MAY 9–10, Nashville
We are grateful for the support of these sponsors that make this event possible for our industry. Please learn about their expertise and plan to meet with them during the event!
Bookwire GmbH was founded in Frankfurt in 2010 as a service provider for publisher distribution of ebooks and digital content. It has since become one of the leading international businesses in digital publishing technology. Bookwire currently employs 150 people in Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Brazil, Mexico and the USA, who take care of more than 2,500 publishers in the fields of ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts and Print-on-Demand. The pioneering software “Bookwire OS – One Solution”, launched in 2019, has delivered, analysed and marketed around 800,000 ebooks and 200,000 audiobooks in all relevant distribution channels. In addition to the latest customer analytics and pricing technology, publishing clients of Bookwire GmbH also have access to individual support from account & marketing managers who look after the clients from end to end. In 2019, the audiobook production solution “We Audiobook You” (WAY) bagged the business the first “Digital Publishing Award” in the field of B2B solutions. Bookwire GmbH is managed by its founders Jens Klingelhöfer and John Ruhrmann, and has branches in Barcelona, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, New York and Paris, in addition to the company headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and the "Digital Hub" in Dortmund. bookwire.net
Firebrand Group—a collection of companies including Firebrand Technologies, NetGalley, and Supadu— provides leading software and services to help publishers achieve success. Firebrand Group is owned by Media Do International Inc. (MD-i), the US-based subsidiary of Japan’s Media Do Co., Ltd, one of the largest ebook distribution companies in the world. For more information, visit firebrandtech.com. For more information on Media Do’s services and corporate divisions, visit mediado.jp/english.
Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is a leading provider of expert distribution services for innovative publishers of print and ebooks, and provides other client services ranging from advertising, pre-publication consultation, and PR to trade show promotion, marketing and digital support. With an emphasis on targeted selling of both front and backlist titles in all channels, IPG gives publishers broader reach into more markets, including general trade, academic, children's, Spanish and gift. IPGbook.com
Ingram Content Group Inc. is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of physical and digital content. Thousands of publishers, retailers, and libraries worldwide use our best-of-class digital, audio, print, print-on-demand, inventory management, wholesale and full-service distribution programs to realize the full business potential of books. IngramContent.com
knk Software develops and markets knkPublishing – the only Microsoft certified publishing software in the world. knk combines classical ERP functions (financial accounting, order to cash, inventory) of Microsoft Dynamics with publishing industry specific functions such as rights & royalties, editorial, production, and metadata management. We also offer a full suite of customer engagement tools that includes CRM, marketing automation, and event management. knk helps publishers and media companies use the latest, future-proof technology to grow and optimize their processes and successfully reach out to new target groups. knk has over 450 publishing customers globally and is proud to count many religious publishers among them. knk combines the strengths of a business consultancy and the solution expertise of a software house.
We’re “Much More Than Software.” knkpublishingsoftware.com/religious-publications
For over 150 years, Lakeside Book Company has been innovating the printing industry. Today, we continue to push the art of bookmaking to new frontiers, offering the highest quality books and services for publishers of all sizes. We offer printing, distribution, and IP protection services to publishers throughout the industry. To us, every book matters. Every word. Every page. And every hand that helped build it. It’s how we craft remarkable and memorable books for readers around the world. We're here to meet your needs and help keep the world reading. LakesideBookCompany.com
Royalties are stressful, risky and time consuming. With MetaComet®, publishers eliminate these issues. MetaComet helps automate all 4 phases of The Royalty Management Lifecycle™: managing contracts, aggregating sales from multiple sources and currencies, generating accruals and reports, and distributing statements and payments. Authors have access to their statements online and with our partners, even payments can be fully automated. Getting up and running is quick and easy with our MetaGoLive® process. MetaComet offers a special discount to ECPA members: 10% off the monthly fee, and 20% off the one-time setup fee. Please contact us at https://metacomet.com/
With 50 years’ experience serving Christian and secular publishers, Nord Compo is one of the top providers of prepress, editorial, digital, audiobook and book design services worldwide. Through a combination of scale, proprietary technology and decades of experience, Nord Compo offers publishers of all sizes custom solutions designed to save money and increase efficiency while substantially reducing the prepress production cycle. Headquartered in France with over 500 employees worldwide, Nord Compo provides end-to-end composition, editorial, digital, design. audiobook creation and recovery of out-of-print book services to some of the biggest names in publishing, including Hachette, Elsevier, Pottermore, Sourcebooks, Springer, Ingram, Wolters-Kluwer, University of Hawaii Press, OverDrive and Practising Law Institute, as well as many smaller publishers. We work with many Christian publishers including InterVarsity Press, Gateway Publishing, Ligonier Ministries, New Reformation, Lifeway, William Carey Publishing, Church Publishing and many more. Our Nordsoft tech division specializes in automated SaaS platforms for high efficiency composition and digital work as well as offering B2C white-labeled platforms for publishers to interact directly with consumers. In summary, for most publishers, working with Nord Compo will reduce costs, increase overall quality and efficiency and reduce prepress production time. NordCompo.com
Advantage helps you market, sell and distribute your books and ebooks, offering the flexibility to sell them as one-shots, in continuity programs, as repeat orders, as part of book clubs and series or standing orders. Advantage capabilities also include managing digital subscriptions, entitlements, magazines, product bundles, memberships, events, payments, telemarketing and customer service. Advantage offers an integrated eCommerce platform (powerful shopping cart, self-service portal, landing page design tool), and its vast API and extensibility framework means Advantage can seamlessly integrate with other applications in your ecosystem. Advantage provides powerful promotion management, affinity programs, flexible premium management and comprehensive billing options to help grow your business. And you will have access to our exceptional customer service tools, including upselling, cross-selling and retention. AdvantageCS.com
The Bethany Press name has been synonymous with quality and service for over 65 years as a trusted book manufacturer serving Christian publishers. Our commitment to the advancement of the Gospel through Christian books is evidenced by the fact that serving Christian publishers is our top priority. Our partnership with Anchor Distributors offers publishers and ministries an efficient print and distribution solution that can lower their cost of doing business. We also own 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. BethanyPress.com
Books International offers a full range of third party fulfillment services including order to cash, pick, pack, and ship, and digital distribution of e-books. Our service portfolio is available in North America with deep experience with all major distribution partners including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram. We support EDI, ONIX 2.1 and 3.0, and ONIX 3.1. Founded in 1985, our service portfolio includes digital book manufacturing including single color, spot four color, and full four color 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 stock production. If your requirements include book manufacturing and/or fulfillment services Books International should be on your short list. booksintl.presswarehouse.com
Circana is the leading advisor on the complexity of consumer behavior. Through unparalleled technology, advanced analytics, cross-industry data and deep expertise, we provide clarity that helps almost 7,000 of the world’s leading brands and retailers take action and unlock business growth. We understand more about the complete consumer, the complete store, and the complete wallet so our clients can go beyond the data to apply insights, ignite innovation, meet consumer demand, and outpace the competition. Circana.com
Color House Graphics has delivered publishers a complete range of hard and softcover book manufacturing for over 35 years. From short-run digital to traditional offset with complete color interiors, covers, and dust jackets, we deliver the right solutions to meet your needs. CHG specializes in short and medium runs of high-quality black-and-white and full-color books. We also offer various value-added services, including order fulfillment and warehousing. ColorHouseGraphics.com
Award-winning FrontGate Media is the leading marketing agency and media group specializing in the faith and family audience. With a 20+ year track record of success, we serve publishers and authors 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, Emmy Award-winning Video Production, and other Creative Services. 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. Contact Chief Engagement Officer Scott Shuford at 949-429-1000 or Scott@frontgatemedia.com. FrontGateMedia.com
Founded in 1992, the software company Klopotek is synonymous with standardized software in the publishing 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. Over 400 publishers chose Klopotek to be 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 (UX). Complete essential business tasks wherever you are, whenever you’re connected to the internet and enjoy an interactive user experience guiding you through an easy-to-use and harmonized workflow of all your publishing tasks. Multi-country, multi-company, multi-tenant, multi-language, multi-currency: our software is fit for global use - Klopotek provides serious workflow improvements and efficiencies to multi-national organizations. Your system can be used concurrently in different locations and in different languages for user and recipient, although the same metadata is being worked on. klopotek.com
Outreach is a church media and marketing company that exists to equip the Church to share the gospel of Jesus Christ into the darkest corners of the world. We offer a wide variety of physical and digital resources for churches and ministries of every size. Outreach Inc: Equips 20,000 churches each year with postcards, communion supplies, large format banners, bulletins and personal invitations designed to help local churches build bridges to their communities in order to reach the lost; Reaches over 2,000,000 unique people each month through our podcast, content and software served across our 14 niche-oriented websites. (Including SermonCentral.com and ChurchLeaders.com); Publishes the leading church leadership publication, Outreach magazine, often cited for the Outreach 100 (Largest and Fastest-Growing churches in America) issue every September; Has over 3,700,000 unique email addresses from around the globe which provides ourselves and our partners with incredible marketing potential; Supports publishers with modern print equipment for efficient short-run press services. For more information, go to Outreach.com
Publishers Storage and Shipping (PSSC) was established in 1974 to provide end-to-end warehousing and fulfillment services for publishers. With a deep knowledge of the industry, over 300,000 square feet of warehouse space, modern technology and a team of experts, PSSC understands the unique needs of the publishing industry. PSSC currently serves over 350 publishers across its 4 warehouses — ranging from single title self-publishers to publishers with thousands of SKUs. PSSC ships over 12 million books annually and has over 18 million books in storage at any given time. pssc.com
Royal Palm Press does both short and long run printing. We are an on-demand digital printer, that has been producing high quality books since 1997. We service over thirty states as well as International markets. Royal Palm Press has ben Operating since 1997 and has developed a reputation for excellence! royalpalmpress.com
RRD is a leading global provider of marketing, packaging, print, and supply chain solutions that elevate engagement across the complete customer journey. The company offers the industry’s most trusted portfolio of creative execution and world-wide business process consulting, with services designed to lower environmental impact. With 25,000 clients, including 92% of the Fortune 100, and 32,000 employees across 29 countries, RRD brings the expertise, execution, and scale designed to transform customer touchpoints into meaningful moments of impact. RRD Asia combines innovation, technology and extensive industry knowledge to deliver book, bible and packaging solutions for our Publishers. Our customer service and integrated supply chain solutions make RRD an industry leader in the Religious market.
Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions provides end-to-end Book Printing, Warehouse and Fulfillment solutions for publishers of all sizes. Digital and offset print solutions as well as case bound, perfect bound and smythe sewn binding options are available. The books are produced using state of the art equipment which provides publishers high quality books at a cost effective price. Located in Eagan, MN (a suburb of Minneapolis) Core Publishing Solutions has been producing books for over 140 years. CorePublishingSolutions.com
Versa Press is a family-owned business located in East Peoria, Illinois. We are a leading manufacturer of trade, religious, educational, medical, university, and commercial publications. Throughout our history, we have provided exceptional value and customer service through our experienced staff and their superior printing craftsmanship. We’re your book publishing partner for: unmatched quality with on-time delivery; state-of-the-art equipment; 1c, 2c, or 4c sheet-fed, offset printing; in-house paperback and hardcover binding; 1-day delivery to many major distributors; and eco-friendly commitment. versapress.com
Woodland Group has been providing innovative logistics, e-commerce, and supply chain management services since 1988. Today, we are one of the largest privately owned global logistics businesses in the UK, with offices located in US, China & Europe, coupled with Trusted Partners strategically positioned throughout the globe. We have been consistently recognized for our supply chain excellence, dedication to customer service and innovative approach. We work across a broad range of industry sectors to bring our customers a personalized solution built from a robust and proven set of core services. Sustainability is central to all our solutions which is why Woodland Online also houses our Carbon Calculator, providing you with the CO2 emissions generated on every shipment handled by Woodland. Over the years, our people have earned a reputation for being reliable, honest, hard-working, solutions-driven, and fast to react. Strongly guided by our values, we pride ourselves on being easy to do business with, cutting through the noise to find effective solutions that facilitate easy processes for Woodlanders and clients alike. We are honest with one another and our clients; We are not afraid to discuss issues and won’t promise anything we cannot deliver. We know that to truly make a difference we need to deliver excellence consistently. Big enough to handle, small enough to care. We Care, We Connect, We Deliver. WoodlandGroup.com