Pinafore Press is a book packager offering book development, editing, production and packaging capabilities, up to the point of printing. We specialize in illustrated books, including cookbooks, lifestyle and gardening books, gift books, art and architecture books, and children's books.

owner: janice shay

Janice Shay is the owner of PInafore Press. In the last decade of working with publishers, she has produced more than 80 illustrated books for the trade market. A past president of the Publishers Association of the South, Shay nonetheless enjoys working with publishers across the country. She is an award-winning graphic designer, author, and ghost writer for lifestyle and cookbooks experience that she brings to bear in all her packaging work.


Pinafore also offers re-packaging design services for publishers; corporate book packaging; and full-service editorial and design work for select independent projects. For those who would like to see our list of currently available titles, please contact us for a digital catalogue. Proposals and tip sheets are available upon request.

selected client list

Simon & Schuster
Andrews McMeel
Ten Speed Press
Lee & Low Books
Pelican Publishing
Star Bright Books
Peachtree Publishers
Telfair Books
New South Books
Gibbs Smith
CarolRhoda Books