Welcome to Hourglass Press!
Born of a desire to bring people together with book-based gifts and activities -- be it the joy of cooking with family or the fun of playing with friends on game night -- we create products that satisfy.
Karen Matsu Greenberg, a graduate of UC Berkeley and NYU's Publishing Institute, fine-tuned her expertise of product packaging during her early years in New York. As production director for Barnes & Noble Publishing, she managed a $70M manufacturing program. Since opening in 2010, Hourglass Press has delivered custom books, proprietary product, and trade books & gifts to a variety of clients throughout the world.
Activity / Coloring
To The Moon and To The Ocean Deep, Illustrated by Sarah Yoon, both launched with Laurence King Publshing in Spring of 2016. Introducing a unique, accordion-style, never-seen-before-format and coloring art that is sure to excite people of all ages. Dover's Creative Haven coloring book series continued to expand with Mary and Javier Agredo's beautiful Hamsa Art, Fractals in Nature, Animal Calaveras and their latest, Phenomenal Fractals.
Traditional Japanese Origami, with folds and artwork by Nick Robinson, has 10 fun folds and 80 gorgeous folding paper that was voted best new gift item at BEA 2015.
Geometric Origami expands this gorgeous gift series. Thank You Notes for Kids is an activity kit that subtly teaches gratitude while the user creates beautiful craft-cards.
Gigantic Paper Planes glides into view with terrific, over-sized patterned paper. With 16 flying-plane designs and 128 exciting patterned papers and blueprint-style instructions, Amazing Paper Planes, has a runway to land your planes, and is packed in a re-usable box. Fabulous Shoes, 10 Paper Crafts to Make and Adore by Heather Drake, invites the paper-folding-artist in each of us go wild making glam shoes.
Ron Steinman's The Soldiers' Story, An Illustrated Edition is packed with over 500 images from Washington D.C.'s National Archives, delivering a sensitive and personal reflection of the Vietnam War.
We have lots of exciting entertainment ideas in development! Speak with us about our products, or ways in which we can work together to customize items for your future.
March 29, 2016
“the might of a major, and the creativity of an independent.”
Hourglass Press is proud to be aligned as a packager of book-based-gifts for Quarto. Read the Publishers Weekly article about Quarto Group Here.
March 16, 2016
Laurence King recently said in an interview with PW, “We helped create the coloring book trend,” and “I’d like to lead it somewhere new . . . appealing to younger audiences”
Hourglass Press is excited to be part of Laurence King Publishing's expansion into a totally new format with our titles, TO THE MOON and TO THE OCEAN DEEP!
Read the full article here.
February 9, 2016
The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) held a panel discussion on adult coloring books on Tuesday, February 9th. The BIGNY event was moderated by Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly editorial director. The nearly 100 audience members enjoyed comments from panelists Meg Leder (Penguin Random House), Ed Spade (Ingram Content Group), and Jennifer Feldman (Dover Publications).
Courtesy of BIGNY, see more here.
Customer Product Reviews
5 stars Gourmet Pizza Made Easy is a great gift
5 stars Fabulous Shoes 20 Paper Creations to Make and Adore So much fun NYC Mom
5 stars AMAZING Dessert Party Kit!!!