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Hardback Self Publishing Services

Paperback books are great for mass-market novels but there's nothing quite like a hardback. Hardbacks are, in general, much nicer objects. Cover artwork can be printed directly on the hardback cover, a dust jacket or in some cases, both. The choice is yours..."

Overview of Hardback Self Publishing

aSys Publishing is able to produce high-quality hardback books. This can be done via Lithographic or Digital book printing services and via Print on Demand. However, hardback books published via the Print on Demand service use a different print mechanism and so are only available via the Enhanced Distribution service.

Print on Demand (POD)

Print on Demand is a relative new publishing concept whereby your book is only printed when an order has been received. Until recently, POD could only be used to produce paperback books, however, our Enhanced Distribution service can now produce hardback books in many trim sizes. After a customer has ordered a copy of your book, the book is immediately printed and bound and then shipped directly to your customer. Once setup, POD books are printed and shipped rapidly and the procedure is fully automatic.

All POD books have what is called a "Manufacturing Cost", this is the amount of money it actually costs for the printer to produce a book. Due to the nature of a hardback book, the manufacturing costs are higher than paperbacks.

Subject to some limitations, Print on Demand hardbacks can either have the cover artwork printed directly onto the cover or onto a full-colour dust-jacket but not both.

Digital and Lithographic Printing Service

This service works differently to Print on Demand and produces extremely high-quality books. Some of the available options are listed below.

  • Large selection of hardback cover colours and textures

  • Foil Lettering on the Front and Spine

  • Large selection of colours for the Endpapers

  • Artwork printed on the Endpapers

  • Cover artwork printed on either the hardback cover, dust-jacket or both

  • Wide selection of interior paper stock

  • Wide selection of trim sizes

  • Digital or Lithographic printing

Most or all of the above will be available depending upon your budget.

Endpapers are the first and last pages of a hardback book. They are glued to the inside hardback and represent the first and last pages of the book. Look at any hardback book and you will be able to identify them.

The Endpapers can have your artwork printed on them, be white or from a large selection of colours. When you are ready to publish with us we will send you a sample swatch showing available endpaper colours and textures that are available for the actual hardback exterior.

It is important to note that this services is not Print on Demand and that you would need to purchases stocks of books, normally with a minimum order. The minimum order value will depend upon the specification of your book.

Complex Format Books

aSys Publishing has many years experience producing books of all types. We are able to undertake any book design that you may require. This could include none-standard book sizes, footnotes, endnotes, image insertion and creating full indices.

Complex books take much longer to format and therefore do not fall within our advertised prices. If you have a complex book then please contact us for more information and a cost-effective quote.

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Legal Deposit Libraries Act

By law, a copy of every UK print publication must be given to the British Library, and to five other major libraries if requested. This system is called legal deposit and has been a part of English law since 1662.

aSys Publishing can arrange to deposit authors' publications in accordance with the Legal Deposit Act. However, if an author decides not to use this service, then it is required by law that they make the submission themselves within 30 days after publication.

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Additional Self Publishing Services

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ISBN Assignment £25 (Free with Selected Services)


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