Orange Frazer Press

book publishing that's personal


Orange Frazer Press is a traditional book publisher and a custom book publishing service in its thirty-third year. We serve a local, regional, and international client base from our historic building in downtown Wilmington, Ohio. From celebrating sports heroes and philanthropic victories to personal achievements and corporate anniversaries, we specialize in personal, custom book publishing services for authors and clients. We guide clients through every aspect of publishing:

  • Research

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Photography

  • Design

  • Proofreading

  • Printing

  • Warehousing

  • Distribution

  • Marketing

Learn more about the books we acquire in our traditional publishing division.

Learn more about our custom book publishing services.


creative Team

Marcy Hawley   Publisher

Marcy Hawley

John Baskin   Editor

John Baskin

Sarah Hawley   Project Manager

Sarah Hawley
Project Manager

Margaret Morgan   Project Developer

Margaret Morgan
Project Developer

Alyson Rua   Lead Designer

Alyson Rua
Lead Designer

Janice Ellis   Office Manager

Janice Ellis
Office Manager


why "orange frazer"

We named our company after a man who lived in our town in the late 1890s where Orange Frazer and his brother, John, ran a downtown grocery for nearly half a century. Orange was a traveler, leaving for distant places wearing his dark suit and carrying a suitcase full of fresh collars. He had a large library, and he liked the company of women but never married. He paid court to the town's first woman doctor for many years, and later, to the local Latin teacher, whom he remembered in his will.