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Batch printing

for large volumes or more print options

Batches of books may be digitally printed, offset printed or a combination of both. Paying for a batch of books to be printed upfront lowers the per unit cost of manufacture. It is also a good option for publishers looking for more trim sizes, inks, papers, end-sheets, finishes, foils and embossing options. Books can then be sold on Amazon using Amazon's availability, state-of-the-art warehousing and fulfillment speed, there is no quicker and easier way to sell your book.

What this includes

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Printer selection

We will select the best offering for your book from our range of print partners. Offset litho offers the highest quality with superb finishes for glossy, thicker papers, tints, gradients and solid color. However, digital printing is now so good that it is often hard to tell the difference. Print cost per copy varies between books but will always reduce with volume.

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Complete print management

We manage the production of your book through our print partners. A batch of books must be paid for before printing can start and it typically takes around 3-4 weeks to print and ship to your address. This is a very rough estimate as the batch size, printer, complexity and finishes can significantly impact the print time.

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A single proof copy

You will receive one physical copy of your book to review before approving for distribution. Typos and other issues tend to be much easier to spot in print, and color finishes will always look slightly different to the way they appear on screen. Proofs take around 2 weeks to print and ship to your address. If your book is being litho printed then a single proof copy will be digitally printed to be as representative as possible.

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Warehousing

If you are printing a big batch of books we can arrange to warehouse these while they are sold. Books are stored in the US or the UK in a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled warehouse. Monthly US storage and insurance is approx. $0.16 per book and monthly UK storage is approx. £0.10 per book. When a book is sold it is "picked" off the warehouse shelf and "packed" into a box for shipping. The exact "pick and pack" fee depends on the weight and size of the book but for a standard book is about $2.40 USD per sale. If alternatively you wish to warehouse books yourself please ensure you have a forklift to accept boxes on delivery and then space to store them.

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Selling on Amazon

Your book can be made available on either Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk and stored in the US or UK as required. It will not be distributed via other online retailers but you are welcome to sell your book by other means, such as your blog or at your local bookstore.

How it works