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Short Run Book Printing Helps Authors Promote Their Books

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Short run book printing is the perfect way for authors and publishing companies to promote their books. Short run books are perfect for self promotion: print from 1-1000 of your newly published books and use them as giveaways, for book signings, and send them to reviewers.

Through the Taleist survey of self-published authors, those authors who want to succeed, however they are published, must be willing to do at least some of their own promotion.

Indeed, the Taleist survey of self-published authors showed that book promotion does work:

“The authors who did best, however, did everything except pay for reviews: They gave away review copies, submitted their books to book review bloggers and the mainstream press, sought popular reviewers on Amazon and asked their readers through email lists etc.”

The way to sell you book is to get reviews; you get reviews when people read your book. This means promoting your book. Short run book printing allows you get it in front of friends and family, book bloggers and reviewers, and even random strangers on the internet.

Whether you do that via social media, or emails, or giveaways, you have to promote your new book. There’s just no way round it.

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

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Universities, Authors, and Publishing Companies all Need Short Run Books

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 25, 2012

As a short run book publisher, The Country Press handles all types of small quantity printing orders for publishers, authors, industrial firms, universities, and others.

Universities that need a limited amount of textbooks for a class with little enrollment or for a professor who needs advance copies can get their short run book printing done at The Country Press.
 
Are you an author or self publisher heading to a book show, book fair or book signing? Publishers need a small amount of books for these types of events.
 
Publishing companies who need advanced copies of books for marketing or book fairs or signings can have short run printing done at the Country Press.

With The Country Press, you have found a publishing company that also specializes in short run book printing for self publishing author, universities and other publishing companies. "Short run" simply means small quantities, publishing a smaller amount of books than the standard 1000s. The Country Press is a short run book printing company who can show you how easy the process can be.

Do you need hardcover books, textbooks or quality paperbacks? Contact the Country Press, Inc.


Can You Make Money Self Publishing?

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Finishing your novel is just the first hurdle. Finding an agent or publisher willing to read your work and have it published is an even bigger challenge.

But do you even need a publisher? Here are a few comments about self publishing which is becoming an increasingly popular option.

Who's making money?

Probably the most successful of the self publishers to date is Amanda Hocking.

She wrote 17 novels around her day job but they were all rejected by publishers. So, in spring 2010 she began to self-publish them as ebooks. Less than a year later she'd sold well over a million copies and earned around $2 million.

EL James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey, took a slightly different self-publishing route. She paid for hardcopies of her work to be printed through a small Australian press. Yet now her trilogy has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

These two self-publishers have turned their rejected novels into life-changing sums of money. But since their success, both have chosen to write through established publishing houses.

That suggests that the big money is still made by having the support of an editor, publicist and major book retailers, all of which are only really achievable with a publishing house.

How much does self-publishing really earn?

Of course, these are the biggest successes and suggest that everyone could do the same.

The writers' hub Taleist.com surveyed over 1,000 self-publishing authors and found that the average earnings are around $10,000 a year.

That's not a ton of money. But some things are worth more than cash for many authors.

You should choose to self publish through a proper and reputable publishing company. It helps to have support editing and designing your book as well as paying for the hard copies of your book to be printed.

Where do you start?

Okay, so you've written a book and you're ready to publish. What do you do next?

Publishing services for authors are available, and they will even help you design your cover.

Of course, simply making your book available is only the first step. You'll be competing with hundreds of thousands of other authors, so how you promote your work is key. So how do you market your masterpiece?

Self-promotion
The most successful self-publishing authors use blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other social platforms to advertise their book.

You can also find plenty of tips on self-publishing sites and in forums, but social media is the best platform, as you can create a buzz around your book.

For help with self publishing or with short run book printing for book signings and promotions, contact The Country Press, Inc.

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Bound Galleys for Reviewers and Publicity

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In 1967, The Country Press Inc. started our business providing Publisher through-out the United States with Bound Galley products and services. Today we continue that tradition. Bound Galleys are books that are produced after a manuscript has been typeset but before proofreading.

In printing and publishing, bound galleys are proofs or the preliminary versions of publications to be  reviewed by authors, editors, and proofreaders.

We use bound galleys as advance reading copies. These bound galleys are to be provided to reviewers, magazines, and libraries in advance of final publication. These print-on-demand pre-publication proofs are printed, perfect bound books.

For information on bound galleys from The Country Press, Contact us.


Short Run Books Save Publishers Money and Time

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

As a short-run book printer, The Country Press specializes in small quantity printing orders for publishers, authors, industrial firms, universities, and others.

Because digital book printing makes it easy and economical to print and bind as little as one copy of a book at a time, The Country Press can serve a new, growing market, authors who publish their own books. For publishing companies, digital printing means that books never need to go out of print. For universities, it means that college textbooks can be constantly updated, and custom editions can be regularly distributed.

Publishers also can save on delivery costs because of the shipping and support services and turnaround time The Country Press can offer.

The future of printed books lies in selling fewer copies of more titles, and The Country Press is well positioned to serve the book publishing market. They can also assists publishers in converting, formatting, and delivering their book content as e-books.

For information on digital and short run book printing, contact the Country Press.


Self Publishing is Often the Best Option for Authors

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In the past, the general feeling towards self publishing was leaning toward negative. There was, and still is in some cases, a certain level of trepidation when approaching a book that has gone straight from the author to the consumer, skipping the middle man entirely.

Mainly, this negativity stems from the belief that authors opt to self publish if they have been unsuccessful with traditional publishers. But today, this is less true as self-publishing has gone from the last option to the best option.

For one thing the book market has been on a steady decline with the revolutions of the technology market, and one of the developments that has kept reading relevant is eBook readers.

With e-books potentially leading the market from now on, traditionally published and self-published writers are on a level playing field.

In such a case, self publishing can hold many advantages above traditional publishing; a larger margin of the profit will make its way to your pocket for one thing, and there's also a certain level of freedom that accompanies managing your own book publishing.

Self-publishing allows book writing to be approached on a more personal level, even if the books aren't likely to achieve commercial success, authors can still connect with an audience on a much smaller scale.

If you, as an author, find yourself opting for or leaning toward self-publishing, contact The Country Press.

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Short Run Books for Self Publishers and Publishing Companies

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It is not easy to find a publishing company that also specializes in short run book printing for both self publishing authors and other publishing companies. "Short run" simply means small quantities. The Country Press is a short run book printing company who can show you how easy the process can be.

While most book printers have minimum publishing runs that are too expensive for first time authors, The Country Press can print runs from 11 to 500 books for both self publishers and publishing companies.

Around the industry, our short run book printing service is highly acclaimed. Whether you are a first time author, a publishing company, or a university, we can show you various book printing options and meet the book run needs that you require. 

More and more books are being printed as short run books. Do you need hardcover or quality paperbacks? Contact the Country Press, Inc.


Choose Short Run Books for Advance Copies and Book Signings

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Heading to a book show, book fair or book signing? Often publishers need a small amount of books for these types of events. Short run books are the solution. Short run book printing is when a publishing companies print a smaller amount of books than the standard 1000s.

Additionally, short run books are perfect for advance copies. Do you want to know if a book acan sell before you “take the plunge” and print too many? Short run books are the perfect solution to try out a test market.

When you have a smaller distribution channel and you need less than 1000 books, short run book printers are the better option.   Authors and self publishers choose short run book publishing for faster turn-around. If you need advanced copies, or a smaller amount of books to fulfill order obligations, The Country Press, a short run book printer, is your best option. Contact us.


The "Golden Age" of Self Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The self-publishing seminar attracted panels and exhibitors offering the latest developments in the self-publishing field. At the seminar, the “The How, What, Where, and When of Print and EBooks” session heard that 2012 is part of the “golden age of self-publishing.” And there are stats to back that claim.
 
According to the newest figures of self published books produced, last year there were 211,269 self-published titles released, up from 133,036 in 2010.

The most popular genre in units sold is fiction (45%), but the nonfiction genre leads in sales (38%).

While e-books sold more of the percentage of books, paperbacks and hard covered books have the large percentage of sales.

Although the dream of most writers is to be signed by a major publisher and becoming a bestseller, more authors are becoming successful through self-publishing. Rather than carrying a stigma like in the past, self publishing portrays that an author wants to take things into their own hands.

Now that self-publishing can be profitable, and since it has been made more convenient, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and story tellers have more means than ever to get their word out. To get your word out, contact The Country Press.


Self Publishers Make Money

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012

To celebrate ten years of the self-publishing business, there are some interesting sales statistics exploring self publishing over the last ten years.

All publishers should be aware of the growing business of self-publishing.

Bob Young, CEO of a self publishing website had this statement: “There has often been a stigma placed on self-publishing that says the self-published author doesn’t make any money – that they won’t be successful. In our ten-year history, we have paid out over $36 million dollars to our self publishing authors proving that this stigma is outdated. It is now easier than ever to sell works in all sorts of formats, in all sorts of markets, on all sorts of devices, in some cases instantly. Publishing is changing. The concept of a book is changing.”

Statistics on the last 10 years of self-publishing from just one company:

  • $36+ million earned by self publishers on a self publishing web site, $1.3 million of which was earned by the top 5 sellers.
  • 45% of fist time authors published a second book
  • 1.9 million+ registered buyers
  • 677,403 published E-books
  • USA published 949k books
  • 56% of authors earned over $25,000 - 28% earned over $50,000 - 15% earned over $100,000
  • 100,000+ titles on premier retail channels like Amazon.com

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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.

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