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what we do


We produce books. Thats all we do. And we've been doing it for over 70 years.

We help authors turn their work into quality bound books at economical prices. Careful attention to our customers needs keeps authors coming back to us with reprint and new title book orders. Some have been with us—book after book—for more than 40 years!

Adams Press numbers hundreds of self-publishing authors among our satisfied customers. Whether it's a small, 50-page booklet or a giant reference work, our service and workmanship are consistently excellent. Check online under the key words Adams Press for examples of some of the scores of Adams Press titles currently in print.

Because we concentrate on a limited number of book sizes, paper and cover stocks, and types of binding, we're able to keep costs to a minimum. We cater to the average author who wants a reasonable number of copies of his or her book produced at an affordable price.

At Adams Press, producing books is not just one of the things we do. It's the only thing that we do. We are not a general services printer that takes on any job that comes along—from calendars to brochures to business cards. We'll say it again: Publishing books is our only business.

When you select Adams Press, you're choosing a team of professionals with decades of experience both in the book publishing business and the book selling business.

how we do it

We have the expertise and capability to turn a typed manuscript into a professionally designed, typeset book with carefully placed art (photographs, drawings, charts, etc.). Most of our authors, however, choose to take a more economical approach by laying out their books themselves.

We produce books in several standard sizes:

  • 5" x 7"
  • 5.5" x 8.5"
  • 6" x 9"
  • 8.5" x 11"

We print paperback and hardcover books in black (or any other single color) throughouttext, line art, charts, photographs, etc. We do not print more than one interior color.

The paper we use is 50#, 60#, or 70# white or natural offset stock. We produce full-color covers for perfect bound (i.e., glued, squared spine) or saddle stitched (stapled) paperback books. Our hardcover books can be foil stamped and wrapped in full-color dust jackets.

Our minimum quantity for any title is 100 copies. We can also produce split runs. For example, a run of 1000 copies could be bound as 750 paperback and 250 hardcover.


Adams Press
7700 North Eastlake Terrace • Chicago, Illinois 60626
773/761-1858
e-mail: info@adamspress.com


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