Aro Books worldwide is the print on demand publisher for the Aro gTér Lineage of Vajrayana Buddhism.
We publish books by authors from the Lineage and books related to Buddhist practice. Our profits go to Sang-ngak-chö-dzong, the UK Charity of the Aro gTér Lineage, which supports work such as the Drala Jong retreat centre.
Print on demand means that our books are available direct from a printer and anyone can buy them whenever they wish. This keeps things simple for us as we don't hold any stock. Books are printed when they are required.
In order to manage the print on demand process, we user Lulu Press, Inc., based in North Carolina, USA. We have been using their services since February 2009.
Lulu gives us the ability to create and revise our books whenever we wish and they maintain a catalogue of our books for sale. When a book is to be printed the order goes to a printer as close as possible to the delivery address. Because of this, orders for the USA are printed in the USA and orders for the UK are printed in the UK. This helps to minimise shipping distance and time.
Our current catalogue of books is on our Spotlight page (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/arobooksworldwide). You can browse this page or search for specific titles or authors.
For example, if you wanted to see all the books on the series 'an odd boy', you could search for those words and see a smaller listing of books (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/arobooksworldwide?searchTerms=an+odd+boy).
New titles are added from time to time. This depends on our authors, proofreaders and people working on cover design and book layout. In late 2021 and 2022 we published:
- ‘Tracts of the Sun’ by Ngakpa Chôgyam & Khandro Déchen
- ‘Vistiendo el Cuerpo de las Visiones’ by Ngakpa Ja-zér (the Spanish translation of ‘Wearing the Body of Visions’ by Ngakpa Chögyam)
- ‘Goodbye Forever - Volume Two’ by Ngakpa Chögyam
- ‘Les Rayons du Soleil’ by Ngakpa Zhal'mèd (the French translation of ‘Rays of the Sun’ by Ngakpa Chögyam
Most books are available in paperback and a variety of electronic formats
We look forward to publishing more books with Lulu in 2023.