connections, the foundation’s annual newsletter. In addition, the National Issues Forums Institute, a sister organization of The Kettering Foundation, releases issue guides throughout the year that frame issues for public deliberation.
“The Foundation is very excited to become a partner of Bookmasters and have a greater ability to share our research more widely,” said Mindy LaBreck, director of administrative services and program officer at The Kettering Foundation.
“It is a pleasure to welcome The Kettering Foundation into Bookmasters’ family of distribution publishers,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “We look forward to a partnership that allows us to further the reach of their exceptional research and insights.”