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50 Shades of Self Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First-time author E.L. James was offered $5 million dollars last month for the movie rights to her self-published novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. This self published trilogy has taken off in print and in e-book form.

The novel's success may also have something to do with our collective love of the underdog. The publishing history of Fifty Shades of Grey is a rags-to-riches story. But in America we have had so many self made, self publishers, Mark Twain among them.

Self-publishing success stories are an American tradition, one in which the revolutionary/genius/outsider triumphs. From Stephen Day in 1640 who used the first printing press to publish editions of the Bay Psalm Book to Ben Franklin’s self-published paperbound pamphlet Poor Richard's Almanac. And in 1776, Thomas Paine self published "Common Sense," that sold over 500,000 copies and helped start the American Revolution.
 
Self-published authors are the literary equivalent of self-made men and women.  Self-publishing serves as an alternative to the sluggish world of mainstream publishing.

These "author-services companies" don't offer publishing deals, advances, or publicity agents because there's no inventory and no investment. It's all done via the internet, which allows publishers to print copies of books per request.

Self-publishing offers anyone with a manuscript the opportunity to publish. Interested in self-publishing? Contact The Country Press.

Excerpts from The Atlantic

Huge Demand for Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Short-run printing applications don’t just apply to books. Short run printing can be applied to other applications such as catalogs, posters and packages, children’s books, text books and municipalities.

Self publishing has meant that there is now a huge demand for short run printing. With the Country Press, self publishers and publishers now have access to the kind of print quality that only comes from the equipment of large scale commercial printers.

Short run printing is best for publishers who have a small distribution channel. Short run printing means that publishing houses can order just a dozen copies. If those books sell well, order more.  A short run book printer can make the world of difference to publishing companies, because being able to order a short run book can mean the difference between printing and not printing the book. When a publisher can order less than a thousand units, publishing companies save a huge amount of money.

Interested in information on short run books? Contact The Country Press.

Self Publishing Gets Your Story Told

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Got a story to tell, a biography you want read, a cook book to share? There's a self-publishing service for you.

The Country Press will help you make a book. We provides hands-on custom service, and we are designed to ease, streamline and speed up the self publishing process. We will take you through the process step-by-step.

Self publishing grew out of what was once called vanity publishing - small private printings geared for friends, family and professional colleagues. With readily available technologies for making books emerging in tandem with online markets for selling books, self-publishing has become a great way for self publishers to get their books out there. Self publishing is creating a huge number of additional authors who want to be heard.

Self-publishing inverts the longstanding publishing model: Where authors have traditionally been paid by publishers. Have you got a book you want published, contact us.

Kansas City Star

What is Short Run Book Printing?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 23, 2012

Short run book printing is the perfect option for  publishers who need a book printing run of 500 copies or less. Publishing companies with authors in limited distribution or self publishers often use short run printing to re-stock inventory or to get ready for new promotions.

Including text books, cookbooks, self-help books and biographies, there is now a huge demand for short run printing. This means that self publishers and publishers can have access to the kind of print quality that only comes from the equipment of large scale commercial printers.

Everyone, whether they are large scale publishing companies or individual authors, have access to commercial printing services with The Country Press, Inc, contact us.

With 45 Years' Experience in Bound Galleys We Have it “Bound Pat”

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 12, 2012

OK, so we’re not so good at puns. But when it comes to author and publisher support services, 45 years of success is all you need to know.  When it comes to serving your pre-publication distribution and marketing needs, our Bound Galley service experience puts the absolute best face on your work. Whether you are pushing out to reviewers, bookstore distributors, or future buyers, you can count on the experience of The Country Press to put your works out professionally, quickly, and at the absolute most affordable rate offered.

Our Bound Galley book sizes range from 4 ¼’ x 7” mass market products to full-sized 8 ½ x 11” manuals and textbooks. Take your pick between latex or soy-based ink options. Choose from a wide variety of ’s interior stock options and cover options.

Country Press Bound Galleys packages your work in a manner that says “professional, tight, and finely detailed”. Again, with 45 years’ experience, we’re proven to dress your literary works for success. Stop in or call anytime to discuss how we can make a difference for you.

The Answer for Small Publishing Companies

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Often small publishing companies cannot meet demand or do not have the resources to print short run books. If this is the case, look no further than The Country Press Inc.
 
We specialize in short-run books: cookbooks, text books, trade manuals, fiction and non-fiction; for groups and organizations across the country. Today, we ship millions of books wherever you need them.

Traditionally, book publishers need to print 200 to 5,000 books. The Country Press, Inc can offer a minimum of 11 books.  You can receive a small number of high quality books to send to bookstores, book shows or for pre roll-out signings.
 
Keep in mind that a large part of our business is from repeat business and referrals, so you can feel confident in us. For more information, contact The Country Press, Inc.

Publishers Are Very Important Clients

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For small publishing houses that need help with short run books or meeting a deadline, there is a solution. If you are late with the latest titles for the current season and need dependability and fast turnaround, Country Press can help.
 
Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Sample covers and interiors can be reproduced the next business day and shipped to your location overnight for final approval. We can even ship your books for you regardless of where you need them; at the book show or to the distribution center.  

While many of our clients are universities and self publishers, our main clients are publishing companies. Why? Because we understand what publishing companies need we know your scheduling requirements. We have constantly upgraded our equipment and processes to effectively meet your needs.

As the publisher if you need a special or custom solution we can make it. Galleys can be printed with colored stock covers with black ink. If you have draft color covers those can also be printed on orders as small as 11 books up to 5000 copies.

For dependable, reliable and professional service, look no further than Country Press.

Country Press Award for Recycling Efforts

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 20, 2012

The Country Press has been awarded a Certificate for their recycling efforts in 2011.  Country Press recycled 31 tons of paper.  Each ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.  That means we save 527 tress 217,000 gallons of water and saved 93 cubic yards of landfill space.

The Country Press has always been invested in our community, our environment and in helping town governments, authors and publishers with their needs. We want to do so much more than print pages.

At The Country Press the entire focus of our business is the creation of bound galleys and short run books. As our industry continues to grow and expand we have invested in software and hardware which makes it very easy for you to do business with us. For small publishing companies looking for short run books, contact The Country Press.

Self Publishers Use Short Run Book Printers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Are you thinking of self-publishing a book but don’t know where to start? You are looking for a short run book printer who specializes in book design and book printing for self-published books. It should be easy to turn your manuscript into a professional quality book. But, self-Publishing can be a virtual minefield if you are not careful.

If you are a self publisher and are looking for books to fill your distribution channel, The Country Press can fulfill your requirements very effectively. First-time authors and self publishers need a short run book printer who pays careful attention to detail, a company who can customize book design with high end book printing skills.

To make this an efficient and successful process you need an efficient partner who can get advance reader copies, bound galleys, to wide audiences around the world. The process starts with short run books.

Short run printing provides a full range of cost effective services to publishers and authors, contact The Country Press, Inc.

Country Press Goes Greener

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 06, 2012

Our new line of Rolland Opaque is now 50% recycled content. That means it contains fibre that has been recuperated entirely from paper used by consumers through recycling programs.

It has been certified by Ecologo and is processed Chlorine Free using gas produced from the decomposition of waste in a landfill.  Biogas, a sustainable and local energy, is transported to the mill by pipeline and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

We now stock this paper in 50, 60 pound white and natural.


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PUBLISHERS

Publishers

Are you late with titles for the current season? Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Do you need dependability? Where do you need your books shipped to? Look no further than Country Press.

UNIVERSITIES

Universities

Country Press has a long history of supplying printed material to our nations Universities and Colleges. If any one or more of the following scenarios apply, we are the one to turn to.

SELF-PUBLISHERS

Self-Publishers

Self-Publishing can be a virtual minefield if you are not careful. To make this an efficient process and successful endeavor you need to understand some of the “Basics” of Publishing and the definition of Self-Publishing.

TOWN/GOVERNMENT

Town/Government

We have been assisting Cities and Towns throughout New England in the design and production of their Annual Town Reports and Warrants. We offer a full range of services from typesetting, design, manufacturing and delivery.