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, Brand Consultation, 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.
First a thriving small press, then 50 years of steady growth as a book distributor. Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade.
IPG is the original independent distributor of books, ebooks, and audiobooks from publishers around the world, and a top 10 supplier of book content to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores, libraries, and specialty markets, in addition to thousands of retailers globally.
With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, children’s, and general nonfiction and fiction titles.
Founded in 1992, Klopotek is synonymous with standardized software in the publishing industry – unlike customized versions of generic ERP solutions, Klopotek software has been built to meet the unique needs of this industry. We offer publishing solutions for Title Management, Editorial, and Production, as well as Contracts, Rights and Royalties, O2C, and CRM with our cloud-based STREAM web apps. Klopotek supports the entire value chain for print and digital publishing and is suitable for large multi-national publishing groups as well as small and mid-sized publishers. Our software is available on premise or in the Private or Public Klopotek Cloud. Over 400 publishers chose Klopotek as their software provider. STREAM is Klopotek’s platform for user interaction across computers and portable devices. Focused on supporting key business processes in a smart and simple way, Klopotek STREAM provides an excellent user experience on any type of device.
Learning Forte offers products and services in hybrid learning and ministry, educational technology, and change management designed to meet you where you are—whatever your budget.
CONSULTING – We use our expertise to guide client organizations through design processes that lead to action and measurable results: needs analyses, change management plans, learning management selection and implementation, program evaluations, learning-rich digital communication plans.
TRAINING – Our learning experts create, curate, and facilitate practical, research-based learning opportunities: signature courses in digital and hybrid teaching and faith formation; free and low-cost hybrid ministry leadership tutorials, resources, and on-demand courses, including the Digital Literacy for Ministry Toolkit.
COACHING (coming soon): We support leaders in the areas of change management, hybrid ministry, learning design, and online/hybrid teaching: cohort-based coaching opportunities in our areas of expertise, 1-on-1 coaching according to a supportive chaplaincy model; informal subscriber Q&A and other support activities via our LF! Learning Hub.
MetaComet helps publishers reduce the effort of managing royalties by up to 90%, while ensuring accuracy and enhancing author relations. Over 120 publishers use Royalty Tracker to provide automated royalty statements to their authors online, via email, or through traditional mail. PCPA members who partner with MetaComet® Systems can simplify their royalty management process, maximize their accuracy, minimize waste, and reduce the time spent managing royalties. The PCPA benefit includes: • Save 10% on Royalty Tracker’s monthly fees • Save significant time, reduce the risk of errors, and provide deep insight into financials and royalty payments • Cut costs and increase efficiency by automating tedious, repetitive tasks • Enhance author relationships by providing online access to contracts, statements, and any other documents • Easily aggregate sales from multiple different sources • Integrate seamlessly with existing systems • Cloud based platform Interested in a roadmap to a more efficient royalty operation? Click here to sign up for MetaComet's free Royalty Automation Handbook. To talk with us or schedule a demo, click here to contact us.
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.
Open Road Integrated Media is the industry leader in using data science technology to market books. Open Road’s full-service Ignition program for publishers delivers dramatic revenue increases and drives discoverability of ebook backlist titles, while providing a halo effect for print sales as well.
Our 80 publishing partners include a diverse set of trade publishers, not-for-profit publishers, and university presses. Open Road’s data science technology platform has proven effective across dozens of categories including fiction in all genres, history, biography, cooking, craft, health & wellness, spirituality, business, and children’s books. A deep data-rich understanding of our direct audience of 3+ million readers (via 8 newsletters and 6 owned content sites) enables the platform to drive highly qualified traffic to retailer product pages, increasing sales and discoverability.
PageMajik is an Integrated Editorial, Production, and Audience Analysis platform for publishers and content developers.
It uses Smart Technology and Artificial Intelligence to execute routine, tedious, time-consuming tasks typically handled by editors, production and marketing teams that would rather be engaged in higher value activities.
The SaaS platform allows you to create workflows and assign tasks to specific role players. Management Dashboards facilitate the tracking and data analysis of every project and every role player involved and provide up-to-the-minute status reports and project intelligence.
Parasource is Canada’s only Christian resources distributor. We are a multichannel, stocking distributor reaching the Christian market through direct to consumer, direct to church, wholesale/trade, and general market channels. Parasource was a new company or “brand” created after David C Cook Distribution Canada and Augsburg Fortress Canada were both acquired by Greg Tombs and Hardy Willms in March 2016. Customers are reached and serviced through our website www.parasource.com, or through our teams of Church Resource Consultants, Trade/Wholesale, or Customer Service Reps. If we are not already your Canadian distributor, we would be very happy to speak with you about this opportunity. Or, if you have any questions about the Canadian marketplace, or the Canadian Customs Exporting/Importing processes, please talk to us. Located in Paris Ontario, Canada, we are within a 1-hour proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and within a 1–2-hour drive of Niagara/Fort Erie/Buffalo and Sarnia/Port Huron border crossing bridges.
In Sheridan, you will find a true print and publishing services partner. We never stop challenging ourselves to grow and excel in ways that serve you. Ours is a 200+ year journey built on the pursuit of customer satisfaction, and to achieve that, we truly know the markets we serve. As a valued print provider to publishers of books, journals, magazines, and catalogs around the world, we stay current with equipment, resources, and technology. We evolve with our industry’s changes. We invest in our people and we continuously cultivate our craft. We offer products and services aimed at helping you get your content in the hands of readers, no matter what format they prefer. From print, to eBooks, to eCommerce solutions, to kitting and fulfillment, we provide solutions that fit your needs.
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.
Versa Press is a 4th generation family-owned book manufacturer located in Central Illinois. We have been in business over 85 years serving religious, educational, medical, university, and trade publishing customers.
Throughout our history, we have provided exceptional value and customer service through our experienced staff and their printing craftsmanship.
We bring a diverse set of capabilities to our book publishing partners, producing products from one color text to four color text in a variety of soft and hard cover binding formats and trim sizes. We strive to bring stability around schedules and to deliver books of uncompromising quality.
Versa Press looks forward to contributing to your organization's success!