Explore the complex and often contradictory man that became Darth Vader and then build your own papercraft bust of Darth Vader—complete with audio playing Darth Vader effects and quotes.
Relive the heroics of R2-D2 and then build your own paper-craft R2-D2 model—complete with push-button LED lights and audio playing authentic R2-D2 sounds.
becker&mayer! becker&mayer! is a leading creator, producer, and manufacturer of innovative books for adults as well as engaging books and toy products for children. A renowned book packager, we create original illustrated books in award-winning formats that integrate paper components, digital content, electronics, audio, and other specialty features for publishers worldwide.
becker&mayer! 11120 NE 33rd Place Suite 101 Bellevue, WA 98004 USA Tel: +1 425 827 7120 Fax: +1 425 828 9659
Publishing:Mike Oprins, VP, Group Publisher email@example.com Lynn Brennan, Associate Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org Delia Greve, Sr. Editor & Licensing Manager email@example.com
Foreign Rights: If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact: Karine Marko Group Rights Director firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact: Kate Essam Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations email@example.com
Who We Are and What We Do
Recognized throughout the industry as the place for innovative, high-quality illustrated books, becker&mayer! is a leader in creating unique formats that stand out at retail. We can create something eye-catching and unusual at impulse-buy prices or, at the other end of the spectrum, we can craft high-end collector’s items.
With extensive experience working in plastics, electronics, and other materials, our company has developed many successful series over the years for licensing and publishing partners worldwide. Ninety percent of our content and format ideas are brainstormed in-house, and we hold patents on our most innovative products.
becker&mayer! works with publishers and agents worldwide to bring illustrated nonfiction books to all corners of the globe. From biographies of iconic cultural figures to children’s science books, we create truly international titles.
We partner with globally renowned brands to create officially licensed books, including Lucasfilm, Hasbro, Sanrio, Mattel, and more. We also create custom books entirely for non-US markets. Our international clients rely on our close collaboration to develop manufacturing solutions such as custom audio modules and other electronic components. By offering our publishing partners a variety of deal structures, we make it possible to bring unique, high-quality books to any language or nation.
From Lucasfilm to Sanrio, Audrey Hepburn to Kurt Cobain, becker&mayer! partners with top-notch properties, estates, and icons to create unique books and book packages. Working closely with our licensing partners, becker&mayer! brings an innovative sensibility, luscious designs, great authors, and brand-new formats to the table, giving everyone from retailers to fans something new to get excited about.
As becker&mayer! sells its titles worldwide, we can open up additional markets to our licensing partners or better engage markets that are looking for something fresh and new.
Some of our licensing partners include:
The Custom Publishing team of becker&mayer! Books creates beautiful, enduring products designed to exceed a client’s vision and expectations.
Our full-service team starts with concept development and guides the process through to finished books. We are the essence of one-stop shopping. Our experience is unmatched, as is our ability to work with archives from around the world. In-house editorial, design, and production capabilities can handle the most complex book projects imaginable.
Custom publishing can serve many goals, including extending a brand, building market share, supporting corporate philanthropy, providing custom merchandise, chronicling corporate history, enhancing marketing campaigns, and so much more. A custom title can be more than simply a book—it can be an experience.
In short, becker&mayer! handles all aspects of a book’s creation, from conception, development, writing, archival research, and design to final printing and manufacturing.
“When we decided to create an illustrated edition of my book 1776, we turned to becker&mayer! The quality of their research and design, along with their unique approach of including removable reproductions of seminal documents that one can hold in one’s hands, made for a stunning edition. They are a creative group indeed and a delight to work with.” — Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author David McCullough