1st Book Publishing was founded by a group of American and European publishing entrepreneurs.
Starting out in the 1980s as self-publishers, they soon found out how†difficult and near impossible it was then for unpublished authors to¬†place their titles with larger publishing houses and book distributors. When in the mid-1990s a new era in publishing began with on-demand printing, and considering that about 100,000 new books are published each year (most of them failing to become economically viable), the team decided to offer cost-efficient publishing solutions for authors and publishers based on the Print-on-Demand business model as well as their publishing expertise. This expertise includes having produced books in several languages¬† (English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Greek and Hebrew) and other related work required to publish attractive 4-color or black & white books in both hard and soft cover† versions. Addressing more complex electronic publishing services, we can also assist with SGML/XML/HTML conversion and validation; conversion of database files to layout files in Pagemaker, QuarkXPress, Adobe In Design, using database programming and layout tags; or digitization of street maps. Acknowledging that the rules in publishing have changed, we would¬†¬† like to invite first-time writers, veteran authors and seasoned publishers to contact us to find out how to convert a manuscript into a professionally designed book, finding it distributed and available in 30,000 bookstores worldwide, and enjoying timely royalty reports and payments in order to quickly reach and surpass a return of investment point.