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How to Decide if Spiral Binding is Right for Your Book

So you’ve written a book and are convinced you’ve explored every detail…you’ve edited and re-edited, made sure you had an eye-catching cover, and formatted your eBook to be device friendly.

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6 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives For Authorpreneurs

A list of our favorite and totally free Photoshop alternatives that self-publish authors can use to knock out their graphic design needs on their own.

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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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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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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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