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How to Format Your Word Document for Book Printing (on Mac or PC)

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.

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How to Choose the Right Binding for Your Novel

The stack of “books I want to read” that sits on the edge of my desk just surpassed 20 volumes.

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Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which One Should You Choose?

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.

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The 5 Most Important Things Every Author Should Know About Book Cover Design

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.

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Should You Print Advance Reader Copies of your Book?

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. 

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Creating a Story Teller Version of your Children's Book

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. 

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UV Coating - A Book Cover's Best Friend!

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.

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Want High Quality Images in Your Book without Breaking the Bank?

Seeing your work in print is one of the most gratifying and rewarding parts of being a writer. While there is something special about having an e-book, the magic of print can still leave a writer’s skin tingling. That is why it is so important that you when you choose a company to print your book, you find an affordable and high quality printing company to do the job. 

A lot of places around the web, you  end up sacrificing quality to save money, but we here at Steuben Press don't think that needs to be the case. In fact, we pride ourselves on the affordability of our printing and the high quality of our books. One place where this is extremely apparent: images.

Whether you're looking for simple black and white images in your book, or stunning full-color images and spreads, Steuben Press consistently out-performs other online book printing vendors in quality and pricing.

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Book Marketing Tips & Tricks

Marketing your book can seem overwhelming, but you should have fun when marketing your book. Take the time to get to know your target market and market to them directly. We hope you find these book marketing tips and tricks to be helpful.

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Spiral Binding: We can't save your cooking, but we can improve your cookbook

Outside of print fanatics like us, it’s unlikely that many people off the street would have a favorite type of binding. Sure, plenty of people could weigh in on the hardcover vs paperback fight, but there are so many more options when it comes to binding.

The most common exception: spiral binding.

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When I was looking for a printer for my first book I put the project on a nationwide search site. The very first applicant was Steuben Press. Their estimate remained competitive as more than thirty others flooded in. Since then, through two more books and multiple printings, Steuben Press has proved themselves efficient, timely, responsive, and when I call, it's like in "Cheers," a place they know your name. I recommend them without reservation.

– John McReynolds, California

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