Tattered Cover Press
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Self-Publishing Is Easier Than You Think
Welcome to Tattered Cover Press,
featuring the Espresso Book Machine® (EBM).
Whether it’s a memoir, a travelog, a collection of your kid’s essays and poems, a cookbook of your own recipes (or those of an organization), a family history or personal memoir, we can print your work economically and professionally at Tattered Cover Press. Come see us for the kind of collegial and supportive treatment that you’ve come to value at the Tattered Cover. We’re right here in the community ready to work with you from inception to completion of your printing project.
Our EBM is capable of printing, binding and trimming paperback books on demand in minutes. What comes out are perfect bound, shelf-ready paperback books, with full-color covers that are indistinguishable from the publishers' editions.
For our Submission Guideline, click ☞ here.
For our Print Packages and Pricing, click ☞ here.
For our Do-It-Yourself Guidelines:
Preparing your book for print, click ☞ here.
Preparing your cover for print, click ☞ here.
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would like to take the opportunity to thank you and your
staff,especially Chuck Rugh and your resident IT expert Mike, for the
fantastic experience I have had publishing my first novel through
Tattered Cover Press. I can't begin to cover the many ways that both
Chuck and Mike helped me to bring my book, Viene La Tormenta, to fruition. And the product is superb.
I have had many compliments on the format, the paper stock, the binding, and the overall look of the finished product. Additionally, it was an extra bonus to be able to print a small number of copies for the first printing, so that I could proof an actual book for any final, pesky typos.
I highly recommend Tattered Cover Press to anyone who is considering publishing their own work, and who would want the very best outcome of that effort.
~S. C. Thompson, author of Viene La Tormenta
am an independent partner publisher. Many of my authors are speakers
and work with large corporations who order books in bulk. One of my
authors had a major bookselling opportunity that happened unexpectedly.
Because my usual print-on-demand printer has very set parameters on time
frames, I knew that I would not be able to use them for this print job.
Wednesday morning, I woke up in a panic. My author needed books, I
didn't have a back-up plan, but I needed books to ship Thursday at the
latest so that my author would have them the next Monday for her
meeting. I called a quick turn around printer. The could do the print
job, but it would take 48 hours and I would have to ship 100 books
overnight. My author didn't want to bear the over $300 shipping cost.
Then I remembered. Tattered Cover has an Espresso Book Machine (EBM)!
Maybe they could print books that day, Wednesday, and I could ship 3-day
I called the EBM team at 10 am. I told them what I needed. They told me they could print 50 to 60 books by the end of the day if I got my order in quick. The price per book was only ten cents more per book than the other printer. I think I have a solution, but my author was concerned about the quality of the book. I emailed TC the cover and the interior files I already had prepared. Chuck, the EBM specialist, said that they were fine. All he had to do was one minor adjustment to the pdf. I told Chuck to print one book and I would drive down and check it. It's 10:45 a.m. Of course there was heavy traffic on 1-25. I needed to get to FedEx by 5:00 pm. The machine prints about 10 books an hour. The race was on.
11:30. I finally got to the Tattered Cover. Chuck was waiting for me, smiling. He held up the sample book. It was great! The colors on the cover were vibrant, the text clear. The interior was on a nice, 50# crème paper and the print quality was crisp—thank heavens for laser technology.
I called my author, told her that the books not only looked fine, they were definitely on par quality-wise with the other quick turn-around printer I had called earlier that morning.
The EBM crew at the Tattered Cover got my books printed. We shipped 50 on Wednesday and another batch of 40 on Thursday. My author will have her books for her major meeting on Monday, books she can be proud of.
The Espresso Book Machine, I think, is going to become a major player in the publishing industry in years to come. It has many uses, but I will forever be grateful to the TC, to John Zeck, and to Chuck for helping me make it go right for my client. You guys rock!
Dr. Patricia Ross, Publisher
Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.