Independent Book Publisher

Not Disclosed, VA

Asking Price: Annual Revenue:
$195,000 $403,748

Manufacturing: Publishing

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RE: Independent Book Publisher Broker: Mike Metzger

Quick Facts

Asking Price: $195,000
Annual Revenue: $403,748
Net Profit: Not Disclosed
Cash Flow: $92,903
Total Debt: Not Disclosed
FF&E: $13,165
Real Estate: Not Disclosed
Year Established: 1985
Employees: 9
BBN Listing #: 1354955
Broker Reference #: 2006-16480

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Business Overview:

This small, independent book publisher has worked with new and established authors for over 35 years to bring the printed word to life. As a "hybrid publisher," the company publishes 30-40 titles annually through cooperative and traditional publishing arrangements and offers a full array of self-publishing services. Seasoned project managers guide manuscripts through all phases of production. With no in-house printing, most projects involve digital print-on-demand, which allows smaller, tailored print runs when needed. This helps keep costs down while providing an affordable avenue for authors to have their books sold and distributed worldwide. Offset printing is an option for self-published authors/clients.

With a mix of 8 full-time and part-time staff, this publisher can provide a full suite of publishing services, from editing and design, to printing, marketing and distribution.

This is a turnkey opportunity for the buyer with a passion for books who enjoys working with a creative, skilled staff and with writers of most genres. Having successfully weathered a downturn during the pandemic, the company recovered fully in 2022 and is on track for a strong 2023! With contracted projects underway, a well-trained staff, and available training/support from the current owner, this opportunity is perfectly positioned for its new owner.

Full details of this exciting business will be provided upon receipt of a completed Buyer's Package.

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Property Features and Assets:

As a result of the pandemic, this company has successfully shifted to a fully-remote business model. In addition to reducing overhead, this has provided great flexibility for the creative workforce. The seller still owns the prior facility, and would be willing to lease to the new owner if desired. Assets = $113,689

Market Competition and Expansion:

The publishing world is dominated by the "Big 5" publishers, but it is almost impossible for unknown and first-time authors to be published by the major houses. Small, independent presses offer authors more personalized service at reasonable rates and an opportunity for publication. This publisher has successfully evolved its business model to work cooperatively with a digital printer/distributor and with online retailers like Amazon. Demand continues to grow as publishing becomes more accessible. With a moderate investment of time and capital, this business could easily grow sales by 20-25% annually. The seller has developed a solid growth strategy that could be easily adopted/implemented by the new owner.

Reason for Selling:

Owner is retiring.

Additional Details:

  • The property is owned.
  • The owner is willing to train/assist the new owner.
  • This is a homebased business opportunity.
  • This is not a franchise resale opportunity.

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