We can still ship many books to you in time for Christmas!
If your items need to arrive by Christmas, add a note in the order comments field (during check out) and we'll contact you if there's any chance they won't arrive in time. Or just call us at (831)423-0900 or email us and we'll let you know how quickly you can expect them to arrive.

Onsite Self-Publishing Services are Here!

Bookshop Santa Cruz is now able to transform your written work into a professional, bookstore quality book. Whether you want to share your book with family and friends, or make it available for sale in-store and online, Bookshop Santa Cruz can help. With a just a few easy steps, we can turn your work into a variety of mediums from e-books to paperback and hardcover editions in both black and white and color.

 

Starting with PDF files, Bookshop Santa Cruz can help you produce:

• novels, poetry and memoirs

• graphic novels, comics and zines

• family histories and cookbooks

• photo books and keepsakes

• theses and dissertations

• creative writing and blog post anthologies

• custom journals, blank books and more

 

Authors can choose full color or black and white interiors, hard or soft cover bindings, along with e-book conversions to all major e-reader platforms. We offer printing options in a variety of sizes for book lengths of 20-740 pages.

Advantages of Self-Publishing with Bookshop Santa Cruz

 

- Personal Customer Service

Since every author has a different set of goals and needs, we work with you one-on-one to make your self-publishing experience easy and enjoyable. Unlike online print on demand services Bookshop Santa Cruz’s self-publishing program offers person-to-person customer service to answer all of your questions in-store, via email or phone. No more scrolling through long F.A.Q. pages hoping to find the information relevant to your project. Our expert self-publishing coordinator is available to walk you through every step of the process in person including interior and cover design, copy editing and ISBN registration.

-Flexibility

You can decide to keep your work private or make it available for readers to purchase. Since you retain all the rights to your work, you control the look and feel of the finished book.  There are no minimum print runs and you can revise your work and print only the copies you need each time.

- Quality

Our books meet publishing industry standards and are virtually indistinguishable from major publisher releases. We offer a variety of interior papers and cover stock options. Quality is extremely important to us; so we review all files to ensure proper formatting before we send your book to print. The end result is a book that meets our high standards and you will be proud of your book for years to come.

-Publishing

Basing the production of your book at a local bookstore helps you support your local community, promote your book in locally and save money.  Bookshop can work with you to get your book on our shelves and promote it within the community.  You also don’t have to pay for shipping costs – just swing by the bookstore to pick up your books in person.

-Sell your Book In-Store and Online

In addition to formatting and printing your book, we can help your work with others locally and online. With the Bookshop Santa Cruz Consignment program, you can see your work prominently featured throughout the store and online. Whenever copies of your books sell, you can easily replace them with easy reordering. You don’t need to be saddled with extra copies, but you also won’t run out!  Now you can gain even more exposure and readers by making your book available in e-book format. We offer e-book conversions for all major e-readers including the Kindle, Nook and Kobo devices.

 

Want more information?

Contact our Publishing Specialist at publishing@bookshopsantacruz.com or 831-460-3258

 

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