Music Word Media Group is doing what everyone in publishing is talking about: reinventing the book for digital media. And while we’re at it, we’re re-activating listening, one reader at a time: we think music is important, worthy of careful attention, and central to human life and society, not just audible wallpaper for passive consumption.
Our three imprints present music-related publications to a wide range of users in the formats and technologies that suit them best, from museum-quality art books to multimedia apps for tablets and smartphones.
- Custos publishes serious writings about music for a broad readership: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, students, and attentive listeners. Our authors include critics, scholars, and other experts on music of all sorts, in literate and oral traditions.
- Animusia is a new children’s book imprint focusing on music and poetry. We present publications at all points on the book-game continuum for children of all ages. Our interactive, animated apps and e-books delight by teaching about music and instruments.
- Music Word Media titles are designed for general readers who are not necessarily musically literate, including listeners and fans.
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Paperbacks and hardcovers
Our printed books are shipped from our Hudson, NY warehouse by a variety of methods from which you can select at checkout. Most in-stock orders will leave Hudson the same or the next business day. If you require a rush delivery, please call us direct at (917) 677-2737.
Our e-books are sold in three formats (.pdf, .mobi, and .epub) and come DRM-free and free of library embargoes and other encumbrances on use.
The books we publish as apps for iOS and (eventually) Android devices must unfortunately be purchased from external web stores for specific devices. Our site can direct you there in a separate window but apps cannot appear in your shopping cart or be downloaded from us directly.
E-books are available for immediate download. Once your purchase is complete you will receive an email with a link directlng you to your downloads. Please note, we use e-junkie to power our on-site shopping capability and to host our e-book downloads. So, it will be an e-junkie URL you will be directed to. If you have any technical issues with your e-book files or downloads, please email us.
We’re always happy to have you support people who sell our books. Our print and Kindle editions are available at Amazon, and our EPUB books at Apple’s iBookstore–some of these are in a fixed-layout read-aloud format that works only on Apple devices, or likewise on Kobo. We strongly encourage you to support small business and shop at your local independent and bookstores whenever possible. If they do not carry our titles they will surely be happy to order them for you from our distributors, Bookazine in North America and Orca Book Services overseas. Search here for your local bookstore.