Job Opening: Acquisitions Specialist

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a highly motivated acquisitions specialist to join our team. The prime focus of this position is to aggressively search for unique creative content for publishing, media distribution, and merchandising. Cedar Fort publishes around 120 books and creates over 200 products per year. The Acquisitions team is responsible for filling the monthly quota of book slots, which include a variety of religious and non-religious fiction and non-fiction books. Sometimes this occurs under tight time constraints.

 

We are looking for an individual with the sales/“hunter” mentality that will focus on going out and acquiring the talent/authors. Candidates should be excellent communicators and possess a team player mentality. They must be able to effectively utilize social media, the internet, and traditional searching methods to find new authors and manuscripts. In addition to seeking new content, this position will assist the sales department in finding new business channels and strategic relationships.

Critical responsibilities include project managing several books per month. This includes soliciting to find good authors, negotiating contracts, reviewing manuscripts for publication, working directly with the authors, and managing author expectations. The acquisitions specialist will need to be able to work well with authors and maintain a strong relationship with them. This person also represents Cedar Fort to the public, to authors, at book conferences, etc. and therefore needs to have a positive and friendly attitude. Some overtime is required throughout the course of the year to meet deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Internet and social media Savvy required
  • Sales or marketing experience is preferred
  • No publishing experience necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong people networking 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
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Able to quickly read through manuscripts and evaluate them for quality

 

This is a full time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. Pay starts at $12.00 an hour, plus some required overtime. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Bryce Mortimer at brycemortimer@cedarfort.com with “Acquisitions Specialist 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.

September 2017 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!

The Holy Ghost Is My Friend: A Choose-the-Light Book  by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Rebecca Sorge

Get ready to shine a spotlight on the Holy Ghost! This unique picture book shares everyday situations and simple stories that teach children how to recognize the influence of the Spirit. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover how the Holy Ghost protects, comforts, directs, and witnesses of true gospel principles. A fun and illuminating book the whole family will love!

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120833, 1462120830 $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Hardcover Picture Book Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Values & Virtues, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

CFI 32 pages 8inW | 10inH


Book of Mormon Adventures   by R. Coltrane

Bring the Book of Mormon to life for your children with this beautifully illustrated storybook. Featuring easy-to-read text and colorful pictures, it’s perfect for family scripture study and a great way to introduce young children to the lessons and characters they’ll meet when they read the Book of Mormon. Prepare them now for a lifetime of loving the scriptures!

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120895, 146212089X $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Hardcover Picture Book Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Early Readers, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 32 pages 8inW | 10inH

Say no to the perfect lie. Satan would have us believe that we need to do more, achieve all our goals, and be perfect on our own, but that’s not what our Savior has said. Learn how to embrace the broken elements in your life and let the Atonement help you become more than you could ever be alone.
On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120659, 1462120652 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christian Life \ Personal Growth, Religion \ Christian Life \ Inspirational, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 176 pages 6inW | 9inH

The OCD Mormon: Finding Hope and Healing in the Midst of Anxiety   by Kari Ferguson

Mental illness is not a sin. Getting help shows courage, not weakness. These are just a couple of the messages Kari Ferguson has shared on her popular blog. After years of suffering herself, she’s teaching others to combat the stigmas surrounding mental illness, invite an open gospel dialogue, and keep fighting. Learn how to help yourself and those you love return to faith, service, and advocacy in this much-needed book.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121038, 1462121039 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Self-Help \ Compulsive Behavior \ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Biography & Autobiography \ Personal Memoirs, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 176 pages 6inW | 9inH

Cheers to Eternity: Lessons We’ve Learned on Dating and Marriage   by Al Carraway, Ben Carraway

At one point, Al Fox was a tattooed Mormon who was sure she would never get married. What changed? Find out in this beautifully open book, written by Al and her now-husband Ben Carraway. Experience their journey from meeting to dating to marriage and read their answers to popular dating questions like, “What qualities should I look for in a future spouse?” and “How do I know if this person is the one?”

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120918, 1462120911
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Paperback Family & Relationships \ Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Biography & Autobiography \ Personal Memoirs
Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 160 pages 5.5inW | 8.5inH

The Sabbath Is a Special Day: A Sacrament Meeting Activity Book

Make Sunday an extra fun day! This entertaining activity book is full of Sabbath-appropriate word puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, dot-to-dots, and so much more! Designed especially for older primary children, this is a great resource for teachers, parents, and leaders. Now you can keep your children busy and engaged so you all feel the spirit of the Sabbath.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121052, 1462121055
$5.99 USD, $6.99 CAD
Paperback Juvenile Nonfiction \ Activity Books, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 64 pages 8.5inW | 11inH

The Nephite Wife   by LeAnn Larson

Leila’s life in Zarahemla is blessed, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. With her husband, Nephi, traveling as a ruler and a prophet, she often has to face her challenges alone. Now that the Gadianton Robbers are threatening to plunge the city into complete chaos, Leila knows she’ll have to defend her belief in the coming Christ, even if it means risking everything.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121144, 1462121144 $15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Religious, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,

Bonneville 224 pages 6 in | 9 in


I Know He Lives: How 13 Special Witnesses Came to Know Jesus Christ   by Dennis B. Horne

Learn what it’s really like to serve as a special witness of Christ. This authoritative volume reveals the real men behind the modern apostolic mantle, focusing on fifteen deceased Apostles and sharing some of their personal trials, weaknesses, and challenges. More important, you’ll learn about the remarkable spiritual experiences that allowed each one to personally testify of the Savior.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121151, 1462121152 $22.99 USD, $26.99 CAD
Hardcover Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Religion \ Christian Ministry \ Discipleship, Biography & Autobiography \ Religious
 CFI 304 pages 6inW | 9inH

The Exiled Prince   by Alyson Peterson

In the magical realm of Bankhir, Ian Quicksilver is put to the test to see if he is worthy of the throne. When he is found lacking, Ian discovers that his nemesis, Silvius, has been masterminding a sinister plot during his banishment. Now Ian must find some way to save his princess, his birthright, and his kingdom all in time to vanquish the evil magician.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120352, 1462120350
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Paperback Young Adult Fiction \ Fantasy \ Wizards & Witches, Young Adult Fiction \ Fantasy \ Epic,
Sweetwater 298 pages 5.5inW | 8.25inH

Blog Tour: A Season of Love

Carla Kelly and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “A Season of Love” blog tour, which will run from November 1-14 2017.

About the book:

At Christmastime, love is just a wish away! Join master romance writer Carla Kelly in this joyful celebration of the most wonderful time of the year. Set in regency England, these Christmas tales will take you from dangerous adventures on snowy roads to cozy little cottages, filled with holiday mischief. Five fun stories in one book!

About the author:

Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for Borrowed LightMy Loving Vigil Keeping, and Softly Falling.

“A Season of Love” blog tour schedule:

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Blog Tour: The Holy Ghost is My Friend

Catherine Christensen and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Holy Ghost is My Friend” blog tour, which will run from September 26-October 9 2017.

About the book:

Get ready to shine a spotlight on the Holy Ghost! This unique picture book shares everyday situations and simple stories that teach children how to recognize the influence of the Spirit. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover how the Holy Ghost protects, comforts, directs, and witnesses of true gospel principles. A fun and illuminating book the whole family will love!

About the author:

Catherine Christensen graduated magna cum laude from BYU with a degree in English and editing. She worked in her dream job acquiring and editing books before switching to her other dream job of full-time mother. She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom and has lived most of her life in England. She currently resides in Springville, Utah, with her husband and daughter. Catherine is the author of I Can Pray EverydayEmily’s Perfect Christmas TreeBlessing the Nephite Children, and The Holy Ghost.

“The Holy Ghost is My Friend” blog tour schedule:

09/26/2017 Rockin’ Book Reviews
09/27/2017 My Book A Day
09/28/2017 A Bliss Complete
09/29/2017 LDS and Lovin’ It
09/30/2017 Heidi Reads
10/01/2017 A. L. Sowards
10/02/2017 Wishful Endings
10/03/2017
10/04/2017 Singing Librarian Books
10/05/2017
10/06/2017
10/07/2017
10/08/2017
10/09/2017