Concerning book rights, and every aspect of publishing, we play fair at Star Print Brokers.
This post is for all authors and self-publishers who expect to keep their book rights.
Study the contract before you sign with a publisher, an on-demand service, or anyone selling packages services for your book. We find it alarming that authors sign contracts without thoroughly reading and questioning them. Some authors have found themselves in the miserable position of signing away their rights! Sure, they keep their copyright, but one day they realize they have signed away their book rights, so that service provider is the publisher of their book.
Lesson 1: Always use your own ISBN
To make it even worse, the author starts to see their book everywhere and they don’t get a dime of profit, or even a royalty.
Lesson 2: Don’t sign a contract without reading it first
Do you know if you keep the rights to your book or are you selling them to the publisher? What is the term of the contract? What if a large publisher picks up your book? If you’ve signed a contract without reading it, the book service you use may reap the rewards, because, you’ve signed your rights away.
Lesson 3: Don’t sign away your book rights
Read every word of a contract before you sign it. That includes Star Print Brokers as well! See for yourself, that we don’t play games. After all, we respect our clients, and want them to return to us to print many more high-quality books. If someone has infringed on your copyright, go to the US Copyright Office. You can also file a copyright at this link to an online form. We would do it for you, but you are the publisher, not Star Print Brokers.
We represent self-publishing authors only
Fair is fair. In return for hiring Star Print Brokers to print books, self-publishers receive high-quality books, and fine binding on their books. We only print the best and provide many custom options. If a problem occurs, which is seldom, but once in a while it happens, we make it right. We stand behind the books we print. We represent our clients, not our vendors. We’ve been in business since 1999, and have a long list of references that you can talk to! Our clients love us. We always play fair!
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 bar code, you already have access to brick-and-mortar bookstores. You are in the database already.