Orders are accepted via the website, mail, telephone or fax. Web orders must be paid by American Express, Visa, or MasterCard credit card; other orders may be paid by check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard or approved company purchase order. Shipping within the United States is included with prepaid orders.

International Orders - Important 

Book orders outside the United States are charged $10 per item for surface shipping and handling. For technical reasons, our web store, which is run by Yahoo Shopping, is currently unable to calculate International shipping accurately; your receipt from Yahoo shopping will only reflect the $10 charge for the first item. We are working to resolve this problem. In the meantime, when you order more than one book to be sent overseas, we may need to charge you additional shipping fees. We will notify you by email if this occurs. In such cases, your credit card will NOT be charged without your approval.



If you are not satisfied with a book you order from us, return it in ten days for a refund.



Minimum 24 hours notice of cancellation required. Notification in person or via e-mail or phone is accepted. 


Private Policy


Barks Publications values your privacy and does not sell or share your email address or other information. The information we collect from our website is provided by you, and used only to effectively ship and pay for products you order. Please contact our web producer with any questions or concerns:



Terms of Service




This website is operated by Barks Publications, Inc.. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Barks Publications, Inc.. Barks Publications, Inc. offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here.


By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply  to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content.


Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.


Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.


Our store is hosted on They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.




By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).


You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.


A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.




We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.


You understand that your content (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.


You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service or any contact on the website through which the service is provided, without express written permission by us.


The headings used in this agreement are included for convenience only and will not limit or otherwise affect these Terms.




We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.


This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.




Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.


We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue the Service (or any part or content thereof) without notice at any time.


We shall not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.




Certain products or services may be available exclusively online through the website. These products or services may have limited quantities and are subject to return or exchange only according to our Return Policy.


We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors and images of our products that appear at the store. We cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate.


We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to limit the sales of our products or Services to any person, geographic region or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis. We reserve the right to limit the quantities of any products or services that we offer. All descriptions of products or product pricing are subject to change at anytime without notice, at the sole discretion of us. We reserve the right to discontinue any product at any time. Any offer for any product or service made on this site is void where prohibited.


We do not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.




We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. In the event that we make a change to or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the e-mail and/or billing address/phone number provided at the time the order was made. We reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers or distributors.


You agree to provide current, complete and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. You agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.


For more detail, please review our Returns Policy.




These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of 500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 901 Chicago IL United States 60611.




You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at this page.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to our website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.




Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to us at






Barks Publications, Inc., established in 1969, provides information and resources relevant to electromechanical, energy and electric vehicle industries. Our products and publications include Electrical Apparatus Magazine, the Electromechanical Bench Reference (EMBR), and Barks Books.

Electrical Apparatus Magazine

The respected monthly magazine with technical articles, columns, and news for in-plant electrical engineering and maintenance departments, electric utilities, electrical contractors, distributors and manufacturers.

ElectroMechanical Bench Reference

An annual buyers' guide/directory to products, manufacturers, services, and more, published as a supplement to the December issue of Electrical Apparatus.

Barks Books

Ten book titles currently available, including Let's Solve Your Problem, Plans for the Future, Managing Controls, and Linear Electronics in Control Systems.

Our Team
Horace B. Barks, Founder &  Publisher, 1921-2012

Elsie Dickson, Publisher Emeritus, 1923-2018

Elizabeth Van Ness, Publisher; EMBR Editor and Publisher

Kevin N. Jones, Senior Editor

Richard L. Nailen, P.E., Engineering Editor

Bill O’Leary, Managing Editor

Selena Cotte, Associate Editor

Charlie Barks, Assistant Editor

Kristine Weller, Conference/Convention Correspondent

William H. Wiersema, C.P.A., Contributing Editor

Jane Powell Campbell, Special Correspondent

David Miller, Special Correspondent

Joseph S. Hoff, Special Correspondent

Matt Raebel, Special Correspondent

Christopher Wachter, Special Correspondent

Barbara Wolcott, Special Correspondent

Nina Kellerman, Photojournalist

Bernie White, Staff Artist

John D’Acunto, Cartoonist

Tim Oliphant, Cartoonist


Our founder

HORACE B. BARKS, 1921-2012




Horace B. Barks, publisher and president of Barks Publications, Inc., set high standards for our publications and made significant contributions to many professional, charitable and community organizations throughout his life.

recognized leader in the electromechanical industry as well as in publishing, he is remembered with fondness and respect by all who had the privilege of working with him.



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