Job Opening: Director of Acquisitions

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a Director of Acquisitions. The director of acquisitions position is responsible for finding and scheduling book and gift products as well as product development programs, both short and long range, targeted toward existing and new markets.
This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 20 pounds.


  • Seek out and finalize ongoing acquisitions to fill production schedule for book and gift products.
  • Develop and manage acquisitions team.
  • Direct sales forecasting objectives on types of acquisitions and set performance goals accordingly.
  • Direct staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control acquisition programs.
  • Represent company at trade associations and conferences as well as with potential creators.
  • Meet with key creators, assisting acquisitions team members with maintaining relationships and negotiating and signing contracts.
  • Coordinate liaison between acquisitions team and the sales department.
  • Assist the sales department in finding new business channels and strategic relationships.
  • Develop and recommend product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy to produce the highest possible long-term market share.
  • Monitor competitor products to stay ahead in the marketplace.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry influencers and key strategic partners.
  • Direct product research and development.
  • Establish and maintain a consistent corporate image throughout all product lines, promotional materials, and events.


  • 2-3 years of related experience with progressive management experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sales, Business Administration, or other related field required
  • Business Acumen
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented with a priority of accuracy
  • Good organizational skills with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks with speed and accuracy
  • Customer/Client focus
  • Leadership and presentation skills
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Results Driven
  • Strategic Thinking and Technical Capacity
  • Independent learner who can grasp new skills and procedures quickly with minimal direction

This is a full-time exempt position, and hours of work and days are primarily Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Longer hours are needed from time to time as tasks require. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. Pay range starts at $55,000 DOE. Health and dental insurance is available for full time employees. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Bryce Mortimer at with “Director of Acquisitions 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

July 2017 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!


Lies and Letters   by Ashtyn Newbold

After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy Earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when her heart is captured by someone entirely unexpected, Charlotte finds herself caught up in a web of lies and intrigue. Between hardship and sorrow, she finds more than she bargained for, forced to choose between the life she once wanted and a new love she never imagined.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462119844, 1462119840 $17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Romance \ Clean & Wholesome, Fiction \ Romance \ Historical \ Regency
Sweetwater 272 pages 6inW | 9inH

The Pathways to the Heart: A Coming of Age Anthology  by Kimberly Eden, Mandi Ellsworth, Paula Kremser, E.B. Wheeler

Finding love can be a journey in and of itself. These four heartwarming stories span the globe, and so do their characters. Fall in love with Helen Botsari, a Greek girl who’s seeking a new life in America as a picture-order bride, and Randal Wyndham who’s stuck in the English countryside, trying desperately to preserve his family’s fortune. But no matter where the journey takes them, love could be right around the next corner.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120307, 146212030X $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Romance \ Clean & Wholesome, Fiction \ Romance \ Historical
Sweetwater 304 pages 6inW | 9inH

Safe House   by Shannon Symonds

As a victim’s advocate, Grace James is used to rushing into trouble to save her victims from abuse or assault. And with a handsome officer like Joe Hart at her side, Grace is sure there’s nothing she can’t do. But an ominous storm brewing on the Oregon horizon is about to change everything-and bring with it dangers and revelations Grace and Joe never expected.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120369, 1462120369 $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Family Life, Fiction \ Coming Of Age, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
Bonneville 320 pages 6inW | 9inH

Coaching Young Couch Potatoes: A Game Plan for Raising Responsible Young Adults   by Michael Clapier

How do you raise healthy and responsible children in our irresponsible world? With 43 million children playing Little League sports, there exists a powerful opportunity to use sports as a mentor rather than a sitter, giving children the work ethos that is lacking, the physicality that lies dormant, and the ability to do difficult things as a child so that the challenges of life do not overwhelm them. Coaching Young Couch Potatoes offers practical advice to inexperienced coaches and youth leaders on how to give young people what they need to reach their full potential.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120819, 1462120814 $12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Paperback Family & Relationships \ Parenting, Self-Help \ Self-Management, Sports & Recreation \ Coaching
Plain Sight 160 pages 6inW | 9inH

Utah’s Hidden Treasure: Outlaw Loot in Every County  by Stephen B. Shaffer

 Strike it rich in your own backyard! This comprehensive guide to treasure-hunting across Utah proves you don’t need to go far to have an adventure. With detailed maps, stories, and records from the days of bank-robbing outlaws and early miners, this book will show you a side of Utah you’ve never seen before. You might even discover a priceless treasure just waiting to be claimed!
On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120567, 1462120563 $15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Paperback History \ United States \ State & Local \ West, Antiques & Collectibles \ Silver, Gold & Other Metals,
Plain Sight 224 pages 6inW | 9inH

The Berlin Candy Bomber Anniversary Edition   by Gail Halvorsen

The war was over, but Berlin’s children were still suffering. Discover how two sticks of gum and one generous young pilot started a movement that spanned the globe and became a symbol of kindness and compassion. Now, seventy years later, Germany still remembers the Berlin Candy Bomber. This special anniversary edition of his story features a foreword by Academy Award-winning producer of Schindler’s List, Gerald R. Molen.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462121090, 1462121098 $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Paperback History \ Military \ World War II, Biography & Autobiography \ Military
Horizon 320 pages 6inW | 9inH

Unbreakable Saints: Conquering Life Challenges with a Resilient Spirit   by Glenn E. Richardson

What if life didn’t have to get you down? Dr. Glenn Richardson studied health and wellness for a lifetime, but it wasn’t until he faced his own personal tragedy that he discovered how to become truly resilient. Using the plan of salvation, Dr. Richardson teaches you step by step how to thrive through life’s challenges. Stop struggling and discover the hope you need to become a resilient saint today, no matter what you’re facing.

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120482, 1462120482 $17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christian Life \ Personal Growth, Self-Help \ Personal Growth \ Happiness, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 288 pages 6inW | 9inH

Press Forward (Desk Calendar): Every Missionary’s Weekly Calendar   by Whitney Wilcox Laycock

Want to send your missionary a trainer that will last all mission long? This weekly motivational calendar will do just that! Divided into transfers, or six-week sections, it tackles the big issues, like dealing with stress and homesickness, handling anti-Mormon literature, getting along with companions, and finding joy in the work. Filled with counsel from Apostles, Church leaders, former mission presidents, and returned sisters and elders, this is an invaluable resource for every missionary!

On Sale Date: July 11, 2017 9781462120611, 146212061X $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD  Calendar
 Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Religion \ Christian Ministry \ Missions
CFI 240 pages 6inW | 4inH

Blog Tour: The Unicorn Hunter

Rachel Kirkaldie and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Unicorn Hunter” blog tour, which will run from July 5-18, 2017.

About the book:

Princess Jessalyn’s betrothal is the talk of the realm, but all she cares about is escaping her family’s smelly fishing kingdom. As queen of Gontir, her life will finally be perfect. But her plans are shattered when she’s kidnapped by a murderous unicorn Read more

June 2017 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!

The Prophesied Coming of Christ: Book of Mormon, Native America, and Latter-day Prophecies of the Second Coming   by Phyllis Carol Olive

We know Christ is coming, and the time to prepare is nearly past. Since the days of Adam, mankind has looked forward to the Second Coming of Christ. Discover the ancient American prophecies from the Jaredites, Nephites, Aztecs, Cherokee, and more that clearly depict our modern calamities. In fascinating detail, these accounts make it clear that the end of our world is upon us and a new millennium is about to begin.

On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462120505, 1462120504 $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Social Science \ Ethnic Studies \ Native American Studies, Religion \ Biblical Studies \ Prophecy
CFI 208 pages 6inW | 9inH

Heartbeat of the Bitterroot   by Janice Mineer

Jenna Clark always tried to bury her bleak beginnings in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, but a newfound secret about her father’s identity forces Jenna to dig up her past. While there, mysterious threats and dangers suddenly enter her life that bring about an unexpected man of her dreams–Michael Callahan. After a lifetime of running away from family and love will Jenna find the courage to confront her past and step forward into the future?

On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462120291, 1462120296 $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Family Life, Fiction \ Romance \ Clean & Wholesome
Sweetwater 320 pages 6inW | 9inH


The Unicorn Hunter   by Rachel Kirkaldie

Princess Jessalyn’s betrothal is the talk of the realm, but all she cares about is escaping her family’s smelly fishing kingdom. As queen of Gontir, her life will finally be perfect. But her plans are shattered when she’s kidnapped by a murderous unicorn hunter in a plot to destroy Gontir. With her dreams in ruins, Jessalyn must decide if the life she’s always wanted is worth the price of her heart.

On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462120314, 1462120318 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Young Adult Fiction \ Fairy Tales & Folklore, Young Adult Fiction \ Fantasy \ Wizards & Witches
Sweetwater 192 pages 5.5inW | 8.5inH


Beyond   by Catina Haverlock, and Angela Larkin

 Presley Hale has no idea she can see ghosts-until she falls for one. At first Landon tries to keep his distance, but when Presley learns his secret, she knows she has to follow her heart. Unfortunately their relationship isn’t just complicated–it’s dangerous. Can Landon and Presley find some way to be together with a host of insidious spirits trying to tear them apart?
On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462120260, 1462120261 $17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Paperback Young Adult Fiction \ Romance \ Clean & Wholesome, Young Adult Fiction \ Romance \ Paranormal, Young Adult Fiction \ Ghost Stories
Sweetwater 272 pages 6inW | 9inH

Dr. Libby’s Real Food Chef   by Dr. Libby Weaver

Revolutionize your diet with real, whole foods. These incredibly delicious recipes feature mostly plant-based ingredients and are so easy to make! Try the Breakfast Hash with Mushrooms, Blueberry Green Smoothie, Apple Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing, Thai Pumpkin Soup, and Simple Chocolate Truffles. Free from harmful chemicals and common allergens, each delectable bite will nourish your body and leave you craving for more healthy food.

On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462120581, 146212058X $24.99 USD, $28.99 CAD
Paperback Cooking \ Specific Ingredients \ Natural Foods, Cooking \ Health & Healing, Cooking \ Courses & Dishes
Front Table 224 pages 7inW | 9inH

Sacred Symbols audiobook: Finding Meaning in Rites, Rituals and Ordinances   by Alonzo L. Gaskill

By divine design, rites, rituals, and ordinances are filled with symbolic meaning intended to help us better understand God’s Plan. If we do not understand these symbols, we cannot fully understand our covenants. Narrated by the author, Alonzo L. Gaskill, this audiobook presents divers ancient and modern rituals as illustrations of symbols and practices Latter-day Saints may recognize. The ordinances of the Gospel are both the vehicle by which we make covenants and also a means by which God seeks to teach us. This truly unique audiobook will guide you to a richer understanding of, and appreciation for, what you hold sacred.

9781462120932, 1462120938 $19.99 USD
Audio CD Religion \ Christian Rituals & Practice, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

Seek and Find: Book of Mormon Stories board book  by Jason Pruett

Search for Nephi, Moroni, and other hidden prophets and scripture characters in this fun picture game book. Featuring scenes from the Book of Mormon, this sturdy board book is a great way to keep toddlers and older kids entertained as they look for their favorite scripture heroes and hidden objects in the colorful illustrations. Make the most of those quiet moments in church or on the go to help your kids connect with the scriptures in a whole new way!
9781462120994, 1462120997 $12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD Board Book
Juvenile Nonfiction \ Activity Books, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 22 pages 5.625inW | 5.625inH

Beginner’s Dutch Oven Cookbook   by Mark Hansen, Matt Pelton

Everyone loves eating Dutch oven food, and now you can learn how to do it yourself. Let the pros show you how it’s done! Renowned Dutch oven chefs Matt Pelton and Mark Hansen team up to bring you this collection of their favorite never-fail recipes that’s perfect for Dutch oven beginners. Filled with expert advice to help you make the most of your oven and brand-new recipes from each author!
On Sale Date: June 13, 2017 9781462121007, 1462121004 $12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Paperback Cooking \ Methods \ Outdoor Cooking \ Methods \ Special Appliances
Hobble Creek Press 160 pages 6inW | 9inH

Blog Tour: Lies & Letters

Ashtyn Newbold and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Lies & Letters” blog tour, which will run from July 18-31, 2017.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

After a season in London, Charlotte Lyons is still regrettably unattached. With her family’s finances in peril, she is sent away with her sister to a bleak coastal town where she is expected to pursue a wealthy Earl. Beautiful and talented, how could she possibly fail? But when Read more