Book Marketing 105: Choosing a Book Distribution System - This vital mini-guide includes criteria for deciding how you will distribute your books. Also includes complete information on 30 distributors, 4 library distributors, 89 book publishers who also distribute for other publishers, 3 sales representatives to the chains, 27 bookstore wholesalers, 34 library wholesalers, and 23 Spanish-language wholesalers. Plus a sample book distribution contract. Ebook download, $30.00.
Top 700 Independent Bookstores - This database features 790 stores with address, book buyer, owner, event coordinator, phone, fax, email, website, and more! Cost: $40.00. This data file features an updated list of the largest indie bookstores that work with authors and buy books from indie publishers. The report comes as a data file download (your choice of Microsoft Access, Excel, or rich text format). The data files do require that you know how to use a database or word-processing program.
This page features a list of short-run and long-run printers who specialize in printing books. Many of these book printing companies allow you to submit requests for printing quotations from their website. Please note that this list is a work in progress. If you know of other book printers who should be added to this list, please email John Kremer.
A listing of a book printer here does not imply an endorsement. Thanks for your support. - self-publishing expert John Kremer
A&A Printing, Billy Ashby, 6103 Johns Road #5-6, Tampa FL 33634; 813-886-0065; 866-886-0065; Fax: 813-884-0304. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.printshopcentral.com. Caters to self-publishers and first-time authors for short-run book printing in runs from 50 to 3,000. Capabilities include digital and offset printing as well as short-run four-color book printing.
A&J Printing, Sharyn Dawson, 1111 S Kenneth, Nixa MO 65714; 417-880-0046; Fax: 417-725-2682. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.aandjprinting.com. "We print paperback books, catalogs, magazines, booklets, marketing materials (brochures, etc.) We have 6 presses, including 5 color process, UV coat, custom die cutting, embossing, and full bindery services. We believe in customer service, no hidden charges, and business built on relationships."
Acme Bookbinding, Paul Parisi, 100 Cambridge Street, Charlestown MA 02129. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.acmebook.com. In business almost 200 years, Acme provides finishing book binding touches. Now also provides print on demand capabilities for limited runs.
Action Printing, Adam Kempf, Account Manager, N6637 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac WI 54937-9989; 920-907-7809; 800-472-0337; Fax: 920-907-7996. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.actionprinting.com. Printers of magazines, catalogs, publications, and directories. 6% of their business is printing books, 20% printing directories. Quantities from 100 to 100,000. Perfect binding, saddle stitching, and more.
Advantage Print, Brad Airmet, 2580 Decker Lake Boulevard #100, Salt Lake City UT 84119; 801-428-3906; Fax: 801-428-3933; Cell: 801-824-3838. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.fcprintinginc.com. A full service book and commercial printing facility with digital and sheetfed capabilities, binding options of perfect binding, wire-o, plasticoil, and saddle stitching plus die-cutting and gluing. They are the former FC Printing and Publishers Press companies.
Alexander's Print Advantage, Adrienne DeHart, 245 South 1060 West, Lindon UT 84042; 801-224-8666; 800-574-8666; Fax: 801-852-2258. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.alexanders.com. Offset and digital book printing and commercial printing, B&W and color.
Alleluia Print Services, Aldrin Roy, India. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.alleluiaprints.com. Based in India, this company prints booklets and books, saddle-stitched and perfect-bound, at cheap prices. They offer special prices for printing of Christian material.
American Printing, Bud Moran, 260 Narragansett Park Drive, Rumford RI 02916; 401-861-1830; Fax: 401-861-2270. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.amprintri.com. Specialties: Brochures, books, catalogs, newsletters, pamphlets, sales sheets, postcards, brochures, presentation folders, newspaper inserts, sign graphics, banners, large digital print, and more. They also offer typesetting, layout and design, electronic prepress, direct to plate, 1 to 6-color printing, sheetfed printing, complete bindery, direct mail capabilities, warehousing, and fulfillment.
Amica Inc., A Junejo, Marketing Director, 19625 62nd Avenue South #C-103, Kent WA 98032; 253-872-9600; 800-622-9256; Fax: 253-872-7414. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.amicaint.com. Offers sheet-fed printing of full-color art books, coffee-table books, 500+ page academic textbooks as well as catalogs, calendars, greeting cards, posters, and magazines. CD and DVD replication and insertion also available as well as other handwork. 4-week turnaround time from approval of proofs to delivery to your warehouse (printing is done overseas).
AncoPrint, Anthony de Vries, 15/5 Wakefield Street, P O Box 30408, Lower Hutt 5040 New Zealand; 04-566-1700; Fax: 04-566-1711; Cell: 027-315-6053. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.ancoprint.co.nz. Book printers for the New Zealand market.
Angel Printing, Vladimir Medvinsky, CEO, 237 Luiseno Avenue, Oceanside CA 92057; 760-967-0492; Fax: 760-967-0496. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.angelprint.com. "We offer 1 to full color offset and digital printing services. In-house we produce short run book printing, and work with web-printing facilities to produce large book printing orders." Also printing on recycled papers with soy-based inks.
The Argus Press, 7440 Natchez Avenue, Niles IL 60714-3869; 847-647-7800; 800-445-6528; Fax: 847-647-1709. Web: http://www.arguspress.com. A division of Master Graphics, they print books (5%) and directories (4%) in quantities up to 200,000.
Art Bookbindery, Michael Schacht, 550-70 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G7 Canada; 204-944-1000; 866-944-2999. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.artbookbindery.com. Specialize in high-quality printing, binding (hardcover or paperback), page layout, and professional cover design.
The Art Litho Co., 3500 Marmenco Court, Baltimore MD 21230; 410-789-5300; Fax: 410-789-7550. Web: http://www.artlitho.com. 10% of their business is printing books, especially in color. They outsource binding.
Asia Pacific Offset, 255 Lafayette Street #703, New York NY 10012; 212-941-8300; 800-756-6857; Fax: 212-941-9810. 21 Columbus Avenue #231, San Francisco CA 94111; 415-433-3488; 800-756-2309; Fax: 415-433-3489. 1312 Q Street NW #B, Washington DC 20009; 202-462-5436; Fax: 202-986-4030; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.asiapacificoffset.com. Print brokers for 20 of the best color separators and printers in Hong Kong and China. Specializes in full-color printing.
ATColor, Luca Ripamonti, via Turro, 6, 20127 Milano, Italia; Fax: 39.02.26.14.02.84. Specializes in full-color and duotone perfect-bound and case-bound books.
Atlanta Book Printing, Premier Copy, 2505 Meadowbrook Parkway, Duluth GA 30096; 770-623-5150; Fax: 770-623-5141. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.atlantabookprinting.com. Book printing arm of Premier Copy, a commercial printer.
Augustin Printing & Design Services, Mike Gibbs, 211 NW 7th Street, Richmond IN 47374; 765-966-7130; 800-478-4885; Fax: 765-966-7131. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.augustinservices.com.
Automated Graphic Systems, 4590 Graphics Drive, White Plains MD 20695; 301-843-6339; 800-678-8760; Fax: 301-843-6339. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.ags.com. Ohio Office: 8107 Bavaria Road, Macedonia OH 44056; 330-963-7770; 800-362-6134; Fax: 330-963-7771. Owned by Consolidated Graphics. Provides CD-ROM and Internet production, prepress, sheet-fed, web, and digital printing, binding, mailing, and storage & fulfillment.
Aviz Graphics, Gurbeena Sahi. Web: http://www.aviz.com. A printer in India who can do sheet-fed as well as web printing plus finishing: foiling, die cutting, embossing, etc.
Aware Book Group, Lee Fisher, 1205-J N Eastman Road #231, Kingsport TN 37664; 423-246-7517; 800-862-3690; Fax: 253-663-0927. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.awareltd.com. From 250 to 100,000 copies. Specializes in short-run color books, including juvenile books.
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