Book Production Services

Consultation    

We have been publishing and producing books since 1967. Our years of experience as a successful publisher and book manufacturer are available to you, the self-publisher, small press or first time author. We believe there is more to the production of your book than just putting ink on paper. We offer a range of services including typesetting, design, printing, binding, promotional materials,  ISBN, as well as help and advice with securing Library of Congress, copyright and online sales at Amazon.

Our business relationship begins with a complimentary consultation to help you determine the feasibility, marketing strategy, most cost effective specifications and initial print run of your book. Our company is unique in the book printing industry in that we take time to show you step-by-step everything you need to do to produce, promote and sell your book.

We can show you how to profitably produce and sell your book with print quantities that fit your project. Our equipment can efficiently produce books in quantities of 100 to 5,000  or more copies. We will never try to oversell the initial print run in order to make a quick dollar. We consider your project a long term commitment. We are dedicated to the success of your book. We want to establish a lasting business relationship for years to come.

Print Ready Copy

You can provide us with a high-resolution PDF file for the text and cover to qualify for our PRINT READY prices. The text pages must be the same size as the book's final trim size and include all graphics, page numbering and design elements that you want in your book and should contain all the pages in one file. As with the old "camera ready" artwork, what-you-see is what-you-get. We are going to reproduce exactly what is provided to us in the file. The cover file should include all color graphics and can be in CMYK or RGB format. Any bleeds on the cover should be 1/4". The file should include crop marks at the four corners and the spine width (we can tell you the proper spine dimensions for your page count). We will send you a printed set of page proofs and a color cover proof for your final approval prior to printing.

  We can also work from your Non-PDF format print ready files. You can provide us with files from PageMaker, InDesign, Quark, Illustrator or Photoshop. We can also work with files from MS Word and WordPerfect. If you do not need typesetting and design work we will produce a PDF file from your program file from one of these programs. You will need to also send us all the font files and image files that are used in the document.

Typesetting 

Our typesetting department uses the most up to date versions of today's computerized publishing software. We can accept your manuscript on disk from many different word processing programs. We have IBM compatible computers with  Macintosh conversion capability. Typesetting capabilities include complete design of your book: title page, copyright page, table of contents, running heads, running footers, footnotes, glossary, index, captions and cut lines for photos and artwork and electronic pagination.

We also accept camera ready copy and book reprints from printed pages, computer print-outs and just about any other hard-copy. We will either scan these pages and reproduce them exactly as they appear or we can scan and convert via optical character ready (OCR) and then typeset and design.

Cover Design

We can turn your ideas into a beautiful book cover. Cover design is one of the most important elements of book production. Our design team will create a beautiful cover from your supplied photos or artwork or we can also provide copyright free images from our own library of stock photos and artwork. A color proof will be emailed as a PDF or JPG file, or a color printed proof will can be mailed to you for final approval.

Printing 

Our printing department utilizes the latest high speed digital printers. This insures crisp, sharp photograph and type reproduction and is the industry standard equipment for short to medium run length book printers.  Our minimum run length is 100 copies. 

Bindery

The bindery department specializes in perfect binding (adhesive bound paperback). We can produce spiral bound books for cookbooks or any other book that needs to lay flat when open. Our standard U.V. coating on the cover adds a protective high-gloss or matte finish. We also offer plastic film lamination,  hard binding and tabbed dividers for an additional charge. Please call or email for more information regarding these services.

Special Services

We can secure your ISBN numbers for you or coach you through a do-it-yourself process.  We do not charge extra for doing it for you.  We only pass on the fee as calculated by R.R. Bowker (current rate is $125 for one number, or $250 for 10 numbers).  

 

Marketing

Unlike many book manufacturers who simply print your book and send you away.  Maverick offers a complete line of marketing solutions to help spread the word about your book.

Web site Creation - 
We can create for you a fully customized professionally designed Web site that includes:

  • Your own domain name (ex: "www.yourbook.com").

  • 1MB of hard drive space.

  • Up to 4 pages describing your book in detail.

  • We can set-up a secure Pay-Pal shopping cart, so your customers can order with a credit card. You will receive the orders directly. You do not need a merchant Visa account to use this service.

  • Sample chapters; cover images, endorsements, and photos.

  • Your own e-mail address.

  • Site listing on major search engines .

  • A link from the main Maverick Web site.

  • Complete Package for $495.

  • Yearly renewal $125

  • Click here for a sample site!

Promotional Materials - 

Maverick is committed to your book selling!  Therefore, we offer you full color postcards in various quantities to help you promote your book.  These postcards are full color and fully customized!  They are as unique as your book is.  We have streamlined the process to keep costs as low as possible.  Each card is 4.25 x 6 in size.  Prices are as follows:

500 - $300        1000 -  $355        2000 - $465

Files on Disk - 

For a small fee, we can place your completed book including all text pages and cover artwork on a CD and ship it to you.  In addition, many publishers have designers they are working with to promote their book, we can send your artwork to your designer as well.

For more information about our marketing services, please e-mail

or call 800-800-4831.

Our Standard Book

Our standard book satisfies the needs of almost any author, self publisher or small press. We have spent years perfecting the processes and materials. Standard sizes are a full trim 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 6 x 9 and 8 1/2 x 11. Our standard book is perfect bound, portrait format. Other economical sizes are available as well as some landscape format sizes.

Standard text paper is 60# offset, high bulk, acid free vellum (400 PPI), and cover paper is 10PT C1S. Text is printed in black ink, while the cover is printed in 4 colors with U.V. Coating.  We can also produce books with full color text pages at additional cost.

Optional papers and printing including colored, recycled or coated papers, colored text ink, full color text photographs, are available at additional cost. Please ask for a quotation.

 

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