Steuben Press had the opportunity to work with Josh Sanders on a really fun book project recently. Josh and his sister Lindsay set out to break the High Pointing world record and they accomplished just that on July 12th 2015. With a limited budget and a small support crew, Josh and Lindsay set out on an adventure of a lifetime. They documented their amazing trip in a photobook, which we at Steuben Press had the pleasure of printing for 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.
When you start writing your novel, self-help book, or e-book, you're probably not yet considering how to sell the finished piece. You are focused on the writing process and the deadlines that come with them. Having finally finished your masterpiece, you have arrived at the next phase of the process: selling the finished product.
But where do you start if you want to sell it online? When you are selling online you have to take matters into your own hands. Selling your book is entirely up to you, so you will have to work the system to get your book into the hands of your customers.
Luckily, if you sell through Amazon, this is very easy to accomplish.
The irony of the fact I am typing this article on my laptop is not lost on me. With technology often comes improvements, but there is also always something lost it seems. Whenever we trade effort for convenience through the use of technology, the efficiency is gained at a cost. Digital photography has largely replaced film, but there’s just something about a black and white silver gelatin print that can’t be reproduced on the best of inkjet printers. The sound of a vinyl record may not be of the same fidelity as a CD, but it has a personality and a quality that the digital medium somehow does not capture.
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!
There are many good reasons to start a blog, especially as a writer. With a blog, it’s possible, over time, to connect with your audience and build your readership. This could lead to anything from having one of your posts picked up for publication to simply forming a supportive community around your writing. If you’re looking for a place to start, follow these seven tips:
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.
It can be hard for an unknown author who is trying to break into the industry to get a review. In fact, it can seem downright impossible. However, there is a service that can makes this possible for you: Kirkus Reviews.
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.