Maine Authors Publishing is the largest, Maine-owned, book publishing company in the state. The company is a pay-to-publish small press, providing services for Maine writers, including editing, book design, printing, distribution and marketing support. Books are strictly vetted for quality if they are to be awarded the company imprint and included in the company trade catalog which comes out twice a year. Books are shown by trained book reps to bookstore buyers and libraries. Authors and staff attend dozens of events and trade shows each year including the company’s own Maine Authors Book Festival, which happens the last Saturday in August each year. Maine Authors Publishing and Indie Author Books are both legal DBAs of Custom Museum Publishing Inc was founded in 2006 and is a member of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.