On August 18, 2016, Kickstarter announced that $100 million has been pledged to Kickstarter publishing projects—to authors, publishers, bookstores, poets, podcasters, and more. From what we’ve seen at Bookmobile, I believe it. Congratulations to Kickstarter and all of their Creators! Bookmobile is happy to be included on Kickstarter’s Resources page and we see many, many, many Kickstarter titles at Bookmobile for printing and fulfillment.
While I don’t have a photograph of every Kickstarter book we’ve printed, here’s a small but excellent sampling:
- 500 Days, a memoir from the athlete Steve Kauni about his 2011 soccer injury and recovery
- Hearten, a magazine about food in the Midwest
- The Monolyth, the first volume in a graphic novel series
- Moss, a literary journal featuring Pacific Northwest writing
- Otaku No Video, paperback and hardcover catalogs that were packaged with an anime DVD
- TAKK, photography and essays exploring coffee culture in the Nordic countries
- Webb, a graphic novel
Why Bookmobile for Kickstarter Publishing Projects?
Bookmobile provides printing, fulfillment, and print distribution to the trade. We have been working with traditional publishers as well as artists, museums, and galleries for over 34 years, and we bring that vast experience to every book we print.
Here’s what Kickstarter Creators should know about us. We are a short-run digital printer, and we produce all books in house to ensure our high quality standards are achieved. Bookmobile is the only short-run digital book printer that provides a wide range of options such as flexible trim sizes, color inserts, foil stamping on paperback covers, debossing, embossing, translucent vellum dust jackets or inserts, end sheets for paperbacks, French flaps, and more. See our Gallery for a sampling of the incredible variety we offer.
We also offer fulfillment and/or print distribution to the trade via our sister company, Itasca Books, which is right next door to our printshop. So we can take care of fulfilling backer rewards, as well as fulfilling orders from websites. Besides fulfilling backer rewards, we can warehouse books and fulfill orders for books sold online. And while selling to bookstores does not work for every creator and every project, when it does, we can sell books to bookstores on behalf of Creators as well.
Ready to get started? The best place to start is with a Quote so you can set your budget. Also, read our Kickstarter series on our Blog, for great information on budgeting, selling your book, and case studies from other projects we’ve seen.
Any other questions? Send me an email!