Adjunct Members provide a wide range of products and services to help our publishing company members do their work.
Apricot Services, LLC is a digital marketing firm that focuses on helping Christian authors, publishers and non-profit organizations invite their audience into meaningful conversations in online spaces. We believe platform building is an act of hospitality and that relationships are powerful.
We create innovative digital marketing strategies that are customized to each client’s needs, goals, and budget. We love to collaborate with those we work with to create the best possible deliverable. This general list of services will help you get an idea of how Apricot Services might help you create more powerful relationships with your audience. Let’s start a conversation of how we might partner to welcome and gather readers around compelling content.
Digital Media Strategies:
Full Marketing Plan Management
Website and Landing Page Building
Digital Platform Auditing
Platform Growth Plan
Digital Marketing Strategies:
Social Media Content Development and Management
Social Media Advertising
Launch Team Management
Email Marketing Strategy
The Bethany Press name has been synonymous with quality and service for over 65 years as a trusted book manufacturer serving Christian publishers. Bethany Press is committed to the advancement of the Gospel through Christian books and providing support for the training and sending of missionaries. We offer both long-run offset printing and short-run digital printing to meet your needs. Our partnership with Anchor Distributors offers publishers and ministries an efficient print and distribution solution that can lower the cost of doing business. Bethany Press also owns ChristianPrint.com, a quick turn commercial printing service, offering publishers, ministries, churches, and individuals online ordering for business cards, brochures, booklets, sell sheets, banners, and much more.
Books International offers the full range of mission critical publishing services including digital book manufacturing, customer service and third-party fulfillment, and digital distribution in North America and the United Kingdom. Our digital manufacturing capabilities include single color, spot color, and full four-color printing as well as paperback, case, and mechanical binding. Our manufacturing systems support the full range of inventory models, including POD, Automated Stock Replenishment, as well as traditional print to inventory production. Our portfolio of services are available in North America and the UK and built on deep experience with all major distribution partners including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram. We support EDI, ONIX 2.1 and 3.0, standing orders, collections and royalty processing on publisher branded databases.
Book Buddy offers highly professional and affordable audio production services. New to the audio market? We can help get your program off the ground with award-winning audio and free support in setting up your Audible distribution. Book Buddy has curated an incredibly diverse network of talented voice actors who offer wide-ranging talents (including experience with Christian audio). Our project managers, actors, sound engineers, and proofers will work with you to ensure that your audiobook is brought to life and has been delivered ready to sell—optimized for Audible and other resellers. Short-staffed? Book Buddy is also a provider of key production services including content development, cover-design, layout, illustrations (we make graphic novels too!), translation, metadata, copyediting, proofing, and more. Whatever stage of the production process you are at—initial idea, outline, or fully written manuscript—BBM can help get your content to market.
Color House Graphics provides publishers a complete range of hard and softcover book manufacturing. We offer sheetfed offset and complete digital print and finishing services to handle the complete lifespan of your books. CHG specializes in short and medium runs of high-quality black and white and full-color publications. We also provide an array of other value-added services, including fulfillment, warehousing, and distribution.
Located in Eagan, Minnesota, Core Publishing Solutions is one of the top 10 book manufacturers in North America. Our trusted publishing professionals have been producing books for over 140 years. At Core Publishing Solutions we provide end-to-end Book Printing, Warehouse and Fulfillment solutions for publishers of all types and sizes including Faith Based solutions. Our printing experts have deep experience with high page count and thin paper books as well as multiple production options to fit your needs. We offer Offset and Digital 1-, 2-color, and new 4-color digital book printing solutions along with case bound, perfect bound and smyth sewn binding options. The books are produced using the latest innovations which provide publishers high quality books at a cost-effective price. Core Publishing Solutions’ centralized location allows us to streamline processes to enhance our company’s efficiency, lowering costs, and saving you time.
The world is reading and Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”) connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries, and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation, and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.
Kingery Printing, specializing in helping our clients reach their clients with innovative Print driven products. From pocket size to tabloid size, Kingery Printing brings you today’s most dynamic book, catalog, activity booklet, newsletter, bulletin, calendar, direct-mail piece, publication, and marketing collateral pieces. We can mail it out individually or drop ship it directly to your customer or your warehouse. Understanding and adapting to your changing business is our mission, one that we are excited about as we continually add to our offering. Ever evolving to bring you a partnership you can count on.
The Kingery Promise --- Integrity, Stewardship, Innovation, Accountability, and Trust.
knk develops and markets knkPublishing – the only Microsoft-certified publishing software in the world. As experts in the publishing industry, knk combines the strengths of an experienced business-consultancy with the solution expertise of a software company. knkPublishing provides the classic ERP functions of Microsoft Dynamics with industry-specific functionality for book, periodical, and specialist publishers. knkPublishing assists publishers of all types to employ current trends and industry developments (e.g. BI for publishers, CRM: Social Media Marketing Automation) to grow and reach out to new target groups. Currently, knk has approximately 500 customers in the publishing industry (including customers of Bradbury-Phillips International), in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America, and Asia. As a Microsoft Partner, knk delivers Inspiring Publishing Software; in-depth industry knowledge and consulting competence, modern technology and decades of experience in change management.
Our LSC Book Team brings to the market a vast array of experience and skills. We manage publisher content, from creation to end customer. We serve all segments of the book publishing industry and provide the largest manufacturing platform so that we are able to meet our customers’ needs. We can manage your best seller, demanding quick turns on thousands of copies or build a just-in-time POD model to help you manage your inventories and cash flow needs. Our sales team represents 17 manufacturing and fulfillment facilities with over 6,000 employees. We print, store, distribute, protect, and market your books. We're here to meet your needs and help make the book world go around.
Nord Compo is a 50-year-old, 500+ employee provider of prepress services, including typesetting, digital, editorial, audio, design and scan/OCR to recover OP books. Our worldwide customer base includes Hachette, Ingram, Sourcebooks, Overdrive, Elsevier and Pottermore. A proud sponsor of ECPA and PCPA, we work with many Christian publishers, including InterVarsity Press, Gateway Publishing, Ligonier Ministries, SPCK, Nori Media, Lifeway, and many more. Our proprietary software tools, combined with a highly efficient workforce, allow us to offer high quality services at highly affordable prices, with industry-leading delivery times. Our Nordsoft division offers custom, end-to-end automation solutions for medium to large publisher to establish more efficient workflows, saving money and increasing speed to market.
OceansThree is a boutique search and talent development group focused on helping publishing & technology companies find, grow, and keep the best talent, so they can achieve their fullest potential. The company was founded on the belief that if hiring the right people is one of the most important elements of a successful business, then hiring a recruiter should be far more than an expensive, transactional experience, with someone who doesn’t understand your industry, and doesn’t know or can’t attract the top talent. All the partners at OceansThree are highly experienced recruiters, with deep expertise in for-and not-for-profit organizations in publishing and media, who will work with you authentically and passionately, from the beginning to beyond hiring, to help your company achieve its mission and goals.
Pressbooks offers three products to publishers: Pressbooks Directory, a searchable index of public books; Pressbooks Authoring & Editing Platform, a low-cost tool for creating content in multiple online and offline formats; and Pressbooks Results for LMS, a service that connects the results of interactive activities with an educational institution’s learning management system (LMS). Users can search thousands of openly licensed textbooks and manuals in the Directory, clone content into the Authoring & Editing Platform to be edited and customized, and publish that content in multiple formats. Or, books can be authored from scratch in the Authoring & Editing Platform and included in our Directory should the user choose.
Supadu is an e-commerce and website provider for trade and academic publishers of all sizes, from HarperCollins to Cornell University Press. We have 220 trade customers and 50 university press customers from all around the world, including a number of Christian publishers: HarperCollins Christian, Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, Mennomedia, Wipf and Stock, Broadstreet Publishing, Catholic Bible Press, and Paraclete Press. Publishers use our Supafolio website and metadata management platform for the creation of data driven websites – custom or templated using our publisher themes. Our websites are platform agnostic with most customers using WordPress. We offer a range of e-commerce solutions from Shopify for a pure e-commerce solution to a WordPress website with store seamlessly integrated into fulfillment and distribution. Other products include an unrivaled advanced website search and a marketing toolkit.
We work closely with Ingram, Chicago Distribution Centre, Longleaf Services, NBNi, and Firebrand to name a few of our partners.