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Book Printing

Bring your book to life

Book printing can be a complicated process, especially for first-time self-publishing authors. That’s why individuals and professional publishers are choosing Scott Print, to get the best results in a competitive marketplace.

Digital book printing enables authors and publishers to produce books:

  • In small quantities for testing/marketing
  • As an affordable way to self-publish
  • To make existing books available which do not warrant big print runs.

Scotts are here to help with your…

  • Scanning of images and photos
  • Copywriting
  • Design and typesetting
  • Printing
  • Getting your International Standard Book Number (ISBN) or Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)

We understand the production qualities required to help make your book a ‘best seller’, and we’ll work with you on every aspect of the digital book printing process – we’ll even help you with the design if you need it! Whether you choose digital on demand (suitable for small print runs) or offset book printing in Perth (for larger print runs), we have the knowledge and experience to guarantee professional results.

Whether you choose digital on demand book printing in Perth (suitable for small print runs) or offset book printing (for larger print runs), we have the knowledge and experience to guarantee professional results.

As award-winning printers, we excel in producing photographic coffee table books and rich, glossy publications requiring high-quality picture reproduction. Unique book printing processes, together with high gloss varnishes and finishes result in life-like images which leap off the page.

Need help with self-publishing?

If you’re a self-publisher, Scotts can assist you with organising ISBN and CIP identification numbers for your book printing project. An ISBN identifies your book to registration and distributions systems, with most bookstores only stocking those with valid ISBNs. On the other hand, a CIP is used for library cataloguing, and is assigned to publications in Australia with wide audience appeal, substantial textual information and likely to be stocked in Australian libraries.

Partner with Scotts

Let’s talk about how we can bring your book printing project to life! For expert book printing in Perth, request a quote or call us on 9223 7788.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and where do I get my book published?

If you’re looking to get your book printed and published, then simply get in touch with Scotts! We’ll guide you through the whole book printing process, starting with the initial concept right through to the delivery of the beautiful final product.

To begin printing your book, you’ll have a consultation with one of our highly experienced account managers, either over the phone or in person. At this stage we’ll explore your book design and print needs. You can decide how involved you’d like us to be in terms of shaping the look of the finished publication, what sort of embellishments you’d like included, how many copies you’d like printed and any other special requirements you may want. Whether you’re getting a book printed for personal or commercial use, our account manager will be able to guide you through the process.

If you have any questions along the way, just feel free to ask us – our team of book printing experts are more than happy to help!

How do I self-publish a book in Australia?

Self-publishing a book offers many authors the opportunity to remain in control of their creations. It may seem like a huge investment, but self-publishing means that you can decide exactly how much time and money you want to put into your project.

If you’d like to talk to a self-publishing specialist about how to self-print your book, please get in touch with us – we can help you make your self-publishing book dream a reality. Our book printing experts will walk you through the entire book publishing process.

What’s a hardcover book?

A hardcover book (or case bound book) is just what it says it is: a printed book bound with a cover made from thick, rigid paper board. It’s designed for a long shelf-life and is quite often used for coffee books, photography books and art books.

What’s a softcover book?

A softcover book (also known as a paperback or square back book) refers to a book that has its pages bound within a pliable paper cover (like a paperback novel, annual report or magazine).

What’s the difference between a hardcover and a softcover book?

Softcover books look professional, neat and elegant. They are fast to produce and are very cost effective.

Hardcover books are the highest quality of book binding. They are hard wearing and can take your book to another level altogether!

How should my hardcover or softcover book be printed?

Your book can either be digitally printed (usually more cost effective for shorter print runs) or offset printed (best for longer print runs). Generally, if your book is in colour, you’ll get the best results from a 4 colour (CMYK) process. Alternatively, you can do a colour cover, and mono (black internals only) for a novel to save on costs. Still unsure what’s best for you? That’s ok – the Scotts book printing experts are here to help!

How do I self-publish a coffee table book or a hardcover book?

When you’re looking to get your book published, there are many things to consider. What will your coffee table or hardcover book look like? What size will it be? What sort of paper will it be printed on? Will it be in colour of just black and white? The idea of solving these questions by yourself can be quite daunting but, never fear – Scotts are here to make the coffee table book publishing process easy for you. Contact us and we’ll work through your specific project needs together.

What is an ISBN number and how can I get one?

An ISBN is a book identifier used by publishers, booksellers, libraries, internet retailers and other supply chain participants for ordering, listing, sales records and stock control purposes.

If you need an ISBN but aren’t sure where to start, don’t stress – we’ll guide you through the process of obtaining one.

How do I publish an e-Book in Australia?

Once your book has been designed, we can convert the final PDF of your book into an e-Book, ready to be viewed online. Publishing an e-book is a really great way to add value to your book, giving it extended reach and versatility.