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How It Works

You’ve spell-checked, edited and rewritten your book until you’re not sure if you’re crossing your t’s (or if you’ve gone cross-eyed).

But finally, the day has come when your manuscript is ready to go to print.

These steps will take you from having a raw manuscript to holding your beloved book in your hands (and kissing it, crying over it, sending 5 copies to your mom, showing it to your get it).

1. Get a Free Instant Quote

Our instant quote calculator will help you choose the best options for your book, and provide you with book pricing immediately so you don’t have to jump through hoops to get started.

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2. Upload Your Files

After you’ve tweaked your printing options in the instant quote calculator and found the quantity and price that works best for you, you’re ready to upload your book’s files.

When you upload your files, you can choose to add on additional services like:

  • Receiving a physical bound or unbound proof

Our team will analyze your files and double-check them against your instant quote. We look for things like page count, how many pages are in color, and the size of your book. As soon as our team is able to confirm we will send you an invoice and a link to securely make payment online.

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3. Review Your Invoice

This is a critical step in the process, as your invoice is the contract between Steuben Press and you. What is listed on the invoice that you pay will be exactly what is produced for you. When you pay your invoice, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions detailed at

You will want to double-check all items listed before paying, such as:

  • Shipping address and method
  • Proof type
  • Book specifications: paper, lamination, size of book, binding type, etc.
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4. Pre-flighting

Depending on the options you selected, your files will be sent through our pre-flighting system and a proof will be created. Your review options will either be an online digital proof, or a physical copy of your book that comes in the mail.

  • If you chose an electronic proof, you can expect a 1 business day turnaround after you submit your payment.
  • A printed proof (bound or unbound) usually takes about 2 business days to leave our facility. Hardcovers do take additional processing time.
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5. Check Your Proof

Now’s your time to do a final check on your book to make sure it's ready for final production.

If you found errors in your document, you can submit one corrected file, free of charge. Any additional uploads beyond this will incur a new setup fee, so plesae be sure to make all changes to your document before resubmitting.

When everything looks ready to go, submit your digital or physical approval form and we immediately send your files to press for book production.

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6. Go to Print

The day has finally come—you’re about to hold your book in your hands for the very first time!

Most books will take 5-10 business days in production, plus any shipping time.

Steuben Press operates state-of-the art digital presses, so you can rest assured your book’s images pop off the page with the highest quality color prints.

And our bindery operators will be on standby to glue, spiral, wire, stitch or even hardcover bind your finished book, before your order is packaged with love and care and sent your way.

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7. Post-Print

If you ever want to reprint your book, we keep on your files on our secure servers for a minimum of 6 months.

If you have changes to your files, and would like to resubmit, we do charge a $50 setup fee if new files are sent.

The most important post-print tip is to get hard at work at marketing your book so you can start making a return on your project (and ideally rake in fame, awards, adoration, the respect of your get the picture).

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Get Your Book Printed Today!

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