We've seen the days of staying after school to clean the erasers disappear, but technology has yet to replace printed textbooks. While e-books have changed both the marketplace for hard copies as well as delivery methods, most readers still prefer to turn pages manually and forego the need for batteries.

Paper is Still Going Strong

While almost three-quarters of Americans read books, 67 percent have read paper copies within the past year, while only 26 percent have perused an e-book and 18 percent have availed themselves of audio books. Only 7 percent of us stick exclusively to digital formats, while 39 percent solely read print and 29 percent use more than one platform.In some ways, these figures are dependent on demographics. Slightly more women than men read either print or e-books. Readership of e-books and books in general decreases as the age of readers increases.

 Readership through all methods increases as educational attainment rises. Those in suburbia are more likely than their urban or rural neighbors to have their noses in a book or their eyes on a text-filled screen.While the digital market, in general, has been growing, we have found that some segments, such as school districts, have been slow to adopt the paperless formats. For grades K through 12, educators are still exploring the effectiveness of new platforms. They have yet to establish the advantages of digital offerings over traditional textbooks.

Textbook printing

New Production Models

As a printer, we have discovered that while the demand for paper books is increasing, methods of production are evolving. Rather than turning out large numbers of books to await sale, increased investment in technologies such as inkjet and digital imaging allows publishers to make shorter runs. Through the use of advanced techniques, we can meet the expectations of our customers for fast turnarounds.

A Better Bottom Line

As consumers demand more books in both printed and digital forms, authors are looking for companies responsive to their production and fulfillment needs. That's where we come in. If the royalties traditional publishing companies are willing to pay for the right to produce and distribute your books are too low, and you have an established following, Acutrack may be your perfect partner.

 Contact us today to discover how we can work together to bring you the profits you deserve.

Acutrack’s Book Print and Fulfillment 

We understand the challenges faced by self-publishers with regards to book printing and fulfillment services. Many experience the challenges of ordering print runs and then being forced to store the entire inventory in their basement. Bogged down with the challenges of running fulfillment and packaging operations by themselves, some eventually come to choose Amazon’s Createspace after being attracted by their Print-On-Demand services, only come to the realization that Amazon has inhaled their sales, revenue, and customers for nothing more than a piddly return in royalties – This all changes with Acutrack!

Acutrack’s solution
Acutrack Book Print and Fulfillment services take care of printing and order fulfillment irrespective of the platform where you sell your book. By selling books directly on your platform, you keep the sales revenue and are able to use the book for lead generation. This is of utmost importance as you are given total control of your marketplace and customers. The process is easy: We produce a retail-finish book completely customized to your needs in a print run as little as 50 units, depending on your business needs. We stock your inventory in our warehouse and set a minimum warning level for each SKU (book title). And when the quantity dips below the minimum level, we immediately notify you to place a reorder to replenish your stock.

We generate the book cost-effectively based on your requirement and not by the restrictive constraints of Print-On-Demand services. A book can a softbound or hardbound, UV coated or laminated, shrink wrapped or gift wrapped – you ask and we deliver!

We take away the headaches of order fulfillment by making the whole process seamless.  Each step is automated – from receiving an order transaction via your eCommerce store and updating the tracking. We compound upon this convenience by setting up an online customer portal where you are given full 24/7 access to all aspects of order and inventory management. By removing the burden of order fulfillment from your shoulders and letting Acutrack handle it for you, you are instantly given the flexibility to pay greater attention to growing your core business.

How does it work?

We take the time to learn your exact print needs then provide you with a custom-tailored cost proposal.  Once you accept our proposal, our integration team provides details to take your eCommerce app to live, Additionally, we set up an online web portal to order all aspects of order & inventory management. We also set up a dedicated FTP account where you can upload all your artwork We deploy many print options and choose the right print option once we have a better understanding of your business needs. A book can be printed on our web-based inkjet print to high-end sheetfed color print; UV or laminated finish on the cover, short print run of 50 or larger run of 1,000 or more can greatly impact the cost.

Paying for the services
You manage your eCommerce, sales & marketing. You dictate the cost of shipping & handling to your clients. We are not part of your sales operation. We just provide print and fulfillment services and bill you for our work. Since our print services aren’t print-on-demand (POD); we invoice you for print services when you confirm your print order quantity and for all other fulfillment transactions, we bill you at the end of the month for all order transactions posted.

Processing Time
Unlike POD, our solution has the advantage of shipping books in real-time as we receive the order. Generally speaking, it takes 5 to 7 days to print your books and stock them. We set the minimum level, and we place a new order in a timely manner so you are never out of stock.

Shipping Methods
We recommend USPS postal mail service to ship either as First class, Media Mail or Priority Mail service domestically within the USA.  Likewise, we have discounted postal mail service for worldwide shipment

File format
High-resolution PDF files are the only type of files we accept for printing orders since PDFs will embed all fonts and graphics. This ensures that there are fewer printing issues and less possibility of shifting text and graphics. Please ensure that your PDF files have been set to include bleeds.

Acutrack Contact

sales@acutrack.com
350 Sonic Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
USA

Please contact us:

Toll-Free: 888-234-3472
Phone: 925-579-5000
Fax: 925-579-5001
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About Acutrack

Acutrack is a technology-driven eCommerce fulfillment company with a specialization in publishing any product needed for your business. With logistics center on both coasts of the USA, we serve as a one-stop logistic center for your business needs!
In this manner, we serve as a one-stop logistics extensionof your business.

Fulfillment centers:

Livermore, CA
Cincinnati, OH