Custom publishing: quality, internationality, and impact
Custom publishing at Berkshire means projects that come to us with financial support (grant, subvention, private funding) to cover editorial development, production, distribution, and, as appropriate, marketing and promotion.
We only take on projects fit into our existing subject areas and are clearly of value, even if they has only a small potential audience. We treat these books with the same loving care we bring to titles we originate.
There are two major reasons for bringing a project to us. First is speed. We took our first custom book, Challenge to China, from Word manuscript to finished books in one month! Yes, we know this seems impossible but it really and truly happened. Feel free to ask for the full story.
In a nutshell, this is for authors and organizations who don’t want to wait for years to see print books (and ebooks, of course), but who want the support, oversight and industry reputation of a serious publishing house.
In addition, the nonprofit Barrington Institute is a sister company of Berkshire Publishing Group and may be the appropriate channel for certain projects. The Barrington Institute’s mission is to develop creative and inexpensive (or free) educational materials to help students and citizens understand the challenges we face in the 21st century. As a hybrid social enterprise, we can produce, distribute, and promote publications or digital tools funded by grants and tax-deductible donations.