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Recommendation

  • At least a 5/8″ margin on the binding side and a 1/2″ on all other sides
Casewrap Hardcover Binding

Casewrap books are hardcover books, but unlike cloth hardcover binding, the cover is wrapped in white stock which is printed in full color. It is then laminated with a glossy or matte finish. Interior pages are printed on either 50 lb. white or 55 lb. cream for b/w books or 70 lb. white for color books. A PDF proof is also included in the price.

 

 
Requirements:

  • minimum of 18-24 pages depending on book specs/maximum of 480 – 1200 pages depending on book specs
  • maximum size of 8.5″ x 11″

Recommendation

  • At least a 5/8″ margin on the binding side and a 1/2″ on all other sides

 

Cloth Hardcover Binding

Our hardcover books are beautifully made and covered in 100% cotton fabric with acrylic filled coating cover in “patriot blue” or “slate gray” cloth. The interior can be printed on your choice of 50 lb. white or 55 lb. cream paper for b/w books or 70 lb. white for color books. Books are dressed with headbands and foot-bands. Endpapers will match the interior stock color. The spine can be imprinted in gold foil with the title and/or the author’s name. A PDF proof is included in the price.

 

Requirements:

  • minimum of 18-24 pages depending on book specs/ maximum of 480 – 1200 pages depending on book specs
  • maximum size of 8.5″ x 11″

Recommendation

  • At least a 5/8″ margin on the binding side and a 1/2″ on all other sides
  • A minimum of 40 pages and a maximum of 500 pages for the best quality
Perfect Binding

Perfect bound books are softcover paperback books. They are printed on 50, 60, 70, 80, or 100 lb. white stock or 55, 60 or 70 lb. cream stock. Our books include a full-color cover printed on 10 or 12pt. C1S stock then laminated with a high gloss or matte protective finish. A PDF proof included in the price.

 

Requirements:

  • minimum of 18-24 pages depending on book specs/ maximum of 480 – 1200 pages depending on book specs
  • maximum size of 8.5″ x 11″
Spiral Coil Binding

Spiral binding is great for items that need to lay flat when opened, such as a cook book. Spiral bound items include front and back covers printed in full color on 10 or 12 pt. C1S stock with a high gloss or matte laminated protective finish. Interior pages are printed on your choice of either 60, 70, 80, or 100 lb. white stock or 60 or 70 lb. cream stock. The spiral coil will be black unless another color is specifically requested. Many other colors are available upon request. A PDF proof is also included in the price.

Requirements:

  • minimum quantity of 10 books
  • maximum of 300 pages
  • maximum size of 8.5″ x 11″

Services

Basic Big Hat Book Package

To make things smooth and easy for you, we have created our basic paperback book package for those of you looking for quick and simple pricing and publishing.

Our basic book package includes :

  • Perfect binding
  • Full color cover with a high gloss protective UV finish
  • Black and white printing inside on 50lb. white paper with up to 200 pages
  • Color pages can be added for an additional charge
  • Book size up to 8″ of 10″
  • Minimum quantity of 20 books
  • PDF proof included
  • See our Drive-Through Window brochure for additional information including sample formatting layouts
  • Pricing $19.50 per book
  • An additional $220 setup fee will be charged
  • Color pages can be added during the check-out process for an additional $.35 per page.

Any additional products or services listed on the Products and Services page may be added during the check-out process for an additional charge.
 

Cover Design – $90/hour

If you need design services, we will consult with you and create a custom cover. Initially, we will design up to three cover designs for you to choose from. Then choose one of those and we will continue to refine and revise it until you are satisfied.

 

Interior Design and Formatting – $75/hour

Do your files require formatting or do you have an unformatted manuscript? We can format your files for an additional charge. We can also provide advice and assistance over the phone for no charge if you would like to try to do it yourself.

 

ISBN and Barcode – $150

In addition to the ISBN number, specify what price you want to sell your book for and we will also provide you with a barcode which has your sell price and ISBN coded into it.

 

Library of Congress Pre-assigned Control Number – $25

A Preassigned Control Number (PCN) enables the library of Congress to assign control numbers in advance of publications to titles that may be added to the Library’s collections. We print the control number in the book on the copyright page once it is assigned. The PCN links the book to any record which the Library of Congress, other libraries, bibliographic utilities, or book venders may create. Once your book is printed, a copy is sent to the Library of Congress for their review. The assignment of a PCN does not automatically create a record with the Library of Congress. It is still subject to review by the Library of Congress. If they decide not to retain the book in their collection, a catalog record will not be created.

 

Printed Proof – $50+

A PDF proof is provided at no additional charge, but you can request a printed and bound proof for an additional 50+.

 

eBooks

We can create eBooks for Kindle (Amazon) and ePub format.

 

Editing and Writing Services

We do not provide professional writing or editing services in-house, but we can recommend writers and editors to assist you in getting your manuscript ready to publish.

 

Press Release with Targeted Distribution

We can provide a professionally crafted press release to announce the launch of your new book. It will then be sent to a minimum of 1,000 media outlets, including those specifically targeted for your project.

 

Printed Marketing Materials

We can design and print a variety of marketing including, but not limited to, business cards, postcards, bookmarks, flyers and much more!

 

Sell Your Book on Amazon.com

You provide a few books for us to keep on hand and we will take care of selling, payment, and shipping for a small fee.

 

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Custom Quote Request

We are not a “cookie cutter” book publisher. All of our pricing is custom tailored to your specific job details and needs.

Please fill out the form below and we will e-mail you back within 1 business day with a quote. If you don’t see what you want listed here or you need to provide additional details, please let us know what you are looking for in the Additional Information section below.

(Sizes run in inches)
*If your size is not listed, please choose the next size up and list the actual size you need in the Additional Information section below.

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    -Rita Woodlief

  • “Thanks for the cooperative help you have made in transforming my manuscript into an impressive book.”

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About us

With over 15 years in the publishing business and a member of the Association of American Publishers, our purpose is to give you a superior publishing experience by providing you with the best quality product and service at an affordable cost. We are not a “cookie cutter” book publisher. We price every job individually to give you the best price for your specific book. All of our books are custom tailored to your unique job details and needs.

 

We like to talk to our clients and it is fun to get to know who we are working with. “Our time is your time” of course! This is not about computer expertise. It is all about getting your book published. We’ll get you through it! Whether it’s your personal memoirs, a children’s book, a cookbook, a family history book, or whatever else you can think of, we can get it done!

 

You’ve finally finished writing, so sit back and have a great time helping us present you with a truly beautiful book!

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Contact

We want to hear from you! No question is too big or small!

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    Or phone us at (925) 380-1381

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    We are located at 1014 Oak Hill Road, Lafayette, CA, 94549

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