Sacramento Public Library


The Sacramento Public Library’s prices are competitive with those of online publishing sites. However we offer something that they can’t: face-to-face individualized attention. Depending on what tier of service you choose, we provide you with a printed proof before your book goes into production; online publishers send you an electronic proof. Most importantly, we’re a community-based service of the Sacramento Public Library.

We offer two tiers of printing service

Tier 1: Print-only Set-up
$25 set-up fee, plus printing charges for each copy*
  • Proof copy not included
Tier 2: Self-Publishing Set-up
$99 set-up fee, plus printing charges for each copy*
  • Consult with the Publishing Assistant through every step of the process.
  • Receive one proof copy before your first production run so that you can review it and make any necessary changes before printing more.
  • Receive one upload of your revisions.
  • Your files remain on the secure server indefinitely. More copies can be printed whenever you want them.
  • You have the option of uploading further revisions at any time for a $10 fee.

*$4.00 per book plus $.025 cents per page with tax for a book with white interior paper

A La Carte Services

  • Author Revision: $10 for upload
  • ISBN insertion: $25
  • Bar code insertion: $25
  • LCCN: $25 plus the cost of one book and postage fee.
  • Basic Cover and Spine Construction: $50/hour. One hour maximum.
  • 1 copyright plus the cost of 2 books and postage fee: $55

Pricing & Distribution FAQ

How are books printed with I Street Press distributed?
Can anyone buy my book directly from I Street Press?
Are books printed with I Street Press placed in the Library's collection?
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