publishing Services

Publishing Services

St. Louis Publishing Services – No Waste Publishing™

No Waste Publishing™ is the book division of Accent Group Solutions, one of the largest “print-on-demand” suppliers in the Midwest. Our mission is to provide the best value in book printing for the self-publisher. We make it easy for you to self-publish your book with great customer service and personal attention. When you work with our publishing team, you will be assigned a dedicated customer service representative to assist you throughout the entire self-publishing process.

Because we are first and foremost a printing company, we don’t make the self-publishing process difficult with complicated contracts or excess charges. We also won’t own any rights to your book! No Waste Publishing™ keeps the process simple and affordable, while still providing the quality and service you deserve.

Printing Your Book

If you just need your book printed, then our PrintOnly™ service is perfect for you. This service is ideal for self-publishers that intend to only distribute books to family and friends as well as the author who intends to sell books, not requiring help from the publisher. Whether you need 25 books or 1000s, we’ll make your self-publishing experience easy, fulfilling, and very affordable.

Marketing a Self-Published Book

We have all the tools you need to market your self-published book in our a la carte services.

Book Cover Design Service – starting at $50.00 (Most projects end up costing around $150.00)

No Waste Publishing™ can help design a professional cover for your book. Our design services are unique to every book. We never use templates, so your book stands out for the unique work that it is.

Assigning an ISBN (International Standard Business Number)  – $55.00

The ISBN is an inventory control, stocking, and ordering number used by book publishers, printers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and libraries — essentially everyone in the supply chain of the book. A unique ISBN ensures that the end user (your reader) gets exactly what they intended to buy, including the edition, revision, format, and binding. NOTE: No Waste Publishing will be listed as the publisher; however, we do not own any rights to your book.  For more information about ISBN numbers, see our FAQ page.

Creating a Bar Code – $20.00

A bar code is a graphical representation of your book’s ISBN and retail price. It is placed on the back cover of your book to allow automated scanning and point-of-sale transactions. Most of the largest book retailers and wholesalers require books to display the Bookland EAN bar code, which is the only barcode that encodes the ISBN as well as the book’s retail price. Let our team of experts create this on for you.

Assigning a Library of Congress Catalog Control Number – $25.00

A Library of Congress catalog control number is a unique identification number that the Library of Congress assigns to the catalog record created for each book in its cataloged collections. Librarians use it to locate a specific Library of Congress catalog record in the national databases and to order catalog cards from the Library of Congress or from commercial suppliers. The Library of Congress assigns this number while the book is being cataloged. The above pricing includes an extra book being created and sent to the Library of Congress.  For more information about Library of Congress numbers, see our FAQ page.

Copyrighting Self-Published Works

The securing of copyright protection is frequently misunderstood. In general, only the creator of an original work (or someone who has had the copyright lawfully transferred to them) can register a copyright.

Copyright is secured automatically when a work is created. A work is “created” when it is fixed into a book, tape, or electronic medium for the first time. No publication, registration, or other action in the U.S. Copyright Office is required to secure copyright. However, to enforce the copyright, and for other practical reasons, you may want to register the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Since 1989, a copyright symbol © has not been required in order to protect a copyright. However, it does put people on notice that your work is copyrighted and weakens any “innocent infringement” claims. A person may use the © symbol even without registering the work with the U.S. Copyright Office. For more information about Copyright, see our FAQ page.