• Nilufa Yeasmin

42 Top Book Publishers in Missouri (Part-4)

32. Really Big Coloring Books Inc

This ColoringBook.com web site is owned and operated by Really Big Coloring Books, ® Inc. (RBCB).

Really Big Coloring Books®, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is a multi-national company providing quality adult and children’s teaching and learning tools, coloring book products for nearly three decades and publishes music. Known for their market-leading positions the RBCB family of products is classic, colorful, unique, and musical. The company owns more than 1500 coloring book and music-related domain names in several countries. A trend-setting leader in children's publishing and the coloring book industry. The company holds membership in numerous professional and trade organizations including The Missouri Press Association, System for Award Management for the U.S. Govt. (SAM), SAGE, ASI, and PPAI, The International Book Publishers Assoc. (IBPA) and other industry-leading groups. Member of the Library of Congress Copyright Office in book and music publishing.

Really Big Coloring Books, ® Inc. was founded by Wayne Bell in 1981. The company incorporated in 1988, registered its trademark and began its current 30-plus year business into fundraising and publishing. Bell studied agriculture at the University of Missouri-Columbia, has natural speaking talents, is a visionary, an educated sales and marketing professional, and has worked in the publishing industry since his teenage years.

9261 Dielman Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO 63132, United States

33. Quality Medical Publishing

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Quality Medical Publishing (QMP) is an independent medical publisher noted for the quality of its publications and the reputations of its authors. Founded in 1986, the company has achieved international recognition for its state-of-the-art publications, marketing expertise, and author-friendly approach. The experts at QMP have extensive experience in the industry and are highly regarded for their longstanding ties with the medical community. We have a reputation for leading the way with landmark publications, world-class educational symposia, innovative multimedia products, and online learning that help shape the industry.

Although QMP has had an active role in multimedia development over the years, we have recently transformed ourselves into a full multimedia development company. We have embraced a new publishing paradigm focused on mobile devices, online learning, and other evolving technologies. Our focus will still be on the specialties of plastic surgery and spine surgery, but we will now offer information that is interactive, can be customized and updated, and is easily accessible online, on your smartphone, tablet, or via other technologies. To complement our educational offerings, we will grow our successful symposia business which has attracted a worldwide following over the past decade.

11802 Borman Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146, United States

34. BookTrail Agency

With a professional team of designers, editors, evaluators, and so much more, BookTrail agency has teamed up to provide the best services for authors old and upcoming.

We believe that different authors have different needs that will lead them to different paths, and it is up to us to guide them to the road that will ultimately lead them to their own brand of success.

​We will show you the way.

BookTrail Agency can help you get better opportunities that amplify your chances in finding the best literary agency and agent for publishing through our thorough analytic process that will guarantee your manuscript in the best state it can be.

Our goal is to expand YOUR REACH through professional assistance from our editors and strategists. And with our array of media affiliates throughout the world, BookTrail Agency ensures you the widest options of media platforms all dedicated and optimized to promote your material and you.

8838 Sleepy Hollo R, Kansas City, MO 64114, United States

35. ECS Publishing Group

ECS Publishing Group is the corporate parent of music publishers E. C. Schirmer, Galaxy, and MorningStar. ECS Publishing Group was formed in 2014 when Mark and Ginny Lawson of MorningStar Music purchased ECS Publishing Corporation and moved operations from Boston to St. Louis. Publications span all genres of classical and sacred music, with a specialty in choral music.

E. C. Schirmer Music Company was founded in 1921 in Boston, by Ernest C. Schirmer. Ernest worked for his uncle Gustav Schirmer’s company, G. Schirmer, Inc., for many years, and then headed the Boston Music Company before starting his own business. E. C. Schirmer Music Company got its start in choral music collections such as the Concord Series and works for the Harvard Glee Club, working closely with Thomas Whitney Surette and Archibald T. Davison. Before long, the company ushered into publication the works of composers such as Randall Thompson, Daniel Pinkham, and Conrad Susa. Ernest Schirmer, Jr., took over as president upon his father’s death, and Robert Macwilliams succeeded him.

1727 Larkin Williams Rd, Fenton, MO 63026, United States

36. Columbia Books

Columbia Books began on October 1, 1977. The books are an eclectic mixture of 65,000 volumes ranging from new releases to antiquarian volumes 400 years old. We also have a large accumulation of prints, maps, ephemera, interesting older periodicals.

1907 Gordon St, Columbia, MO 65201, United States

37. The Joplin Globe

As one of Jasper County's longest-running businesses, The Joplin Globe has a more than 120-year history of covering the region's current events. Through all of our community's triumphs and tribulations, Globe journalists have been on hand to inform readers about what happened. Our advertising consultants have helped area residents grow businesses with display ads, find new homes, cars, jobs, and more with classified ads, and celebrate life's milestones with engagements, weddings, graduations, and obituaries.

We reach thousands upon thousands of readers each day with our daily printed newspaper, our magazines and special sections, our constantly updated website, and our social networks. While technology has changed how we reach you, it has not changed our commitment to producing award-winning reporting

Each daily edition of The Joplin Globe is a new chapter in the story of our lives. But we are not the authors of that story. You are, Joplin. We are privileged to stand beside you and document the moments that mean the world. This corner of the Four-States Area is your world. We deliver it.

117 E 4th St, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

38. Hammond's Antiques & Books

Hammond’s Books has been in business for almost 40 years. Our inventory includes books, some rare, most out of print, posters, costume jewelry, paper dolls, as well as a huge collection of over 200,000 vintage paper articles from the 1850s to the 1960s.

The Store was opened in 1980, by me, Jovanka Hammond, as a vintage Art Deco Shop. I started collecting Art Deco in the 50s before it even had a name. It appealed to me and I recognized the items wherever I went, eventually amassing a huge collection that served as the Store’s inventory. We imported Art Deco from France until it was no longer possible and then, my brother and partner, Knez, who was working in the book business, convinced me that as we were both readers and book lovers we should have a bookstore. At one time or another over the years, many members of our family, now passed on, worked at the store and now add to the wonderful energy at 1939 Cherokee.

1939 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118, United States

39. The Kansas City Star

When giving directions in Kansas City, it is helpful to specify if you are talking about Kansas City, Missouri, or Kansas City, Kansas. While The Kansas City Star is physically located in Kansas City, Missouri, the city crosses the state boundary and the media company covers the entire Kansas City area and the surrounding region, including issues from both states. The area is well-known for its barbeque, its jazz heritage, and its many fountains that cover the area. The Kansas City Star is an avid supporter of the region, providing dedicated news coverage and producing products and events designed to enrich the lives of the people in the communities it serves. The company created Ink magazine and inkkc.com to serve as Kansas City’s premier lifestyle and entertainment publication and website for young professionals. Ink, along with The Star, is also the creator and producer of the Middle of the Map festival. The festival is dedicated to celebrating and cultivating the unique arts and creative culture of the Midwest by bringing together local and national talent in an annual festival featuring music, film, and ideas.

201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101, United States

40. Left Bank Books

Let me introduce you to our store. Left Bank Books opened in 1969 by a group of graduate students at Washington University who wanted to create a place where one could find all kinds of literature. We are the oldest and largest independently-owned full-line bookstore in St. Louis, and we offer a full line of new and used books, gifts, cards, magazines, toys, and services. We've grown and changed throughout our 50 years, but our mission still remains the same – to spark public conversation by curating an intelligent, relevant, culturally diverse selection of books.

We’re located at Euclid and McPherson in the historic Central West End neighborhood, situated among magnificent turn-of-the-century residences and some of the best restaurants and finest art galleries in the area. We’re steps away from public transportation and enjoy greeting customers from all parts of the city and its surrounding area.

We see ourselves as a cultural institution as well as a retail business. In that spirit, we produce over 300 events per year, most of which are free and open to the public.

399 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States

41. Books Galore

Our 1st store opened on June 20th, 1997, a small 800 square foot store in De Soto, just a place to keep our books to sell online. We’re now in our 5th location, on Festus Main Street. It’s good to be here...

​We are the only bookstore in Jefferson County, MO - family-owned and operated since 1997! Buying, selling, & trading books, DVDs, LPs, video games, CDs, & more!

411 W Main St, Festus, MO 63028, United States

42. St Clair Missourian Publishing

The Missourian Publishing Company is a family-owned and operated newspaper and publishing company with two production facilities in Washington, Missouri, and satellite offices in Union and St. Clair, Missouri. The company enjoys a rich tradition and has an impressive record of public service with deep roots in the communities it serves.

Local news has been the heart and soul of our organization since James L. Miller, Sr., purchased the Washington Missourian in 1937.

Like countless other immigrants seeking opportunity and a better life in America, Miller, then three years old, stepped off a gangplank at Ellis Island with his family in 1901. He would serve in World War I and later work as a reporter for two newspapers, the Kansas City Star and Times, in Kansas City where he crossed paths with political names such as Tom Pendergast and Harry Truman.

Never comfortable working for others, Miller struck out on his own to acquire a newspaper which eventually led him to Washington, Missouri, where he bought a struggling weekly newspaper with meager and outdated equipment. Miller was regarded as an independent thinker who wasn't afraid to speak his mind or take risks by gambling on new technology and equipment.

395 S Main St, St Clair, MO 63077, United States







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