Hello, writing on the brink folks,
I mentioned providing a follow up to Tatterbook’s press release about their new book machine that copies, prints and binds a book in ten minutes.
Here is the formula for determining what you will pay Tattered Cover to produce a book for you, complete with cover (which you supply in JPG format). The upfront cost looks steep at first, until you read down and see what Chuck Rugh, the Tattered Cover Digital Print Manager, will do for you. Check it out. And go to their web page for more information. They are calling themselves Tattered Cover Press. Love that logo they use. Their web page is www.tatteredcover.com.
Retail Package: $299 (Special Introductory Offer, through April 30, 2012: $249)
This price includes the following services:
- One half-hour meeting with our pressman Chuck Rugh (examine file for print readiness, Q&A, submission requirements)
- File conversion (if necessary)
- Free preview copy of book to verify everything looks okay
- Barcode corresponding to the ISBN
- Copyright for author (may take awhile for confirmation)
- Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) (may take awhile for confirmation)
- Preview copy to the Tattered Cover Local Author Coordinator for consideration of in-store placement under consignment
- Consignment (consignment fee is applicable if chosen for in-store placement)
- Online placement at tatteredcover.com
- ePub conversion and upload to Google eBookstore
- If the author notices problems in the free preview copy that are not related to mechanical problems with our Espresso Book Machine, there will be $25/hour charge for assistance with any revisions, with a minimum of one hour charge (applicable to either package)
Additional Printing Costs
(applicable to both packages)
- For books up to 100 pages: $4 for the first 40 pages; and 5¢ per page for pp 41-100
- For books over 100, up to 800 pages: $7 for the first 100 pages; and 2¢ per page for pp 101-800
Example: For a book with 250 pages
$7 (for first 100 pages)
+ $3 (2¢ per page pp 101-250)
= $10 total
Now, that is not too bad after the initial stuff is done. The cover design may be another $100-200.
Hope this is helpful for all.