Book Printing Blog

On Demand Printing to Publish Your First Book

Joseph Coupal - Friday, June 07, 2013

Once you have completed you book, you need to publish it. This is easier said than done. Will a publisher publish your book? How many books do you need? How much can you spend on publishing? And how much storage do you have? These are all questions you need to consider when you are heading into the book printing phase.

Today, most publishers are taking established authors. But you still need physical books for marketing, book fairs, local libraries, reviewers, and book signings.  By using print-on-demand, you can publish your book, in any quantity.  

Printing books on demand means you can print what you need. Print one book, ten books or 1000 books, whatever you need can be professionally, digitally printed. /Print on demand is perfect for new authors. Every book needs editing, but small mistakes or typos can be missed. With print on demand, you don’t have to worry about reprints. If you find an error, it can easily be fixed, and you won’t have 1000’s of books wasted.

Additionally, if you decide to change your cover art, that can be done with on-demand printing as well. Simply change the cover, and digital print on demand can change the look of your book.

Best of all, with on-demand book printing you can order as few or as many books as you need, so you are never wasting money, space or resources. Print books for your book signing, then print again for your reviewers, print yet again for the local library. Print on demand ensures that no self published author goes broke trying to market their new book.

For more information on print on demand, contact The Country Press.


Print on Demand Books Can Fulfill Orders

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 31, 2013

Book distribution through print-on-demand is made possible with digital printing. If you have books that needed to be printed in response to an order, print on demand books are the perfect solution. No matter the amount of books ordered, with print on demand you can print exactly the amount of books you need for distribution, no matter the quantity.  Through digital printing you can even print just one book profitable with print on demand. For new authors, budget is almost always an issue. Therefore, print on demand is the perfect option for authors who have a tight cash flow.

At the Country Press, we keep your book in a digital database. For publishers this is benefits because you don’t have to keep these books in inventory and eliminates the waste of publishing books that may not be sold. This creates a high demand for our Print on Demand services. Print on demand books are also perfect for self publishers who are interested in selling their books online.

If you need quick turnaround on a title or need a proof, digital print on demand services is the perfect choice to meet your requirements. With print on demand, we can even print your book and then hold it in our warehouse and ship it at a later date when you need it.  When demand for your book grows, short run book printing services can meet your needs for books from 11-5000. In fact, self-publishing and print-on-demand work well together for authors that need to be careful with their marketing dollars.  

Print on Demand is a specialty at the Country Press, contact us.


The Many Benefits of Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All publishers and authors occasionally run into budgeting problems or time constraints. Are you a self published author with no extra capital for publishing a large quantity of books. Maybe as a result of the slower economy you cannot afford a lot of money for over-the-top book marketing. Whatever the reason, short run book printing can help with a tight budget.  How?

Marketing your new book
Marketing is essential for reaching readers and getting  your book known. But marketing can be expensive. You don’t need 1000’s of books. Bulk book printing would not be useful. Short run printing can allow you to maximize your marketing dollars while printing only the amount of books  you need, anywhere from 11 to 5000!

Short run printing allows you to print only the amount of books you need. Though the price per book may be higher, your expense will be less because you can print a smaller amount of books..

Get your books faster
With short run book printing you will also get your books faster. Short runs allow you to get the books you need right away.

Greener option
Every book you don’t use is money thrown away. With short run printing you get only the books you need and want. Save money by only printing the books you need, when you need them.

For more information on short run 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.


Self-Publishing Gets Your Book in the Hands of Readers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do you have an idea that you would like to get into a printed book? A publishing company can help a developing writer publish a book. However, more want-to-be authors are turning to self-publishing as their preferred way of publishing a book. So how about using a publishing company that offers self-publishing services as well.

These days, it’s easier than ever to get your story to the people who want to read it. With the rise of self-publishing and all forms of indie publishing, you can do it yourself. People choose self-publishing for many reasons, the biggest reason being that they would prefer to maintain control of their book. Many writers prefer to control their own work from an artistic and business standpoint.

Beyond this, there are plenty of other reasons writer would prefer to self-publish:

  • Lower publishing cost.
  • Self-publishing allows an author to maximize their books ‘earnings.
  • Self-publishing allow you to market to a small, specific demographic that you have direct access to.

Or, perhaps a traditional publisher has turned you down. If you are unknown, a publisher may not take an interest. There have been plenty of recent New York Times bestsellers who were initially turned down by publishing houses and became self-published books. In fact, half of Amazon’s top 10 best-sellers last year started as self-published books.

Self-published books used to bear the vanity press stigma and steep costs but now, independent publishing is quickly becoming the preferred road to readers for many authors. Self-publishing is getting easier and the success stories are becoming more prevalent, causing self-publishing to gain in popularity.

For more information on self-publishing, 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.


Short Run Book Printing is Economical and Green

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

There are many advantages to using short run book printing. If you have a self published book, but a small budget, short run printing is a great way to get your book on the market without breaking the bank. By using short run printing, you can create high quality books in quantities as low as 11, 100, 250 or 500.

Short run books are an excellent marketing tool for publishers and self publishers because it makes test marketing less expensive and easy. No matter what your reasons for needing smaller quantities of your print materials, short run printing is a great way to go because short run printing gives you quality printed books that are affordable.

Printing lower quantities is an eco-friendly approach as well. Better to have too few copies and have more printed quickly than have too few.  This means less waste. With short run printing, there is no reason to produce more copies than you need. If your book is targeting a small audience or if you are not sure how many books you will need, short-run book printing could be your best choice.

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


Short Run Book Printing for Many Applications and Clientele

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Short run book printing gives you the ability to print only as many books as you need. It has become possible to print short runs because of digital printing.
 
Who is taking advantage of short run book printing?

Self publishers are using short run books for numerous reasons. With smaller distribution channels, limited storage space, and limited funds, short run book printing is an ideal solution for those who want physical books in addition to e-publications.

Universities and professors are using short run book printing for text books. When a text book has been written by a specific professor for a specific class, short run books give universities the ability to print only as many text books as they need. Additionally, higher level, curriculum specific courses rarely see the hundreds of students that a lower level class may enjoy. Also, with the increase in text book rentals, there is less of a need for restocking all the shelves in the bookstore. At the start of each semester less books are needed for purchase.

Cities and Towns use short run printing for their annual town reports and warrants. Short run printing is anywhere from 11 to 5000 copies.

Other publishers also make use of short run printing when they are running late with a current title, when  an author needs a small amount of books for marketing or for books shows and fairs.

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


Self Publishers use Short Run Printing to Help get Published

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Publishing your own work can be challenging, use the opportunity to get a short run book publisher involved to help you find your way.

Hopeful authors, with the help of fast, online communication and relatively cheap and high-quality digital book printing technology, are now rushing to publish their books. However, many authors still want their books in print.

While a blogger or e-book publisher can reach their audience relatively easily, the logistics of getting a printed book in front of an audience can be dauntingly involved.

For slightly green self-publishers, there is an opportunity with a short-run book printer. Cover design, editing, distribution and marketing are all services that self-publishers may need help with, and the printer may well be able to lend a hand.

The vast majority of self publishers who are using short run book printing are authors who may have limited experience with what’s involved in publishing a book, but with professional ambitions.

Most self publishers want their book stocked by book stores. There is typically a fairly wide gulf in what they’d like to achieve and how much time and money they have to do this. Short run book printing can fall more in line with authors budget and timeline.

Even something as seemingly straightforward as commissioning a professional-looking cover can be daunting for a self publisher, so it is important to find a short run book printer who can help you with all of your needs and where everything is in one place, so you don’t feel vulnerable as a self publisher in your first attempt getting your feet wet.

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

Excerpts - Print Week


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.