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Custom Publishing

Custom Publishing

Three Bean Press is a niche publisher that believes in personalizing the custom publishing process. We are a Boston-based company known for creating visually compelling, award-winning art and photography books, and quality titles for nonprofit organizations and businesses. A pleased client once told us that having a beautiful book is like having the ultimate business card, and we think that description is spot-on. For artists, a book makes a striking portfolio that brings your work into the hands, minds and hearts of many. For businesses and corporations? It can be a memorable and impactful marketing or promotional piece. Charitable organizations and initiatives find that a book is a natural forum for educating others about their important mission and goals.


We can give your text a light, quick proofreading, a comprehensive overhaul or anything in between. Priced by the hour, at our current rate.

Creative Guidance/Content Development:

Sometimes what is needed to bring your book to the next level is experience, and a little perspective. We can help you hone your story idea, fine-tune or round out the content and develop your text so that the end result is the best it can be. Publishing consulting is priced by the hour, at our current rate.

Design and Layout Work:

A cover is what sells your book, and the layout brings your words and artwork to life. Our design team will craft a custom look for your book’s cover and its interior based on the ideas you envision. There are no cookie-cutter templates at Three Bean Press. Every project is priced individually, based on its needs and scope.

Based on an initial discussion with clients, we will present two interior book designs to choose from, along with one round of edits. Additional designs presented on request.
Cover and dust jackets
The same goes for book covers and dust jackets. We will present two cover designs, with one round of revisions. Additional designs presented on request. We can also create cover copy, author bios, and other content for the cover.
Layout and prepress
We do all of the design and production work that takes your book from your chosen design to its fully realized, print-ready form. Clients have the opportunity to review the book in various states of production.


From short-run paperbacks to full-color hardcover books with top-of-the-line details, we have cultivated relationships with printers who do exceptional print work. Because every book is unique, we collect quotes from our proven printers for the best cost and quality for every project.

Project Management:

There are a lot of details and many moving parts in book publishing—from timeline to book specs to distribution. We know the ropes and streamline the process, working on your behalf and involving you important decisions along the way. We navigate the minutiae, interface with the many players, and shepherd your project from inspiration to fruition.

E-Commerce and Website Landing Page:

List your title on our store page and get your own personal landing page with all of the details of your title. Send out the link to your contact list to encourage sales and to those looking to learn more about your book. If desired, your “add to cart” button can link to your own PayPal account, where you fulfill orders and collect the money.
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