Book Printing Blog

RSS Grab the Country Press Inc. RSS Feed

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.

Excerpts - YA Highway

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.

Recent Posts


short run prints, MA independent publishing companies short run book publisher, MA digital short run printing book printing, MA self short run short-run publishing the country press boston ma Cookbook printing digital printing for manuals Printing and binding in Boston, MA Self-publishers book printing self-publishers, MA indie publishing book printer, MA short-run book publishing print-on-demand (POD) Happy New Year Rolland Opaque Digital book printers in Boston, MA digital printers self publishing client review self-publishing for businesses self-publshing digital printer advanced copy books printing ARCs short run printers bound galleys, MA print and publish books short run book printing, Boston digital short run printing, MA smaller book printing companies Biogas self-publising non-fiction books benefits of short run printing, MA digital short run book printing POD, Newton, MA Digital printing Digital book printing in Boston, MA Digital book printing Self-publishing in Newton, MA benefits of short run printing digital printing, MA Country Press, Inc Digital book printing in Newton, MA publishers, MA short-run book printing service ARCs printing self publishing e-books, MA short run printing for books, MA self publishing, MA full service self publishing short run book publishing, MA short run printing self-publishing services the country press bound manuscripts Kodak EX150 Digital Printers Bound Galley made in Boston, MA small publishing company print on-demand advanced copies Short run book printing in Boston, MA Digital-printing publishing deadlines Country Press Printing, Inc. Country Press’ digital printing services short run printers, Boston galleys self publishing glossary of terms perfect bound book printing Printing on demand commercial printing Perfect-bound short run printing, MA short run book printers authors, MA digital book publishing Self Publishing statistics 50 Shades of Grey book printing for self-publishers American Library Association Annual Conference galley books recycling programs digital printing for books Short run printing in Boston, MA Short-run book printers in Boston, MA difference between self publishing and traditional publishing short run book printers, MA author and publisher bound galley services country press quote for book printing advantages of short run book printing short run printing services, MA The Country Press’ digital printing services here in Boston, MA books for book fair, MA self publishing authors printing soft cover school books short run printing, Boston American Library Association independent presses Book printing and binding bound galleys advanced copy book printing advantages of short run printing, MA digital print on demand self publishing acronyms Perfect bound books printing in Boston, MA Pre-publication book printing in Boston, MA universities printing services here in Boston, MA magazine binding services short run books on-demand book printing short run printing, Newton, MA advantaages of self publishing Kodak digital printer self publishing glossary digital book printing, MA soft cover textbooks print on demand in Boston, MA publishers advanced reading copies perfect bound books in Boston, MA short run printing self-publishing services publishing companies that offer self publishing services short-run printing short-run and on-demand printing digital book printing and publishing books print on demand in Newton, MA self-publishing in Boston, MA gift of business high quality bindings printing hard copies of school books self-publishers print on demand services, MA short run book printing, MA manual printing professional quality printed books Self-publishing services in Boston, MA cookbooks self publish, MA advance book copies, MA The Country Press print on demand in Newton, MA self publishing services for self publishing authors Country Press Printing Inc perfect bound books printer The Country Press publishing digital printing Kodak EX150 digital printing system self publisher book printing on demand publishing companies, MA bound galley books self published book promoting, MA advanced reader copies printing on demand (POD) how to self publish commercial printing company e-book formatting, MA Soft cover perfect bound books short run book printers, Boston digital printing in Newton, MA short run printing applications self-publishing digital book printing printing services Print-on-demand services in News Port, VA high-quality manual printing editors for self-publishing self-publshed authors print books on demand in Boston, MA Country Press, Inc promoting self published books The Country Press, Inc. bound galley printing short runs Short-Run book Printing certified Ecologo book printing Perfect binding traditional publishers press marketing self published books, MA bound galleys with high-resolution prints conventional commercial printing print-on-demand Country Press Inc. ARC books Short-run book printing in Boston, MA customized cookbook printing common mistakes of self publishing Country Press why short run book printing, MA on demand printing advantages of self-publising books digital printing for cookbooks The County Press, Inc. - MA The Country Press digital printing services self-publishing steps short run printing services self publishing services for authors Short run printing in Newton, MA short run publishing publishing services in MA for universities self publishers government publishing houses Self-publishing print on demand reduces greenhouse gas emissions full-service publishing in Boston, MA Bound galleys in Newton, MA commercial short run book printing book self publishing book publishing short run book printer perfect bound books book printing companies Printing in short runs university publishing services ARCs printed galley Manual printing services in Boston, MA publishing companies that offer self publishing original graphic designs small publishing companies The Country Press’ digital printing services print on demand book publishing in Boston Country Press Printing printed manuals The Country Press, Inc sustainable and local enegery short run book printing digital printing services Country Press Inc Kodak EX150 self publish self published books creating ebooks printing finishing self-publising books digital printing service short run books, MA perfect bound book short run book publishers, MA book promotion short run printing short run printers, MA commercial short run printing self-publishing editors paper annual town reports short run digital printing short run book publishers books for book signing, MA Chorine free book printers, MA small publishing houses on-demand printing The Country Press’ cookbook printing service in Boston, MA Bound Galley printing bound galleys facebook like School books self-publishing a book publisher self publishing mistakes self publishers town municipality report printing rosters warrants short run book printer, MA advance copy books, MA want to self publish a book benefits of short run book printing, MA how many books should i print government printing services Kodak EX150 digital printer book printers printed manual personalized cookbook bound book galleys choosing self publishing, Boston full service publishing how to promote your book town report advantages of short run book printing, MA Short Run Printing in Atlanta, GA self-publishing for business manuals Short-run book printers bound galleys in Boston, MA short run book printing services self publishing books smaller publishing houses self-publishing books annual and periodic recurring report printing digital printing in Boston, MA The Country Press Inc. annual town report Self-publishers in Boston, MA long run books Country Press Printing Inc. Happy Thanksgiving printing needs free holiday gift print small quantity of books MA print on demand book printing, Newton, MA digital print on demand services publishing company, MA print on demand books, MA POD book printing recycled paper Country Press printing services small presses Cookbook printing and binding perfect bound books with soft covers short run book printing, Newton, MA printing short runs short run production self publishing service, MA book printing options print on demand (POD) publishing services for authors e-book self publishing, MA Country Press, Inc. ARC printing self-publishing, MA self published books, MA soft cover school books printing on-demand print on demand, MA stock paper vanity publishing, Boston self publish short run printing services The Country Press self-published author perfect binding method publishing services book galleys independent publishing short runs, MA advantages of self publishing The Country Press Inc how many books should you print traditional or self publishing, Boston advanced reading copies, MA high quality book galleys digital publishing, MA large publishing firms book binding small publishing companies, MA print books on demand in Newton, MA Perfect bound book printing in Boston, MA publishing your cookbook how many books to print, MA Kodak EX150 digital production system reprinting school books self published authors, MA short run book printers, Newton, MA self publishing, Boston Digital book printing in Boston, MA advantages of print on demand, MA publishing, MA promoting your book, MA benefits of short run book printing cookbook printing in Boston, MA publishing services to individual authors short run book publishing print books on demand, MA self publishers, MA printing and reprinting in Boston, MA advance copies of books, MA printing, MA nnual town or government report printing services in Boston, MA, The Country Press, Inc. Manual printing services publishing companies print on demand books cookbook printing in Newton, MA Digital book printing in Newton, MA self-publishing cookbook layouts printing Advanced reader copies




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.



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-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.



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.