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Village Books Independent Publishing Program

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Submissions are Open!
Please note that we are working through a waitlist. Wait time given upon request.

These books are waiting to be written, written on spines of books

As the book industry enters a new chapter, publishing one’s book independently has developed into an increasingly accessible and versatile option. We here at Village Books embrace this opportunity, and have integrated it into the services our bookstore proudly provides for local authors. Our Publishing Program brings together flexible project management, high-quality on-demand book production, and the expertise of local professionals, all with the unified goal of getting your book in print.

We produce books for clients with the help of two offsite printing venues, one right here in Bellingham and another run by our bookstore’s distributor. This allows us the freedom to answer the needs of various types of projects—from short-scale batches for friends and family, to long-term printing for readers and retailers, to bulk orders in the hundreds or thousands. Throughout the process, our authors enjoy personalized support and total editorial control.

At Village Books, we believe that folks who publish themselves shouldn’t have to face the challenge alone. Looking forward, we hope to enable creativity in our community to find its voice, for many years to come.
To submit your work for consideration, please fill out our Publishing Services Submission Form. For other questions about our publishing services, please contact our publishing team /