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For more than half a century Adams Press has helped authors self-publish
their books. Founded in 1942, Adams Press produces professionally
printed books at a reasonable cost for authors, poets, educators,
professionals, clergy, and others who choose to publish their own work.
We work with associations, corporations, and religious and educational
institutions as well as individuals.
When you select Adams Press, you control every aspect of your book's
creation. That allows you to keep your investment in your book to a
minimum. Our price lists cover basic production costs as well as custom
features that you can add to enhance the quality and attractiveness of
There are never any surprises or hidden charges from Adams Press. You
compute the total cost of turning your manuscript into a book, so you
know immediately how much each copy costs.
A word about vanity and subsidy publishing...
Adams Press is not a vanity press. Vanity, or subsidy, publishers make
extravagant claims to authors, saying they will market and distribute
their books to wholesale and retail outlets. Often they state that they
will provide widespread advertising and sales assistance. Some even
promise they will print far more books than they actually do.
The truth is that they put little effort into the books they publish
after they are printed. Authors are advised to read contracts from
vanity presses very carefully and to check with an attorney, the Better
Business Bureau, and regulatory agencies before signing any agreement
with these firms.
Our reputation speaks for itself
Adams Press helps authors self-publish their books economically and
professionally. We do not retain the copyright for any authors' books
nor do we make any representations other than our commitment to produce
and deliver books in the quantity and to the standards that our
customers specify. The fact that many of our authors are repeat
customers who return to Adams Press for reprints or the publication of
new titles is testimony to our professionalism and determination to
provide customer satisfaction.
Adams Press is a proud member of the following organizations: