Job Opening: Illustrator/Graphic Designer

Do you love books and media? Are you an illustrator with graphic design skills? This job might be the perfect fit for you.

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a highly motivated illustrator/graphic designer to join our team. The prime focus of this position is book cover design and/or illustration. Cedar Fort publishes around 140 books per year. The design team is responsible for designing the book covers and interior layout. Book genres include a variety of religious and non-religious fiction and non-fiction books.

Candidates should be excellent designers and possess a team player mentality. Critical responsibilities include project managing several books per month. This includes front and back covers, interior layout on full color books, and working directly with the authors and your team to get a final approved design.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Illustration, Graphic Arts, or other related field is required
  • Illustration skills are required
  • Working knowledge of the Adobe Suite programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) is required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
    Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Able to take criticism on design work and make changes as needed

This is an exempt salaried position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. Pay starts at $12.00 an hour or $24,960K annually.

Please e-mail your resume and portfolio to Darren Poulsen, Director of Production, with “Graphic Designer Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $24,960.00 /year
Required education: Bachelor’s
Required experience:
Graphic Design: 1 year
Illustrator: 1 year

Books & Things Receives 2017 Best of Springville Award

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springville Award Program Honors the Achievement

SPRINGVILLE March 23, 2017 — Books & Things has been selected for the 2017 Best of Springville Award in the Bookstores category by the Springville Award Program.

Each year, the Springville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Springville area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Springville Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Springville Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Springville Award Program

The Springville Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Springville area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Springville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Springville Award Program

CONTACT:
Springville Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@onlineawarded.org
URL: http://www.onlineawarded.org

Reposting of original press release.

March 2017 New Releases!

Jesus Was Just Like Me!

Heidi Doxey

Teach your children that they can be just like Jesus because he was once a little child, just like them. This adorable board book depicts how Jesus learned to serve his family, study the scriptures, and share the gospel-so your children can learn to do the same!

9781462119257, 1462119255
Board Book
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Juvenile Nonfiction / Religious / Christian


Portraits of Faith : The Biography of Liz Lemon Swindle

Susan Easton Black, Liz Lemon Swindle

Liz Lemon Swindle’s paintings have graced the walls of the White House, been published by National Geographic, and are featured prominently in art collections worldwide. But there’s more to this famous artist than meets the eye. Discover the fascinating story of her life and faith as told with the help of renowned speaker and scholar Susan Easton Black and illustrated with Liz’s own inspiring artwork.

9781462119523, 1462119522
Hardcover
$24.99 USD, $28.99 CAD
Biography & Autobiography
160 pages
7inW | 9inH


Hooray for Mom! : Drawing My Favorite Moments with Mom

Help your kids create a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift with this unique memory book they can make themselves. On each page you’ll find a coloring activity or question for kids to answer and record memories of Mom. Equal parts silly and sweet, this is a great way to help young kids turn their gratitude for Mom into a book your family will want to keep forever.

9781462119905, 1462119905
Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books
64 pages
8inW | 8inH


Snapshots with Mom : 50 Favorite Moments with My Mom

This Mother’s Day, show your mom how you feel with a book that’s all about her! Filled with writing prompts for you to fill out, this is a great gift that helps you record all your favorite memories of Mom, inside jokes, and family traditions. Together, you’ll get to talk about and create a priceless collection of insights and information about your mom that your family can treasure for generations.

9781462119912, 1462119913
Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Young Adult Nonfiction / Activity Books
64 pages
8inW | 8inH


To This End Was I Born : Walking with the Savior in His Final Week

David J. Ridges

All of history hinges on one momentous week: the last week of the Savior’s mortal life. With characteristic clarity and insight, best-selling gospel teacher David Ridges walks us through the final events leading up to the Savior’s death and Resurrection, reminding us that Easter is, above all, a celebration of God’s love for us. Come to know the Savior more personally as you walk side-by-side with Him in His final days in mortality and rejoice in His Resurrection.

9781462120079, 1462120075
Paperback
$3.99 USD, $4.50 CAD
Religion / Holidays / Easter & Lent
16 pages
5.5inW | 8.5inH


When Mommy’s Home with Me

Allison Moulton, Kinsey Beckett

With rollicking rhymes and fanciful images, this adorable picture book celebrates the special relationship between mothers and their children. Filled with stories of all kinds of mommies-like pilots and artists and scientists-this book shows how modern mothers still treasure that precious time spent together at home. A perfect book for moms and kids to enjoy this Mother’s Day or any time of the year!

9781462120093, 1462120091
Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
32 pages
10inW | 8inH


Senior Missions : What to Expect and How to Prepare

Marnae B. Wilson

Too many unknowns keeping you from serving a senior mission? This comprehensive book will answer all your questions and help you prepare financially, emotionally, and spiritually for your call. Learn what to expect at each phase of preparation, how to react to the demands of mission life, and how to stay close to family and friends-even from far away!

9781462120116, 1462120113
Paperback
$13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions
176 pages
6inW | 9inH


The Remarkable Doctrine of the Resurrection

Stephen Brady

Will we see our pets again? What happens to cremated bodies? Find answers to all of your questions about the resurrection in this uniquely personal book. Author Stephen Brady shares what he’s learned through years of intense gospel study of the resurrection. Find immense comfort, even in times of grief, as you come to understand this doctrine of the resurrection firsthand.

9781462120208, 1462120202
Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
160 pages
6inW | 9inH


The Well-Seasoned Skillet

Kimberly McCallie

Create gourmet meals in minutes-no expensive kitchen equipment required! With just one piece of cookware you can enjoy mouthwatering appetizers, snacks, side dishes, and entrees. Clean up is so simple, you’ll be done in under five minutes. Try recipes like Chicken Pot Pie Dumplings or Buffalo Shrimp Pasta with all of the flavor for a fraction of the effort.

9781462119813, 1462119816
Paperback
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Cooking / Methods / Quick & Easy
176 pages
7inW | 9inH


Fast Mama, Slow Cooker

Brenda Stanley, Annalise Thomas, Kristena Eden, Suzie Roberts, Christi Silbaugh, Carlene Duda, Lyuba Brooke, Michele Vilseck

Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy a home-cooked meal that tastes like you spent hours preparing it! With these slow cooker favorites, all it takes is a little prep work and advance planning to come home to a delicious dinner that’s healthy and full of flavor. With selections like Creamy Bacon Chicken and Hot Fudge Cake you can’t go wrong!

9781462119882, 1462119883
Paperback
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Cooking / Methods / Slow Cooking
176 pages
7inW | 9inH


How to Become a Pirate Hunter

Marty Reeder

Not everyone is special. Or at least that’s what Eric believes. But when the new girl, Charlotte, tells him he’s a natural at hunting pirates and offers to prove it, Eric can’t resist the adventure. Thrown in the middle of the Spanish Main, Eric must quickly accept his skills or succumb to the horrors of the dreaded Willard pirate twins.

9781462119806, 1462119808
Paperback
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Fiction / Action & Adventure
208 pages
6inW | 9inH


Courting Carrie in Wonderland

Carla Kelly

Struggling through college and balancing her summer job with the Wylie Camping Company, Carrie simply doesn’t have time to consider romance. War Veteran Sergeant Ned Ramsey also isn’t looking for love, busy with his own complicated affairs. But as the magic of Yellowstone starts making its way into their hearts, both begin to see love move up their priority list.

9781462118724, 1462118720
Mass Market
$9.99 USD, $12.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
400 pages
4.25inW | 7inH


Unexpected Love : A Marriage of Convenience Anthology

Heather Chapman, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremser, Ashtyn Newbold

Around the turn of the century, matches were made for all sorts of reasons-whether to keep a family together or simply make ends meet. But love has a way of turning up in the most unexpected places! With four historical romance stories in one, this fun anthology will sweep you from the dance floors of aristocracy to the hearths of country living, leading to love through the most unusual circumstances.

9781462119790, 1462119794
Paperback
$15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
256 pages
6inW | 9inH


Carla Kelly’s Western Romance Collector’s Edition

Borrowed Light, Enduring Light, My Loving Vigil Keeping, and Softly Falling

Carla Kelly Western Romances Box Set

Romance lovers rejoice! Now you can own all your favorite Carla Kelly LDS western romance novels in one box set. From the wind-swept plains of Wyoming to a small mining town in Utah, adventure awaits and love blooms in the most unexpected places. See why so many call Carla the queen of romance. You’ll love these books-with collectable covers and full of sweetness, a little sass, and Carla’s signature style.

9781462119899, 1462119891
Hardcover
$59.99 USD, $67.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
5.5inW | 8.5inH


Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Between living with her cruel aunt and going to an austere school, Jane’s enthusiasm for life wilts early on. After accepting a position as governess at Thornfield Hall, she thinks her life may have turned around. With mysterious occurrences in the house, and the haunted Mr. Rochester, who she begins to have feelings for, will Jane put an end to the cycle of disappointment and boredom in her life?

9781462120161, 1462120164
Paperback
$23.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Fiction / Classics
448 pages
6inW | 9inH


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens

Young Pip’s hopes of becoming a distinguished gentleman turn into reality when a mysterious benefactor suddenly steps in. His newfound expectations for life are thwarted though when tragedies and turns seem to shadow him constantly. As he struggles to fulfill his greatest dream, Pip will find out that being a gentleman might take more than he originally thought.

9781462120154, 1462120156
Paperback
$23.99 USD, $27.99 CAD
Fiction
480 pages
6inW | 9inH


Prophecy: Key to the Future (new edition)

Duane S. Crowther

Study extensive evidence of numerous future events that have been spoken of by the mouths of the Prophets in this LDS best-selling classic. This book is throughly researchedits scope is far-reaching and its evidence is reliable. The research in this book will help all who read it to prepare for the events to come. With over 450,000 copies in print, Prophecy, Key to the Future, is a must-have for every Latter-day Saint and Christians everywhere.

Paperback
416 pages
6inW | 9inH
6 x 9
978-1-4621-2047-5
$24.99 USD

February 2017 New Releases!

These fantastic titles are available now!

Book of Mormon Easter : The Resurrection Story in Picture, Verse, and Song

Michelle Kendall, Sarah Nightingale

Celebrate Easter in an entirely new way! This collection of scripture stories, songs, and artwork tells the Easter story as it was experienced by the Nephites in ancient America-from their three days of darkness to Christ’s miraculous visit to his other sheep. Featuring an accompanying musical CD, this book is sure to bring the hope of the Resurrection into your home this Easter season.

9781462119684, 1462119689
Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Religion / Holidays / Easter & Lent
32 pages
8.5inW | 11inH


Serenity : A Temple Coloring Book

Colette Banks

Let the beauty of the Lord’s house inspire you as you create your own colorful works of art. Filled with intricate temple images, scriptures, and quotes, this unique coloring book serves as a great reminder of the Lord’s house. Exquisite and entertaining, this coloring book lets you take the peace of the temple with you wherever you go.

9781462119738, 1462119735
Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Games & Activities / Activity Books
80 pages
8.5inW | 11inH


Doubt Not, But Be Believing : Supporting Loved Ones through Their Trials of Faith

David B. Marsh

Doubts will come, but you can stay strong. Learn how to help your loved ones who are dealing with doubts about the Church. Written by CES professional and experienced author David Marsh, this book helps you examine common sources of doubt, shows you how to find answers to tough questions, and teaches you to address these struggles as the Savior did.

9781462119868, 1462119867
Paperback
$13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
176 pages
6inW | 9inH


Meant for Heaven : A Little Girl’s Journey to Paradise

Young Bryan

When three-year-old Holland began complaining of headaches, it was only the beginning of a journey that would ultimately reach beyond the grave. Told by Holland’s father, Bryan, this is not the story of a family losing a daughter; it is a story of eternal life and all that lies beyond. Through powerful experiences, tears, and prayers, Bryan and his wife, Aleta, now know for certain that departed loved ones are closer than we think.

9781462119851, 1462119859
Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Religion / Christian Theology / Eschatology
160 pages
5.5inW | 8.5inH


Herbs for Flavor, Health, and Natural Beauty

Jim Rude, Jena Carlin

Tantalize your tastebuds and naturally enhance your beauty with fresh herbs! Featuring gorgeous photography, this one-of-a-kind guide is a carefully cultivated collection of beauty and healing secrets, space-saving herb garden ideas, and recipes for delectable herb-inspired dishes. Discover the wide variety of delicious, healthy, and beautiful ways to use herbs in your kitchen-from familiar flavors like basil and thyme to new favorites like burnet and tarragon.

9781462119721, 1462119727
Hardcover
$24.99 USD, $28.99 CAD
Cooking / Specific Ingredients / Herbs, Spices, Condiments
240 pages
8inW | 9inH


Seed Saving

Caleb Warnock

Stop wasting money on store-bought seeds and create a garden you can truly call your own. With easy-to-follow instructions for lettuce, beans, corn, onions, and much more, you’ll soon be creating your very own heirloom plants that will keep your garden growing strong and your family eating well. Learn how to save only the best from all your vegetables and create a wealth of seeds your family can use for years to come.

9781462113422, 1462113427
Paperback
$17.99 USD, $21.00 CAD
Gardening / Vegetables
128 pages
7.5inW | 8.5inH


Dragonkyn

Nathan Smith Jones

Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned and strange powers he can’t explain, Marc soon discovers the truth: he is part dragon. And as he joins his fellow dragonkyn, his closest friends could quickly become his greatest enemies.

9781462119783, 1462119786
Paperback
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
224 pages
5.5inW | 8.5inH


The Dating Experiment

Elodia Strain

After losing her job, her house, and her guy, the last thing Gabby wants to do is be in a dating experiment-especially with her ex. Her only chance of making it through is with help from her best friend, Ian. But as the study and all its hilariously awkward dates go on, Gabby finds herself wondering what exactly this experiment is all about.

9781462119561, 1462119565
Paperback
$15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
240 pages
5.5inW | 8.5inH


The Amulet Chase

McKenzie Wagner

Discover the world of Benotripia, where magical powers abound and adventure is always waiting! In this all-new prequel to the bestselling series, you’ll discover what happened long before Roseabelle, Astro, and Jessicana came along. Meet Danette before she became queen, and learn more about the islands and the magic that binds them together. A thrilling fantasy from a teen author!

9781462119837, 1462119832
Paperback
$10.99 USD, $12.99 CAD
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
224 pages
5inW | 7inH

New Releases for January 2017

Cedar Fort releases for January 2017, great for the new year!

Fit for Good : Discovering the Connection between Physical and Spiritual Strength

H. Rich Tenney, Liz Tennyson

We know the gospel changes lives-now let it change your body too! Fitness guru Liz Tennyson and Dr. H. Rich Tenney use gospel principles to help you improve your personal motivations, habits, and behaviors. Whether you want more energy to keep up with your kids or a longer life to serve others, becoming physically fit is a righteous desire and a perfect opportunity to experiment upon the Word of God.

9781462119745, Paperback, $15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD, Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 224 pages, 6inW | 9inH

Preparing for Your Endowment

Cory Jensen

Receiving your endowment, making those covenants with God in His house, is a sacred experience. Careful preparation will help you understand the promises, ordinances, and blessings involved. Using entertaining stories and insightful teachings from the scriptures, this book helps teens and young adults replace their fears and questions about the temple with the faith and confidence they need to make and keep eternal covenants and to experience all the blessings of temple worship.

9781462119653, 1462119654, Paperback, $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD, Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 176 pages, 6inW | 9in

If Dinosaurs Could Talk for Me

Corey Egbert

For shy Ben, recess is a great time to climb trees and draw dinosaurs, but it’s not an easy time to make friends. He wishes he could be as brave and bold as a Pachycephalosaurus when a new girl named Sophie comes to school, and Ben discovers that she draws dinosaurs too! Can Ben be brave and make a new friend? Following Ben’s example, your little ones will find courage and confidence through these relatable characters from best-selling illustrator Corey Egbert!

9781462119714, 1462119719, Hardcover, $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings, 32 pages, 8.5inW |11inH

The Ultimate Gardening Guide : Utah State University’s Guide to Common Gardening Questions

Katie Wagner, Shawn Olsen, Dr. Dan Drost

Grow your garden skills with expert advice and proven techniques! This easy-to-use book brings you a bounty of tips and tricks so you’re guaranteed a green thumb, even if you’ve never sown a seed before. Learn how to maximize your space, keep your plants thriving, and save yourself time and money as you plant your way to the garden you’ve always dreamed of growing.

9781462118168, 146211816X, Paperback, $19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD, Gardening / Regional / West, 128 pages, 7inW | 9in

Daughter of Ishmael : Promised Land, Broken Heart

Diane Stringham Tolley

Growing up around prophets and prophecies, Hannah and her sisters are excited to be betrothed to sons of Lehi and to journey to the promised land. But now with her people dividing, Hannah must choose between her faith and her family. Should she follow Nephi again, or stay with her husband, Lemuel, and her son in sin and misery? This compelling novel tells the familiar scripture story from an illuminating new perspective.

9781462119660, 1462119662, Paperback, $17.99 USD, $21.00 CAD, Fiction / Christian / Historical, 336 pages, 6inW | 9inH | 1inT

Crossings

Sarah Johnson

Eliinka has been able to hide her deepest secret . . . until now. Her only choice is to make a perilous crossing to a foreign land where she’ll discover the truth about a powerful legend and the hope for peace after centuries of conflict. Immerse yourself in this enchanting fantasy world and take heart in Eliinka’s journey of sacrifice, romance, and intrigue.

9781462119578, 1462119573, Paperback, $17.99 USD, $21.00 CAD, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy, 320 pages, 6inW | 9inH | 1inT

Stu Stories : The Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick, Bird Bones

Patrick Hueller

Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighth-grader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the prettiest girl in school. Become a middle-grade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in Stu Stories.

9781462119554, 1462119557, Paperback, $10.99 USD, $12.99 CAD, Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories, 160 pages, 5.5inW | 8.25inH | 1inT

On Cloudy Mountain – ebook