Scars Publications publishes books, chapbooks and magazines. We can also print your own books, t-shirts, mugs or mouse pads! We can even get your audio on the net...
The base cost for having a book designed and printed through Scars Publications is only $195, plus the cost of ten copies of the book (for Scars records). You could have a book printed through Scars for this low cost, as there are two different ways you could have a book designed and printed.
option #1: Weve come up with a lower-cost plan for having your book releases always available for sale on the Internet. With this plan, your book would be (at a minimum of 52 pages) a perfect-bound supplement issue of either cc&d magazine or Down in the Dirt magazine (translation: you wouldnt have an ISBN number, but for your bar code, youd have an ISSN number on the back cover as your barcode, and as a supplement issue to either magazine, youd have a supplement issue number with a decimal place (indicating that it is a special supplement issue). With this plan, your book page size will be 6" x 9", it would be perfect-bound with a laminated color cover.
But if you wanted more specific changes in your book style (like a different page size, or like have your own separate ISBN number), you can also design a book with Scars with the book page size you want with its own actual separate ISBN number.
The added feature with printing books as magazine supplements in option #1 is that your book could be released for sale as a paperback and as a hard-bound book! Think of it, your book of poetry could be released as a supplement to one of Scars magazines, and it can be released as both a paperback book and as a hard-bound book!
option #2: This plan costs more, because you order all of the books you want in advance (because its not for sale to anyone off the Internet), but you can choose the specific page size you want, and you get your own ISBN number (and possible ISBN bar code for your back cover) for this official book release.
For those who really want to have their own ISBN number (which is not available with option #1) for your book sales or for potential listing of the book in book directories across the nation and around the world, youd be more interested in option #2.
With this plan you can decide on page sizes, and order a large number of copies of the book to keep for your own records. Because they are printed through a separate printer (the same printer that printed the Scars Publications collection books Side A/Side B, Balance and Chaos Theory), these high-quality books are not sold over the Internet, but can be tailor-made to suit your exact printing needs. Unlike being a supplement magazine issue (like, for example, cc&d magazine v165.25, which is a hard-bound supplement issue of cc&d), it would not be available for Internet sale, and you would order and keep as many copies as you order for your own self for distribution. You can print as many books as you need, and through this deal, you would have complete control over who gets a copy of your book - and you get to keep all of the profits from any books sales you make!
Possible book specifications are between 108 and 700 pages, perfect-bound, paperback, with page sizes as small as you want or as large as 7.125"x10.25"... (like Scars has released square books for Remnants & Shadows by Eric Bonholtzer, and the collection book Balance, so this is where your creativity with book page sizes can really shine though!)
with both options: We accept writing for books (as well as submissions to our literary magazines cc&d magazine or Down in the Dirt magazine), via email, or on floppy disk (ASCII text format or Macintosh format). We offer extremely reasonable rates for printing your new book; contact Scars Publications in advance to get a quote for option #2 book printing to find out how much of your printing you would like to get into your own book (and keep in mind that printer prices for books in option #2 are lower than the retail price you set for the book, so ordering individual books printed with option #2 would cost less than the books for sale in option #1).
We do not accept manuscripts without an accompanying check for the amount quoted.
Scars Publications produces books on consignment, with the Scars Publications label. Production, publishing and printing services include not only design and printing, but also ISBN numbers for books printed through option #2, ISSN numbers for chapbooks and option #1 books (printed as special editions of our literary magazine) and both get advertising and distribution through our web site.
We are always interested in hearing about special jobs.
drop us a line to learn how to get our own book published!!!
We can design and put together your book, if you like, if you were able to get us (via this email address) the text (and possibly attach the scans of drawings, unless you need us to scan them - we can do that too...)
I personally have learned over the years that publishing a book costs a lot of money - usually nearly $1,000 to $2,000 - and that seems so high and unfair, especially when there are good writers and artists out there that deserve coverage and exposure.
So we thought wed come up with this plan:
If we get copy and images from you, we can design the book, give it an ISBN number, publish it under the scars publications logo, give it a color cover with black ink for the inside pages, with however many pages you need...
We are interacting with different printers every day to get the best price for book printings for you, because we dont believe it should cost the writer more than $400 or $500 - EVER - to publish a book... so if you are interested, please let us know, because we would love to work with you on a future book of yours... thanks for asking for information, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Comments on past collection books scars publications and design has done:
Paul Weinman, Writer (on 1996 Children, Churches and Daddies):
Wonderful new direction (Children, Churches and Daddies has) taken. Great stories - all sorts of hot info!
Donna Thompson, editor, Challenges Magazine (on Blister and Burn):
Blister and Burn arrived today. Its quite handsome, attractive format, clean and uncluttered.
Congratulations on the publication....good work!
D. V. Aldrich, Writer
I just recieved my copy of the vol. 77 - March issue. First of all, let me say I am impressed, make that throw me up against the wall and do whatever you want with me impressed, by the new layout, design and color. Mighty fine job, mighty fine!
Jane B. Roth, writer (on Slate and Marrow):
...Absolutely beautiful. Very impressive. Congratulations. Havent had a chance to read much yet, but I loved the poem Clipping Koltin. The photography looks great.
John Sweet, writer (on chapbook designs):
Visuals were awesome. Theyve got a nice enigmatic quality to them. Front cover reminds me of the Roman sculptures of angels from way back when. Loved the staggered tire lettering, too. Way cool.
Chris McKinnon (on collection book Blister and Burn):
Thank you - (Kuypers has) really outdone herself with Blister and Burn. What a great volume, and your work is quite compelling! Marvelous job.
C Ra McGuirt, Editor, The Penny Dreadful Review (on Children, Churches and Daddies):
CC&D is obviously a labor of love ... I just have to smile when I go through it. (Janet Kuypers) uses her space and her poets to best effect, and the illos attest to her skill as a graphic artist.
Ryan Malone, Writer (on Sulphur and Sawdust):
Im enjoying the copy of Suphur and Sawdust, which came in the mail yesterday. The design is phenomenal. Stark, sleek, brilliant, impressive. Very refreshing. The small lines of text running sideways down the pages? Very cool. This is really, well-done, classy looking anthology. Congratulations.
Debra Purdy Kong, writer, British Columbia, Canada (on the magazine Children, Churches and Daddies):
I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writers styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.
Fred Whitehead, Freethought History (on Blister and Burn and Janet Kuypers):
Blister and Burn (is a) collection the admitably fulfills the promise of its title. Im amazed at how much (Kuypers) accomplishes and gets done. She is listening hard for the authentic voices of America.
Cheryl Townsend, Editor, Impetus (on Children, Churches and Daddies):
The new CC&D looks absolutely amazing. Its a wonderful lay-out, looks really professional - all you need is the glossy pages. Truly impressive AND the calendar, too. Cant wait to actually start reading all the stuff inside.. Wanted to just say, it looks good so far!!!
go to our sounds in Audio/Video for sound samples of the kinds of audio we hold here at Scars.
you can also go to the free stuff page to see how sound files are available for free at our site.
Here is where you can get your sounds on the internet as well - in one of two ways...
- the easy way... if you have any sounds on your computer, send them as an attachment to Scars and ask to be added to our site. We will list you on our Audio/Video center, and your work will be available for anyone to download.
- the less-easy way. if you have no way to get your audio files onto the computer, send us your cassette tape. What - you want our address too? Just e-mail us and ask for our mailing address and as soon as we get your tape we can add you to our site.
- the i want audio on the net but i dont even have a tape method. All you have to do on this one is send us an email asking if we can come up with a deal to put some of your poetry that you send to us via e-mail into sounds, to keep on the Scars site. That way, you can have audio on the net without even having a tape!!!
drop us a line to learn how to get our own cassette tape on to the scars site!!!
What Scars Publications has done
|The designers at Scars Publications have experience in design work in:|
|Let Scars Publications work on any special projects you need designed and produced.|
Scars Publications produces chapbooks and books on consignment, with the Scars Publications label. Production, publishing and printing services include not only design and printing, but also ISBN numbers for books, ISSN numbers for chapbooks (printed as special editions of our literary magazine) and both print electronic advertising in our newsletters, our web pages an in our electronic mailings.
We are always interested in hearing about special jobs as well. We can handle anything from designing business cards and stationery to invitations and posters and brochures. For a custom-quote, email Scars Publications today.
|Don't believe what we have to say about our design work. Read some of the praises we've received:|
|Jason Pettus, Writer (on Circling Overhead, by John Sweet. 24 pp., from Scars): And of course, Scars Publications attention to graphic design makes it, as usual, a sharp book to even look at.|
|Jane Butkin Roth, writer (on 1997 Poetry Wall Calendar): The poetry calendars arrived today. They look terrific. Interesting photos, too. Congratulations on producing a beautiful calendar.|
|D. V. Aldrich, Writer (on Children, Churches and Daddies): Let me say I am impressed, make that throw me up against the wall and do whatever you want with me impressed, by the new layout, design and color. Mighty fine job, mighty fine!|
Ted Warnell, Editor, A Room Without Walls (on the Scars web site): Visited Scars tonight -- nice site, cool content -- fast, too. Very nice.
|Ben Ohmart, Writer (on Children, Churches and Daddies): ...The new look of the magazine looks Wonderful! Good job on the e-zine too. Im impressed.|
Jane Butkin Roth, writer (on the book Slate and Marrow): Absolutely beautiful. Very impressive. Congratulations. The photography looks great.
|Debra Purdy Kong, Writer (on Children, Churches and Daddies): I like the magazine a lot. I like the spacious lay-out and the different coloured pages and the variety of writers styles. Too many literary magazines read as if everyone graduated from the same course. We need to collect more voices like these and send them everywhere.|
|Donna Thompson, editor, Challenges Magazine (on the book Blister and Burn): Blister and Burn arrived today. Its quite handsome, attractive format, clean and uncluttered. Congratulations on the publication....good work!|
|John Sweet, writer (on chapbook designs): Visuals were awesome. Theyve got a nice enigmatic quality to them. Way cool.|
|Cheryl Townsend, Editor, Impetus (on Children, Churches and Daddies): The new CC&D looks absolutely amazing. Its a wonderful lay-out, looks really professional... Truly impressive... Wanted to just say, it looks good!!!|
|Ryan Malone, Writer (on the book Sulphur and Sawdust): Im enjoying Sulphur and Sawdust, which came in the mail yesterday. The design is phenomenal. Stark, sleek, brilliant, impressive. Very refreshing. The small lines of text running sideways down the pages? Very cool. This is really, well-done, a classy looking anthology. Congratulations.|