About Us


A Detroit-area phenomenon since 1989, Visible Ink Press® publishes popular reference mega-works that inform and entertain in the areas of science, history, minority studies, and the paranormal. Specifically, the award-winning Handy Answer Book Series®, with a focus on the sciences and history; the celebrated African American titles, including the inspiring Black Firsts; and the highly-praised encyclopedias and guides to the supernatural, unexplained phenomena and the counter rational. Packed with facts, handsomely illustrated, and armed with great indexes and appendices, these big bold beautiful books are built by experts to satisfy the hunger for information and thirst for answers that stretch the mind and challenge readers' preconceptions. The Visible Ink Press editorial and design community brings decades of experience to helping readers reach a higher level of enlightenment.


Currently there are no job openings available at Visible Ink Press. However, occasionally the need arises for freelance work. If you would like to have your resume kept on file for future reference, please submit it to: Human Resources, Visible Ink Press, 43311 Joy Road, #414, Canton, MI 48187-2075 or contact us via e-mail.

Manuscript Submission Policy

Thank you for your interest in Visible Ink Press. At this time, we do not accept unsolicited manuscript submissions. Unless of course, you know someone who knows someone. Regardless of who you do know, it may be worthwhile to check back occasionally on this policy, as we may change our minds. Also, review this Web site closely to learn more about the types of books we currently publish, which is limited to "popular reference," or "nearly popular reference," or "occasionally popular reference," and does not include fiction, poetry, autobiography, children's literature, or how-to manuals, however popular. Unless of course, we change our minds.

Thank You, The Management

Licensing/Permissions Request Guidelines

Written permission is required to reprint or reproduce material from any Visible Ink Press book. For permissions requests, please contact us with the following details, the title of Visible Ink Press book and ISBN, the requested text, including page numbers and total word count, the rights requested (the format--text book, website, etc., the geography--U.S. only, World, etc., and the size of the audience) and information on the licensee (company information). Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. If your deadline is immediate, please state this clearly on your request form and we will try to accommodate you. Should permission be granted, it is subject to the full and timely payment of the administration fee.

If you are with the media, short excerpts are covered by "fair use."

Licensing Requests Contact us via email or at (734) 667-3211 for more information on licensing.

Review Copies/Desk Copies

Review Copies

Books are available for review by recognized publications or broadcasters. Desk copies are available for recognized schools. For desk copies, please provide all pertinent information (course name and number; semesters offered, class size, campus bookstore, …).

There are three ways to submit your request:

  • Send us an email request using your company/organizations email address
  • On company letterhead, fax your request to 734-667-4311
  • Mail your review copy requests on letterhead to our Publicity Department at: Visible Ink Press / 43311 Joy Rd., #414 / Canton, MI 48187-2075

Please note: desk copies will be shipped to your institution's address. We cannot mail these copies to residences.

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