Beautiful books for self-publishers.
Beautiful books do not just happen because someone flips a switch. They do not manufacture themselves, and all printers and services are not the same.
You work hard on your manuscript. If you are a photographer or artist, you are undoubtedly proud of your work. A lot of effort and maybe money is spent to get to this point. Self-publishers shouldn’t undo all their great work that brought them to the point. Get quality book printing.
Beautiful books translates to more sales. Better construction means fewer returns and happy readers.
What are the two biggest mistakes self-publishers make when printing?
They print books on-demand not realizing the quality they will receive. POD is printing a few copies at a time. There are two ways POD services work.
1. They output a few copies on a digital output device, which is something like high-end desktop printers. However, they print with toner that smears, not ink.
Why choose a POD short run of 500 when you can have 1,000 better and more beautiful books? Print with Star Print Brokers for virtually same cost.
So, if you are paying close to the same per copy cost for 500 POD hardcovers as 1,000 hardcover print books, how much more profit can you make with Star Print Brokers? Plus, you are getting more beautiful books! How much more can you sell a quality title that prints on press, versus a POD output titles?
If you want more beautiful books as well and expert printing and binding, work with Star Print Brokers.
The cost varies by book specifications and quantity, so get a quote. Request a quote or a free consultation of up to an hour. Ask us anything. We are experts at manufacturing quality, and more beautiful books that can have reasonably priced custom options. There is no pressure on our part, and no up selling. We try to make the vision of your title a reality for you.
You can also get a single ISBN and barcode through us, as we are authorized ISBN agents.
How does the quality of your print on-demand represent you as self-publisher, or a professional in your field? You can do better.
Here is another huge mistake to avoid.
Self-publishers who do an ebook as a substitute for physical coffee table books are making a big mistake. They are certainly mot getting better construction or a beautiful book.
Folks, why do they call them coffee table books? Because they are meant to be a beautiful book to rest on a coffee table in your home or office! They are meant to admire for their beauty, and pleasurably read for their content. If books are not demonstrate quality, are beautifully printed and securely bound, then they are surely a disappointment.
However, a novel is another story, but …
I do think ebooks are wonderful for novels. But, you don’t place novels on your coffee table for guests to admire or browse through either! If everyone thought ebooks were the only way to go, we would no longer have print. That is not the case.
Readers still love the touch and feel of a book in their hands. They appreciate beautiful books with custom options.
Don’t forget that when you have a greater demand for your ebook, you should consider printing a minimum run of 1,000 copies. As you print more copies in one run, the cost per copy goes down, and the profit you make increases. Make more profit per copy.
Manufacturing, printing and binding for self-publishers.
The definition of beautiful books is not limited to high-quality process color printing and accurate color reproductions. They have special details that set them apart. Star Print Brokers has options that are not found when printing on demand or in short runs. In fact, we have options not found at very many printing companies.
Titles without the usual POD manufacturing worries.
Better books means fewer returns and happy readers. It also means secure bindings, printing in signatures, and not a page at a time. Star Print Brokers manufactures better titles, and has since 1999.
So what is print on-demand good for?
A soft cover, paperback book without expectation of great color, or fine paper stock. But even then, when we print on press, we can add things like French flaps. Self-publisher love embossing cover titles with foils too. By the way, we have many color choices of foils to make your title better as well as more beautiful.
A word about hardcovers.
Print on-demand services are not set up to do hardcover bindings well. They are almost always side sewn, and we frequently have POD books presented to us by self-publishers, with pages falling out. I’ve already said it, but it bears repeating … We print and bind better quality titles than any POD service.
Plus, you don’t get all the options that we provide.
They biggest mistake of all is to invest time and money in a book that ultimately is poorly bound and with smudge printing, and inaccurate color.
Why go to all the trouble or wanting beautiful books, and then handing your files over to a service to print it on the cheap? In our experience, it is simply a big mistake.
If you use an on-demand service, do you actually get your book into brick-and-mortar bookstores, or just have access to those bookstores? We have a secret for you. If you have your own ISBN and barcode, you already have access to brick-and-mortar bookstores. You are in the database.