Printing tips from the people who do it every day!
As a self-published author, your book’s marketing campaign is likely dependent on a one-person team — you! Which is why it’s so important for your book’s cover and back cover to help it jump off the shelf and into the hands of eager new readers.
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.
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.
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.
I worked with Jamie Howell at Steuben, editing, formatting, and printing my first book, Divine Ordinariness. She did a superb job offering ideas that truly enhanced the final product. Sharp, responsive, creative, and quick processionals, a pleasure to work with. Jamie even stopped the press to make a major revision when I got midstream deal-breaker feedback and had to rework the project. Steuben is the way to go for fine quality service. Thanks a lot, Steuben.