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Bookmasters welcomes new director of publisher services

ASHLAND, Ohio (May 8, 2017) – Larisa Elt has been named director of publisher services at Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of customized book publishing services in the United States.

Elt will lead efforts to service and sell Bookmasters and Baker & Taylor supply chain services with an emphasis on print-on-demand (POD) and third party distribution services.

She will specifically be responsible for working with existing and prospective academic, professional, university, and scholarly press publishers, as well as contributing to Bookmasters’ collaborative sales strategy for its suite of publisher services, which also includes fulfillment and warehousing, eBook distribution and sales, and editorial and design services.

Elt formerly held senior sales and marketing positions with McGraw-Hill Education, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Oxford University Press, and Bloomsbury Continuum.

She will officially begin her new role at Bookmasters on May 15, filling the position formerly held by Elizabeth Scarpelli, now the director of the new University of Cincinnati Press.

“Larisa is a consummate professional with a proven track record in business development, at building customer partnerships, and as a team player who delivers results,” said Ken Fultz, general manager at Bookmasters. “We’re extremely happy to have Larisa as a member of our sales leadership team.”

About Bookmasters
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest providers of customized publisher services in the United States. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as book manufacturing, print sales and distribution, warehousing and fulfillment, eBook sales and distribution, and editorial and design services. To learn more, visit

Bookmasters is owned by Follett Corporation and is a strategic partner with Baker & Taylor, premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products.

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