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Book Production and Printing

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Book Production and Printing

Book production including cover and interior design, pre-publication tasks, and printing.

Members: 209
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2016

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ISBN Obtainment and Ownership FAQs

Started by Laura Baker Sep 21, 2016. 0 Replies

If you plan to sell your book or make it available in libraries then you’ll need an ISBN. As an author or self-publisher working on your first title, the process of obtaining an ISBN may raise a few questions. Here are answers to some common…Continue

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Don't limit production requirements for retail sales

Started by Brian Jud Aug 4, 2015. 0 Replies

In special sales you may have to use production techniques that could limit your retail store sales. Comb, spiral or three-ring bound books may be required for penetration in certain niches, but they are typically shunned by retailers, including…Continue

Have a great cover

Started by Brian Jud. Last reply by Lon Kirschner Jul 13, 2015. 1 Reply

Perhaps the greatest deterrent to adequate distribution is the book’s cover design. Bookstore buyers judge books by their covers and a poor design will bury an otherwise excellent book.Continue

Know your dates

Started by Brian Jud Jun 30, 2015. 0 Replies

“Bound Book Date” refers to the time when the book comes off the printer’s press. The term “Publication Date” is the day when you really begin to market your title to the consumer. This is when you should begin media appearances, advertise or have…Continue

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