Kalmbach Books

We know how passionate you are about your hobbies and interests — we’re a staff of beaders, crafters, and modelers, too. We have been successfully publishing books of highly illustrated, easy-to-use instruction and reference work for more than 80 years. And that’s why a Kalmbach book is a book you can trust to deliver artisan-inspired, editor-tested, fun-to-make projects and well-researched information.

About our staff

When you work with a Kalmbach editor, you enter a partnership. You supply the creative vision and talent, and we supply the know-how to shape a book that will succeed in today’s fast-changing marketplace.

Our editors have soup-to-nuts duties. They scout ideas and talent, attend trade shows, review proposals, and edit manuscripts. They collaborate closely with colleagues at Kalmbach who design, illustrate, photograph, and market your book. And they bring knowledge to their work, because they love some of the same activities – whether that’s railroading or scale modeling or beadweaving.

Meet our staff

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For Retailers

Kalmbach’s quality products generate interest and excitement — and that means increased sales for you. Each carefully researched product teaches and motivates your customers to get the most from their hobby. Let us help you position your business as the “go to” resource for industry-leading publications, DVDs, and other exclusive products.

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Contact Kalmbach Books Division

You can email us anytime at books@kalmbach.com, or fill out the form below and our staff will be in touch!