The partner for independent book publishers and indie publishers.
Independent book publishers and indie publishers may fall into one of two categories when working with Star Print Brokers. Authors who are becoming indie publishers or small publishers in need of a reliable partner for quality books and project management.
One: Authors becoming indie publishers need reliable, low-cost book printing and management services.
Authors start out on their own, printing a title or two. Often, they print books on-demand with limited success. Indie authors may realize that they could establish their own publishing company, and this gives their books more credibility than publishing under the author name alone. The author has more authority.
Indie authors may realize that they could establish their own publishing company. It gives their books more credibility than publishing under the author name alone. The author has more authority.
The next questions, is, “Who is going to print our books?” Large publishers have their own presses. Small publishers contract out book printing and have staff to manage the process.
Authors with just a few titles often continue to use print on-demand. But, after printing just a few copies of a few titles, authors or new indie publishers soon realize that they need a lower cost per copy, and better quality books.
This is especially true if printing hardcover books and reproducing quality photography. True color is important to independent book publishers, authors, and illustrators. Digital book printing uses toner and toner will smears when you wipe a moist finger across the page. We only use high-quality ink, printing on commercial printing presses set-up to print in signatures. We only print on high-quality paper.
Short runs, or commodity printing at POD services, does not offer the level of quality for book or to build a brand.
Processing book shipment for the very successful book, “The Art of Mead Tasting and Food Pairing” by Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor. They are winners of a prestigious Gourmand award.
Two: Independent book publishers need to delegate project management.
Your company is not a publishing monolith, yet.
You and your staff are growing and need to devote your time and energy to finding manuscripts, connecting with authors, editing, proofreading, marketing, and publicity. Printing is one task to hand-off to Star Print Brokers. By the way, see InDesign for book layout.
It won’t cost independent book publishers more for our services. That is because we get lower trade pricing, so we can charge less.
We print in volume, whether it’s the number of titles, or the book quantity. So, vendors want to make sure that everything is done correctly for us, to keep our business. Besides, with all of our in-house experience, we help authors and publishers to make sure that files are ready for fine quality printing.
Star represents authors and indie publishers, not book printers.
Authors … promising your next book to a printing company if they do a good job or give you a low price, means little to them. That is, compared to working with Star Print Brokers volume. Our business is important to keep.
The Answer: Star Print Brokers is the partner for authors, indie publishers, and independent book publishers alike.
Independent book publishers can reinvent the wheel, but why?
Star Print Brokers already has the best book printing services:
- quality books
- low unit cost
- project management services
- book design, if needed
- manufacturing guarantee
- author representation
We are in the business of printing books for many years. The hard part is done for indie publishers. Avoid costly mistakes in finding and managing book printing overseas.
We’ve already tested numerous printing companies, and have a short list. These are people and companies on whom we depend to meet our strict management.