A Self Publishers’ Book Printing Process

One of the biggest dilemmas that self-publishers face is deciding on the appropriate printing process. The ‘How to Print’ decision can be a bit easier once you know your target market and budget. Still, there are many options available to you, such as digital printing with print-on-demand distribution or offset printing and physical fulfillment.

Publishers use three major methods of book printing, which are:

Digital printing is perhaps the simplest and the fastest growing printing process. Normally, the files for printing are held at computer servers and can be printed, glued and bound together to produce a high quality book in under 10 minutes. This method works excellently for producing one-demand single copy of the book, as the whole book is produced in one cycle.

Offset printing on the other hand is more suitable for bulk-printing. This traditional type of print-press is fed one sheet at a time, or a complete web of paper, which can be printed in real-time. The web of sheets is then cut up and organized by special bindery equipment. The folding, trimming and assembling of the printing press is carried out right at the end, making sure that more than one book can be prepared at a time.

Letterpress technology is unquestionably the oldest form of printing, and largely unavailable due to its inefficient and time-consuming approach. In this kind of printing, pictorial engravings or etched metal plates are inked, and a single sheet of paper is rolled over them. The process only works for one sheet at a time, and is typically used for very fine, limited edition books.

As you can see, there are a variety of different printing options available to a self-publisher. While offset printing can yield deeper discounts (on a per copy basis), print-on-demand offers the flexibility of a smaller upfront investment. We offer both offset printing/bulk ordering as as well print-on-demand as options for all of our authors. That means – we’re here to save you money regardless of the printing process you choose.

So, are you ready to have 100% control over your self-publishing experience? 

Leading self-publishing company celebrates New Year’s writing resolution with publishing package discount

Denver, CO, Jan 12, 2010 – Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self publishing and book marketing company, today announced a savings of up to $110 on its top 3 publishing packages.

“In the spirit of the perennial Yew Year’s resolution to write and publish a book, this is an exciting promotion geared toward bringing newly penned manuscripts into full publication, distribution, and worldwide availability,” remarked Karl Schroder, Director of Author Services at Outskirts Press.

The 10% package discount includes potential for an additional $300 in includes book production options with the Diamond package. Unlike other publishers, Outskirts Press authors maintain 100% of their rights and earn 100% of the sales profits.  

Authors new to Outskirts Press can also take advantage of the newly announced Espresso Book Machine edition, which allows Outskirts Press paperback editions to be manufactured on-site at all Espresso Book Machine outlets worldwide.

For more information and details, including the necessary promotion code to save 10%, visit http://outskirtspress.com/monthly_promotion.html

About Outskirts Press:

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at http://www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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