Book Printing Blog

Advantages of Short Run Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Short run book printing allows you to have a smaller amount of books printed. In fact, you can print anywhere from 11-5000.

What are the advantages of short run printing?

  • Short run book printing reduces the chances of loss arising due to non sales of book items as an estimated 30% of printed materials never find buyers. It follows the demand and supply equation better.
  • Even though the price per copy may be high in short run digitally printed books it reduces the overall cost which go into printing book using the normal offset printing.
  • It gives the author the opportunity to publish as low as 25 copies of the book which is advantageous for books which are meant to cater to a very niche audience.
  • The short run printing process is faster than the traditional offset printing and thus proves to be useful in situations where printing has to be done on a short notice.
  • Short run printing is a form of 'green printing' as it reduces wastage which is a common thing with the traditional bulk publication system.
  • Digital printing gives you the option for variable data printing. Each and every copy of the printed material can be customized which is not possible in normal printing with metallic plates.
  • It encourages first time authors to self publish their own book as the cost of the self publishing as short run printing is cheaper.

To get maximum mileage out of your book printing, hire a professional book printer. Contact The Country Press.

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Opt for Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 08, 2013

No matter how good the book, the difficult question is how many books to print. Are you wondering how many copies of your book you should print? There is a solution, short run book printing.

Short run printing is publishing books in limited number. If your book sells, your reprints can be done immediately. Short run printing has become very popular with authors and publishers. Digital printing has revolutionized short run book printing.

To get the most from your book printing, hire the services of a professional printer for short run book printing. Contact The Country Press.


Promote Books With Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Self-publishing is a good route to take when you want to control the printing, distribution and sales. Self publishing is faster, getting your book out to the public quicker, especially when you have a ready-made market, like text books, cookbook or children’s stories.  It's harder and harder these days to find traditional royalty publishers willing to take a chance on a first-time author or a book with unknown sales potential.

There are numerous options available for publishing your book, from local printers to full-service publishers. The Country Press will help you design and print the book.

An important factor to keep in mind in self publishing is how you will distribute and sell it. Most likely you will have to sell the book personally to friends and relatives or through fairs and organization. To do this, short run book printing is helpful because you can order a small amount of books at a time. This helps keep your budget in check and helps with storage.

Short run book printing is also great if you want to publish a few copies of your book to give away to friends and book reviewers, which is strongly encouraged.  Be sure to offer a copy to the local library as well.

For more information on short run books and self publishing, contact The Country Press, Inc.

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Thanks Self-Publishers For Trusting and Referring The Country Press

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We warmly and humbly reflect upon calendar year 2012 with a genuine sense of professional accomplishment and appreciation for both our clients and those of you following our blog. We've covered in depth the subject of the rise of the self-publisher.
This week we take stock of the countless conversations we've had with you regarding our small role in enabling you to achieve your dream to self-publish. 

We also extend our deepest appreciation to all of you for your testimonials and referrals that make The Country Press the recognized leader for both quality and value in both self-publishing and  short-run book publishing services

With great anticipation for helping countless more dreams come true in 2013, we wish you all the warmest of the Holiday season. 


The Year in Self Publishing - 2012

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One of the themes of 2012 has without a doubt been the rise of self-publishing.

Regardless of how you measure it, self published books have had a huge impact on the publishing world in 2012. We’ve seen multiple deals where a self-published author was picked up by a major publisher after already banking huge ebook sales. And if you look at the top-selling books of 2012 several of them started out as self-published.

Today we saw another first for self-publishing. A self-published work was named to the best-books of the year list of the highly respected and ultra-tough book reviewer for the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani.

Self-publishing was once “vanity publishing,” something that you did if you just couldn’t cut it with a traditional publisher. And it certainly wasn’t big business. All that’s changed. Self Publishing today is big business, in fact in 2012, it was $100 million.

For more information on self publishing, contact The Country Press.

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Short Run Book Printing is Popular Despite E-Books

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If you are an author and you want to get your new book out there, short run book printing is the right solution.  Despite the rage of e-books, most readers still enjoy a book and short run book printing is still very important.
 
The Country Press can publish your short run book with a full color cover, in either hardcover or paperback, and black and white or full color pages.

More and more authors, self-publishers in particular, choose short run books over traditional printing options. “Short run” simply means small quantities, anywhere from 1-5000 books. For a limited budget, limited storage or unknown or smaller demand, short run books are the perfect solution.

For information on short run books, contact The Country Press.


Why would Self Publishers want a to Use Traditional Book Printers?

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 03, 2012

There has been a massive influx of self publishers into the market place. But many self publishers and potential self publishers ask those who have been through the process why they should use a traditional book printing when self publishing.

Well, most authors will tell you that it depends on the book and the platform that you have. There are many genres and styles of books for which authors should seek the help of publishing companies. Especially if a style of book is new to you. You will want that safety net that professional book printing companies have. They won’t do your marketing for you anymore, but they will work with you. They have the ability to open doors that are difficult or impossible to open.

For more information, contact The Country Press.

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How to Market and Sell Your Book

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We all know that self publishing is becoming more and more popular. But still, there are questions about it, not to mention, how to market and sell your book. Once you are able to market and sell your book, you will then see a return on your time and effort and money that you have spent on writing your book.

The biggest challenge people face is really not understanding that they’re going to have to market their own book – even if they have a publisher. Publishers can afford to do very little these days to help an author market.

For many authors, it is more the face-to-face, doing book tours and book festivals, signings and friends. Just going and meeting friends. For these events however, you need books to sign and give away. Short run book printing is the solution. For an author on a tight budget, short run book printing, when you can print anywhere from 1-2000 books, helps you manage your money and your storage space.

For more information contact The Country Press.

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County Press Short-Run Printing Will Have Your Work Ready for Holiday Sales

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

To all the authors out there finishing up their works but stressed that you are out of time to self-publish your books in time for the Holiday sales season, The Country Press simply says "fret not"!  If you plan on a production run of less than 5000 books, then we've got you covered with our "short run book printing" service.  

Let us help take some stress out of your life by helping you plan out your book publishing scheduleWe've been helping self-publishers like you for over 42 years.  Your goals can and WILL be made when you team with a skilled, capable, and dedicated publishing partner like The Country Press!

We are the short run book printing experts. Contact us today.


Manage Inventory and Budgets with Short Run Book Printing

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 16, 2012

The Country Press can do any type of book printing and publishing that you need. But if it is short run book printing that you prefer, we have the equipment, technology and the systems to accommodate your needs.

If you are a publisher, university, or self publisher and you need books to fill your distribution channel, The Country Press can fulfill your requests. Anywhere from 1-5000 books, we can print them and ship them.
 
Short run printing is best for self publishers and publishers who have a smaller distribution channel. This way you can order as many copies as you need. Order later if the book sells well. Short Run Book Printers like the Country Press  will already have both the interior and cover materials of the publication.

Manage your inventory and your budget with short run book printing. Contact us.


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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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