Drenth Publishing started in February 2012 as a means to aid the
publication and distribution of limited-print works of research in the field of military history.
The idea of entering the business of self-publishing started when the
Regimental list of half-pay officers for 1714 was in preparation and means were sought to
get the manuscript published, printed and distributed.
The first idea was to arrange those tasks via print-on-demand and/or (pseudo) self-publishing
companies like Lulu. Companies offering
such services are widespread, and competative regarding pricing. However, most offer
only a limited range of packages and virtually none was able to provide a package in which
I could handle publication and printing the way I would like. Unless, probably, at a much higher
Thus, in February 2012 it was decided to start publishing under my own banner and have control
over all parameters that play a role when publishing a book. A first step was to
register my own publishing house, Drenth Publishing, so that I would have my
own range of ISBN numbers. This would ensure me that ownership of the published works
would remain with me as author. The second step involved finding a printer to perform the work
of transforming the digital document into nicely printed and bound stacks of paper.
After requesting bits and pieces of information from various printers, it turned
out that the people at GVO Drukkers could be entrusted with this job.
How to contact: Drenth Publishing can be reached via email at
info-at-drenthpublishing.nl (replace the 'at' for an @).
Emails are usually answered within one day.
How to order: Please send an email to the above email address with ordering details:
the book, number of copies required, name and shipping address.
How to pay: Payments can be made in several ways:
- Making the required payment via an international bank transaction. The publisher will provide the required IBAN and BIC codes via email.
- Making the required payment via PayPal. PayPal payments in £ and $ are accepted.
- Sending the required payment in cash in €'s to the publisher's postal address. The address will be communicated via email.
The prices given with the books are the price for one book, including package and posting,
unless indicated otherwise. Please contact the publisher for quotes when ordering multiple books.
The publisher does not have the means to accept direct payment via credit-card.