Are Custom Book Publishing Sites making more for authors or themselves?
Follow these 4 Steps to greater self-publishing profit.
Custom book publishing sites — are you making more profit — or are they? We have a better way to print, publish, get traffic, sell books, and make more profit. Star Print Brokers first offered book printing online to self-publishers in 1999. Follow these 4 steps.
1. Print the best quality
Print the best quality books as the foundation for the next steps. Then get traffic, sell books, make more profit. (Read our 4 steps to learn how.) We are different, because we put authors and self-publishers first. You can make more money with our method of custom book publishing.
We print books on press — and not one-off — as in on-demand book production. You truly get custom book publishing with us, and so many more options and choices.
This is what you need to know about our business of custom book publishing
We manufacture superior quality books, and stand behind the books we print. We offer more choices that are hard to find, or not found anywhere else. The minimum is 1,000 hardcover or 2,000 soft cover books.
You are the publisher
We don’t give you ISBNs, include or assign them to self-publishers, for good reason. That is for you to do because you are the publisher. If someone gives you an ISBN, they become the publisher of your book, and you only get royalties. When you buy an ISBN, you will also get a publisher number. You can look yourself up to verify that you alone are the publisher.
2. Get traffic
It’s difficult for self-publishers to get their title in brick and mortar bookstores. You have more of a chance of that happening if you go to local bookstores yourself.
We don’t offer distribution, for good reason.
You don’t need to buy distribution and here’s why …
If you buy distribution, or if it is part of a package on other book publishing sites, bookstores can order title with an ISBN. There is so much competition. What are your chances are as a new self-publisher without a track record for book sales? Um, huh …
Now, the distributors or book publishing sites will offer you the “opportunity” to buy an ad in catalogs that go to bookstore buyers. There are fewer bookstores in recent years. Why? Amazon. Why will that buyer pick your book over all other books? That is a legitimate question.
Jump on the Amazon bandwagon for traffic only, instead of any using any other book publishing sites.
Since Amazon makes the majority of book sales and drives more traffic than practically anyone, set up an author page and sell your book on Amazon.
Sign up with Barnes & Nobel too.
3. Sell books
The book publishing sites list your book on Amazon. More often, they get profit and you get only royalties. You deserve more as you did the work. They just listed it.
Setting up for success
Keywords. It’s not good enough to just list your book on Amazon. You need to be listed in the best categories for your book.
Website. Start a website and build a following. Tie the keywords used on Amazon to your own site.
Email. Consider developing an email list.
Get Social. Now, wait a minute you say, my packager will do the social media, so why do I need to?
You are a new author. A book packager, the book publishing sites, or even traditional publishers, will only spend so much money and time on social media for any one self-publisher title. They expect you to be active on social media.
So, since you have to do much of the work yourself, why not self-publish on your own too? Just print spectacular books with Star Print Brokers.
4. Make more profit
The majority of book publishing sites offer you one-off books, or packages with add-on components. It gets pricey when you consider just how few books you are getting.
Add up that unit cost. The packager or custom book publishing sites, most often keeps the profit. Only paying self-publishers book royalties. But, using our method, you can make even more profit and have better books all while making more profit per copy.
Start with a quote for custom book publishing with Star Print Brokers
- Best of all, with us, you get custom books with fine printing and binding quality.
- Your books are well-bound and do not fall apart like some on-demand books.
- Our color is as close as possible to the images that you give us. It’s called “pleasing color”, but we can also do “exact match” color.
- Self-publishers get quality and one-on-one customer service that you cannot find on other custom book publishing sites.
Custom book publishing is up to you, but we are your partner and ally. Star Print Brokers stands behind the books we print, and do not work for printers. In fact, we work for our clients, only.
In conclusion, go on over to our quote form and fill it out. Press send. Get the most from custom book publishing sites by choosing Star Print Brokers over all rest.