Local publishing companies can be very fun to work with, but they can also be very particular on what kind of publishing that they will do for you. The trick is to find local publishers that will do what you need them to do and at a good price. You might be wondering how to do that or what you might need. Decide What Kind Of Publishing You Need. The first step in looking into local publishers is to decide what kind of publisher you will need and why you need them. If you are going to be creating graphics for your business or signs to help promote your business, you need local publishers that do that kind of thing. These can be found in the phone book and are easy to use. You just leave your rendering with them and some measurements that they do the rest. Some local publishing companies might even have a design team in house that can create your logos and designs for you and then present them for approval. This will cost more for you in the long run, but might look better than anything that you can come up with. Another kind of publishing might be if you are creating a magazine or a book and need a nice reliable service to print it for you. This might mean different local publishers than you would use for your commercial printing needs. If you are not sure, you can look in the phone book for local publishers and give them a call to see what kind of printing they do for their clients.