publishes books of quality in partnership with other book publishers, previously published
authors and a select group of new writers.
We use the latest "print on demand"
(POD) book printing technologies to make books widely available to the public
at a small fraction of the cost of conventional book publishing methods.
You serve as contributing publisher
while we serve as distributing publisher. This arrangement
offers several benefits. To name just a few:
It's easy: send in three clean copies of an out-of-print book, that
UP can convert for print-on-demand under our joint imprints. Or send
in new books for co-publication at a remarkably modest cost, compared
to traditional offset printing.
- Bring back out-of-print titles with a minimum of risk or expense;
- Keep current books in print -- without re-printing;
- Achieve broad distribution through the leading U.S. publishing industry channels; and
- Test market new books quickly and economically.
The UP system makes professional quality paperback and hardcover books
available to order from thousands of bookstores worldwide, through the
world's largest distributors, such as Ingram and/or Baker & Taylor.
Unlike some POD book publishers, UP is selective and quality-oriented.
This allows us to offer a liberal return policy to retailers, almost
unknown among other POD publishers. UP titles are also widely covered
by major news media across the nation, and gain solid critical review
from important literary and professional journals.
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more details about how UP offers the best of both worlds:
the speed and economy of POD, combined with the kind of public exposure
and availability more typical of traditional book publishers.
Here are just a few co-published titles (shown in alphabetical order)
released using the UP system:
Me & Jay
(From Rairarubia Press and UP)
by W. Royce Adams, Ed.D.
A Case History:
The New Orleans Art Review is a respected journal of fine art
criticism, which has published scores of incisive and often provocative
periodicals over the years.
In 2002, its editors decided to compile a
collection of its best material in more lasting book form. As a
non-profit enterprise, NOAR needed a challenging combination of
high quality, low cost and longevity. UP provided the solution with two
POD paperbacks, published in conjunction with the ACORN Cultural Trust.
Beyond NOLA: New Orleans Reviews of Art and
Simulating Sex: Aesthetic Representations of Erotic Activity
were released with a budget of less than $1,000 per title, yet
offer quality book design and printing, and practically indefinite
public availability, in quantities large or small.
High Quality, Low Cost:
These are not cheap substitutes for "real" books; they are
comparable in design and production quality to most trade books
traditionally found in bookstores. They are widely available
to order through major book industry channels.
Yet there are no costs for an
initial press run, no inventory, no warehousing, limited
shipping and handling expenses, and best of all -- few (if
any) unsold copies. Because these costs are
slashed, the UP system makes it possible to get books into
broad distribution with minimal risk or investment.
If your company has titles that are out-of-print or out-of-stock,
compare these two options to get them back in circulation:
If you have previously published titles that sold moderately well,
but not quite well enough to justify additional printings, the UP
system is the ideal way to get them back in circulation with a
minimal investment, and wring additional revenues from material
that might otherwise produce little or no income.
- Re-print 3,000 or more copies in the traditional manner at a
cost of about $5K, and pay to store them until they are (hopefully)
- Re-release them "on demand" through UP at a cost of about $1K,
and collect revenues year after year, with little added expense.
Fast & Easy, but Lasting:
The submission guidelines to re-release out-of-print books, or
keep current titles in circulation, are simple:
just send us three
clean copies of each book. UP will prepare your books for
"print-on-demand" manufacturing and make them widely available to order from
mainstream U.S. publishing industry channels within a few months.
After an out-of-print book is re-released this way, re-printing in
quantity is never again required; most POD books can remain
in distribution almost indefinitely, allowing the publisher(s) to
earn revenues year after year, with little or no added
The UP system is also ideal for test-marketing
new releases, with a minimum of investment or financial risk.
Most co-publishers can make new titles widely available for $500 plus
pre-press, quoted in advance.
UP shares rights and net revenues from all retail sales equally with the
contributing publisher. After release, most POD books can
stay in circulation year after year, generating additional revenues
Who should use the UP system?
- If you are a midsize or smaller press
with out-of-print titles or books that will soon go
out of stock, don't even think about re-printing.
Instead, use the UP system to drastically reduce the cost of keeping
your books in distribution.
- If you publish titles that sell each year,
but in modest quantities, why fill a warehouse with unsold books?
Instead, make your books available "on demand" from thousands of
stores and online booksellers, at a cost less than the annual
storage fee at many warehouses.
- If have a promising but unproven new book,
use our system to test market before investing in a
conventional press run, with little initial investment or economic
What kind of material is NOT suitable for the UP system?
- Books on dated subjects with limited shelf life; hate material or
vanity press material of any kind.
- Books that do not contain enough material to fill at least 100 pages
after typesetting. We need a minimum of 100 pages in order to bind our
- Books that contain much more than 400 pages. In our largest trim size
with small type, this is usually more than 200,000 words.
- Books with more than a few interior pages that require color.
While our books have glossy, full color covers, our printers charge
considerably more for interior color. Color costs are coming down,
but for now it is necessary to use a minimum of color inside, in
order to keep prices competitive for the public -- and you.
- Books that require extensive interior artwork, particularly photographs.
Halftones for photos are often acceptable in POD books, but not yet equal
to traditional offset printing. As a rule of thumb, UP books typically
contain no more than 5% to 10% graphic content.
- Books with unusual bindings, odd trim sizes, dust jackets, special
inserts, CDs, audiotapes, etc. UP produces mainstream trade paperback and hardcover
books in three industry standard trim sizes. We do not produce specialty
or novelty items that require customized manufacturing.
- Books in languages that require extensive use of non-English
characters. English, French and Spanish are available now.
We are already working on other languages.
start-up costs are minimal;
little economic risk is required;
UP provides top quality technical work;
appearance of books is surprisingly attractive;
most titles can be in circulation within four months;
broad distribution and initial promotion are included!
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