Book printers (POD and offset)
Six Penny Graphics can prepare your print-ready files for any printer (digital POD or offset). Recent printers include:
Sheridan Books, Chelsea, MI http://sheridan.com/markets-served/books
Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI, http://www.edwardsbrothersmalloy.com/
Lightning Source, www.lightningsource.com
Bang Printing, Brainerd, MN, http://www.bangprinting.com/
Friesens, Manitoba, Canada, http://www.friesens.com/
Thomson-Shore, Dexter, MI, http://www.thomsonshore.com/
BookMasters, Ashland, OH, http://www.bookmasters.com/
Color House Graphics, Grand Rapids, MI, http://www.colorhousegraphics.com/home.html
Four Colour Print Group, Louisville, KY, http://www.fourcolour.com/
McNaughton & Gunn, Saline, MI, http://www.bookprinters.com/
ISBNs and barcodes
Obtaining an ISBN
In the US, ISBNs are issued to publishers or authors by Bowker.
The bar code symbol that will print on your back cover can be sourced from any reputable vendor. For a great explanation of the parts of an ISBN bar code, refer to this information from createbarcodes.com.
CIP and PCIP Data
If you plan to market your book to libraries, consider obtaining Cataloging in Publication data.
CIP from the Libray of Congress
According to the Library of Congress, “The main purpose of a CIP record is to record the bibliographic data elements of a work and facilitate access to it in library catalogs.” CIP data is prepared by the Library of Congress for eligible publishers.
Publishers not eligible for the Library of Congress program can obtain the comparable PCIP or Publishers’ Cataloging-in-Publication) from Quality Books.