Self publishing on Amazon? We print the best books. Amazon drives the most most traffic.
Self publishing on Amazon can be beneficial — but there is one caveat — the quality of the print book. Authors have decisions to make. There is not one true ‘shopping place’ when it comes to online self-publishing. Although many websites claim to be everything to everyone.
If your book needs to be high-quality, print it with Star Print Brokers. Open an author’s account at Amazon, but sell the book where you find high traffic online.
Print the Highest Quality Books on Press, with us. Then sell your book on Amazon
Star Print Brokers fills a need in the marketplace that authors won’t get when self publishing on Amazon. We print high-quality books on press. Also, we print photography books, art books and gallery catalogs, and process color books of all kinds. Star prints books where color and quality are critical. On-demand services cannot rival our quality. They cannot provide all the custom options that we offer.
Novelists may use print-on-demand (POD) services. They may find their POD book is selling well and need to print in larger quantities. This is because the unit cost of POD can be quite high. Star Print Brokers’ minimum printing run on press is 1,000 hardcover or 2,000 soft cover books. Our unit cost is very low compared to POD. While we can print fewer books, it does not make sense. The cost for 500 books is about the same as 1,000. There are basic costs to set-up the press and ocean ship from Asia.
We print in the USA too, but unless a self-publisher needs to save time, the cost is much higher than overseas. The USA quality is not as good, except with our printers. Not all printers are the same. We stand behind the books we print. We only work with the best, proven printers.
Commodity printing on press … No!
Commodity press printing is defined as lower-quality printing. Commodity printing is for short runs and the run is usually of lesser quality. Close attention is not paid to paper stock, color, trim, bleeds. Star Print Brokers is focused on quality.
Gang printing … another No!
Sometimes commodity printing means gang runs. This is when several titles are printed at the same time. Commodity printing might also mean that a book is printed on web presses on rolls of paper. Star Print Brokers prints on large sheets, in signatures. Signatures are booklets made up of a number of pages printed on a sheet. Then the sheet folds into a booklet. The bindery will then collate “booklets” to form the text block. This is how we print professional, high-quality books.
Digitally output books
This is the most common way to get a book into print for those self publishing on Amazon. Pages are output from a digital output device. It is similar to desktop copiers. It outputs a page with toner or ink jetting. Toner will smear when you wipe a moist finger across the page. It is a good solution for books that don’t need to be high-quality. There are too many problems with digital output printing and binding. We print with ink on commercial printing presses.
It is difficult for a self publishing author to get into physical bookstores. Your title is usually placed on a list of books available. The list is made available to bookstores. You might be offered the ‘opportunity’ to buy an ad on the list or in a catalog, promoting your book.
Unless a distributor can get your physical book in brick-and-mortar bookstores, and don’t have high expectations. This is why Star Print Brokers likes self publishing on Amazon. It is making your book available to the masses. Print your book with Star Print Brokers, and sell it on Amazon with your own author account.
How does your website rank, and then also see how Amazon ranks. Amazon is driving an immense amount of traffic. Check page rank at a site like Alexa.com. Selling books on your website is great, and especially if you already have the traffic. Self publishing on Amazon — meaning selling your already printed book there — gives you exposure to high traffic.
Traditional publishers will spend only so much to market a self-publisher’s book, and their budget is limited. They always expect authors to develop social media. If an author is already marketing their book, they should not receive only a royalty. Print books yourself to keep all the profit!
Book Cover and Text Design
Even if you are self publishing on Amazon, you will have costs associated with book cover and text design. That is, unless you are a designer yourself, and know InDesign.
Edit / Proofread
It’s another cost you can’t escape, unless you are good at editing and proofreading yourself.
Self Publishing on Amazon, conclusion
Print with Star Print Brokers for high-quality books. Sell them yourself on your website, but take advantage of self publishing on Amazon. Make sure you have good keyword tags in your book, and on your website. Explore other ways to market your book, but remember printing with Star Print Brokers, and use self publishing on Amazon to sell, because of their traffic.