PRESS specializes in high-quality, peer-reviewed books
and electronic publications for researchers, librarians, archivists,
and advanced collectors of historic sound recordings. We are a
privately held LLC chartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with an
editorial office in Denver, Colorado.
company was launched in 1999, initially to provide online resources
for record researchers and collectors and released its first titles
in 2000. It became a full-time publishing operation in 2002.
work closely with an international community of advanced archivists,
researchers, and collectors. Our author
list includes John Bolig, Tim Brooks, William R. Bryant, Paul
Charosh, Kurt Nauck, Brian Rust, Allan Sutton, Alex Van Der Tuuk,
Raymond Wile, and other recognized experts in the field.
Our free digest of online articles
for record collectors and researchers celebrated its thirteenth
year online in April 2012 and currently averages 42,000 hits per
month. Our Mainspring
Record Collectors' Blog, launched in June 2011, is one of
the most-visited sites for vintage-record and phonograph collectors.
CONTACTING, PLEASE NOTE:
Sorry, but we don't offer advice on appraising,
buying, or selling old records, or on repairing or obtaining parts
for old phonographs. You'll find many dealers, appraisers, and
repair services by searching the Web using those terms.
Go to our e-mail link page
Mainspring Press, LLC
PO Box 631277
Littleton, CO 80163-1277 (USA)
(Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM Mountain Time Zone)
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of high demand for review copies, we must limit distribution to
print publications with verifiable circulation or sales data and
an appropriate audience. To prevent unauthorized resale of review
copies we may, at our discretion, supply marked or unbound copies
request a review copy, please write or e-mail
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publisher's agreement to supply us with a complimentary copy of
the publication(s) in which the review(s) appear.
We generally do not supply review copies to websites, radio stations,
or other non-print media.
for Prospective Authors
We are not accepting proposals or manuscripts at this time.