Self Publishing - Print on Demand
Book Printing Services
Title preparation for Print-On-Demand (POD)
Whilst you may only wish to utilise TamaRe House as your designated printer, there are some specific requirements that you will need to meet in order for your bookblock and cover file to be accepted by our POD system. For instance, all files must be submitted to our POD system in PDF format with a number of exact specifications. Our technicians will transform your MS Word file or PDF file into the required print-ready format for submission. We will also work with your cover design in the same regard. The book's cover layout must meet exact specifications and is assembled into a pre-determined cover template, tailored specifically to your book – taking page count, spine width dimensions and so on into consideration. This service is invoiced at £40 per hour, studio time. On receiving and reviewing your file, you will be quoted an estimate on studio time. However, if you wish to carry out these procedures yourself, or wish to utilise your own graphic designer, we strongly recommend that you and/or your preferred designer read through our free file creation guide available on our Downloads page.
Title setup for author POD only
TamaRe House submits all its titles to a centralised POD system for real-time automated retrieval whenever orders are placed by you, by any of our retail outlets or by our wholesale distributors. The initial setup fee is a one-time £99. Should you decide to revise your manuscript or the book’s cover, then there is a re-submission fee of £28 for each item. If you choose to utilise TamaRe House to make amendments, corrections and so on, this will be invoiced at a minimum of £10 or £40 per hour, studio time.
Unit printing prices
Your main advantage of using TamaRe House as your designated printer is that there are no minimum orders required by you; you can print-on-demand any quantity from one to tens or hundreds. This is known as short-run printing. For black & white books only, PCI (print cost per item) starts from £1.20 per item, which includes the cover, binding and trimming; plus 1p per page. This is for books with trim sizes from 5x8 inches to 6x9 inches, as well as standard A5. Larger trim sizes from 7x10 inches up to standard A4 start from £1.20 per item, which includes the cover, binding and trimming; plus 1.5p per page.
Quantity discounts for black & white short-run POD are as follows:
1-49 copies, base PCI
50-99 copies, 5% off PCI
100-249 copies, 10% off PCI
250-499 copies, 20% off PCI
500+ copies, 25% off PCI
For quantities of 1000+ we offer off-set printing. Just ask for a quote.
See our free file creation guide for all available trim sizes and print costs.
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