Bookmasters is not just a ‘vendor’ — they are a great member of our team and are always looking to move our press forward.
Bryan D. Shaffer, Production & Marketing Manager,
Purdue University Press
Bookmasters, based in Ashland, Ohio, is one of the largest integrated providers of publisher services. 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.
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/sales services division and an eBook conversion 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.