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Why Send out an ARC Book or Bound Galley?

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, September 19, 2013

What is an ARC, and why they're made available?  Advance Readers Copies, also called galleys or bound galleys, are uncorrected proofs of the book released before the book is published. ARCs or Galleys are the book that is privately released by publisher before the book is printed for mass distribution. ARCs are used to start the conversation and create a publicity buzz around a new book.  For many titles, the ARCs will represent one of the biggest outlays of marketing money the book will receive.

As a marketing tool, publishers provide free copies of new titles to booksellers and journalists. Usually, ARCs are provided to booksellers, librarians, and reviewers for books or magazines. In the last few years, though, publishing houses have made ARCs more available to book bloggers and other readers. The hope is that these bloggers and readers will use their blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., to create that buzz. ARCs are, above all, marketing tools used to sell more of the finished books.  Once the blogger, reader or journalist gives an endorsement, that endorsement is added to the dust-cover of the final book and to other promotional items.

Before the book is published, many marketers encourage book bloggers to share ARCs with friends, or give the ARCs or galleys away in contests or giveaways.

One of the best (and often hardest to get) marketing tools is word of mouth. Readers are the absolute best when it comes to word of mouth; if they love a book they scream it from rooftops. It is great business for authors to give away ARCs. By giving away the ARC authors are helping spread the word.

For more information on ARCs and bound galleys, contact the Country Press.

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Short Run Book Printing for New Authors

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Many new authors are looking for viable, cost effective printing solutions designed to help small publishers and authors venturing into self-publishing.

Authors who want to get advance copies of books, or who are interested in books for marketing should look for a printers that specializes in publishing and short run book printing. With technology and the internet, self-published authors can upload their manuscript, and quickly receive a physical copy of their finished book.

Book printing should be a simple process. But not all short run book printers or publishers are created equally.

When authors who are new to the publishing process are looking for a printer, they should do research and choose a printer that will provide a quality product and who has excellent customer service. You want your work to be shown as professionally as possible.

The Country Press book printing services include:

  • Digital Book Printing - production power and flexibility to deliver them with the quick turnaround with superb print quality. Easy to edit or change.
  • Short Run Book Printing - book orders can range from 11 copies to 5000 with fast turn-around.
  • Print On Demand - quick turnaround and digital printing to meet your book requirements.

The Country Press has in-house technology for digital book printing and short run printing options. Contact us.

Short Run Book Printing – What is it for?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Short-run book printing is the printing of fewer books, anywhere from 11 to 5000 copies, for less money. Short run books are the perfect option for authors and publishers who need fewer books fast, for those with smaller budgets, or for authors with smaller storage spaces.

Publishing companies who have books or authors in limited distribution, have orders to fulfill, or who want advanced copies of books will use short run book printing. Self-publishers will also often choose  short run printing for book signings and fairs, to re-stock inventory,  to have advance copies, or to have books available for marketing and promotions.

With the onset of digital book printing, where there is more flexibility in printing and editing, a huge demand has developed for short run books. With short run printing, self-published authors, traditional authors, and publishing companies now can get books printed with the  kind of print quality that used to only come from expensive, large scale commercial printers.

Whether you are a large scale publishing companies or an individual author, if you think short run books can fill your need, contact The Country Press.

Bound Galleys for Reviewers and Publicity

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In 1967, The Country Press Inc. started our business providing Publisher through-out the United States with Bound Galley products and services. Today we continue that tradition. Bound Galleys are books that are produced after a manuscript has been typeset but before proofreading.

In printing and publishing, bound galleys are proofs or the preliminary versions of publications to be  reviewed by authors, editors, and proofreaders.

We use bound galleys as advance reading copies. These bound galleys are to be provided to reviewers, magazines, and libraries in advance of final publication. These print-on-demand pre-publication proofs are printed, perfect bound books.

For information on bound galleys from The Country Press, Contact us.

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