Adjunct Members provide a wide range of products and services to help our publishing company members do their work. Click on each logo to go to these members' websites.
One of the benefits of being a PCPA member is that a number of our Adjunct Members are also PCPA Partners, with special offers ranging from free consultations to discounts. You'll find the list under the PCPA Partners heading on this website's Resources page.
In addition, a number of our Adjunct Members provide additional financial support to PCPA's Annual Conference as Sponsors. Those sponsorships are indicated just below their logos.
AdvantageCS is the developer of Advantage – the premier marketing, subscription, order management and membership platform for publishers. Leading companies rely on Advantage to manage their books, ebooks, digital subscriptions, entitlements, magazines, bundles, continuity programs, payments, memberships, conferences and events, telemarketing and customer service.
Advantage provides an integrated eCommerce platform which includes shopping cart and customer self-service functions. Additional features include single sign-on, business intelligence, digital payment methods, EFT, and credit card processing.
Built specifically for publishers, Advantage integrates securely into any ecosystem, providing rich data for marketers to promote new bundles of products, re-package compelling content, and find new revenue streams through broad functionality. Increase retention, streamline customer service workflows, and grow!
AdvantageCS has been developing software for publishers since 1979. Financially sound, with a worldwide reputation for superior software and service, AdvantageCS is a trusted partner of many special interest publishing companies.
Operating as a division of Warehousing & Fulfillment Specialists, APG has provided full sales and distribution services to well over 500 publishers/authors since the late 1980s.
One of the keys to our success has been limiting the growth in the number of publishers/authors we represent at any point in time. We feel that limiting the number of clients we represent helps to provide excellent service for each individual client.
APG has an in-house sales team with over 100 years of experience in selling to the retail trade book market including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, Ingram and others. We utilize independent sales agents to reach the independent bookstores and we call on mass-market and specialty accounts as well. APG also sells books to the Christian book market.
Our 125,000 square foot warehouse located in Nashville, TN is a great distribution point geographically to reach nearly 70% of the US population with 2 day ground service. Come take a look and see how APG can help grow your publishing business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contentware is an AI marketing platform that generates entire marketing campaigns..in minutes.
Contentware automates what's repetitive and painful about building campaigns and leaves the creative part to you. For every campaign, Contentware generates finished email and social media content, puts it into a strategic marketing calendar and then, through integrations with your social media and email provider, sends it out.
Contentware reduces the time to create a complete campaign by 80%.
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.
Direct Link Worldwide is a global logistics provider specializing in cross- border ecommerce delivery, global fulfillment and customized end to end solutions.
We are owned by PostNord, the postal system of the Nordics, allowing us to utilize highly negotiated rates with end destination postal systems to offer a seamless shipping experience, at a fraction of the cost of our competitors with the same transit times.
Direct Link has a key focus on serving the publishing industry, as it is a perfect fit for our network and their pricing needs.
Flagler Law Group provides informed and practical counsel on publishing and intellectual property matters to organizations that publish, teach, and distribute Christian messages.
• Customized Agreements: We create templates for all forms of agreements needed by a publishing company.
• Manuscript Review: We review manuscripts for libel and infringement and develop practical solutions to resolve those risks.
• Strategic Publishing Counsel: We understand the intricacies of outsourcing fulfillment, managing distribution, acquiring publishing assets, and even selling an entire company. We advise CEOs on strategic options as well as negotiate and close transactions.
• Copyright & Trademark: We advise on copyright questions, perform trademark clearance and manage brand portfolios, address infringement claims, draft and negotiate IP license agreements, and handle TTAB disputes.
• Antitrust Guidance: We assist publishers to develop compliant policies and avoid landmines.
• Rights Training: We train publishing staff on the rights issues they encounter every day. Your message is our mission.
For 117 years, Friesens has been in the business of printing and binding your stories, ideas, images, and dreams into some of the finest books North America. When we say the center of it all, we mean the center of the continent, the central time zone and being a central part of the Publishing Industry.
We are a complete manufacturer in that we can produce 1 color or 4 color, Hard Cover, Soft Cover, Specialty Binding, Slip Cases, and Presentation Boxes all in one place. We can and do ship North, South, East, and West every day.
So, thank you for making us a PCPA Member. One of our over 600 employee-owners is ready to help turn your project into the printed page.
Award-winning FrontGate Media is the leading marketing agency and media group specializing in delivering Christian Publishers’ Books, Bibles, Bible Studies, Kids Products, and other resources to the Faith and family audience.
With a 20+ year track record of success in serving Christian Publishers, we serve as “Your Gateway to the Christian Audience.” FrontGate’s full-service agency and media group has been trusted with over 5,000 campaigns, providing Faith-based market Strategy Development, Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Media Buying & Advertising. FrontGate’s own Digital Network also provides reach to 10 Million UMV, 20 Million Email Subscribers, and Millions more Social Followers each month.
Founded in 2001, FrontGate has repeatedly been honored in the Internet Advertising Competition and the WebAwards. The company plays a key role in the success of for-profit and non-profit organizations seeking faith-based and family-friendly audiences.
Gasch Printing is an all-digital, full-service book printer in Maryland serving book publishers across North America.
Gasch uses a combination of inkjet and toner printing technology to produce affordable, high-quality one-color and four-color books in a variety of bind styles—perfect, adhesive case, saddle stitch, and spiral. Gasch specializes in producing small quantity orders from 50 to 2,500 copies. All finishing services are done in house, including foil stamping.
Publishers value the attention to detail and caring customer service Gasch delivers with every job. A complete suite of warehouse, fulfillment, and mailing services are available through Gasch’s strategic partnership with BrightKey.
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.
KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) is the premier provider of transformative content solutions and a member of the CJK Group of print, communications, and technology companies.
We offer industry-leading, end-to-end content and learning product development services used in a broad range of markets around the world. KGL supports publications in many disciplines in both print and digital formats with specialized services for content creation, design and media, project management, production, translations, accessibility, eLearning solutions, and more.
With seasoned leadership and experienced development talent in the US, UK, and India, we can help you produce conventional books and eBooks more efficiently and to offer animations, games, courses, and other digital assets that will attract and delight readers of all ages.
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.
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.
knk develops and markets knkPublishing, the only Microsoft-certified publishing software. If you are a publisher and need to: improve title and metadata management, lower the cost of managing royalties and rights in a world of multiple delivery formats, streamline production processes for new and existing business models, deepen your insight into customer interests and needs with Business Intelligence tools, then consider knkPublishing.
knkPublishing combines classic business functions with specific practices for book, periodical and specialist publishers, including financial accounting, supply chain management, order-to-cash, powerful CRM functionality along with functionality for editorial, book production, asset management, rights and royalties, subscriptions, together in one modular package.
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 - 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.
LinkedPRINT changes the way you source your print and manage your suppliers. We turn your individual suppliers into a “best-cost” competitive and collaborative global supply network.
Founded by former senior executives of RR Donnelley, our solution brings to your book supply chain a secure on-line commercial platform and private marketplace. Together they form a system that removes the imbedded inefficiencies built into the process of sourcing your print supply.
Our goal is to make your print supply chain more cost effective and durable. With standardized job templates and digital workflow tools we organize the complexities of your print supply chain to make it easier for you to source and track your jobs from RFQ to delivery.
Our customers realize productivity gains and cost savings.
We're committed to connecting you with local suppliers who support their communities. Our U.S. Supplier partner network is anchored by MWBE printing businesses. They offer quality and reliability, backed by dedicated owners.
There is no upfront cost or commitment, there is no IT spend, LinkedPRINT only makes money if you save money.
Founded in 1937, Marquis Book Printing is the largest book manufacturer in Canada and in the top 5 in North America. Every member of our team of over 600 passionate employees is at the heart of the action in the publishing industry. Today, Marquis is a Canadian leader because of its mastery of technology, its sense of innovation and the close relationships forged between its team and its customers.
Our mission is to be the preferred partner of publishers by offering innovative integrated printing and logistics solutions. Marquis already serves more than 3,000 publishers around the world.
Marquis operates three production plants: in Montmagny, Louiseville and Toronto. Marquis also has a division specialized in the production of yearbooks and school agendas, Laurentien, a division dedicated to graphic production, Interscript, as well as another specialized in distribution, Marquis GTW. Marquis also has offices in Montreal and Sherbrooke and sales representation across Canada and the United States.
MetaComet helps publishers reduce the effort of managing royalties by up to 90%, while ensuring accuracy and enhancing author relations.
Over 180 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?
Interested in a roadmap to a more efficient royalty operation? 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.
Established in 1996, Publishers’ Graphics specializes in POD and short run book manufacturing. From its inception, Publishers’ Graphics has provided high quality, digitally printed soft & hard cover books, as well as mechanical binding, to both domestic and international publishers alike.
Over the past 27 years, technology has and continues to transform the ease of doing business with Publishers’ Graphics. Innovative technology, custom, proprietary software, and customer- driven workflows bring a unique offering to Publishers’ Graphics’ customers. Publishers benefit from the flexible and nimble customer service, manufacturing and direct fulfillment/shipping operations that are molded to their unique needs.
Minimizing waste is inherent in each of our manufacturing processes, thus reducing our carbon footprint. Publishers’ Graphics uses sustainably produced raw materials in our manufacturing and packaging processes, with a focus on continually improving quality and reducing our impact on the environment. When you partner with Publishers’ Graphics, you embrace print with intention.
Publishers Storage and Shipping is a service business specializing in book storage and order fulfillment for publishers. Offering end-to-end service solutions for all your inventory management needs.
For over 40 years, PSSC has offered fulfillment and logistics expertise in both domestic and worldwide supply chains. Our state-of-the-art facilities and premiere customer call center provide the highest standard of service to you – our partner.
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.
Stison Publishing Solutions was founded with a compelling mission: to deliver top-tier, cost-effective, cloud-based solutions for the book publishing industry. Their vision was to Empower organizations of all sizes with software previously exclusive to corporate giants! Stison is dedicated to crafting user-friendly, intuitive software solutions, allowing publishers to implement a system quickly and effectively.
Stison's Publishing Management solution, lets publishers and distributors manage their bibliographic data from inception to publication and beyond. This versatile system, already embraced by a thriving community of over 200 publishers worldwide, encompasses an array of modules: Title Management, Rights and Royalties Oversight, Production and Editorial Workflows, Onix Generation, and much more. These modules cater to publishers overseeing as few as 50 titles to those of 50,000 or more.
But what truly sets Stison apart? Their commitment to a warm, customer-centric approach. They take pride in collaborating with partners across the globe, making each installation a testament to their friendly ethos and unwavering dedication.
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.
The Elemental Group offers a wide range of business services to churches, denominational agencies, and faith-based schools, publishing houses, resource centers, and not-for-profits, including:
• team-based congregational renewal packages and coaching
• fundraising consultation and advancement planning
• grant-writing (prospecting and writing grant proposals)
• Board development
• strategic planning
• business planning
• outcomes mapping
• program development
• curriculum development
• data strategies
• custom online surveys
• launching new not-for-profits (formation, incorporation, IRS registration)
We have no “clients,” only partners, and we work with organizations of all sizes that share our commitment to faith, the Church, and churches.
Please contact us today for a free, no pressure initial consultation. We’d love to meet you, and if we can’t help you, we’ll help find someone who can!
The Grandview Group helps organizations listen to and leverage the wisdom and sentiments of their stakeholders. We combine a carefully developed qualitative/quantitative market research approach with community-building strategies that yield two major outcomes for clients:
1. Feedback that informs organizational decisions about new products, programs, and strategies
2. An engaged community of people that have a strong connection to your product, service, or brand and a willingness to advocate and promote it within their professional or personal networks.
For publishers, this process can include online product reviews, virtual focus groups, interactive town hall sessions, and other activities designed to bring a target audience closer to your product and internal team.
For all clients, our focus is on engaging stakeholders early in the process to develop trusted relationships whereby the voice of the customer or community can be used to ideate, validate, and socialize new products, programs and concepts.
With 20+ years of experience, we have developed over 100+ software solutions, proving our expertise in the design and development of tech products.
In addition, we have found a nice niche in developing solutions to help manage books, ebooks, and digital publications. Our goal with custom software applications is to meet your specific use case, budget, and timeline.
Torrch looks forward to contributing to your business’s success by creating life-long partnerships.
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!
Westchester Publishing Services was founded in 1969 and is a trusted partner to the publishing industry, with an expanding array of editorial, composition, design, and digital conversion services.
The company proudly supports more than 500 clients worldwide in trade publishing, university press, academic publishing, industry trade publishing, and policy group spaces among others, including Macmillan, Harvard University Press, Lion Hudson, Fordham University Press, and 1517 Media.
Westchester's offices are located in Danbury, Connecticut, Stratford upon Avon, UK, and New Delhi and Chennai, India. Editorial and composition services are offered from both their US and overseas operations.