Hardcover or Paperback – How to Make This Binding Decision

Hardcover or Paperback – How to Make This Binding Decision

You’ve reached a crossroads. The last page has been written, and your book file is ready to be uploaded to the printer. Perhaps the most important decision in your printing journey remains: hardcover or paperback? Hardcover books, also known as case bound books, are...
Do I Need a Dust Jacket?

Do I Need a Dust Jacket?

Some people just don’t “get” dust jackets. Naysayers consider them a superfluous obstruction to the book they are trying to read. And depending on how the book is bound – and the content of its cover – that may very well be true. For example, a spiral-bound product...
What is the Best Paper Stock for Me?

What is the Best Paper Stock for Me?

When choosing the best paper stock for your upcoming book, let your content – not your conscience – be your guide. (Ok, maybe your conscience, too.) Are you printing a 275-page novel with no photos, but a bunch of words? Or are you self-publishing a photo journal of a...
What is a Print Ready PDF?

What is a Print Ready PDF?

Using print ready PDF (Portable Document Format) files has become an industry standard for maintaining the integrity and the appearance of your work. Because different computers utilize different font packages, a print ready PDF locks into place the fonts and...
Designing for Digital Print

Designing for Digital Print

What Is the Difference Between CMYK and RGB? CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black – the inks a printer mixes together to make colors on printed material. RGB stands for Red, Green, and Blue – the colors of light a computer screen combine to make colors on...

Short Run Printing for Self-Published eBook Authors

Self-published ebook authors are growing in popularity, but getting exposure can be particularly challenging. A self-published ebook author faces the same exposure issues as a traditionally published book author. In spite of their growing popularity, ebooks can get...

Digital Book Printing

It’s an exciting time in the print industry and, if you are an author, digital printing could be your best option to get your story onto paper. Technology has brought a level of elegance, quality, superiority, and most importantly, accessibility, to digital printing...

Self-Publishing: No Longer a Dilemma

In the days before books went digital, most budding writers were led to believe that any kind of self-publishing through the “vanity presses” was not so much a triumph as a public acceptance of failure. The recent success stories of self-published authors has caused...

Why Should You Reprint Your Paperback Book?

There are many reasons to reprint your paperback book, as we have outlined below. Reason #1: You started out with a short run book printing project. The book looks fantastic; and the inventory is no longer in your storage unit, but in the hands of book readers and...