Book Printing & File Prep Services
There are four essential steps to book publishing:
- Writing and editing the text
- Cover design, typesetting, and file preparation
- Placing the book into a publisher’s or printer’s production process
- Marketing and promoting the book
TBE can help you with these activities. This page talks about preparing your files for a printer or online publisher.
If you need about 300 or more copies of your book, a litho printer is usually the best route. Shorter runs and ebook publishing can be accomplished online with good results. TBE can help get your files ready, according to specs, for either online or offline printing and publishing.
If you’ve read this far, you probably won’t be happy with the results if you send in your files “as is.” You want the best for your “baby.”
PRINTING—DESCRIPTION & PRICING
If you’re planning to print 100s or 1000s of copies of your book, litho printing is usually the best quality and most cost effective route. The folks at TBE have overseen the printing of hundreds of titles, black and white, full color, and hardcover. We know how to make sure your files meet printer’s specifications. And by having us handle the printing as your liason, we can save you money and make sure you’re getting the highest quality book manufacturing. Call us with your specifications and we’ll get a printing quote to you within two business days.
TBE can prep your book files for Ingram Spark, Lightning Source, CreateSpace, BookBaby, Kindle, and other online publishing portals. It can get tricky meeting the technical specs of these publishers. We make it easy! Since every project has its own unique requirements, call for pricing.
If you want the whole package: editing, cover design, typesetting, file prep, marketing materials, etc., TBE is your one-stop source for all things book publishing. If you want to start your own publishing company but don’t have the expertise, we can do anything and everything that is needed to make that happen including the design of your company or ministry logo. The only things we don’t do are publish your book, track sales, and pay royalties. In the industry this is called book packaging. We refer to it as proxy publishing—and no one will ever know that you didn’t do all of the heavy lifting.
Why Choose TBE?
- Missteps in file preparation can mean delays in getting your book out.
- With longer print runs, mistakes on the front end can be very costly.
- TBE can advise which publishing process makes the most sense for you.
- If TBE brokers your printing, we insulate you from printer errors.
What Authors Say
Thank you so much Brian—you are my new best friend! …These files worked perfectly! Now to be even more of a bother, what is the chance of getting just the logo without the cover?