publishing Services

About Us

No Waste PublishingTM is the book division of Accent Group Solutions which is one of the largest “print-on-demand” suppliers in St. Louis.

Accent Group Solutions, Crestwood, Missouri (a suburb of St. Louis) was formed by its current owners via the acquisition of established warehousing, fulfillment and custom packaging companies representing over 45 years’ experience. Since then, AGS has provided solutions to publishers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and world class brands.

AGS is now a Certified Women Owned Enterprise. We deliver Marketing Communications and 3rd party logistics solutions and provide next generation digital, offset printing and custom fulfillment services. We have 135,000 sq. ft. of operations and a management team with over 100 years of experience. We also provide warehouse storage, distribution and custom packaging. Our central Midwest location, proprietary software, multiple print facilities and efficient operations keep costs low and prices competitive.

Order as few as 25 books or order thousands

No Waste PublishingTM is the book division of Accent Group Solutions, one of the largest “print-on-demand” suppliers in St. Louis. Our mission is to provide the best value in book printing for the self-publisher. It is our belief that great customer service begins and ends with personal attention. Therefore, you will be assigned a dedicated customer service representative who will assist you throughout the entire self-publishing process.

We want to make it easy for you to self publish your book. First and foremost, we are a printing company that offers publishing services as well.  We are not a subsidy publisher or a vanity press.  Therefore, there are no complicated publishing “packages” or contracts.  We don’t own any rights to your book, nor do we want to! You will never pay for anything that you don’t need or want. By keeping everything simple, we keep everything affordable, but without any compromises on quality or service.  the best value in book printing for the self-publisher. It is our belief that great customer service begins and ends with personal attention. Therefore, you will be assigned a dedicated customer service representative who will assist you throughout the entire self-publishing process.

Our goal is to never “sell” you anything, but to give you as much information as necessary every step of the way so that you are always making informed decisions that are in your best interest. We don’t just take orders; we help shape them. We’ve built our business on honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction. Every precaution is taken to ensure that you get the best final result with no chance of any unpleasant surprises. And after thirty (30) years in business, you can be sure we’ll be here tomorrow to serve your needs.

We’re confident that once you learn more about the No Waste Concept and our company’s print on demand publishing services, you’ll feel that your search for a book printer is over. We invite you to explore our site or to Get StartedContact your personal book project representative today.

You have the following two basic choices for self-publishing your book:

1. If all you require is “printed books”, then our PrintOnly™ service is perfect for you.

  • This service is ideal for the broad category of self-publishers that intend to only distribute books to family and friends and for the author who intends to market and sell books, but who does not require help from the publisher.
  • Whether you need 25 books or 1000’s, we’ll make your self publishing experience easy, fulfilling and very affordable. After all, you won’t be paying for any services or “frills” that you don’t need or want.

Get started now on a self publishing book journey that’s easy, fun, and quite affordable.

2.  If you are interested in self-marketing your book, this option will provide you with the tools.

Following is a list of our “a la carte” services:

  • ISBN (International Standard Business Number) $ 55.00
  • The ISBN is a 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover design Starts at $ 50.00
  • No Waste Publishing can help design the cover for your book. Most projects end up in the $ 150.00 range.  Our design services are unique to every book; we never use templates.

Copyright Information

In general, only the creator of an original work (or someone who has been lawfully transferred the copyright) can register a copyright.

The securing of copyright protection is frequently misunderstood. 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 infringements.” 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.