Robertson Publishing

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Publishing Fee, Printing Prices and Services
(in US Dollars
)

Paperback or Hardback with Black/White interior pages
Color Paperback or Hardback with Color interior pages


We publish books in black and white or full color, from 8 to 828 pages of text, or text and images. In addition to this, we'll give you detailed instructions on how to format your book for printing using the Press-Ready PDF standard and we'll coach you through the entire project. If you don't already have your book cover we can also prepare one for you, using your elements. We provide the ISBN number and Barcode and can even design and host a webpage to help you promote your book.

Using your correctly formatted Press-Ready PDF files (one file for the interior and one file for the cover) it is possible to produce a PrePress print of your paperback or hardback book in as little as four weeks. Then if the PrePress print is approved, you could then place an order for one or as many books as you want. You'll have your book order in about 10 business days—depending on holidays. Plan your events accordingly. Remember you can always place another book order and have them shipped to your door or a specified destination.

And how much will it all cost? Less than you might expect!   Price examples below do not include sales tax (tax not applied if you have a resale license), or shipping costs.

Perfect Bound Paperback
and
Hardcover (Hardback)

Full Color Cover, Black/White Interior Pages
Title Set-up Fee includes ISBN & Barcode, full distribution or private run

Below are just examples and subject to change, for your specific page count call for quote.

Print cost per book (add shipping charges):

20
pages

108
pages
252
pages
800
pages

Small Paperback
4-Color Gloss Cover, Laminated - 18 to 1050 pgs
Trim sizes: 5" x 8", 5.25"x8",
5.5" x 8.5
", 6" x 9", and 7.5" x 9.25"

3.05
4.81
8.17
15.95
 
Large Paperback
4-Color Gloss Cover, Laminated - 18 to 1200 pgs.
Trim sizes: 7" x 10", 8"x10", 8.25"x11", & 8.50 x 11
3.26
6.09
9.89
21.29
 
Small Hardcover (Hardback)
4-Color laminate or Stamped Cloth (with Jacket)
4-Color laminate or Stamped Cloth (w/o Jacket)
18 to 1050 pgs. Trim sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" & 6" x 9"
9.90
8.14
11.16
  9.39
13.46
11.70
21.76
20.00
 
Large Hardcover (Hardback)
4-Color Laminate Cover (Jacket not available)
18 to 1200 pgs. Trim size available: 7 x 10 only
8.28
10.11
13.36
25.28
 
Title Setup-up Fee* & 1 PrePress
       
Paperback
435.50
482.90
535.10
742.50
Hardcover
518.50
567.90
570.10
642.50

Cover or Textblock Revisions...
PDF Pre-flight Review = $35.00 each PDF
Revision submission = $75.00 each File
Print PrePress copy of revised Book (for review):
$35.00 Paperback / $50.00 Hardcover

Paperback:
Cover printed on 80 lb paper and laminated.
Trim sizes 5" x 8", 5 ½" x 8 ½", or 6" x 9"
are printed on 55 lb offset, creme or white paper.
All other sizes are printed on 50 lb offset, white paper.
Minimum 80 pages required for spine text.

Hardback:
Cover availabe as four-color laminated or Stamped Cloth (100% cotton fabric with acrylic-filled coating. Gold foil stamped spine in an 18 pt Cheltenham Bold font). Cloth books are available in patriot blue or slate gray. Foil stamping on the front cover is not available.
Galleys are bound in 50 lb creme-white end leaves that match the color of the galley and glued into hardback cases.

* Paperback and Hardback Title Set-up Fee for full distriibution or private sales: Fee is based on page count, type, trim size and includes:

~ ISBN and Barcode
~ Review of your files for the Cover layout and Interior pages formatting
~ PreFlight test on your Cover and Interior Press-Ready PDFs
~ Title submission to Bowkerlink Books-in-Print
~ If selecting full distribution the title is submitted to our sales channel here in the USA, the UK, and Canada.
~ Fulfillment of all book orders, tracking of all sales, and quarterly royalty reports.

In most cases our review process of your files will only take a few days. If your Press-Ready PDFs are correct we'll advise you, submit your files, and request a PrePress copy. We will always advise you If we discover layout or formatting so that you can make the appropriate adjustments in your original document and submit a new Press-Ready PDF. There will be a $35 fee to review the each additional PDF.

(Set-up Fee does not include any layout adjustments, corrections, or design work.)

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Full Color Paperback

This if for Premium Color Interior pages with Glossy or Matte Color Cover
Title Set-up Fee includes ISBN & Barcode, full distribution or private run

Below are just examples and subject to change, for your specific page count Call for quote.

Print cost per book (add shipping charges):
Saddle Stitch 4 to 48 pages
Perfect Bind 24 to 480 pages
16
pages
24
pages
48
pages
100
pages
480
pages

Small Paperback
 
       
Trim sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" and 6"x 9"
 
4.15
4.71
6.38
10.52
36.97
             
Large Paperback
         
Trim sizes: 7" x 10", 8.5"x8.5", 8"x10", 8.5" x 11"
 
5.48
5.85
8.09
13.00
51.00
 
Full Color ~ Title Set-up Fee* & 1 book
485.70
487.30
492.10
547.50
859.90
Cover or Textblock Revisions...
PDF Pre-flight Review = $35.00 each PDF
 
Revision Resubmission = $75.00 each File
Print Prepress copy of revised book
 
35.00
35.00
35.00
38.00
50.00

Full Color HARDBACK

Premium Color on Interior pages
Title Set-up Fee includes ISBN & Barcode, full distribution or private run

Below are just examples and subject to change, for your specific page count Call for quote.

Print cost per book (add shipping charges):
Saddle Stitch 4 to 48 pages
Perfect Bind 24 to 480 pages
24
pages
24
w/jacket
250
pages
250
w/jacket

Small Hardback: case laminate, cloth, or jacketed
       
Trim sizes: 5.5" x 8.5", 6"x9"
 
9.79
11.55
 
15.08
16.84
             
Large Hardback: case laminate only
       
Trim sizes: 7" x 10", 8"x10", 8.5" x 8.5", 8.5" x 11"
 
9.84
n/a
18.00
n/a
 
Full Color ~ Title Set-up Fee* & 1 book
512.30
562.30
653.10
703.10
Cover or Textblock Revisions...
PDF Pre-flight Review = $35.00 each PDF
 
Revision Resubmission = $75.00 each File
Print Prepress copy of revised book
 
45.00
45.00
50.00
50.00

Full color books: The primary colors used in digital printing are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black (CMYK). Please convert your color images to CMYK before submitting. Note: monitors only display Red, Green & Blue (RGB). Consequently, a color displayed on your computer monitor may look slightly different than one defined and printed in the CMYK color space.
Interior pages using Premiium color are printed on 70# uncoated offset opaque stock, 385 PPI.
Paper meets ANSI and library standards for archival quality.
Minimum 80 pages required for spine text
Paperback Covers are printed on 80# cover stock, 238 PPI and laminated.

Hardback:
Cover availabe as four-color laminated or jacketed. 
Also available as Stamped Cloth (100% cotton fabric with acrylic-filled coating. Gold foil stamped spine in an 18pt Cheltenham Bold font). Cloth books are available in patriot blue or slate gray. Foil stamping on the front cover is not available.
Galleys are bound in 70 lb uncoated offset opaque stock-white end leaves that match the color of the galley and glued into hardback cases.

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Online Catalog Listing, Full distribution and Royalty Tracking ~ $36 for each ISBN, (billed annually). (Listing for full distribution with US distribution partners such as Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, and International distribution partners e.g. Bertrams, Gardners.)

This service must be requested at initial set-up, and can be renewed annually.
We'll list your title with the largest wholesalers, retailers and distributors in the book industry. The annual fee provides standardized BISAC subject coding with up to three subject categories, detailed title listings in all daily catalogs provided to US, UK and International distribution partners, title summary (annotation), and cover image preparation. Ongoing changes and updates in price and/or discount are also included. Publishers may remove a title at anytime, but there will be no pro-ration of the online catalog fee.

Inclusion in Ingram's Printed Catalogs ~ $85 for one catalog inclusion. (This monthly catalog is distributed to over 17,000 booksellers and libraries around the world)

This service must be requested at initial set-up and title can be listed in additional catalogs if requested.
Titles are eligible to be included in the catalog on a monthly basis. With this marketing service, Ingram will produce a short paragraph describing the title. Retail pricing information, and a black & white cover image will also be included. Titles submitted will appear in the catalog 3 to 4 months after the request so plan accordingly.


Other Services:

Cover Layout & Design Services ~ $45.00 each half hour, maximum cost of $180 per cover-spread project, plus cost of photos purchased (if needed). We can create a professional cover for your book from your text and image files, this includes the front/back covers and spine. Design time will depend on the complexity. You supply all the elements and the back cover text, then we will take your layout ideas and spice them up, so your book "jumps off the shelf".

Manuscript Formatting/Layout Service. Using your Microsoft Word document we can complete the final formatting then generate the PressReady file for publishing. Our fee is billed at $90/hour. Before sending the word document to us it should be set at the finished trim size. In addition all photos/illustrations must greyscale or CMYK and be sized to the proper dimension at 300 DPI then placed on the pages before submitting file to us. Call for more information.

Author's Webpage (Hosting fee will apply). To support your publicity, marketing, and sales, we can design and host one basic webpage. This page will display the book description and front cover image, the author's bio and photo, plus direct links to your title on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com. Use the web address on all your sales materials. Annual web hosting fee, $36.00.

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Robertson Publishing • Fremont, California USA
Book Publishing ~ Affordable and Collaborative
510-573-6625 or Toll Free 888-354-5957
The publisher you can talk to.

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