The Soft Cover Books – Paperback books that we print and are beautifully bound.
Soft cover books are a product we take great pride in printing and binding properly. We offer many options. The quality is high, and the unit cost is low. All of our soft cover books are printed on high-quality coated paper stock in a variety of paper weights and finishes. We can print on uncoated stock too. All soft cover books are printed on commercial printing presses. It is really the only way to get the high-quality printing and binding demanded by professional authors, self publishers, photographers, and artists. Are you self publishing? Print your soft cover books with us! You will find better printing, paper, binding, and cost with Star Print Brokers soft cover books printed in Asia, than books printed in the USA.
We offer many options for soft cover books.
Our Soft Cover books printed on Press are always high-quality
Printing on press produces higher quality books than print-on-demand books. POD providers usually output books from a digital output device, similar to a copier. They are outputting copier toner on paper. Rub a moist finger across the page and it will smear, unless it has a varnish over the toner to stabilize it. The upside is that you can print fewer copies, although the unit cost is high. If it is a low unit cost, the chances are that you are being paid only royalties. We think authors should receive 100 percent of their profit.
Star Print Brokers minimum book print run is 2,000 soft cover books. However, our unit cost— the cost per book — is low
We print with ink on paper, and on 6-color commercial printing presses that are set-up for book printing. We print in signatures, like booklets. The signatures are bound together to form a book block. POD online sites usually output a page at a time, instead of a full signature. Some can also print soft cover books on press, but frequently with little regard for the quality of color reproduction. Color is especially important if you are a photographer or artist.
Not all printers are the same in terms of presses, materials, paper stock, inks, and the ability and expertise needed to print high-quality books.
Sadly, the places that turn out quick printing or POD, do not understand the difference between pleasing color and exact match, full endpapers, or printing on endpapers. Their soft cover books frequently have inferior bindings. Have you ever ordered a POD soft cover and the pages keep falling out? You complain, and they send you more books with pages that fall out. That won’t happen with us! Frankly, even the POD places have better bindings on their soft cover books these days. But, POD hardcover book bindings are not impressive as compared to what they could be with Star Print Brokers.
Some POD sites may disregard crop marks and bleed marks! When you’ve gone to the trouble to prepare a file correctly for printing, you expect a printing facility, or in this case, a POD will know how to print it correctly. Think again! And if you want a custom size that is not in their standard offering, you may have to re-do your book set-up. To us, every book is custom manufactured. Every order of soft cover books is unique.
Now for the best part. Star Print Brokers keeps the cost of soft cover books low!
We print books in Asia. Because we are book printing brokers, we don’t work with any one vendor. We also pick the best printing for your books. All our printers are pre-tested and utilized previously. Besides, we stand behind all the books we print. Now you may ask, how can they give us low pricing in addition to high-quality? The answer is simple. We print in large volume, with many titles printed on press. Our presence is large in the printing facilities we work with, and they don’t want to lose us. We get deep discount pricing that we pass on to our clients. So, you can use our expertise and we are protecting you against a bad printing job. Self-publishers can have high-quality book printing on press at a low cost.
What if something goes wrong with your book order?
What if something goes wrong, and you are working directly with a printer? You are at their mercy. What if something goes wrong when working with Star Print Brokers? Because of the volume printing we do, printers don’t want to lose our business. They make it right, as we do. We take great care to make sure nothing goes wrong, and we fight for our clients too. If there is a problem it is our problem too. We’ve had entire books reprinted. That is expensive. Try to get a printer to do that for one book title.
A word about book design
Our book designers can follow your vision through to completion, while helping you to have the best design for your books. We can also work with your team and / or designer. Some authors use stock photos or images in their books. Bigstock is a good source. Remember, each book is custom! See books we’re printing too. The photography books category is one of several categories to view.