Majority of people at some point in their lives have considered writing and publishing a book – a love story, detective novel, philosophic contemplation about the world, childhood memories or sharing with scientific findings. However, many of them have been held back by the thought that publishing a book is very expensive. It is not true! SIA “Drukātava” is a company offering everybody to publish their books in a short time and for a friendly price. We do not ask our clients to print books in large print runs, quite the opposite – we can print only one copy of your book.
SIA “Drukātava” uses technologies that allow printing one and several hundred copies of books for a low, fixed and competitive price per one copy. To publish a book, the client has to prepare a PDF file.
How to publish a book?
To publish a high-quality book, you have to:
- write it, of course;
- review the text;
- create a text layout for printing;
- create a design (pages, cover);
- print the necessary number of copies.
Out of these five steps, the client’s main task is to create the text and that can be about everything. The next fours steps will be our responsibility. If the client wants, we are able to provide a review of the text carried out by a professional proof-reader. We also offer you to create the layout and design of the book, for cover and pages of the book. Of course, if you think you are able to carry out review and develop design, you can do it yourself and submit us a ready file. Get to know how to prepare a file correctly here.
When the text has been reviewed, a layout and design has been developed the necessary number of copies will be soon printed. We use only the latest digital printing technologies, therefore, we guarantee the necessary number of high-quality books.
It is important to note: your work will be stored in our archives and, if you will require to print even only some copies, we will be delighted to do it. Moreover, you will be able to introduce changes in the next copies. Therefore the life of your book will not end along with printing of the first copy, the book will be alive and changing as long as you will be willing to change its contents. It is especially important in the case of scientific literature – this provides an opportunity to remain up-to-date in line with the latest finding in the world, conclusions of researchers or developments in the respective area.
Another important matter is: if you cannot forecast the demand for the book, we can print the number of the necessary copies (even one copy) in a short period of time, be it when somebody has expressed a with to buy your book. It means that all the printed copies will be always sold and the remaining copies will not take up space in warehouses. There will be only the print file in the “warehouse” that will be used when somebody wants to buy it.
How much does it cost to publish your own book?
Publishing expenses depend on several factors, including individual wishes of the client as regards the style of the book.
Key criteria to be considered when calculating the expenses of publishing:
- volume (number of pages, format of a book);
- contents (it is simpler to prepare and print a book with text only than a book with pictures / illustrations);
- client’s individual wishes (design elements, different layout for each page, etc.);
- type of cover (paperback or hardback, a cover with simple design would be cheaper than a complex one);
- number of copies;
- colourfulness of pages;
- selected paper;
- type of binding.
It might seem that all these factors make up a considerable amount of money, but it is not true. We offer you different opportunities how to make publishing affordable, cheap and accessible to everybody.
If you do not try, you will never know!
As during the years of operation SIA “Drukātava” has established a large network of contact, we can offer you assistance in popularising your book. If your material will be very high-quality and impressive and if we will see commercial opportunities, it is possible that SIA “Drukātava” will cover all expenses and consider popularising the book. Due to this reason we would like to remind of the saying: if you do not try, you will never know. As only by publishing a book it is possible to get to know how great your talent is.