The Pepin Press
The Pepin Press grew out of Pepin van Roojen's one-man graphic design and book production operation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 1990, the first book under the Pepin Press imprint was published: The History and Culture of Malaysia, published in Malay and English in co-operation with the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur. It was followed by a number of titles on Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern and Chinese architecture, decorative arts and cultural history. In 1994, after some eight years in Asia, Pepin relocated back to his home town, Amsterdam. However, the link with the Far East was never severed: most of our production and much of our warehousing takes place in Asia and we are in the process of again opening an office in Singapore.
The Pepin Press are publishers of high-quality books and digital editions on the following topics:
- fashion & costume
- textile design
- graphic design
- pattern & ornament
- web design
Many of our publications are developed and generated in-house, many using content selected from our huge archive of decorative art originals, textiles and fashion items. However, a growing number of artists, authors and designers are attracted to our style of publishing, resulting in some very successful partnerships.
In tandem with our editorial and creative focus, we have paid much attention to building an outstanding international distribution network. We maintain warehouses in Singapore, the U.S.A., the U.K., The Netherlands and Germany. In addition, we have stockholding partners in many countries. Our books are available from bookstores, art supply and DIY materialsŐ dealers, computer stores, museum stores, online retailers and many other types of outlets in more than 70 countries. Some of our best-selling titles have sold over 500,000 copies.
Following a career as international sales manager with large German publishing companies, Pepin's wife, Anette van Roojen, joined the company as Sales Director in 2000. At present Anette and Pepin jointly run the company, whereby Anette manages all issues related to sales, marketing and distribution. Currently, our team consists of eight dedicated and experienced employees, assisted by a group of some 40 freelancers.