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Capstone Publishers
Parent companyCoughlan Companies
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationMankato, Minnesota
Distributionself-distributed (United States)
South Pacific Books (New Zealand)
Educational Concepts (Sales) (Australia)
Alkem (Singapore)
Intersoft (South Africa)
Farbe Education (Turkey)[1]
Roundhouse Group (UK)[2]
Macmillan Distribution (Raintree UK)[3]
Key peopleBob Coughlan (Principal), Jim Coughlan (Principal) Tom Ahern, (CEO), Bill Rouse (COO/CFO), Steve Robinson (CFO), Matt Keller (CMO), Todd Brekhus (President, myON), Ashley Andersen Zantop (Chief Content Officer), Ross Gilbertson (CIO), Miles Stevens-Hoare (Managing Director, Oxford)
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsSwitch Press, Stone Arch Books, Picture Window Books, Compass Point Books
No. of employees~300 [4]

Capstone is a publisher of children’s books and digital products. Capstone focuses on the educational market. They also sell to the trade market and internationally. Capstone publishes nonfiction, fiction, picture books, interactive books, audio books, literacy programs, and digital media. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Red Brick Learning, Capstone Digital, Heinemann-Raintree and Switch Press. Capstone acquired the assets of Heinemann-Raintree library reference from Pearson Education in 2008.[5] Heinemann-Raintree has offices in Chicago and Oxford, England. Capstone is based in Mankato, Minnesota, with additional offices in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Oxford. Capstone is part of Coughlan Companies, Inc.[6] Coughlan Companies also includes Jordan Sands, a limestone quarry, and fabrication facility.[7]



Capstone imprints contain fiction and nonfiction titles. Capstone also has digital products (myON, Capstone Interactive Library, CapstoneKids FactHound and PebbleGo) and services (CollectionWiz and Library Processing).


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