The publishing process Business Publications offers is unique to traditional book publishing. We’ve developed a platform that sets our service apart, and we think this provide authors several advantages.

1.  By utilizing on-demand printing services, we allow for the opportunity to order books as they are needed- at one low-rate per book. This tool avoids the need for a substantial investment in a large, one-time order and the hassle of managing a vast inventory of product.

2.  We have the means to market the book easily and effectively through the Business Record and dsm Magazine platforms, reaching a targeted, influential audience.

3.  We work with respected community leaders who choose to read an early edition of the book, prior to release, and provide commentary for use in marketing material.

4.  We offer one-on-one consulting and advice. You’ll be working directly with publishing experts on a local level who are on-hand to help you throughout the publishing process, every step of the way.

5.  As a product of Business Publications, your book is tied to a reputation of quality. With over 30 years of history serving the Greater Des Moines community, readers enjoy a level of sophistication and professionalism unmet by any other local publishers.

There are many reasons why you should be published:

   •  Share your expertise
   •  Become a thought leader in your industry/field
   •  Leave a legacy
   •  Fulfill your dream
   •  Differentiation – use your book as a business card
   •  Advance from being just a writer to AUTHOR
Whatever YOUR reason is, Business Publications can help. Contact Emily Schultz at to find out how we can help you.


Iowa's Record Setting Governor: The Terry Branstad Story

I’ve known Terry Branstad for over 30 years. There’s a reason he’s one of the most respected governors in America and has become a living legend in Iowa. He is a kind and thoughtful man with integrity. Anybody interested in politics, and the interesting life of a man leading an important state, should read this book.
– Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, Fox News


Dare to Dream Dare to Act: Unlock Your Ideas to Greater Success

Terry is an Iowa farm boy whose creativity and drive made him a success in life. His book is filled with fun and insightful stories that inspire others to reach their full potential.
– Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds

Constructing a Legacy: The Weitz Company and the Family Who Built It

“Constructing A Legacy is a great story of a family business which persevered through economic ups and downs for over 100 years. Not only did the Weitz Company survive through this period, but it thrived, providing jobs for generations in the Des Moines area, as well as quality buildings and public places throughout Iowa and the country.”
– Mary Vermeer Adringa, president and CEO, Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa

The Real Deal: The Life of Bill Knapp

Business Publications Corporation, Inc. announces the release of a new book documenting the life and legacy of local real estate mogul and philanthropist, William (Bill) C. Knapp.