Meet Our Sponsors

Publishing Disrupt would not be possible without the generous support and active participation by our Sponsors.
Only companies that meet the stringent business practices standards set by the Center for Book Publishing are accepted as sponsors at Publishing Disrupt.

You can depend on these companies to provide quality services and products on your next book project.


BookLife by Publishers Weekly

BookLife is a website from Publishers Weekly dedicated to indie authors. It provides a free and easy way to submit self-published books to PW for review, and offers editorial content—success stories, interviews, author profiles, how-to pieces, news, and features—geared toward helping indie authors achieve their goals. Whether an author is focused on writing and editing, art and design, or marketing and distribution, BookLife has valuable resources that can help.

Color House Graphics

Color House Graphics is a book manufacturer dedicated to providing top-notch services to authors and publishers around the nation. We pride ourselves on our advanced technology, customer-focused communications and personalized services. At Color House Graphics, we go above and beyond expectations. Your project is as important to us as it is you—whether you are a first time author or an established publisher.

Foreword Reviews

Since our inception in 1998, Foreword has never strayed from its mission to help booksellers and librarians find out about great books from indie presses. We review books as well as provide marketing opportunities for indies in print and digitally, through awards and trade shows. Ask us!

McNaughton & Gunn

McNaughton & Gunn leverages the creative and technical talents of our team of experts, offering a flexible and customizable process for each customer’s unique needs with a focus on lasting relationships. We specialize in offset printing, 4-color digital printing, eBook conversion, and short and medium runs for web, sheet-fed, and digital printing.

BlueInk Review

No matter how authors choose to publish, they still need the credibility that comes with an objective book review. BlueInk is the gold standard in reviews of self-published work. BlueInk reviews are honest appraisals, written by professionals drawn largely from mainstream media outlets or editors who have worked at well-respected publishing houses.

1106 Design

1106 Design offers top-quality cover design, beautifully designed and typeset interiors, manuscript editing, indexing, title consulting, and expert self-publishing advice. Unlike the one-size-fits-all solutions from “print-on-demand publishers,” 1106 Design provides start-to-finish project management, customized to your specific needs, with hand-holding every step of the way.


Smashwords is the world's largest indie ebook distributor. Since 2008, Smashwords has released nearly 500,000 titles by 135,000 authors and independent publishers. Smashwords provides global distribution to major ebook retailers and public library aggregators, preorder distribution to Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo, daily sales reports, and royalties between 60-80% of list. To learn how to publish ebooks like a pro, check out the free Smart Author Podcast at or your favorite podcast service.


For 25 years, Dunn+Associates has worked with premiere authors and speakers like Mark Victor Hansen, Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, John Edward, Deepak Chopra, and Sylvia Browne, as well as publishing giants like HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Prentice Hall, Ballantine, Hay House, and Bantam. Dunn+Associates has been a frequent contributor to IBPA's newsletter and many of their clients have garnered IBPA's prestigious Ben Franklin Award for Design Excellence. In addition, Dunn+Associates has received over 150 awards from the American Advertising Federation and Print Magazine, among others.


Association of Publishers for Special Sales

APSS can help you sell your books through traditional means, but also assist you finding new and lucrative ways in which to sell your books. We can help you make your books available where your potential readers shop (bookstores, gift shops, catalogs), gather (seminars, libraries, associations) or work (offices, schools, hospitals).


Publica is an evolutionary publishing platform using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology to innovate in how books are funded, distributed, bought, and read.

Write About

Engaged students write more! Write About is a classroom writing community and publishing platform built by teachers.

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