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Book Design

The Different Types of Paper Stock

One of the most important parts of printing a book is what type of paper stock to use. The high-quality paper stock will make a good impression on readers, customers, and clients alike. So no matter what type of book project you need to have printed, take a minute to consider the type of paper… Read more »

Determining Book Formats and Printing Sizes

What format will your next book be in? Even with the rise of e-readers and the popularity of digital media, there are still millions of books produced and millions sold every year. Once your book has been chosen for publication, it can either be issued as a hardback or a paperback. Those book formats have… Read more »

4 Types of Decorative Processes For Your Next Custom Book Project

Once your book’s manuscript is ready, that is only one part of its journey. The next step is to get it finished through finishing processes. As soon as that is taken care of, you must turn your attention towards another problem: how to capture reader interest. That’s where decorative processes come into the picture.

3 Ways You Can Use Booklets and Other Small Books

The term door-stopper is used to describe long books that can be used to hold a door open. These types of books are often found in the fantasy and science fiction genres. However, they’re just as often found among works of classic world literature. Not every book needs to be massive. Here are some ways… Read more »

The Importance of Dust Jacketing

As a society, we try to avoid judging others based on their appearance. We do this because you never quite know what a person, place, or thing is capable of or all about until after you get to know it a bit. A person who does not show up to an interview dressed professionally may… Read more »

4 Things to Avoid When You Are Preparing Book Artwork

The artwork you include in your next book can help enhance the storytelling. Whether your book is a work of fiction or nonfiction, the artwork on the cover and at the start of each chapter can help make an enormous difference in projecting images into the reader’s mind of what is happening. That being said,… Read more »

The Art of Putting Page Numbers in Your Newest Book

Once your latest novel manuscript has been accepted for publication, there are two essential elements you will need to consider. The first is the artwork that will illustrate the story you’re trying to tell, and the second is how you will insert your page numbers. Follow this advice to start mastering the art of putting… Read more »

How to Achieve a Better Book Cover

Once your latest book has been finished, you want to be sure that the book covers lasts. There are three common types of book cover coating you can choose to make your cover look even more attractive. Here is how you can achieve a better-looking book cover.

What Are the Components of a Printed Book?

The first draft of any book will commonly be referred to as a manuscript. Whether it was written by hand, composed on a typewriter over the course of several frantic weeks, or assembled through long night sitting in front of a word processor of a laptop, eventually the book will be finished. So your next… Read more »

What Does Embossing Mean in the Printing World?

In the printing world, embossing is a technique of cover design. Various images are pressed onto a project’s cover, and these images can be words, logos, or other types of critical information. They’re meant to help draw the eye of readers and viewers. When something is embossed, it sticks out from the surface of the… Read more »