BookMatters is committed to helping publishers produce high-quality books for reasonable fees in a timely manner. We enjoy working on all sorts of projects–from small text-only handbooks to complex, oversize 5-color projects–with all sorts of publishers and authors–from small trade publishers to large academic presses. We provide complete publishing services from manuscript up to printing, as well as any part in between. Our services include:

  • project management
  • developmental editing
  • project editing
  • copyediting
  • proofreading
  • indexing
  • design
  • template development
  • composition
  • production coordination

Our publishing clients include, among others:

  • University of California Press
  • Stanford University Press
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Trinity University Press
  • University of Washington Press
  • Ten Speed Press
  • Polipoint Press
  • University of Arizona Press
  • Island Press
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Analytics Press
  • Sierra Club Books


“BookMatters adeptly juggles the difficult tasks of pleasing both publisher and author, keeping within budget and schedule, and — most importantly — producing elegantly designed books of the highest quality. They keep us informed, but also take care of unexpected hurdles without question. They are a pleasure to work with.”

–Richard Wilson,Vice-President for Design and Production, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

“BookMatters’ work is very professional … The quality is excellent, the deadlines are always met, and their books come in on or under budget. Their technical expertise in electronic book production has been of great help.”

–Susan Ristow, Production Director, Sierra Club Books

“BookMatters has done more than shepherd our books along through the production process. They have made creative contributions, found talented freelancers, matched us with printers who pleased us (a rare event), and helped us control costs and meet our budgets. As a small publisher, we’d fare far less well if left to find our own way through the production maze alone.”

–Steve Rees, Editor and Publisher, School Wise Press, an imprint of Publishing 20/20