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Vines & Visions
Editor’s note: Vines & Vision is 2 inches thick and 7,000 copies meant two full container loads. Thank you Macduff Everton, Matt Kettman, and Mary Heebner. It is an honor to print this incredible book. You can buy the book at the Vines & Vision website.
The Art of Mead Tasting
and Food Pairing
Update: ‘Mead Tasting’ wins a prestigious Gourmand award. I’m so happy with the design, service, and printing that I got from Star Print Brokers. Everything proceeded exactly the way that you and Edward said it would: exactly the same schedule, exactly the quoted price. I love the production upgrades that you suggested: the ribbon bookmark and the upgraded endpapers particularly, give the book a special luxury boost. The printing and production quality are first-rate and a year later even books that have been handled a lot still feel “new”.
Because my husband and I live in the Portland area so near to you, we were able to visit you and Edward at your home before we signed on, and we saw scores of books that you have produced over the years, so I know that this was just a typical project for you, but it felt big and scary to us before we began working with you, and the two of you did such a great job guiding us through the whole process. Thanks again for a terrific good job. We’ll definitely be printing future books through Star Print Brokers.
Wisdom from the Wilderness
I have come to see Edward as a masterful businessman who responds rapidly with all the facts, figures, and details that I need to make decisions. However, most importantly, he is my advocate. When a problem arises, he fully supports me and my interests. My gratitude to him is endless. I have a deep appreciation for all he has done for me.
These two make a powerful team. Both my books are striking in quality and have been received by my customers with open arms and praise. I have never had one customer complaint and my repeat business is remarkable. I share my success with Star Print. They are my book heroes. I look forward to publishing again with them in the future.
Thank you for helping us produce such a stunning product, and thank you for being so easy to work with.
Please add me the top of your list of references. I would be delighted to be able to help a future client of yours decide to use Start Print Brokers.
I’ve had 7 years of only positive reviews of it. Not only is Star Print Brokers top notch in the quality of their products, their customer service is stellar. I’ve done two printings through them and they have acted with total integrity, speed and helpfulness. When I need to print again I’ll be calling them and I’ve recommended them to everyone who has talked to me about publishing a book … and I recommend them to you.
Two Chip Porter books
Edward Starkman has been my go to guy during this time. From the beginning of our working relationship until the last product I had printed in May of 2015 Edward was there to answer any question I had. He usually answered emails within an hour or two and he had quotes within a day. Edward followed my jobs from start to finish, always updating me as the job progressed and by finish, I mean I was updated until the job arrived at my door.
Prices are fair, the quality is high and the service is extraordinary. As the reviewer I should add that I’m very picky, just ask Edward.
The Lord of The Rings Films
Star Print Brokers is a wonderful service that has been an enormous help to our company in navigating the intimidating process of printing product overseas. They are experienced, knowledgeable, patient, and professional; we’ve had nothing but great dealings and results with SPB and fully intend to make use of their services on our next major release.
Editor’s note: They utilized Star Print Brokers to print the book and press the CD for The Music of The Lord of The Rings Films.
Underbelly, Spank the Monkey, Camelot Revisited
Ed is the best there is. I used him on three jobs. Each one was perfect. AND – on time, on budget, no BS, no up and extras later, no excuses. The man delivers a great product and deserves your business. If I write another book, Ed is the ONLY person I would go to.
The three books: Underbelly, Spank the Monkey, Camelot Revisited.
At the Crossroads of Terror
Because Eye Appeal = Buy Appeal, and the look was terrific. Thanks to the fabulous printing job by Star Print Brokers. The were also given a Rush request since my publisher folded before release schedule. I called Ed. He and his wife worked their magic and I didn’t lose a sale. Thank you so much Star Print Brokers.
Twelve Days of Peace
We had gotten underway with another printer, but hit multiple snags, causing us to seek a new service provider … and so glad that we did. The final printed book FAR EXCEEDS our wildest expectations. Thanks so much Star Print Brokers for a job so very well done!
Twelve Days of Peace is available on the 12 Days Publishing Company website
High Altitude Paradise
I went in requiring nothing but the highest standards of print production and the final product exceeded my expectations. From cover to cover, my customers were consistent in their praise for the elegance of my book. I look forward to working with them in the future. They made my dream come true.
for South Florida
I love it … The print quality and image quality are tops. We’re on our way to the 5th printing for Landscape Plants of South Florida.
We have back orders for several hundred copies already.
The Washington Cookbook
I want to take time to thank you for all the help, suggestions and great service. It is a pleasure working with you and I hope this is just the beginning of a great long-term relationship
from the Non-Persian Bride
I just left you a message. I wish I could have gotten a hold of you because I wanted to personally thank you for doing such a great job on Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride! I absolutely love how they book turned out. It’s perfect.
My Yacht Designs
A Lighter Side Of Africa
At every stage Ed Starkman has been an enormous help and he has answered the large number of questions that I have thrown at him both succinctly and with great patience. At times I have sought his advice, and having taken his suggestions on board, I can only say that I have been delighted with the outcome. The final product is stunning and much of this is as a result of the truly superb service offered by this company.
Without hesitation I thoroughly recommend Star Print Brokers. If you would are thinking of publishing and would like a personal recommendation, please contact me.A Lighter Side of Africa.
A Tea Garden in Tivoli
The quality of the book is stunning. People are amazed when they flip through it, and my local bookstore says that most self-published books are not near this quality.
I just can’t believe how fast and how expert you and the overseas printer have been on A Tea Garden in Tivoli. I’d love to do more projects with you! It’s such a shame that this country cannot compete. I went to two printers here in NY/NJ and got quotes from Canada and other places in this country. Cost was prohibitive.
I found you only by accident on the Internet. It was just chance that I happened to talk with Nancy. She was so knowledgeable that I knew I could trust you, but I could so easily have gone with a lesser company. I understand why you take so much pride in your printing. Kudos. I’m thrilled and can’t wait for my books.
Sticky Toffee Lane
They’re Amazing! Edward and Nancy, the books, the work, the process … all of it.
FANTASTIC! I am so happy and delighted … I really don’t have words, except Thank You.
Going Down Sticky Toffee Lane was a labour of love for me: my great friend and fabulous chef, George, asked me, a 20+ year website designer, to make his once-in-a-lifetime cookbook. I needed a lot of hand holding and Edward patiently led me through the entire process – always professional, answering every question succinctly, clearly, and within a couple of hours. Painless! He even sent me sample books so I could judge the quality myself. I had never printed anything professionally in my life so Nancy’s decades of expertise, her advice and her passion for her artful industry were invaluable to me. Plus, they are just super nice people! – and we’re already proceeding with a second printing. Bravo to Star Print Brokers!
Going Down Sticky Toffee Lane
That’s why I came back
[with Ark Builders]
In 2010 we brought American Astrophilately: The First Fifty Years to Nancy Starkman. The manuscript was a mishmash of incoherent styles and formats. She and Star Print Brokers were able to transform it into a space history book that became a national book award finalist.
So when we were ready to write Ark Builders: Worship Through Woodworking we knew there was only one place to go – Star Print Brokers. This time Nancy was an integral part from the first word instead of being presented with a hot mess. She was patient, creative, and a delight to work with. She under promises and over delivers. Star Print again came in on deadline and on budget.
I produced a 100 year anniversary book, Faith Family Future, for my synagogue. Star Print Brokers was instrumental in helping me and getting the book done, on time, and turned out a beautiful product at a very fair cost. – Highly recommended in getting your book or project printed.
Doing the book with you was one of the highlights of my career as a businessman as well as a synagogue leader. Glad we found one another and I am always available for references, should you need one.
Brought Fokey to School
What a great group of people to work with at Star Print Brokers! The books they printed for me were amazing and even beyond what I expected. Nancy Starkman did a terrific job with the graphic design work for When Nicole Brought Fokey to School.
They printed two books for me: hard and soft cover. Both books are of outstanding quality, and at the right price. I will definitely come back to them for my future printing needs. Thanks guys for a job well done!
Climbing Colorado’s 14ers
There are so many good things I could say about Star Print Brokers. For background, I spent 15 years working on my first book project, which is a coffee table book documenting my high alpine mountaineering adventures with my dog. I have been a professional graphic designer for 16 years.
Edward and Nancy were both VERY helpful, polite, quick to respond to all of my questions/emails, and treated me like a client even when I technically wasn’t one. We exchanged many emails. They answered all of my questions quickly.
They exchanged emails with me several times a day for a more than a month before I finally made my decision to go with them. During that time, I was emailing other printers and those companies were not getting back to me in a timely manner. Sadly, some of them never got back to me at all.
I went through a list of the 250 top book printers in the world, TWICE! Both times, SPB finished in my list of top 10 before I had contacted anyone.
They pointed me to authors they worked with, who had printed books in a similar genre. SPB mailed me one of these books free of charge. I paid for another book, from another author they worked with, and that experience was ultimately what sealed the deal for me.
I was able to see that Edward and Nancy would do everything they could not only to deliver a great finished product, but also make right anything that might go wrong.
Even though I have been a professional designer 16 years, I never produced and/or printed a book or worked with a printer overseas. SPB never questioned my delays.
If I am blessed enough to sell this first round of books, I will without any hesitation work with SPB again. Edward and Nancy, and the entire team working for SPB, have EXCEEDED my expectations. I am kind of a picky guy. Again, SPB produced a finished book that actually was so good, it exceeded all of my expectations. And I do not say that lightly.
Dear Khloe: Love Letters
to My Little Sister
Great price, great quality, great customer service!
I was very nervous about making such a substantial investment (1,000 hardcover books), especially from a company I’d never used before. However, after a lot of research and reading several reviews of Star Print Brokers, I knew my book was in good hands. Edward was always responsive both by phone and by email — he always responded within one or two days, and often within a couple hours. He was very patient with me and answered all of my questions quickly and effectively, and he even accommodated all my special requests, like last minute changes to my book, etc.
The quality of the books is amazing. I had originally gotten a couple individual hardcover books from Ingram Spark, and I was so disappointed by the paper quality (it basically felt like normal printer paper) and the covers began to warp quickly. The books I received from Star Print Brokers, however, are extremely professional looking. The paper quality is great, the colors are vivid (my book has a lot of photos), and the binding is very sturdy.
I came into the whole publishing process really lost and confused, so I really do appreciate all of your guidance. You were so helpful that my assistant at one point did her own research about your company because she thought it was too good to be true. I really can’t thank you enough.
The delivery process was also smooth. Even though the coronavirus hit as the books were en route from Asia (they never print in China) to the US, nothing was delayed and the Dear Khloe books were delivered in great condition. I would not hesitate to use Star Print Brokers again! Thank you.
PS. If anyone ever has any questions or doubts about using Star Print Brokers, feel free to send them to me. Your service was even better than I’d hoped for, and I’d love to spread the word. I’m also attaching a photo of my book cover for Dear Khloe: Love Letters to My Little Sister, and my website.
Noname, the Feral Cat
The final printed product was beyond my expectations.
My Soulmate Noname
Meet children’s book author Cynthia O’Brien!
It was delivered from Asia much faster than expected. Edward even caught and pointed out a spelling error in my book before it went to print that professional editors missed.
Do not hesitate to use this great company. I will be ordering my next printing of my books from them. They walked me through every detail and held my hand and made suggestions and reassured me. The color printing was amazing and the paper is a beautiful quality. I am very impressed. Edward was in touch with me every step of the way. Highly impressed. They are amazing.
Itasca State Park,
Loons & Lady’s Slippers
I have had two books printed with Star Print Brokers, Itasca State Park and Loons & Lady’s Slippers of Itasca State Park, and have had nothing but positive interactions with both Nancy and Edward. The books are of the highest quality and I have been extremely satisfied with the product and the service provided in setting the book up for press. I highly recommend Star Print Brokers for anyone looking to self-publish!
Happy Love Sprinkles
I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Since then, I have printed a second book with them — If You Could Ask Your Dog One Question — with the same superior results. I highly recommend this company to print your books.
An American Tale
of Freedom’s Promise
Star Print Brokers produces beautiful books that sell themselves. I highly recommend them for book printing and book design.
Heart-Shaped Tomatoes –
Stories of Italian Cooking with Nona Elda
Star Print Brokers did an absolutely incredible job printing what was my first self-published book. Printing my first book was very intimidating,
but Edward Starkman was so patient throughout the entire printing process. He always made time to answer my questions over the phone or promptly over email.
The book I wanted to print had a lot of unique details—a tipped-in cover image, linen spine, heavy paper, etc.
I got several quotes from American printers which ended up being two to two and a half times as much as what Star Print Brokers quoted.
Going with Star Print Brokers allowed me to print the dream version of the book I had created. And while the pricing was very competitive, no quality was sacrificed.
The final book I received is absolutely gorgeous. I hope to print with Star Print Brokers again in the future.