Indie publishing with Star Print Brokers.
Indie publishing means that you are self-publishing your book independently. Our feeling is that you should control your revenue and get the best possible printing and binding. Better books command a higher retail price, so you make more money.
In addition to our book manufacturing and design services, we also offer indie publishing authors our solid support. Enjoy the indie publishing virtues without vanity publishing.
Indie Publishing Pathways
Indie publishing may or may not be for you.
POD or print on-demand: If you have a handful of black ink, soft cover and paperback books to print, go for POD! Just make sure that you get 100 percent of the profit. Don’t expect too much as far as quality goes. Toner (not ink) smudges when turning pages. POD books are output and most often, printing is not on press. The POD hardcover binding is mediocre at best.
Book Packagers: Books are written about how bad some book packagers are for indie publishing. They promise everything, but often don’t come through. Many book packagers are in some cases, vanity publishers.
Printing on press in USA: The quality can vary greatly, and the cost is always high. So, we partner with good printers and we stand behind the books we print.
Printing on press in Asia: And again, the quality can vary greatly depending on the printing company. The cost is lower than in USA or Canada. Our quality is always the finest. We partner with the best, proven printing partners. We stand behind the books we print, since 1999.
The Virtues without Vanity
Star Print Brokers is definitely for the self-publisher who is printing 1,000 hardcover books or 2,000 soft cover books. We have minimum quantities because we print high-quality books on commercial printing presses. It’s not inferior POD!
High-Quality Book Printing: Ink on paper and expert printing on press. We specialize in custom manufacturing of photography books, art books, coffee table books and more, and all for indie authors and small publishers. If we can do all that, think of how great your children’s book, cookbook, or novel will look.
High-Quality Book Binding: Tight bindings, lay-flat bindings, and special binding options. We offer choices. Printing on press combined with professional book binding if for the indie publishing market, and at a low unit cost.
Custom Manufacturing Options: Slip cases, vellum sheets, French flaps, bumper boxes, choices of cloth textures and color, choice of foil texture and colors, endpapers with printing, ribbon marker bookmarks, and so much more.
Authors Keep all Profit: If you want to keep all your profit and be paid more than royalties, then come on board! We don’t pay royalties, so you make more profit per copy.
It starts with a Free Consultation
Free Consultation: We offer a free consultation for up to one hour, for any prospective client. Go ahead, pick our brains! We think we will impress you with all the valuable information we provide. So, you will naturally give us your business.
Quotes include Shipping and Delivery: We include all foreseeable costs in our quotes. You probably know that getting a printing quote here in the USA means that delivery is an add-on cost. It is usually not in your quote. When you compare quotes, know that unless the quote says otherwise, we include DDP or Delivery Duty Paid in our quotes. We also include one round of physical proofs. They are almost always in color and output digitally. Press proofs are available at an additional cost.
Support – Support – Support: Tutorials and Guides are on our website, and be sure to use the search feature to find the specifics that interest you. We want to be your primary resource for indie publishing. We are just a phone call or email away. Call (844) 603-1777 toll-free, or (425) 603-1777 in the Seattle area.
Make sure you buy your own ISBN. Don’t accept a number that someone “provides” as part of their service. What happens is that you don’t receive full book sales profit. You get royalties, only. Star Print Brokers sells a single ISBN because we are authorized agents. The ISBN in in your name, or your company name, whichever you choose.
We also offer book design services. You can request an indie publishing quote today!