Whalen Book Works is an innovative gift book packager specializing in topics ranging from cookbooks and culinary related titles to lifestyle, pop culture, reference, and works of literary non-fiction. We bring together a talented team of writers, designers, illustrators, and artists in order to develop strong editorial content that brings a book to life. We work with publishers and retailers ranging from Simon & Schuster, Cider Mill Press, Applesauce Press, and Appleseed Press to Hallmark, Cracker Barrel, and Sam’s Club, and our titles are found wherever books are sold.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your publishing needs and to review new projects. Below are highlights of our services.

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Whalen Book Works develops ten new and innovative books per season, which allows us the right amount of time to achieve the necessary balance between editorial and design. We preview our future publishing programs with clients twice a year (Spring / Fall) and work closely thereafter to insure a contracted project will exceed their expectations.


Project Development

With over 10-years publishing experience - working with authors, illustrators, designers, and licensing partners - Whalen Book Works brings a distinct and creative vision to each and every book project. We develop every project with a focus on quality and keeping our client’s end-vision and point-of-sale experience in mind. Our insight into developing sound editorial concepts, balancing a fresh and clean design aesthetic, and insuring that the right production values are utilized throughout the printing phase will help expand your publishing program. We have an extensive understanding of all steps involved in creating a wonderful project, and our support and guidance is always available.


Author Recruitment

We work with a very talented and established team of writers, but also work tirelessly to find new talent that will pair well with each new project. Feel free to contact us to help you find the best writer to achieve your editorial vision.

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A NOTE ON timeframes

Whalen Book Works utilizes proprietary software to track your project’s progress from start to finish. We provide full transparency and status updates so you can plan your publishing program with confidence and insure accurate sales forecasting. We have cloud capacity storage so all deliverables are available 24/7. And with our global print services at your disposal, Whalen Book Works is the perfect publishing partner to help you develop your list from start to finish.