Printing tips from the people who do it every day!
Although you may dream of having your book touted by one of the big publishing houses, you don’t have to leave your work in the hands of chance to get it published.
Thanks to the rise in self-publishing, the ability to get published is more of a possibility than ever before for many new writers.
From how to grow your audience to accessing copywriting services to staying dedicated, here are 4 time-tested advice to help you successfully get your book self-published.
Here’s how to write back cover that will hook new readers and sell your book.
If you’re a writer, you’re probably no stranger to Microsoft Word. But when it comes to self-publishing, you may not know how to format your Word document for book printing.
The stack of “books I want to read” that sits on the edge of my desk just surpassed 20 volumes.
Authors nowadays have the luxury and freedom of choosing how to present their work to the public, whether it is through traditional publishing or self-publishing.
When you walk into a library, the first thing that probably catches your eye is the multitude of books that patiently wait for you to pick them up and read them.
Are advance reader copies (ARC) necessary for the success of your book? Some think that the extra cost is not worth it, but these advance prints can alter your book sales from the very beginning.
Finding a way to stand out among the saturated market of children’s books authors can be a challenge. I am a firm believer that the old face to face approach when marketing to children works best. Doing a live reading to children can not only be fun for you as an author, but it is a great way to get exposure. Giving your little fans a personal connection to you and your book is the best way to get them coming back for more.
Depending on which online book printer you decide to use, you will have a varying range of coating options for your book cover. Sometimes you’ll only have one option (personally I’d run screaming from that printer), and sometimes you’ll have so many it’ll make your head spin. And again, depending on which book printer you ask, you will hear wildly varying opinions on which is best.
At Steuben Press we consider ourselves straight-shooters about book printing, and I’d like to make an argument for UV coating not because it benefits us as the book printer, but because it might work great for your book cover. While it’s not always the right option, I believe it offers a balance of economy and style that’s difficult to match.
After a disappointing proof of my labor-intensive and much loved manuscript from another printer, I decided to try Steuben Press. Based on recommendations from many of my publishing team who are all members of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), I submitted my book to Adam and his staff.
Their proof was perfect! The illustrations were crisp, the print clear, and the construction high quality. But the cover! Absolutely beautiful and softly glossed, Steuben's production added depth to the colors and popped the fine design by my cover artist. My book shimmers on the shelf!
Now I sell only Steuben's copies by hand and feel confident that my readers are receiving the best product reflecting my years of effort and passion for my subject."