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


Tags

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

Archive

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.