Classic Printing

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Classic Printing

There is always something inimitable in a printed book. It is a tangible expression of the written ideas within. Some people like the way the paper feels. Some people enjoy the texture of the paper as they flip them with their fingers. Some simply like the idea of having it as part of their bookshelf as if presenting to the world a microcosm of themselves.

A good printing service is crucial in transforming a manuscript into a book. When publishing a book, one should find a reliable printer that:

  • prints in different trim sizes,
  • provides different paper stock options
  • can print in black & white, and full color
  • offers different cover treatments
  • has good binding
  • produces a book proof
  • accepts a low minimum order number
  • delivers the books to your doorstep

Simple Publish has partnered with such a printer to produce quality books. In our process, we request for a book proof to to quickly check the quality of the printing. If you opt for us to proofread, we do a more extensive check of all pages and make sure the book is ready for mass production. The author may choose to check the proof too for up to one iteration. We will then request for the author’s approval for the printer to go ahead and print the batch.

Part of the printing package includes procuring an ISBN for the book as well as applying for a copyright. When the books have been printed, they will be delivered to the author. (Additional fees may be charged for deliveries outside of Metro Manila.)


You print your books and sell them


  • You control the selling price for wholesale and retail.
  • You can create speaking events and sell your books to a targeted audience.
  • You get paid immediately.


  • You handle the marketing and delivery of the books.
  • Delivery costs limits your reach to nearby customers.


(Book Size: Width x Height)



To bring down printing costs, our local printer will print your book using black ink on white or cream paper. Pages with color will be printed on thicker white paper made for colored ink. The pages with color will then be inserted into the book.

Black & White

Black ink on white or cream paper

Color Inserts

Black ink on white or cream paper, with full color inserts



The choice of paper can be a matter of techincal preference or aesthetics.


Some like their book in thicker paper and choose white that has a thickness of 80gsm (that means the paper weighs 80 grams per square meter.)


Some prefer to use cream paper as it hints of that classic look of older books.


For those wanting a more affordable book, newsprint is a perfectly good paper to use.









Cover Treatment is also a matter of aesthetic preference.


A glossy (shiny) treatment can make a book look expensive just like the fashion glossy magazines.


A matte (flat) finish is usually selected to make a book look serious or artsy.


Shiny Finish


Flat Finish

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Receive formatted manuscript in PDF format

The author sends us the final print-ready formatted manuscript. Alternatively, SimplePublish can do the formatting separately or as part of a package.


Receive cover design in PDF format.

The author sends us the final print-ready cover design. SimplePublish can also do the design separately or as part of a package.


Request printer for formal quotation.

SimplePublish will send the manuscript to the printing company for a quotation. The printing company will also check the sequence of parts and make suggestions. The imprint page will also be checked for the date, publication details, and ISBN. If the printing is part of a package, the printing company will secure the ISBN and will be given to the author to include it on the copyright page later.


Relay quote to author.

After receiving the quotation from the printing company, SimplePublish will send the quote to the author.


Get approval and initial payment from author

If the quote meets the approval of the author, the author pays the printing cost. This can be paid in full or at least 50%.


Request for book proof from printer

When the printing company has been paid, SimplePublish will request them to print a book proof.


Proofreading of book proof

The book proof is sent to that author for proofreading before mass production. SimplePublish can do this separately or as part of a package. If there are issues in the book proof, changes are made to the formatted manuscript or cover design, and these are given to the printing company. The process goes to Steps 6 and 7 until there are no more issues.


Get approval for mass production from author

When there are no more issues in the book proof, the author is asked to sign an approval form to mass-produce the book.


Get balance of printing fees

The remaining balance is made if only a partial payment was made to the printing company.


Mass-produce the book

The printing company mass produces the book, which should take about a week.


Delivery of printed books to author

The books are delivered to the author. This is free for locations within Metro Manila. Additional fees will be charged for addresses outside Metro Manila.

Do you have questions on this service or process? You might get quick answers in our FAQs page.


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How do I know the number of pages?
  1. First, pick a trim size from the selections above.
  2. On Microsoft Word, locate and select PAGE LAYOUT on the main toolbar,and select MARGINS.
  3. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, CUSTOM MARGINS.
  4. On the dialogue box that opens, select the PAPER tab.
  5. Enter the trim size in the WIDTH and HEIGHT. Then click on OK at the bottom of the dialogue box.
  6. Select the MARGINS TAB.
  7. If the ORIENTATION is not yet set to PORTRAIT, set it.
  8. If the PAGES are not yet set to NORMAL, set it.
  9. Back in the MARGINS SECTION on top of the dialogue box, enter 0.08" for the TOP, BOTTOM, LEFT, and RIGHT.
  10. Make sure to click on OK at the bottom of the dialogue box.
  11. Back on main toolbar, select REVIEW, and then WORD COUNT.
  12. At the middle of the page, a dialogue box opens, and then look for the number beside "Pages."
  13. MsWord
How should I choose?
  • Consider your budget. The minimum is 50 copies. Play with the number until such a point the total falls just under your budget.
  • Consider also that there are fixed costs every time books are printed. In this context, it may be more efficient to do a big order rather than many small orders.
  • If your book sells fast, it might be best to do a big order. If your book has a slow turnover, consider small-sized orders so your money doesn't get tied up in invetory.

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