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Choose your custom options. We'll consult with you and discuss options. Ballpark quotes are same day. Firm quotes in 24-48 hours. Samples of books we've printed as well as many references are available.

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Optional Book Design

Optional Book Design

We can professionally design your book for an additional cost, or we will work with you or your book designer to provide guidance. Get a book design quote to compare cost and quality.

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Send us the PDFs.

Submit PDFs for Printing

Send us your files, or just your PDFs. Use our FTP site, DropBox, or whatever you like to use. You can also email if the PDFs aren't too large, or mail / FedEx / UPS to our offices.

FTP Instructions
Approve the proofs.

Approve Physical Color Proofs

We send you a full set of digitally output color proofs for you to approve, and to keep. Press proofs are available, but be sure to select that options on your request for quote.

Approving proofs
We Print your books, Bind, and prep to Ship.

Print Books, Bind and Prepare to Ship

We print on printing presses, in signatures. Books are well-bound as they must be secure. No pages fall out, ever! We can bind so that reference books or cookbooks lay flat, even hardcovers.

Print, Bind, and prep to Ship
Approve Advance Copies.

Approve 5 Advance Copies

The books are bound and put in cartons that are custom made for your books. The cartons go on pallets. We send 5 copies from the press run. Approve them promptly, so the shipment can release.

Advance Copies
DDP Delivery to Door

Book Delivery to Door

After approval, the books are shipped Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) to your door. We include all foreseeable costs in our quotes, including duty and customs, which we handle for you.

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Your Website, Social Media and Marketing.

Website, Social Media, Marketing

Unless you have a network of buyers, create a website before design or printing. It takes time to build an email list, and find followers on social media. Marketing is ongoing, even with major publishers.

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Open an Amazon Account

Open an Author Account at Amazon

You print with us for the best quality books. List your title on Amazon because it has the most traffic. Choose keywords that tie into your Author Page, and your website.

Star + Amazon

Especially for Self-Publishers

We cater to self-publishers and small publishers to want better book than on-demand providers can provide. We offer hard-to-find custom options, highest-quality book print and color reproduction, and at a reasonable cost.
Book Printing on Press - always High Quality

High-Quality Book Printing on Press

We are based in Bellevue Washington, and print on high-end presses — mostly in Asia — for US authors. Special attention is paid to color to match the proof. You can make corrections too.

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Accurate CMYK Color

Accurate CMYK Color

We print from your files or PDFs. You will see a proof before we go to press. What is in your files, is what we print. Staff will give you practical advice, if asked. Also, see our Prepress Guide too.

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Nearly any Size Book

Almost Any Size Book

Limited to specific sizes? Not here! Your book is manufactured in almost any dimension you wish. As a rule, our limit is 12 inches wide. Other than that, we can usually accommodate your title on press.

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Options that are often Hard to Find Elsewhere

Hard-to-find Custom Options

We pride ourselves on all the specialty items and embellishments we offer. That is what makes us stand out ... and the cost ... and the quality ... and the color ... you get it, Now get creative!

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Asia or USA Book Printing

Asia or USA Book Printing Services

With our select vendors, we print in Asia for USA authors, and authors everywhere. Our Asia books are higher quality and lower cost than USA; and as much as 70 percent less! USA printing is a little faster.

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We Fix Design, or Create Original Book Design

Original Book Design

We design books, and we also fix books designed by others. We are professional book designers, creating a style just for you. We will also work with you or your designer.

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Why Star Print Brokers?

We print and design books for many self-publishers — just like you — since 1999.

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Wisdom from the Wilderness

Praise for Star Print – Wisdom from the Wilderness / James T. Williams

I have printed Wisdom from the Wilderness, my second photography / art book with Star Print Brokers and I couldn’t be happier. I have worked with Nancy again on the design aspect. She is both a master of book craft and displays the sensitivity of an artist. Her understanding of color is deep and sensitive. Her experience is epic and she openly shares it with me while always allowing any final decisions entirely up to me. I am most grateful for her time and patience. She is amazing to work with. ... Read More about Praise for Star Print – Wisdom from the Wilderness / James T. Williams

James T. Williams, In Wild Light Photography

Testimonials for Star Print Brokers, book printing and book design
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James T. Williams, In Wild Light Photography

Wisdom from the Wilderness
I have printed Wisdom from the Wilderness, my second photography / art book with Star Print Brokers and I couldn’t be happier. I have worked with Nancy again on the design aspect. She is both a master of book craft and displays the sensitivity of an artist. Her understanding of color is deep and sensitive. Her experience is epic and she openly shares it with me while always allowing any final decisions entirely up to me. I am most grateful for her time and patience. She is amazing to work with. ... Read More about Praise for Star Print – Wisdom from the Wilderness / James T. Williams

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