***** News Release *****
For Immediate Release
Effective July 20, 2016, Bookmasters, Inc. dba Atlas Books becomes the exclusive worldwide book distributor for Open Road Press print titles to the book trade. This agreement follows the liquidation of Open Road Press’ prior distributor, Advocate Distribution Solutions, a division of STL Distribution. Bookmasters services both the general and Christian book markets.
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest providers of integrated publisher services in the United States. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as book manufacturing (offset, short-run digital, POD), distribution and sales, warehousing and fulfillment, eBook conversion and distribution, editorial, and design.
Bookmasters opened in 1972 with a primary focus on offset book manufacturing services. In the 1980s, Bookmasters expanded to offer composition, editorial, and design assistance, as well as book storage, book order fulfillment, and book distribution services. Bookmasters later completed the publisher services cycle by adding a marketing/sales services division and an eBook conversion and distribution division.
Bookmasters is owned by Follett Corporation and is a strategic partner with Baker & Taylor, premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products.
As of this news release, Open Road Press has published two print titles: Two Are Better: Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast in May 2013 and Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit in July 2016. Open Road Press is committed to excellence in publishing unique and uplifting works on love, life, and bicycling. Learn more at http://www.openroadpress.com/books/.