Book Printing Blog

American Library Association Annual Conference

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 30, 2012

American Library Association annual conference is scheduled for June 21-26, 2012 in Anaheim. The Annual Conference is the world’s largest event for the library community. Bringing together more than 25,000 librarians, educators, authors, publishers, literacy experts, illustrators and the leading suppliers to the market, the Annual Conference gives you a once-a-year opportunity to advance your career and improve your library.

The Small Press/Product Area in the exhibits is often where new and independent presses launch their latest titles. This area also serves as a jumping off point where new vendors introduce themselves to the library community.

If you are looking for books to fill your distribution channel, The Country Press can fulfill your requirements very effectively. Need short run books for the next book show or for a book sale to support your library network, contact The Country Press, Inc.

Information from ALA


Publishers and Authors Interviewed About Short Run Books and More

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 24, 2012

At the London Book Fair, PrintWeek asks book production professionals about their evolving print requirements.

Are Publishers and/or  Authors producing shorter run books, more frequently?

Absolutely, yes.  There’s a push for short runs and faster runs. This is where a smaller publishing company come in. Sometimes we only need 20 copies. We would rather have tight stock where we know we can replenish it. Of course, we will plan and aim to sell ‘x’ number of copies based on expectations and the level of promotion for any particular title, but we don’t just print books and hope to sell them.
 
In the case of paperbacks, we are producing a lot of short run books. For short-runs the numbers we are printing is changing all the time. It was up to 500 last year, it’s 900 now, next year it will probably be 2,500. Reprint quantities are reducing while the amount of orders is increasing. We’ve been doing short-run production for about three years now. Titles that might have been out of print are still in stock. Our print quantities are shorter than the page extents.
 
Do you require your print suppliers to provide additional services?

There is greater call for our suppliers or publishing companies to help with fulfillment. This might mean making direct deliveries and occasionally we require storage.

Often we need the printer/publisher to  fulfill the order and deliver books to the warehouse, ensuring they don’t go out of stock.

If your publishing company needs help with short run book printing, or additional services, contact The Country Press, Inc.

Excerpts from Print Week


Get your Books Faster with Short Run Printing

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Short run printing means that a small amount of books are printed.  Many publishers or authors need a smaller amount of books printed for trade shows, advance copies, book tours or book shows. The main benefit of short run book printing is the smaller volume of books which means a lower cost. Authors need less up front money. Short run book printing is a good solution for publishers who want to see if a book can or will sell.
 
With short run books, you can order only the amount of books you need. The author pays up front for the books without laying out tens of thousands of dollars. Publishing companies need publishers who can accommodate short run print jobs. No matter how many books you need, 5 or 100, The Country Press can fill your order. Short Run books for book sales, book shows and trade shows are one of the services we do best. Get a book printed and stay within a specific price range.

If you are a publisher and are looking for books to fill your distribution channel, The Country Press can fulfill your requirements very effectively. We understand your needs and scheduling requirements. Contact The Country Press.


50 Shades of Self Publishing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First-time author E.L. James was offered $5 million dollars last month for the movie rights to her self-published novel, Fifty Shades of Grey. This self published trilogy has taken off in print and in e-book form.

The novel's success may also have something to do with our collective love of the underdog. The publishing history of Fifty Shades of Grey is a rags-to-riches story. But in America we have had so many self made, self publishers, Mark Twain among them.

Self-publishing success stories are an American tradition, one in which the revolutionary/genius/outsider triumphs. From Stephen Day in 1640 who used the first printing press to publish editions of the Bay Psalm Book to Ben Franklin’s self-published paperbound pamphlet Poor Richard's Almanac. And in 1776, Thomas Paine self published "Common Sense," that sold over 500,000 copies and helped start the American Revolution.
 
Self-published authors are the literary equivalent of self-made men and women.  Self-publishing serves as an alternative to the sluggish world of mainstream publishing.

These "author-services companies" don't offer publishing deals, advances, or publicity agents because there's no inventory and no investment. It's all done via the internet, which allows publishers to print copies of books per request.

Self-publishing offers anyone with a manuscript the opportunity to publish. Interested in self-publishing? Contact The Country Press.

Excerpts from The Atlantic


Huge Demand for Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Short-run printing applications don’t just apply to books. Short run printing can be applied to other applications such as catalogs, posters and packages, children’s books, text books and municipalities.

Self publishing has meant that there is now a huge demand for short run printing. With the Country Press, self publishers and publishers now have access to the kind of print quality that only comes from the equipment of large scale commercial printers.

Short run printing is best for publishers who have a small distribution channel. Short run printing means that publishing houses can order just a dozen copies. If those books sell well, order more.  A short run book printer can make the world of difference to publishing companies, because being able to order a short run book can mean the difference between printing and not printing the book. When a publisher can order less than a thousand units, publishing companies save a huge amount of money.

Interested in information on short run books? Contact The Country Press.


Self Publishing Gets Your Story Told

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, March 29, 2012

Got a story to tell, a biography you want read, a cook book to share? There's a self-publishing service for you.

The Country Press will help you make a book. We provides hands-on custom service, and we are designed to ease, streamline and speed up the self publishing process. We will take you through the process step-by-step.

Self publishing grew out of what was once called vanity publishing - small private printings geared for friends, family and professional colleagues. With readily available technologies for making books emerging in tandem with online markets for selling books, self-publishing has become a great way for self publishers to get their books out there. Self publishing is creating a huge number of additional authors who want to be heard.

Self-publishing inverts the longstanding publishing model: Where authors have traditionally been paid by publishers. Have you got a book you want published, contact us.

Kansas City Star


What is Short Run Book Printing?

Joseph Coupal - Friday, March 23, 2012

Short run book printing is the perfect option for  publishers who need a book printing run of 500 copies or less. Publishing companies with authors in limited distribution or self publishers often use short run printing to re-stock inventory or to get ready for new promotions.

Including text books, cookbooks, self-help books and biographies, there is now a huge demand for short run printing. This means that self publishers and publishers can have access to the kind of print quality that only comes from the equipment of large scale commercial printers.

Everyone, whether they are large scale publishing companies or individual authors, have access to commercial printing services with The Country Press, Inc, contact us.


With 45 Years' Experience in Bound Galleys We Have it “Bound Pat”

Joseph Coupal - Monday, March 12, 2012

OK, so we’re not so good at puns. But when it comes to author and publisher support services, 45 years of success is all you need to know.  When it comes to serving your pre-publication distribution and marketing needs, our Bound Galley service experience puts the absolute best face on your work. Whether you are pushing out to reviewers, bookstore distributors, or future buyers, you can count on the experience of The Country Press to put your works out professionally, quickly, and at the absolute most affordable rate offered.

Our Bound Galley book sizes range from 4 ¼’ x 7” mass market products to full-sized 8 ½ x 11” manuals and textbooks. Take your pick between latex or soy-based ink options. Choose from a wide variety of ’s interior stock options and cover options.

Country Press Bound Galleys packages your work in a manner that says “professional, tight, and finely detailed”. Again, with 45 years’ experience, we’re proven to dress your literary works for success. Stop in or call anytime to discuss how we can make a difference for you.


The Answer for Small Publishing Companies

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Often small publishing companies cannot meet demand or do not have the resources to print short run books. If this is the case, look no further than The Country Press Inc.
 
We specialize in short-run books: cookbooks, text books, trade manuals, fiction and non-fiction; for groups and organizations across the country. Today, we ship millions of books wherever you need them.

Traditionally, book publishers need to print 200 to 5,000 books. The Country Press, Inc can offer a minimum of 11 books.  You can receive a small number of high quality books to send to bookstores, book shows or for pre roll-out signings.
 
Keep in mind that a large part of our business is from repeat business and referrals, so you can feel confident in us. For more information, contact The Country Press, Inc.


Publishers Are Very Important Clients

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For small publishing houses that need help with short run books or meeting a deadline, there is a solution. If you are late with the latest titles for the current season and need dependability and fast turnaround, Country Press can help.
 
Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Sample covers and interiors can be reproduced the next business day and shipped to your location overnight for final approval. We can even ship your books for you regardless of where you need them; at the book show or to the distribution center.  

While many of our clients are universities and self publishers, our main clients are publishing companies. Why? Because we understand what publishing companies need we know your scheduling requirements. We have constantly upgraded our equipment and processes to effectively meet your needs.

As the publisher if you need a special or custom solution we can make it. Galleys can be printed with colored stock covers with black ink. If you have draft color covers those can also be printed on orders as small as 11 books up to 5000 copies.

For dependable, reliable and professional service, look no further than Country Press.


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.