Building Bogus Basin
I had a very positive experience working with Donning and their printing company Walsworth. The project manager was very good throughout the publication process…I worked with a graphic designer, editor, and marketing representative and they all performed to the highest standards. I had received bids from a local graphic designer, a local printing company and several bids from printing companies located in the United States. The Donning Company’s bid, which included, graphic design services, editorial help and marketing tools was half the cost of the other bids, I received.
— Eve Chandler, Author of Building Bogus Basin
Haunted Hotels of the West
There are a lot of reasons I do business with Donning, these are just a few: They don’t treat me like a customer, they treat me like a neighbor. I want great service and they always give me what I want. They make a great product. I can count on them.
—Bruce Raisch, Author
Watonwan County, Minnesota
Past, Present, and Future
We are a small museum in a small county of Minnesota. When it was purposed to write a new county history book our organization looked at several publishing companies before selecting a publisher.. The Donning Company provided a sales representative who was extremely professional and knowledgeable. We found this true of all of the people we worked with in the Donning Company. The sales representative went out and secured local supporters to help fund the publishing of the book. We selected our author and the Donning Company worked out all of the financial concerns with the author. They were helpful in answering our questions, the author’s questions and gave us sound advice on how to market our book. The book was published within the timelines established and we were thrilled with the quality of photos and the excellent format of the book.
—Wilma Wolner, Director,
Historical Society, Billings, MT
We had a good experience working with Donning and this book was wonderful tool for the promotion of our community.
Billings Chamber of Commerce.
Before we began compiling the contents for our book, the Donning Company very thoroughly explained all aspects of our project, from editorial and design plans through production, marketing and distribution. We were particularly pleased that the staff was sensitive to our objectives and the constraints we brought to the endeavor. They allowed us all the creative freedom we needed and helped in all the areas where we required it. The final book looks great and has been well received by our market.
—Michael Gery, editor
STATE & LOCAL BOOKS
St. Charles Parish
A Pictorial History
Our personal experience in working with Donning on the publication of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History was a perfect relationship from beginning to end of our contract. Donning’s superior management team will provide your entity with support staff that will assist you on every level throughout the entire project.
—Marilyn Richoux, St. Charles Museum and Historical Association
The California Land Title Association
One Hundred Years of Insuring the American Dream
Both the author and project director were available to answer questions.
— Craig Paige, California Land Title Association
Small but Mighty
Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative, 1936-2011
All phases of the book were on schedule especially delivery of the finished product. The Donning Company Publishing staff was very professional, helpful and courteous to work with. Thanks for the fine commemorative book on the history of Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative!
—Richard D. Donelson, General Manager/CEO, Missouri Rural Electric Cooperative
History of San Diego Rotary, 2001-2011
While I knew the book would be fabulous, I really wasn’t prepared for the glossy, colorful, professional book that arrived yesterday. In a word, it is stunning. You two worked magic on my copy, and Bruce and I both agree that you saved our bacon on more than one occasion.
One of the great things is that since many people will not read every word (although every word is a pearl!), if readers only skim the headlines and look at the photos and captions, they will get a sense of the richness and depth of the Rotary influence in San Diego, the concept of service above self, and the importance of an engaged membership. I believe that the goals of the History Committee and leadership of the club have been met.
Thanks again for your patience, wisdom, and calm. You both (and Bruce and Pauline) made this a memorable experience and a genuine highlight of my professional life. This experience will have a lasting impact on me; I am even starting to use Oxford commas exclusively.
—Deborah Mandabach, San Diego Rotary Club
The Donning Company has been a pleasure to partner with. The representatives are attentive to our needs and send us shipments in a swift, timely manner.
Coordinator, Membership & Marketing, Mizzou Alumni Association
How It All Began
The History of a Children’s Hospital
Collegial attitude of everybody working on the book and their desire to please and produce an outstanding product. Donning is an outstanding publishing company—very professional and very talented.
— Philip Lanzkowsky
MD, North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System – Schneider Children’s Hospital
A Vision in the Desert
Thanks so much for turning my words and photo scans into such an incredibly beautiful book for Desert Highlands! Carey Fassler at DH tells me that the book continues to get rave reviews…and, the initial reaction as members received their books at the Oct. 23 debut party, I was pleased and humbled. I enjoyed every moment of working with the Donning team; you all are the best!
Author, Desert Highlands: A Vision in the Desert
The Golden Anniversary of Bermuda Dunes and Bermuda Dunes Country Club
As Bermuda Dunes CC approached its 50th anniversary we decided to produce a book capturing our history. Not having any experience producing a book, we looked at a number of companies offering this service. After close scrutiny we chose Donning — and they proved to be a winner for us. The Donning staff led us through the process and offered may tips to make the effort as simple as possible. Their ability to work with first-time publishers was most impressive, as is the quality of the book. We are completely happy with Donning and highly recommend them to you.
General Manager, Bermuda Dunes Country Club
The Briar Club
Wanting to publish a 60th Anniversary book about our club was an exciting idea. . . Actually doing it was a daunting task.
How and when do we get started? What do we include? Who’s going to write the story? Who and how many should be included on our book committee? Where does the story come from? What pictures do we include? Where do they go? How much should this cost? Should we charge for it or include it in the year’s dues budget? How do we stay on budget? Who should receive the book? How many should we publish? How and when is the book distributed and delivered?
These are many but not all of the questions the Donning Company had answers to as they ushered us through the two year project of bring our book to fruition. It was a lot of fun and we’re very proud of the finished product, but much more work that we anticipated. I don’t think it would have been as successful if we chose to do it on our own. I highly recommend the professionals, Donning Company. The Briar Club had a great experience!
—Richard A. Lareau
CCM, CCE General Manager/C.O.O.
150 Years of the American Dental Association
A Pictorial History, 1859–2009
The Donning staff were supportive from concept to finish: the writing, editing, layout, proofing, production, and delivery. You accommodated our every need, even when we encountered unexpected issues and delays…The final product is a high quality and attractive sesquicentennial book that celebrates a milestone in our history and will be cherished by our members for years to come. It was well work the effort and the wait. We much appreciated the support, expertise, and professionalism of the Donning Company staff.
Director, Department of Library Services
National World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial
Creating a souvenir book for the National World War I Museum was a priority for our staff. We worked closely with Donning Company Publishers on the project and were very pleased end result. The books have sold well in our Museum Store and are a wonderful keepsake for our visitors.
— Denise Rendina
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Marketing National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Thank you for your hard work, patience, and tenacity on this project. Looking at this book-it was well worth it. You should be very proud-I am! A perfect addition to our assortment and I am confident we will sell thousands of these!
Director of Retail and Business Development, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation
A Forgotten Wilderness
Donning Company Publishers was recommended to us by someone who had worked with them on a book project. We were not disappointed because they proved to be very capable, professional, and helpful all the way through our project from layout through printing and finally, marketing assistance. We hope to work with them on future projects.”
Brundage Nature Foundation