Custom Publishing

Custom Publishing

What is Custom

Utilizing our collection of over 15,000 illustrations and our ability to synthesize complex information, we design and publish folding pocket guides tailored to your business and location. While wildlife identification guides are our most common client request, Waterford Press has developed guides that simplify a variety of in depth and proprietary topics, including search and rescue, science,natural history, disaster survival, first aid, travel, world cultures, avian protection, transportation and utilities.


Waterford Press has collaborated with hundreds of organizations worldwide, including national and state parks, hotels and resorts, environmental and conservation organizations, energy and utility companies, commercial corporations, travel agencies and retailers to create custom branded guides.




Offer your custom guide for sale and create a recurrent source of revenue for your organization. Custom guidesmake a great fundraising incentive and can help win grant proposals. Many clients have come back to Waterford Press to create multiple guides and reorder frequently, a testament to their value.



Your custom guide will be branded with your organization’s logo and message, creating a lasting impression with your clients, customers, or employees. Your custom guide will set your organization apart from your competition and provide a valuable tool that connects your constituents directly with your organization.



We can help you convert your rich material into an easy-to-digest guide. Use your guide to introduce specific topics, reinforce key messages, or easily explain how-to, what-to, or what-it-is. Have internal policies or procedures that need to be routinely followed? A custom guide can be an excellent reference for your employees to keep with them.



With over 25 years of experience and 650 guides published, we have mastered the process of creating your custom guide. Whether you’re a large or small organization, our dedicated in-house team will provide you with exceptional one-on-one support, removing any guesswork and making
the process easy and enjoyable

Frequently Asked Questions

We have published guides for over 300 clients ranging from grassroots non-profit organizations to global corporations. Our diverse client list includes national, state and local parks, land trusts and conservation organizations, government agencies and task forces, leading tour and travel operators, utility providers and manufacturers.

Typically, the process of creating a custom guide takes 20-24 weeks from start to delivery. This allows plenty of time for reviews, approvals and print manufacturing.

Since we have developed and own our content, we do not need to pay third-party royalties for illustrations. As a result, collaborating with us on a custom guide is far less expensive and time-consuming than you might imagine. Our pricing is “all-in”, meaning that you are charged a per unit price with no hidden fees. Contact us to discuss your project and request a custom price quote.

Contact Us

Ready to create your very own custom guide? Please contact our Custom Publishing Manager at the email address below.

Manager, Custom Publishing Program