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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...