Bookmasters’ services have allowed us to limit our internal personnel costs and concentrate on our core competencies.
Thomas Bacher, University of Akron Press
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of publisher services in the world. For more than 40 years, Bookmasters has offered services to publishers and authors such as printing, print book warehousing and distribution, eBook conversion and distribution, editorial and design, and marketing.
Bookmasters opened in 1972 with a primary focus on offset book manufacturing services. In the 1980s, Bookmasters expanded to offer composition, editorial, and design assistance, as well as book storage, book order fulfillment, and book distribution services. Bookmasters later completed the publisher services cycle by adding a marketing services division and an eBook conversion, marketing, and distribution division.
After being family-owned and operated for more than 40 years, Bookmasters was purchased in July 2013 by Castle Harlan Inc., the New York-based private equity firm whose current portfolio of companies includes Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers.
All under one roof, Bookmasters can help publishers and authors in any stage of the book publishing process take their work from conception to the trade.