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The Team at 48 Hour Books

At 48 Hour Books, we print books unbelievably fast. But that’s just part of who we are. We love helping self-publishers through the process of printing a book. Helping you achieve your dream of becoming a published author is why we do what we do. Our team is known for excellent customer service and quick responses. Call, email or live chat with us. When you’re ready to self-publish, we print bookstore quality books on our high-speed digital presses. We offer custom cover design and specialty cover treatments along with book templates and formatting assistance.

Jim F.

Jim Fulton

Founder & CEO

Jim has worked in printing for over 40 years, starting an offset printing company in 1984 and gradually transitioning that company into the 48 Hour Books we know and love today. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jim enjoys spending time with his growing family (his wife of 40 years, three children, and seven adorable grandchildren).

Lisa F.

Lisa Fulton


Lisa is passionate about all things books. She's been with 48 Hour Books for 17 years and earned a BFA in writing, literature, and publishing at Emerson College in Boston. When she's not caressing book covers at the local bookstore, you can find her at home binge-watching Gilmore Girls or laughing nonstop with her husband and their three incredible children.

Kirby T.


Production Manager

Kirby has been working with Jim Fulton (Founder and CEO of 48 Hour Books) for 30 Years and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of printing and finish production. He has been working in the printing industry for nearly 40 years. Kirby was an integral part of launching our Las Vegas location, which now serves the West Coast. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and camping with his wife.

Andrew G.


Customer Service Manager

Andrew is our Customer Service Department Manager and has been with 48 Hour Books for 10 years. His goal is to assist his team in providing top notch service to each and every person they come into contact with. When he isn’t working, he enjoys hiking Ohio’s many beautiful parks and trails, listening to and playing music, as well as spending time at home with his wife and two dogs.

Mike D.


Customer Service

Michael has worked in our Customer Service department since 2020. He earned his BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Akron. When not quietly reading or writing, Michael loves playing the drums loudly for all his neighbors to hear.

Beth F.


Customer Service

Beth has been with 48 Hour Books for nine years. She loves working with our customers and helping them get their books made. When she is not working she enjoys gardening, woodworking, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Malia S.


Customer Service

Malia joined 48 Hour Books in 2016 once she decided to leave health care, as she has a Medical Assisting Degree. When she is not at work helping our customers, you might find her living the “Soccer Mom” life cheering her son on, while her teenage daughter hides from mom’s excitement. She bubbly, outgoing and often high energy, which works out well for her love of shooting darts. This allows her to meet new people when playing in a league, in a tournament or with friends throughout the week.

Ella Sue G.

Ella Sue

Customer Service

Ella Sue joined 48 Hour Books' customer service department at the end of 2021. She loves volunteering at Pegasus Farm, anything horses, and riding rollercoasters (the bigger, the better). In her spare time, she draws and paints, and if not in the front seat of a huge coaster with arms up, she can be found in front of her easel with paintbrush or pencils in hand.

Mark V.


Customer Service

Mark attended Kent State in the 80's, then finished his degree at the University of Redlands in California. He is a self-professed "super nerd" of all things Star Trek, Star Wars and Dr. Who. He loves to read and is a huge fan of Brandson Sanderson and all his Cosmere books. On weekends, Mark will grab his camera gear and visit the parks and trails across NE Ohio.

Danielle E.


Customer Service

Danielle is a dedicated advocate for literacy education among children and young adults. With her background in education, community outreach and education nonprofits she has inspired young minds across Ohio to enjoy literacy while learning about many different subjects. She spends a lot of time at the library reading science fiction, trying new recipes and spending time with her family.

Alex P.


Customer Service

Alex joined the 48 Hour Books customer service team in July of 2023. He studied Creative Writing and Spanish Language at Ohio University and enjoys helping other writers achieve their dream of seeing their work in print. When he's not at work, he enjoys hiking, playing video games, and playing with his two cats, Kevin and Ophelia.

Kyle F.


eBook Specialist & Videographer

Kyle is your one-way ticket to getting an eBook version of your book! He majored in film and photography at Emerson College and utilizes both as a member of 48 Hour Book’s marketing team. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking for his wife, podcasting with friends, and chasing around his three kids as the dreaded Tickle Monster.

Marcy G.


Marketing & Social Media Manager

Marcy manages our Marketing department and has been with 48 Hour Books for 12 years. She’s a proud Ohio State alum and when she’s not managing our social media, you can find her exploring Northeast Ohio’s metro parks or playing competitive volleyball.

Michelle F.


PrePress Manager

Michelle works in our Prepress Department and has been with the company 14 years. She loves any kind of body of water and singing. When she’s not working you can probably find her somewhere hiking. She is also the proud mother of two awesome girls!

Patty D.


Head PrePress Technician

Patty has been with 48 Hour Books for 17 years. She has worked many years in the offset printing environment and has transitioned to the digital environment when coming to work at 48 Hour Books. In her spare time, she takes several group classes at the local YMCA and enjoys going to art shows. She loves animals, especially her little dog and tries to spend as much time as possible with her three amazing children.

April D.


PrePress Technician

April has been with 48 Hour Books for 13 years. She’s a proud Kent State alum. She loves spending time with her family and her two teens keep her active. She has two cats and a bunny.

Raven B.


PrePress Technician

Raven is a bit shy and prefers her image not appear on the website. Raven is a trained printmaker & painter; she has been bringing these skills and aesthetics to our Prepress Department for the past six years. Outside of work, she enjoys trimming trees, tending her vegetable garden and making art.

Alysia W.


PrePress Technician

Outside of work, Alysia loves being outdoors and spending time with her husband, their hairless dog, and their pug. She also enjoys reading or playing video games in her spare time. Alysia hopes to someday continue her passion for graphic design and earn her Bachelor's degree.

Arielle K.


PrePress Technician

Arielle joined 48 Hour Books at the end of 2021 after graduating from St. Vincent College with a degree in Graphic Design and a Minor in Communication. When not at work, she enjoys playing video games, cooking, watching anime, and adoring her two amazing cats Mimo and Kiri.

Marcus D.


PrePress Technician

Marcus joined our team in Fall of 2023 after spending the last 20 years as a PrePress tech & platemaker for the dry-offset printing industry. While not at work, he can be found chasing his son Eamon & 2 dogs around, playing Celtic-folk music around the area with his band Ballinloch, watching his beloved Glasgow Celtic FC, or traveling to see music & the places he loves.

Kaylee C.


PrePress Technician

Kaylee joined our team in Fall of 2023 after moving from Phoenix, AZ to the Cleveland area. While not at work, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and their dog. Her main hobbies include playing video games, crafting, baking, and going to Renaissance Festivals.