Bookmasters, Flame Tree Publishing sign expanded distribution agreement

Published by on August 10, 2015 5:00 am

Bookmasters has signed an expanded agreement with Flame Tree Publishing to provide sales, distribution, and fulfillment services to the independent trade in the U.S. and Canada, complementing their prior agreement which will continue as before.

Flame Tree’s collection of highly illustrated titles covers a range of subjects in art, music, and lifestyle.

Based in the United Kingdom, Flame Tree had previously executed agreements with Bookmasters to provide limited sales, distribution, and fulfillment services.

“We look forward to a strong partnership over the next few years, learning from our U.S. customers and providing high quality gift and practical books,” said Nick Wells, publisher of Flame Tree Publishing. “Using the ‘Art of Fine Gifts’ and ‘Expert Advice Made Easy’ banners, we promote our books heavily and successfully in social media. Now we can turn our attention to the U.S. and Canada and fulfill the orders we’ve previously been unable to supply.”

“Our experience has shown that there is a keen interest and demand for Flame Tree products in the U.S.,” said Jon Ackerman, senior vice president of sales at Bookmasters. “This expanded agreement is a great opportunity for all parties and will make Flame Tree’s publications more widely available in more sales channels throughout the U.S.”

Bookmasters, Paragon House sign distribution agreement

Published by on August 6, 2015 1:01 pm

Bookmasters has signed an agreement with Paragon House to provide sales, distribution, and fulfillment services in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Paragon House publishes trade books, scholarly research, textbooks, and reference works in the areas of general philosophy, ethics, contemporary values, world religion, spirituality, social thought, women’s studies, social sciences, political philosophy, economics, integral studies, world peace, and globalization.

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC previously managed the distribution of Paragon House’s titles, while Macmillan previously managed Paragon House’s fulfillment.

“We are looking forward to a long and productive partnership,” said Gordon L. Anderson, president of Paragon House. “Bookmasters is well positioned to meet our changing sales and distribution needs as the publishing world undergoes major transformations in technology and corporate restructuring.”

“Bookmasters is proud to welcome Paragon House into our distribution family,” said Deb Keets, vice president of global development at Bookmasters. “Their wide range of titles brings a refreshing perspective to many historical and cultural subjects of note and we look forward to being part of the effort to share those perspectives with generations of readers to come.”

Why Comp Titles Are Important for Book Distribution

Published by on August 4, 2015 8:30 am

Selecting comparative titles, or comp titles, for your book is a crucial part of the book distribution process. Comp titles are examples of previously published books that are similar in important ways to the one being presented. For Bookmasters’ national and international sales team, comp titles are used as a predictive tool to estimate the expected sales of a new title and can help the sales team when they present new titles to book buyers at Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other retail entities to recommend an appropriate buy for a given title. Spending the time necessary to research the best possible comp titles is crucial for the title’s success.
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5 Tips for Creating an Awesome Book Elevator Pitch

Published by on July 21, 2015 8:30 am

In the business world, an elevator pitch is a brief explanation about the work you do or the product you sell, the purpose of which is to pique the interest of the person to which you’re talking to continue the conversation, either immediately or at a later date. It’s called an elevator pitch because it should take the same amount of time to present it as you’d spend with someone in an elevator (30 seconds or less). Essentially, an elevator pitch is a way to sell. Because the opportunity to present an elevator pitch can happen at any time (not just at work related or industry events), it needs to be perfected in advance.
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4 Times You Should Take a Break from Writing

Published by on July 7, 2015 8:30 am

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:
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Dr. Alma H. Bond Releases Newest Title in the On the Couch Series

Published by on June 30, 2015 8:30 am

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:
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5 Ways Authors Should Be Promoting Themselves

Published by on June 23, 2015 8:30 am

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.
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June New Releases from Bookmasters’ Publishers!

Published by on June 16, 2015 8:30 am

Check out some of Bookmasters’ publishers’ newest releases for June 2015:

AftermathAftermath: The Makers of the Post-War World

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.


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