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

Bound Gallery’s for New Book Marketing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bound galleys are unedited versions of your book and are used to get book reviews before the publication date of your book. Bound galleys are used by authors and self-publishers to generate publicity for marketing the book before it is published. Bound galley books are sent to book reviewers, booksellers, and distributors so they can read and make decisions about your book.
Publishers can send anywhere from 11-5000 bound galleys for a prepublication marketing campaign. Book galleys, bound manuscripts, and ARCs (advanced reading copies) all serve the same purpose, but they are a little different. So, when submitting your pre-published book for review, be sure to check the guidelines.  

For your book to successfully sell, the book must garner publicity. The bound book galley is a necessary component to this. The best marketing that can’t be bought is word of mouth. If people talk about your book before it comes out, word can spread quickly, and readers will be eager to buy it.

A bound galley is the pre-publication version of an upcoming published book that is a printed, perfectly bound book used to marketing the book to reviewers, bookstore distributors and buyers. For more information on Bound Gallery’s, contact The Country Press.

Recent Posts


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




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.