July 21, 2015 15:50 ET

BookPal Celebrates 10 Years of Rapid Growth and Success

Orange County-Based Bulk Bookseller Celebrates Decade of Award-Winning Success

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) - BookPal, award-winning bulk bookseller and one of California's fastest growing businesses, is proudly celebrating its 10th year in business. This significant milestone marks a decade of exceptional growth, customer service and streamlined delivery options for both physical books and e-books. A relatively small business, BookPal has made a huge impact in the bookselling industry by nourishing connections between businesses and their employees and clients through books.

During the past decade, BookPal amassed a catalog of more than 3 million titles, achieved sales growth of 200 percent in each of its first two years and earned numerous awards, including spots on the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies. BookPal is a 2014 Webby Award honoree and has made an appearance on Orange County Business Journal's list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for five consecutive years. Thanks to a calculated move to the e-book market, BookPal is projected to realize another $1 million year-over-year growth.

"It has been a fast-paced ride from an idea to a decade of success," says BookPal president and founder Tony DiCostanzo. "Ten years ago, when the concept for BookPal was created to fill the need in a niche market, we had no idea that we would soon be standing toe-to-toe with industry giants. I am proud of what we've become and the reputation we have built in the industry, especially during a relatively short time span. Thanks to an extraordinarily talented and dedicated staff, we've surpassed my highest expectations."

DiCostanzo started BookPal in 2005 as a side project. Today, BookPal has grown to 15 employees. The first employees who joined the company's office staff in 2009 are still proud to be with BookPal.

Being part of BookPal's growth from the beginning has been challenging and rewarding. As a company, we strongly believe in the impact of books, as well as the sharing of content and knowledge," Liza McRuer is the second employee, DiCostanzo hired to work for BookPal.

"Taking pride in meeting our business customers' needs only gets better with time," DiCostanzo adds. "BookPal is committed to continuing an upward trajectory. We look forward to spending the next decade promoting the life-altering effects of books."

To commemorate its first 10 years of success, BookPal now offers a new line of customized journals. To learn more about BookPal's catalog and customized services, visit

ABOUT BOOKPAL, LLC: Based in Irvine, Calif., BookPal, LLC makes bulk book purchasing simple and affordable for corporations, schools, literacy programs, nonprofits and government institutions, offering more than 3 million titles with tiered pricing, exceptional live customer service and streamlined delivery options for both physical books and e-books. Named a "Company to Watch" by Publishers Weekly in 2010, BookPal has quickly taken its place at the forefront of the bulk-bookselling industry and has been named a fastest-growing private company in the Orange County Business Journal since 2010. BookPal was also on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies in 2012 and 2013, and is a Webby Awards honoree. For more information, visit

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