You are here:

Writing Books/Getting Ready to Publish


What should I have ready to take to the printer?
Where can I find printers in my area, which is Philadelphia?

Thanks for the question and good luck with your book.  What you need for the printer is either hard copy of the book and better yet electronic files that are in a print ready format such as a printable PDF.  Use 1/2 no less than 1/4" for the margins for the body of the text and if your cover bleeds meaning that the color goes right to the edge as 1/8" to the image size for bleed.  For printers locally I don't know but if you go on the web you will find a number of printers if you type in "book printing" and you will also find us.  If you need help let us know.
Tom Campbell

Writing Books

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Tom Campbell


When you are ready to print your book I can help you with how to prepare your book for the printer, what to expect from a printer and what you must understand yourself. How long does it take to print a book and methods of printing that make sense and what your costs should be in the process.


25 years of business experience including web development and printing. Currently Senior Vice President of Sales for King Printing Company. I'll approach all questions objectively.


©2017 All rights reserved.