We are New Man Publishers (www.novchovek.com) - the biggest (per number of published titles) Christian publishing house in Bulgaria. It was founded in 1990, but even prior that our former CEO, Roumen Papratilov, had been smuggling books and Bibles before the fall of communism in 1989 with the help of few people, who after the fall decided to make the publishing house official. Over the years we have published everything but over the time other publishers emerged on the market who produce enough of everything else, nowadays we are mostly publishing reformed theology - which has always been our backbone. There is a great hope for the reformation of Bulgaria, especially among young people who are not lazy to read.
Among the books we have published are titles from authors such as J.I. Packer, A.W. Tozer, Francis Schaeffer, C.S. Lewis, John Stott, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Josh McDowell, James Dobson, Voddie Baucham, Douglas Wilson, F.F. Bruce, Arthur Pink, Herbert Schlossberg, R.J. Rushdoony, Jay Adams, Randy Alcorn, Gary Chapman, Gary North, Roy Hession, John Piper, Greg Bahnsen, Henry Morris, John Bunyan, C.H. Spurgeon, Samuel Rutherford, Johnathan Edwards, Mathew Henry, Richard Baxter, George Whitefield and other classic authors (and few Bulgarian).
Another great help with this POD will be for our homeschoolers in Bulgaria. We are the only publisher who is helping with the printing of materials in Bulgarian. Not only that, but we ourselves homeschool our children (at least the ones who already have children). Being able to print what is needed and in small quantities will give a lot of parents the opportunity to start writing, publishing and refining homeschooling materials at really low costs.
Why not use existing POD services? We have, and it is quite expensive still, and also us having POD will give us from time to time this extra income to support our own translations and publishing. Also we already have some of the equipment, this is why the amount we are trying to fund here is so small.
- Xerox DocuColor 242 - $3,000 (color printing - second hand)
- Hot Glue Binder - $1,700 (new)
- Cutting Knife - $500 (second hand)
You can see that some of the items are second hand - this is the reason we have given so short time for funding, because after that time we will have to look for other machines with other prices.
We already have these machines:
- Konica-Minolta Bizhub Pro 1050 e (for black and white printing, second hand)
- Electric Crease Maker
- Book Stapler (outside the one in the Konica-Minolta)
- Hot and Cold Roller Laminator
Please help us reach this goal by the end of the week, so we may start printing as soon as possible. We have already some books waiting for too long. Thank you!