Roadmap: Your Self-Publishing Process
Your process will vary depending on how much help you need along the way.
As always, please let us know if you have questions or need assistance.
Get a Quote for Book Printing, and if Design is needed
Asia Book Printing
We print books in Asia for USA self-publishers and authors everywhere. Highest quality, hard-to-find options, printing on press (not on demand), lower unit cost.
USA Book Printing
We print books in the USA. The cost is higher than Asia but printing is Asia can save authors up to 70 percent. Book delivery is just a little faster than Asia. Books are made in USA.
Book Design by Star Print Brokers
Professional book design by designers experienced in professional book design, typography, and color reproduction for high-quality books.
Please send the signed printing agreement, one-third payment, and the print-ready files or PDFs. The first one-third payment is due now. Payment information
Book Design by the Author or Designer
We work with you, or your designer. Our goal is to help you to have help you to achieve your vision.
Proofs are part of your process
We send physical proofs
You get a set of full color digitally output proofs, (toner on paper). Press proofs are available at an additional cost. Press proofs are printed in ink on press.
Review the proof set
The proof is mostly for pagination. We can make corrections, but editing should take place before this proof set is generated.
Books are printed on commercial printing presses, in signatures.
The books are bound. Any other extras are taken care of in bindery.
5 Advance copies
The advance copies are taken from the completed run. All books are printed, bound, and in cartons waiting for your approval.
When you approve the books, we release them for shipping. The last one-third payment due. Payment information
Shipping & Delivery
Shipping takes about two weeks to reach a West Coast port, or four weeks to reach an East Coast port.
We clear customs for you
We clear customs for you at port. The quote is most often DDP, so no other costs are involved.
A truck arrives at your door
The books arrive by truck, at the location you specified. They are in custom made cartons. The cartons are on pallet(s). Delivery is to door.
We truly hope that you love your books, our customer service, and your process in its entirety. Please take a moment to send your thoughts, a paragraph or so about your experience, and an image of your book to use on a testimonial.