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Short-Run Book Printing is Green Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

One of the main strikes against traditional book printing is that books have traditionally been over-printed. In other words, more copies of a book are typically printed than will ever be purchased by consumers, meaning a lot of paper gets wasted. This model for manufacturing books is wasteful and inefficient.

Responsible book printing companies have started offering short-run book printing services. Rather than forcing publishers to purchase huge orders so they can keep their unit price as low as possible, some printers are offering the ability to print only what’s needed, when it’s needed. With short-run printing, authors and publishers print off books when they are needed, thereby reducing the waste of unused materials. This technique can lead to a huge reduction in the impact book printing has on the environment. Some short run book printers also help authors and the publishing community transfer files into eBook format, giving everyone a chance at publishing an eBook along with their printed work.

For more information on short run printing, contact The Country Press.

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Short Run Book Printing for Quick Turn-Around - MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If you are an author interested in self-publishing, or if you run a publishing company that needs to meet quotas quickly, choose short run book printing for faster turn-around. For fulfilling order obligations, for a smaller inventory or to meet budgetary demands, short run book printing is the best and right option. Print the amount of books you want and stay within your budget.

Short run printing is a better choice than traditional, large scale book printing. Why? With short run book printing, you don’t need a deal with a publishing company. Short run book printing allows you to print only the books you need. If you have a smaller budget, smaller storage space, have a small order to fill, or unsure of how the book will sell, short run book printing can accommodate all of those concerns.

Commercial printers make money on the quantity of books they print. Therefore, they are not interested in printing smaller quantities of books in order to meet your needs.

More authors, publishing companies, universities, and trades people are interested in short run printing. For many authors, using a commercial publishing company means the difference between printing or not printing their book, but short run book printers give you another option.  When you have a smaller distribution channel short run book printers are perfect for you.

Want to order less than 5,000 books? Contact The County Press.

Short Run Book Printing is Flexible and Efficient - MA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Short run book printing is a growing publishing trend of producing books ‘on demand’. The rising volume of short-run requests has led to better technology, increased flexibility and productivity, and digital printing of books. Short run printing is best for self publishers and publishers who may have only a small distribution channel because they can order just a dozen copies and order more later.
The Country Press understands the need to increase the services it provides in order to continue to serve authors, universities, and publishing companies.  Like many printers, we have seen an increase in the volume of orders but many of those order are for a smaller quantity, or short runs.

Short run books are the perfect solution for fulfilling customer's needs and requirements within budget, and to better serve the needs of self-publishers. Everyone whether they are large scale publishing companies or an individual have access to short run printing services.

With short run book printing the cost per book and the ability to order a smaller number of books makes it more efficient and economical than other book printing options. With short run printing customers will also receive the quality they want when they need it.

With digital printing, we can automate production and produce multiple small orders of books with high quality imaging.  For more information on short run book printing, contact The Country Press.

Short Run Books for Self Published Authors - MA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 29, 2013

The rapid expansion of the "self-publishing" industry has allowed publishing companies to make remarkably high-quality products, like short run books, available from commercial printing presses available so you can print your book for less.

Self-Published authors can make use of short run book printing in order to promote their newly released or soon-to-be released book. The only way to sell your book is to promote your book. You can do this by getting people talking about your masterpiece. Short run book printing allows you to print a smaller quantity of books, from 11- 5000, for you to give away, bring to book signings and fairs and, to sell.

Short run books can be handed out to readers in exchange for book reviews. Reviews are one of the best ways to increase your book sales and rank. There are also groups on Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn for authors who will review one anothers books. Join these, participate, and ask for reviews. You’ll need to give away copies of your book to get them.

Short run book printing allows you to NOT spend more than you absolutely have to, to publish your book. Generally, self-published authors budgets are tight, especially when you're just starting out. You just don’t know if or when the book is going to take off. And the more you spend in up-front costs, the more sales you'll need to turn a profit.

On-demand, value-added applications and short run options are moving out ahead of more traditional printing methods for self-published authors.

Today you can demand and expect super-fast turnaround times from the Country Press, short run book printing can be done with speed as well as quality, contact us.

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.

Short Run Book Printing Lets your Promote Your New Book

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 11, 2013

If you have self-published a book, or if you are an up and coming author with a newly published book, you need to promote that book. You can do this a variety of ways, all of which require short run book printing. Short run book printing is the ability to print a small number of books, as many as  you want or need, from 11-5000. Print your book as you need them, on demand with short run book printing and start promoting your Indy book now. How?

When you start promoting your book, regardless of if you used  publishing house or self-published, you need to have several copies on hand. You can do this inexpensively with short run printing. Keep a few in your car or in your bag and you can hand them out as needed.

Also, you can get your book some attention by distributing complementary copies. People love a free book! Online book bloggers love to review books for free for fun. Take advantage. If you have an extra copy or two of you book, leave it at the coffee shop.

Promote your book at book signings. With short run books you can print only as many books as you think you may need. Hold a book signing at a book store, specialty store, library, fair, or school event.

When you take advantage of short run printing, you can also promote your book by participating book fairs as well as local fairs in your area.

Promoting a book correctly can help generate interest in your new book. Once word gets out and your book is purchased, you will see the benefits of your hard work. For more information on short run book printing, contact The Country Press.

Promoting Self Published Books with Short Run Printing

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 10, 2013

If you are a self-published author, the job of marketing your book is up to you. How do you do this? There are several ways, and you can be successful at it. Short run book printing is becoming an increasingly popular way to share your book with those who can help get the word out.  

Locate your readers before you even finish your book. There are so many independent book bloggers out there who read and review books for fun. But, they have loads of followers and lots of credibility. Find them and send them your book.

Being a self-publisher means you are a content producer and a book distributor.  With short run book printing, you can publish your book. But the biggest advantage of short run book printing is that you can publish your book within budget. Short run printing is perfect for getting hard copies of your book out to these book bloggers, book fairs, publicists and reviewers. Short run printing gives talented authors a chance to succeed by giving them an inexpensive and efficient way to get their book out.

Once your book is released, keep on marketing. Communicate frequently with your readers, and meet and speak with potential readers. You never stop marketing your book. Make plans for book signings and fairs. That is the beauty of short run books, if you need more you can order more, from 11 copies to 5000. Only order what you need. If you need to make edits or changes after your book bloggers have read it,that is easier too with short runs.

For more information on short run book printing, contact The Country Press.

Short Run Book Printing has Many Benefits

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, May 02, 2013

Short run book printing makes it easy for that makes it easy for authors, publishers, universities and town governments to publish or print a small quantity without paying as much as they would with offset printing.

Short run book printing offers valuable benefits for budding authors and self-publishers allowing them to print a smaller amount of books at a time, anywhere from 11 to 5000 copies.

With short run printing, not only do you get to order fewer books, you also receive your books in a shorter time frame.  Printing on demand gives you faster turnaround because there is less setup.

Another advantage is that many new or struggling authors do not have a large budget to spend on printing and marketing. With short run printing, the initial cash outlay is far less because you can order fewer books.

Short run book printing allows self publishers to market their books because before short run printing, new authors did not even have a printing option.  Now self published authors can market their new books by attending book signings, book fairs or using their books as giveaways.

With short run book printing you can make changes to content if corrections or edits are needed. Authors can also change cover art for the next round of printing.

Of course, while not the most thought of benefit, short run book printing is also eco-friendly. Why print more books than you need.

For more information on short run book printing, contact The Country Press.

Short Run Book Printing for a Small Amount of Books, Fast

Joseph Coupal - Friday, April 19, 2013

When you need a small number of books printed in a short amount of time, choose short run book printing. Short run printing is the right way to print a small quantity of books. This can also be called print on demand.  Digital short run printing takes the expense of making plates that are necessary with traditional printing. This combined with the fact that you can print far fewer books makes this a very economical option for self-publishers and new authors.
Short-run printing is possible at The Country Press because we have state-of-the-art printing technology and bindery equipment that can create for you black and white or color books in a variety of bindings  including hard-cover, soft cover, wire-o, plastic-comb and -coil, case, and saddle-stitch.

Short-run book printing is generally considered to be a book printing run of fewer than 500 copies, although you can print anywhere from 11 to 5000 copies. Authors that are in limited distribution or who have a new book with no idea of how it will sell will often use short run book printing to re-stock their own inventory, to prepare for new promotions, or for marketing purposes.

For more information on short run printing, contact The Country Press.

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