Printing and Distribution Services
We print through Lightning Source, the Print on Demand division of Ingram. This means that your book will have the kind of quality and distribution previously only available to the big New York publishing houses.
We currently offer trade paperback (perfect bound) books with full-color covers and black-and-white interiors and hardcover (casebound) book with dust jackets and stamped cloth covers.
Perfect Bound trim sizes: min. no. of pages max. no. of pages paper
- 5 x 8″ (203 x 127mm) 48 740 creme 55 lb.
- 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140mm) 48 740 creme 55 lb.
- 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) 48 740 creme 55 lb.
- 7 x 10″ (254 x 178 mm) 48 828 white 50 lb.
- 7.5 x 9.25″ (235 x 191mm) 48 828 white 50 lb.
- 8.25 x 11″ (280 x 210mm) 48 828 white 50 lb.
Casebound trim sizes: min. no. of pages max. no. of pages paper
- 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140mm) 108 740 creme 55 lb.
- 6 x 9″ (229 x 152mm) 108 740 creme 55 lb.
Title Printing Prices
Title printing prices are based upon the Lightning Source POD pricing table. Two Peas Publishing will figure the approximate cost for your title. You will work with your Editor to set a fair retail price for your title. The retail price will determine the wholesale price for the title. The wholesale discount is normally 55% off the retail price.
When a bookstore orders your book, they pay Two Peas Publishing the wholesale price. The difference between the cost and the wholesale price is the profit for that sale. Two Peas Publishing then splits that profit 50/50 with the author.
Here’s How It Works
If the retail price on your book is $16
The wholesale price is $7.20
If the cost of that book is $4
The profit on the wholesale sale of one book is $3.20
You make $1.60 on the sale of that book
You can also choose to purchase books at an author discount directly from Two Peas Publishing for sale at conferences, speaking engagements, and other events. The author discount is 50% off retail. In these cases, you do not receive 50% of the wholesale profit; however, you keep 100% of whatever you make on the sale of those books! This enables you to sell your book at a discount at events and still make a tidy profit.
Here’s How It Works
If the retail price on your book is $16
You can buy the book at your author discount for $8
If you sell it at an event for a discount at $12
You make $4 on the sale of that book
* Unsold author-purchased books are not returnable.
Because we print most titles through Lightning Source, the Print on Demand division of Ingram, you have access to the Ingram distribution channel. Your book always appears as in stock and available to all Ingram customers – over 30,000 wholesalers, retailers and booksellers in over 100 countries. Your book is ready for shipment in 12 hours or less.
Keep in mind that this does not mean individual booksellers will order and stock your book. You’ll need to market and promote your book in order to create interest and orders. But when they are ready to order, your book will be right there in their database. Individual customers will be able to request and special order your book as well.
Lightning Source also maintains relationships with the most comprehensive portfolio of booksellers serving consumers today as is evidenced by the list below. The practices of individual wholesalers and retailers determine whether your titles show as “in stock.” Depending on established contractual agreements, your paperbacks are ready to ship within 2 to 5 days. Hardbacks are available in about 5 days in the US.
Lightning Source Distribution Partners
- Baker & Taylor
- Barnes & Noble
PARTNERS AND OPTIONAL SERVICES
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number (LCCN)
The LCCN is a unique identification number the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections. You can find information on how to obtain a LCCN at https://www.loc.gov/publish/pcn/.
Two Peas Publishing can apply for a Pre-assigned Control Number (PCN) for you, which means that the Library of Congress pre-assigns a control number to your title before it is printed. The PCN will appear on the copyright (verso) page of your book.
We will obtain a PCN for you free of charge. The acquisition of a PCN by Two Peas is an optional service available upon request.
Publisher Cataloging-in-Print (P-CIP)
A cataloging-in-print (CIP) record is a data block that is printed on the copyright (verso) page of a book. It is intended for use by librarians as an aid to more easily catalog a title. Although a CIP is not required for your title, it is useful if you intend for libraries to buy and catalog your title.
A CIP is only for use by librarians and is in no way intended to be a marketing tool.
Because of the rules governing CIPs that are produced by the Library of Congress, Two Peas cannot offer you Library of Congress CIPs. However, we can and will work with a professional librarian to create a Publisher CIP (P-CIP) for your title if you so desire.
The difference between a P-CIP and a Library of Congress CIP is that a P-CIP is created by a professional librarian or cataloger and not the Library of Congress. A P-CIP performs the same function as a Library of Congress CIP, but cannot be labeled as having been created by the Library of Congress.
Two Peas will only charge you the fee that the professional librarian charges us to produce a P-CIP. The creation of a P-CIP is an optional service available upon request.
Two Peas can file your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office for you. Copyright filing is an optional service available upon request.
If you choose to have Two Peas file your copyright for you, we will charge you the price that the U.S. Copyright Office charges us.
You can also find copyright forms online at https://www.copyright.gov
Amazon’s Search Inside This Book
Amazon.com contends that books listed with the “Search Inside This Book” feature enabled sell better than books that do not allow searching. “Search Inside This Book” allows Amazon customers to browse a portion of the book’s contents, much the way a brick-and-mortar bookstore customer will flip through the pages of a book in the store to determine whether that book is right for him or her. Two Peas Publishing can optionally enable Amazon.com’s “Search Inside This Book” on your title.
Note: In order to participate in Amazon.com’s “Search Inside This Book,” Two Peas Publishing agreed to Amazon’s “Search Inside This Book” Participation Agreement. If you choose to include your title in the “Search Inside This Book” program, you must indicate to Two Peas Publishing that you agree to the Amazon SITB Participation Agreement.
Barnes & Noble’s See Inside Program
As of January 19, 2015, Barnes & Noble is no longer accepting titles into the “See Inside”. Therefore, Two Peas Publishing no longer offers this service.
Bowker’s Books in Print
Books in Print is a bibliographic database of books. The Books in Print database is referenced by publishers, libraries, and booksellers alike.
We can optionally include a “limited preview” of your book in Google Books. The text of your book will be indexed by Google’s search engine, which can result in more visibility for your title. By default, 20 percent of your title’s content will be displayed by Google Books when you choose the Google Books option. That percentage can be adjusted higher if you choose.
Note: In order to upload content to Google Books, Two Peas Publishing agreed to the Google Books Terms of Service. If you choose to have your title uploaded to Google Books in preview or limited preview, you must indicate to Two Peas that you also agree to the Google Books Terms of Service. The Google Books Terms of Service is available on Google’s site, or Two Peas can provide it to you upon request.
We can optionally include your book in Google Play eBooks (Google Editions), where readers can purchase it to read online. Just like the purchase of the print edition of your book, you will receive royalties from the sale of your book through Google Play.
Note: In order to upload content to Google Books and include titles for sale in Google Play, Two Peas Publishing agreed to the Google Books Terms of Service/Google Editions Addendum. If you choose to have your title uploaded to Google Books in preview or limited preview and offer it for sale in Google Editions, you must indicate to Two Peas that you also agree to the Google Books Terms of Service and the Google Books/Editions Addendum. The Google Books Terms of Service is available on Google’s site, or Two Peas can provide it to you upon request. The Google Editions Addendum is available at Google’s site, or Two Peas can provide it to you upon request.
See our Pricing Page for some standard pricing for our printing and distribution services.