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6 Things to Know Before Choosing Your Trim Size

Size matters when it comes to marketing your self-published book. 

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What a Book Designer Wants Self-Published Authors to Know

Being a self-published author means also being a self-taught editor, marketer, website designer...the list goes on. 

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How to Get an ISBN For Your Self-Published Book (And Why You Need One)

What are those numbers on the back of every book, and why are they so important?

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Tips for Writing a Back Cover That Sells

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.

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Book Cover Art: How to Find and Hire a Stellar Book Cover Designer

Your book cover is the first thing potential readers see. It makes the first impression and gives readers a glimpse into the journey your book will take them on.

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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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3 Free Photoshop Alternatives

Photoshop is a very powerful piece of software and is probably the most well-known photo editing and manipulation software on the market today. It’s incredibly versatile, is used all over the world and is considered by many to be the industry leader in all image software. However, it’s got one big drawback; it’s not free! 

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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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Great title/body copy font combinations that work

Many people may not think about how important formatting the interior of your book is, but small changes in readability can have a big effect for your audience. By choosing heading and body fonts that complement each other, you'll find that your readers will hang on to your words a little easier.

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Printing our books at Steuben Press has been the easiest step in the very hectic journey of publishing a book. They were friendly, accessible, and delivered a quality product right on time. Will definitely be working with them again in the future. 
– Josiah Hesse, Denver, Colorado
Pick up a copy of Josiah Hesse's latest book in his Carnality series at http://www.suspectpress.com/product/carnality-sebastian-phoenix-and-the-dark-star/.