We've made bookmaking easy.
Here's the best part. We've made family bookmaking easier than you could imagine.
We provide worksheets, tips, and examples to look through. We offer story consultation, easy online proofing, professional editing, and lots of advice along the way. And if you need it, we offer scanning and writing help, too.
We'll do what it takes to make your book beautiful and meaningful.
|inquire about a custom book and we'll be in touch|
|submit a deposit + send us your resources|
|receive a PDF proof, then email it back with your revisions|
|receive up to 3 more proofs for review|
|approve your book + send us final payment|
|receive your published book!|
--------------------------------- Frequently Asked Questions ---------------------------------
How long does it take to make a custom book?
It really depends on the type of book and how much time you need to review proofs. Wedding books and milestone books average 8-12 weeks from receipt of resources to book delivery. Specialty books range from 2 months to, well, 2 years. Seriously, sometimes you may want to take your time and other times you're working towards a quick deadline. We can work around your schedule.
What size can you make my book?
You can pick any book dimension within 11x17". We can suggest some of our favorites.
Can you help me write or edit my book?
Yes. We offer two types of writing services. Either you provide raw material and we'll write the book for you, or you write the book yourself and we'll proofread it to catch grammar, spelling, and consistency errors. Ask us to include these services in your estimate.
How do I include a family tree in my book?
We'll provide you a worksheet to fill in with your family information.
How do I get my images scanned?
We do the scanning for most of our books. You just mail us everything in folders, organized by chapters, and we'll scan. Then we send your images back with your finished book. Please request scanning in your book estimate.
What if I decide to scan the images myself?
If you choose to scan your images yourself, please ask us for scanning specs before getting started. We also suggest emailing us a sample scan so we can verify the image quality before you continue.
How are your books printed?
We print all our books on a top-of-the line digital printer called an HP Indigo Press. We have selected several papers for our books and will specify the best one for your particular project.
Can I add extras like ribbon bookmarks, pockets, fold-out pages, etc?
Yes. We can add a variety of specialty features. Just tell us what you have in mind and we'll provide an estimate.
How are your books bound?
Every Good Stock book is custom-designed and individually handcrafted with care and attention to detail. We use traditional bookbinding tools and techniques. We also hand select our fabrics, leathers, papers, and ribbons to perfectly fit your book project. As with all things handmade, you may see slight variations between your books. We feel this is the hallmark of handmade, and we love the extra character. We hope you do, too.
Do you color correct my images?
Not usually. Occasionally, we will retouch or color correct an image if we think it really needs it. But in general you should provide us images as you'd like to see them.
Do you offer photo restoration?
Yes, just get in touch. We can retouch and clean up old photographs that may have cracks or damages.
Can you make blank books, gift books, or wedding guest books?
Yes! If it's a book, we can make it. Get in touch with your idea and we'll provide you an estimate.
Do you make books for companies and businesses?
Yes, get in touch with your idea and we'll provide you an estimate.
Do you work with photographers?
Yes, we do. We offer full-service design + print + bind services. Get in touch for pricing.