Adding a new title to your Bookvault account couldn’t be simpler! It will only take you a couple of minutes, and then you’ll be ready to place orders! To proceed with adding a new title, you don’t need files, these can be added at a later date.
To get started, access the navigation menu on the left hand side and select ‘Add a title’.
Not only are we able to print and distribute your books, but we are also able to publish your books. You can check that out in another one of our tutorials. We will just be going through the printing in this tutorial. Click anywhere on the ‘Just Print My Books’ tab icon.
Once selected, all of our available binding options will be presented, hover over the images to get a closer inspection of the binding style. Once you have chosen the style you want for your title, click on it.
Once selecting the binding option, our available laminations will be presented, once you have made your decision, you can click on the button to add it to your title
You will then have a selection of some of our standard sizes. These are what we often see our customers and the industry using for their books. What if yours doesn’t match these, not a problem, we have a custom size option available. Once selecting this, you can input your height and width of your books.
The next section is for selection of the paper stock your book would be printed on, this would update if there are any changes to our stock. If you want to know what our different stocks are like, you can request a free sample pack here!
Once you have selected a stock for the interior pages, it will then provide you with an option for the cover stock, with some of the binding options there will be multiple options for self covers or coloured cloth covers.
We now need to specify our page count, if you have any colour in the document and want that as colour – you would need to specify that as a colour page. The page count does not include your cover. The sum of the colour and mono pages should equal the number of pages in your PDF document.
So once filling all the above specs, you get to the last stage – at this point you can see what the single production cost of your book would be. In this section you would indicate your ISBN number if you have purchased that which will allow us to sell and distribute this book, we have another video about that here. If you have not purchased an ISBN number, you can click on the ‘Generate a Dummy ISBN’ for one to be added, this will not be added to the book and is for our reference on the system.
You’ll also need to add the title of your title, this helps you identify it throughout the Bookvault system
You may have the toggle for a premium title, switch that on to change the production workflow. Find more about our standard / premium books here.
Check through all the specs are correct, you can always change these later! Once happy, click on the ‘Add to my library’ button to make payment and get this title onto your account. The payment is a one off fee to unlock the best pricing possible for your book. It covers the cost of setting up your title on the Bookvault platform, and the processing of your files.
Once you’ve made payment, you should have this box pop up, asking you to upload the files, don’t worry – you can always do those at a later stage. If you’re ready, checkout our guide on how to upload files here