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 almost 700 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.
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Alleluia Print Services, Aldrin Roy, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com. 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.
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.
Beijing Xinxiangyi Printing, Jianan Liu, CEO, 21 Guangqu Road, Beijing China 100124; 86-1061286037; Fax: 86-1061285495. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.colorprintingchina.com. Prints full-color catalogs, directories, books, brochures, etc.
Bramah's Graphic Systems, Q-12, Model Town - I, New Delhi, 110009 India. Email: email@example.com. Book printer in India.
C&C Offset Printing, Charlie Clark, Director, 2632 SE 25th Street (97202), P O Box 82037, Portland OR 97282-0037; 503-233-1834; Fax: 503-233-7815. Email: PortlandInfo@ccoffset.com. Web: http://www.ccoffset.com. 80% of their business is books, with fine art books a specialty. Their main printing plants are in Hong Kong, China, and Japan.
China Gold Printing, 2510 Pengji SchangwuShiKong Floor Building, bagua 34d Raod, Futian Shenzhen, Guangdong, China; 86-755-22200542; Fax: 86-755-22200413. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.goldprinting.cc. Prints books, brochures, magazines, packaging boxes, calendars, and more. Also pop-up books and 3d puzzles.
CM Book Printing, Emilia Ma, Sales Manager, Rm 323, Building 526, 2nd Bagua Rd, Futian Dist., Shenzhen 518003 China. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.china-printing.org. Prints books, packaging boxes, magazines, catalogs, CDs, etc.
Codra Enterprises, Cindy Chang, Sales Manager, 15262 Pipeline Lane, Huntington Beach CA 92649; 714-891-5652; Fax: 714-891-5642. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.codra.com. Provides off-shore printing services to many publishers for Bibles, calendars, brochures, catalogs, children's books, travel guides, and gift items.
Color Printing China, Jesus Van Der Henst, USA Agent; 727-729-1454; Fax: 727-683-9459. Email: JesusV@ColorPrintingChina.com. Web: http://www.ColorPrintingChina.com. Xinxiangyi Print Beijing specializes in the printing of books, children books, brochures, catalogs, booklets, flyers, posters, pocket folders, paper bags, greeting cards, boxes, etc. Hardcover and softcover.
Colorist Akademi Printhouse, Kağan Sütçü, Yeşilce Mah. Yılmaz Sok., No:3 Seyrantepe 34418, 4.Levent / Kağıthane, İstanbul, Turkey; 90-212-270-78-78; Fax: 90-212-270-27-00. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.akademimatbaa.com. Offers offset printing of books, magazines, posters, boxes, packages, etc.
Dominie Press Singapore, 1200 Depot Road, Telok Blangah Industrial Estate, 01-21/27, Singapore 109675. Tel: +65 6273 0755; Fax: +65 6273 0060; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.dominie.com.sg. Linda Winters, U.S. sales representative, 424 Washington Street, El Segundo CA 90245; 310-980-9335. Email: email@example.com. Produces high-quality coffee-table books, limp cover books, corporate brochures, art and photography catalogues, magazines and annual reports. Also promotional items such as wall and desk calendars, posters, fliers and point of purchase materials.
ESP Printing, Maynardo Espiritu Jr., Vice President, Manilla, Philippines. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in printing Bibles and other thin-paper thick books. They also offer gold gilding and indexing.
Fine Grains (India), Paramjeet Singh, 117 Pocket A-4, Konark Apartments, Kalkaji Extension, New Delhi 110019 India; 91-981105-7993. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.indiagrains.com. Offset printer of journals, magazines, and books as well as forms, brochures, folders, etc. Bindings include hardcover, perfectbound, saddlestitched, and wire-o.
Four Colour Print Group, George Dick, President, 2410 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206; 502-896-9644; Fax: 502-896-9594. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.fourcolour.com. They represent Everbest Printing Company in China and Lifetouch Publishing in the U.S. They specialize in high quality four-color illustrated books. They do PDF file conversion and color proofing at their prepress house FCI Digital outside of Dayton, Ohio. "We specialize in working with new and smaller publishers who need technical help with preparing DTP files, and who do not have the expertise in working outside the country. Regardless of whether you're targeting the lowest cost in China or quickest turnaround in the U.S., we offer a high quality printing solution to meet those needs."
"You website is very popular and I get calls and emails all the time." - George Dick, President
Global Printing Sourcing and Development, Adrianne Casey, Sales Manager, San Francisco Office, 980 Lincoln Avenue #200 B, San Rafael CA 94901; 415-456-2934; Cell: 415-846-4515; Fax: 415-456-4124. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.globalpsd.com. New York: 333 Hudson Street #1006, New York NY 10013; 212-627-1400; Fax: 212-254-5246. Overseas printing. Hong Kong: 852-3576-3239; Fax: 852-2310-8102.
Graphics International, Moshe Shor, 969G Edgewater Boulevard #717, Foster City CA 94404; 650-573-9268; Fax: 650-349-4011. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.asianprinting.com. They print four-color, sheet-fed children's books, textbooks, medical books, coffee table books, art books, pop-up books as well as brochures, catalogs, calendars, greeting cards, and more. Bindings: saddle-stitched, wire-o, perfect binding, and case binding. Printing is done in Asia. They promise the "fastest turnaround in Asia."
Guangzhou Fung Choi Printing, Andy Zhang, Fungchoi Industrial Park, Lianhuayan Road, Science City, Da Guan Road, Guangzhou 510665, China; 86-20-3239-9328; Fax: 86-20-3206-8120. Skype: andyfcp. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.fungchoi.com. Services include printing casebound books, children's books, bibles, yellow pages, directories, magazines, brochures, board games, greeting cards, paper bags, boxes, and more.
Hang Sing Printing & Design, Candy Mok, Marketing Executive, 15/Floor, Block E-F, Derrick Industrial Building, 49-51 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong; 852-2554-6311; Fax: 852-2873-3335. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Has over 30 years of printing experience. "We provide a complete solution for our worldwide customers: form concept, design and artwork, through printing, binding and manual work, to packaging and worldwide delivery." They print books, booklets, calendars, annual reports, brochures, catalogs, magazines, folders, cards, promo kits, name cards, and posters.
Hua Yang Printing, China, U.S.: 646-654-0115. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.huayangprinting.com. Specializes in printing and putting together added-value paper-based novelty products, including pop-up books, board books, touch & feel books, board games, etc.
InterPress Ltd., Saint Augustine FL; 904-794-0552; 888-388-7726; Fax: 877-747-1775. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.interpressglobal.com. Works with a printer based in Hong Kong and China. High quality printing of full-color art, children, travel, and coffee-table books in softcover or hardcover.
King of Kings Printers, Davesh Sanghavi, Marketing Director, 23 A Central Chowpatty Building, Chopatty, Mumbai 400007 India; 9122-3684891; Fax: 9122-3648012. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.kkppl.com.
Kings Time Printing Press, Bernadette Quist, U.S. representative, E & B Sales, 4245 Hawthorn Place, Ann Arbor MI 48103; 734-426-8109; Fax: 734-426-8169. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.kingstimeprinting.com. 4-color book manufacturing with specialty bindings and handwork. Plants in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.
LongPack Co., Shanghai, China; 86-21-5169-6158; Fax: 86-21-5169-6156. Web: http://www.longpack.com. Printers of books, brochures, catalogs, and other paper products.
Midas Printing Group Limited, 1/F, 100 Texaco Road, Tsuen Wan, NT, Hong Kong; 852-2407-6888; Fax: 852-2408-0611. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.midasprinting.com. Based in Hong Kong, they specialize in full-color printing of art books, children's books, board books, novelty books, puzzle books, pop-up books, activity kits, stationery items, calendars, journals, photo albums, gift products, packaging, etc.
Newcon Limited, Liven House, 1/F, 61 63 King Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 852-2343-2308; Fax: 852-2783-6128. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.newconlimited.com. Component supplier for plush toys, cloth books, bath books, and related children's items.
NPT Offset Press, B. Baskar, Senior Manager of Exports, 15 Royapettah High Road, Chennai 14 India; 91-44-2813-3804; Fax: 91-44-2813-3557; Cell: 91-994-0089-406. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.nptoffset.com. Prints books, manuals, memo pads, notebooks, calendars, posters, brochures, catalogs, and more. Saddlestitched and perfectbound books.
On the Mark, Mark Vierra, 75-5660 Kopiko Street #C7-105, Kailua-Kona HI 96740; 831-252-7700; 888-556-7989, ext. 201. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.onthemark.net. Printing plant: Shanghai, China. Prints books in China for US publishers: children's books, cookbooks, art books, etc.
Ooola Printing, Nick Zheng, President, 38 Xicheng Road, Longgang, Wenzhou, Zhejiang 325000, China; 86-574-5661-0383; Fax: 86-575-8790-6097. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.ooolaprinting.com. Provides wholesale printing services to international print buyers. "It has achieved its best efficiency by utilizing the high quality printing resources in China and web-to-print technology that streamlines the printing job management."Overseas Printing Corporation, Hal Belmont, President, 99 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105; 415-835-9999; Fax: 415-835-9899. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.overseasprinting.com. Offers printing in Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Italy. Also calendars, note cards, postcards, and diaries.
Pacom / Sung In, Pacifica Communications, Cecil Caronna, 2133 Titan Street, Harvey LA 70058; 504-362-3656; Fax: 504-263-5740. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://en.gopacom.com/Contact/con_us.html. Printing plant in South Korea. Prints books, magazines, catalogs, calendars, and more.
Palace Press International, 3160 Kerner Boulevard #108, San Rafael CA 94901; 415-526-1370; 800-809-3792. Plant: 10th Floor, Block A, B, C & D, Wah Ha Factory Building, 8 Shipyard Lane, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong; 852-2357-9019; Fax: 852-2561-3616. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.palacepress.com. Specialty: color printing.
Papercon, Eric Pesengco, 29 Oliveros Drive, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines; 63-9175293188; Fax: 632-3628025. Web: http://www.papercon.com. Printer of 4-color coffeetable books, catalogs, magazines, posters, labels, and more.
Planet Ink USA, Van Bagley, 6114 LaSalle #259, Oakland CA 94611; 510-339-6935. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.planetinkusa.com. Full service color printer with offices in Oakland and Hong Kong. They also use a printing plant in South China that specializes in games and jigsaw puzzles.
PRC Book Printing (Pearl River China Book Printing), Jacob Hope, CEO, 400 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor, Hatboro PA 19040; 888-659-8320; Fax: 215-659-2204. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.pearlriverchinaprinting.com. U.S.-based representatives with overseas printing partners. Our diverse binding capabilities range from the basic adhesive-bound books to deluxe leather bound editions providing a finishing touch to the manufacturing process. Offering great 4-color printing with superior print quality for hardcover, softcover, saddlestitch, Wire-O, and coil-bound books. Also flash cards and much more. Quantities starting around 500 with higher quantities for a better price!
Print Printers, Ash Bansal, Director, Citycap Channels Ltd., P O Box 6592, Houston TX 77265-6592; 713-931-1848; 202-470-0880 or 713-931-1848. India: 8 Sagar Apartments, 6 Tilak Marg, New Delhi, India 110 001; 91-11-2378-2003; Fax: 91-11-2378-2763. Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.printprinters.com. They print books, catalogs, Bibles, booklets, brochures, flyers, postcards, greeting cards, calendars, packaging, boxes, etc. Also DVD and CD replication. Bindings: case, wire-o, spiral, perfectbound, PUR. Other services: scanning, image setting, proofing, die cutting, foiling, embossing, etc. 80% of their business is books; 95% of their customers are from the US.
Printed in China Online, RM 505, Building 12, XinTianDi, 689, North shiji Avenue, Ningbo 315040 China; 86-574-2788-9688; Fax: 86-574-2788-9677. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.printedinchinaonline.com. Prints books, catalogs, booklets, brochures, flyers, posters, and more.
V V Rajan Group of Companies, No.4, Ramakrishnapuram, Villiivakkam, Chennai 49 India; 44-26186888; Fax: 44-26182610; Mobile: 9444015054. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.vvrajan.com. A full-fledged printing and binding company in India.
Red Panda Press, Sarah Fruehling; 888-823-6336; Fax: 866-669-5093. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.RedPandaPress.com. Print brokering via a network of printers in China where they have full-time experienced personnel to oversee production from start to finish. Color proofing, prepress, printing, bindery, export/import, air/ocean freight, customs, and inland transportation will all be taken care of by their staff.
Regal Printing, Maurice Kwan, Owner, Hong Kong; 852-255-22202; Fax: 852-255-20700. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.regalprinting.com.hk. Good prices offered on full-color children's books.
Repro India Limited, Rajnish Shirsat, VP, India; 919-833-066128; UK: 44-7769-868324. Web: http://www.reproindialtd.com. Book printer serving the U.S., U.K., Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Belgium.
Select Print, Laurent Couche, 38 Soi Sai Nam Phung, Sukhumvit Soi 20, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand; 66-2-637-4770; Fax: 66-2-637-4771. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.select-print.org. Printing of catalogs, brochures, books, packaging, folders, flyers, and more. Also large format digital and offset printing.
Shanghai Chenxi Printing, Allan Meng, Foreign Trade Manager, 3F, No. 20, Chenjiazhai Road, 200070, Shanghai, P.R. China; 86-21-6605-0191 or 86-21-5109-5722, ext. 337; Cell: 86-132-4807-6403; Fax: 86-21-6605-0192. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.chenxish.com. Prints books, bibles, magazines, journals, booklets, brochures, catalogs, manuals, calendars, greeting cards, etc.
Shanghai Promus Printing, Loo Liang Ying, Marketing Manager, Shanghai, China; 86-21-6381-0283; Fax: 86-21-6381-0283. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.promuscorp.com. Prints softcover and hardcover books, directories, and catalogs.
Sirivatana Interprint Public Co., 76/76 Charoen Krung 57, Sathorn Bangkok 10120, Thailand; 662-6755616-20; Fax: 662-6755639,2126444. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Web: http://www.sirivatana.co.th. Los Angeles: Linda Winters; 310-450-2388; Fax: 310-450-5926; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Specializes in four-color work and printing that requires hand work. Prints magazines, catalogs, annual reports, hardcover books, pop-up books, board books, touch and feel books, posters, photo albums, calendars, and more.
SJHS Printing, J H Jung, Paju Book City, 520-3 Munbal-ri Gyoha-eup, Paju-si Gyeonggi-do, Korea; 82-31-955-8834. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.printsj.co.kr. Prints calendars, books, brochures, catalogs, and more since 1993. 2 web presses, 6 sheetfed presses.
Star Print Brokers, Nancy Starkman, President, 6514 153rd Avenue SE (98006), P.O. Box 53592, Bellevue WA 98015; 425-603-1777; Fax: 425-603-0859. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Web: http://www.starprintbrokers.com/asia. Printing high-quality, full-color, hardcover coffee-table books in the US and Asia.
Sunny-Young Printing, Austin Fan, Taiwan; 886-2-8245-6131; Fax: 886-2-8245-6132. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.sunny-young.com.tw. Prints books, magazines, folders, boxes, brochures, and more.
Thomson Press, Anup Uniyal, Business Development Manager, New York; 718-729-7077; Cell: 646-318-0369; Fax: 718-729-8143. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.thomsonpress.com. Founded in 1967, Thomson is now the largest commercial printer in India, capable of printing and binding bibles, dictionaries, coffee-table books, diaries, calendars, B&W books, and more.
ZHR Print Packaging and Printing, No. 11 Chuangye Road, Shailongzai, Shuitian County, Shiyan Street, Bao'An District, Guangdong Province, Peoples Republic of China; 86-755-84185978; Fax: 86-755-61641085. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.zrhprint.com. Prints four-color books, children's books, magazines, catalogs, flyers, posters, calendars, packaging, boxes, and more.
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