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 740 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.
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Bang Printing, Christopher Kurtzman, Executive Vice President, 1473 Highway 18 E, P O Box 587, Brainerd MN 56401; 218-829-2877; 800-328-0450; Fax: 218-829-7145. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Web: http://www.bangprinting.com. Kay Blausen: 218-822-2111. Founded in 1899.
Banta Book Group, Curtis Reed Plaza, 225 Main Street, P O Box 8003, Menasha WI 54952-8003; 920-751-7771; 800-291-1171; Fax: 920-751-7362. Web: http://www.banta.com/prodserv/book.htm. They print books and software manuals. They now also provide on-demand printing as well as regular printing.
Batson Printing, Todd Batson, 195 Michigan Street, Benton Harbor MI 49022; 269-926-6011; 800-926-3418; Fax: 269-926-6238. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.batsonprinting.com. Book printing specialist that works with many associations.
Beijing Xinxiangyi Printing, Jianan Liu, CEO, 21 Guangqu Road, Beijing China 100124; 86-1061286037; Fax: 86-1061285495. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.colorprintingchina.com. Prints full-color catalogs, directories, books, brochures, etc.
Berryville Graphics, Tim Thompson, 25 Jack Enders Boulevard, P O Box 272, Berryville VA 22611; 540-955-2750; Fax: 540-955-2418. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bvg-opm-books.com or http://www.opm.com. 95% of their business is printing books.
Bethany Press, John DuPree, President, 6820 West 115th Street, Bloomington MN 55438; 952-914-7400; 888-717-7400; Fax: 952-914-7410. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bethanypress.com. A division of a religious ministry, this printer has been in business for more than 50 years. Bethany Press International is a full-service perfect-bound book manufacturer for the Christian marketplace. Their statement: "More than printing, Bethany Press is a one-stop solution, providing professional editorial service, cover design, typesetting, and world-class manufacturing. Your entire project, from manuscript to printed book, is handled by a staff of experienced industry experts, thus eliminating middle men, the headache of coordinating multiple vendors, and the corresponding additional markups."
Bindagraphics, 2701 Wilmarco Avenue, Baltimore MD 21223; 410-362-7200; 800-326-0300; Fax: 410-362-7233. Web: http://www.bindagraphics.com. 27% of their business is in printing books.
Donald Blyler Offset, 1621 Willow Street, Lebanon PA 17042; 717-272-5656; 888-DBO-5656; Fax: 717-272-6263. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.dboprinting.com. 10% of their business is in printing books and directories.
Book Concern Printers, 129 E. Franklin Street, P O Box 330, Hancock MI 49930; 906-482-1250; Fax: 906-482-1157. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bookconcernprinters.com. Soft and hardcover books with offset and digital short run printing for perfect bound, casebound, plastic spiral, and saddlestitched bindings. Also book design, layout, and ebook conversion services.
BookFactory, Andrew Gilmore, President, 2302 S Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Dayton OH 45417; 937-226-7100; 877-431-2665; Fax: 614-388-5635. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bookfactory.com. Short-run, library-quality, smyth-sewn books in quantities as little as 15. Specializes in blank books, journals, lab notebooks, log books, engineering notebooks, banded journals, wire-o notebooks.
BookMasters, 30 Amberwood Parkway, Ashland OH 44805; 419-281-5100; 800-537-6727; Fax: 419-281-0200. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bookmasters.com. Offers prepress, printing, storage, fulfillment, and Internet sales. "BookMasters caters to the small and independent publishers, but also services customers such as McGraw Hill, Southwestern Pub., and Pearson Education. It provides everything from design, copy editing, indexing/permissions, typesetting, printing/binding, to full service order taking and storage." They now also offer full-color printing inside the book, even in short runs.
BookPartners, Robin Boyden, Commercial Estimator, Lifetouch Inc., 5126 Forest Hills Court, Loves Park IL 61111; 815-636-5364; Fax: 815-636-0772. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://bookpartners.lifetouch.com. Missouri Plant: 10800 N Ambassador Drive, Kansas City MO; 816-880-5493; Fax: 816-880-5581. Specializes in short to medium run. Offers case bound, perfect bound, and saddlestitched bindings. They are also a full-fledged commercial sheet-fed and digital printer from single to full color. You can ask for a print bid online.
BookPrint, Tim Brown, 4 Curreys Cres, Milford, Auckland, 0620 New Zealand; 09-449-2637; 021-860-864. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bookprint.co.nz. Quality printing of books and booklets in quantities from 50 to 3,000.
Book Printers Online, 964 Borra Place, Escondido CA 92029; 888-255-4846. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bookprintersonline.com. Prints booklets, manuals, catalogs, and calendars. 8.5x11 or half that in one, two, or full color. 8 page to 96 pages in runs from 1,000 to 25,000.
Book Producers Group, Linda Seaman, 466 N Pine Street, Grand Junction MI 49056. 269-427-5670; 888-427-5670; Fax: 269-427-5670. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.thebookproducers.com. Printing plant in Dallas, Texas.
Boyd Printing, 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany NY 12210; 518-436-9686; 800-877-2693; Fax: 518-436-7433. Web: http://www.boydprinting.com. 10% of their business is in printing books in 10,000 plus quantities.
Brady Palmer Printing, 1791 Route 6, Carmel NY 10512; 800-783-3097. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bradypalmer.com. Specializes in book jackets and covers for small, midsize, and universitybook printers.
Bramah's Graphic Systems, Q-12, Model Town - I, New Delhi, 110009 India. Email: email@example.com. Book printer in India.
Branch Smith Printing, Daniel Hanson, General Manager, 120 Saint Louis Avenue, Fort Worth TX 76104; 817-882-4197; 800-315-4110. Web: http://www.branchsmith.com. Short-run books, catalogs, magazines, and publications.
Brandt Doubleday, Tracy Pelzer-Timm, 1515 E Kimberly Road, Davenport IA 52807; 563-388-7326; 800-248-0888; Fax: 800-884-2437. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.brandtdoubleday.com. Offers print on demand and offset printing. Offers perfectbound, saddle-stitch, or wire-o binding. Also offers eco-friendly inks and papers, variable data printing, and marketing materials (flyers, bookmarks, etc.).
Bridgeport National Bindery, Bruce Jacobson, Executive Vice President, 662 Silver Street, P O Box 289, Agawam MA 01001-0289; 800-223-5083. Email: email@example.com. Web: http://www.bnbindery.com. Produce digitally-printed casebound books. They print from one copy to several hundred to a thousand.
Busson Digital Printing, Mark Roesel, 711 Wooster Road W, Barberton OH 44203; 330-753-8373; Fax: 330-745-4954. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.bussondigital.com. Specializes in small format short-run 4-color printing.
Butler & Tanner, Jeremy Snell, New York Office, 1776 Broadway #1710, New York NY 10019; 212-262-4753; Fax: 212-262-4779. This English printer specializes in high quality sheet-fed color printing. Production plant: Selwood Printing Works, Caxton Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1NF United Kingdom; 011-44-1373-451500; Fax: 011-44-1373-451333.
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