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The Choir Press
132 Bristol Road
01452 500016


Trade Pricing

We pay royalties on print on demand books monthly and because the royalty is calculated by using the trade cost of printing your book you will receive a bigger royalty from us than under almost any other publishing arrangement.
Personal Service
With The Choir Press you’ll always be dealing with a named contact on a one to one personal basis who will be knowledgeable about your book. You can phone and visit us.  We've helped to publish 1000s of books for publishers of all kinds from sole traders to international publishing groups covering almost every genre.

Long-run printing

Long-run printing means printing a book in sufficiently high volumes to ensure that the cost of each book is as low as possible. Historically this was how all books were produced and minimum print runs are typically a thousand copies or more with this production method. Although self-publishing is increasingly suited to print on demand and short run printing there are circumstances where long runs are appropriate and we can advise if that would be the best approach for your publishing project. In some cases it is beneficial to use both long-run and print on demand together and we’ll explain how and why it is that hardly any companies will offer this option. The benefits of long run printing for authors include the following:

  • The cost per book is lower than with short run printing
  • A wide range of paper is available
  • A wide range of cover materials can be specified
  • A wider range of binding is available
  • Colour books are more likely to be commercially viable with long run printing
  • Useful for users of Amazon marketplace

How long-run printing works

Printing books in long runs can be more effective if you have a known and measurable distribution facility. For self publishing authors who meet their readership through courses, seminars, events and speaking engagements this can be an effective way to buy their stock of books. It is not usually effective to choose long run printing for quantities below 1000 books because beneath this threshold the saving on the cost of each book is unlikely to be big enough to offset the capital required and some logistical disadvantages.

Talk to us about your long-run print requirements

Could a long print run hold the key to successful publication of your book? Do you want us to print large quantities from your own print-ready files? Or would you like our team to handle the editing and composition first? Long-run book printers can help you print paperback or hardback books to meet very specific order quantities. [Please contact us now for more information.]

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What our clients say

“At every stage you consulted, gave gentle advice and kept me up to date with progress. I could not have asked for more.” Michael Jones, Northampton

Company Information

The Choir Press is an imprint and trading style of Action Publishing Technology Ltd. Registered in England in 1982 No. 1602223

The Choir Press

132 Bristol Road
Call: 01452 500016