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January 15, 2024

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Choose Spiral Binding for Heavily Used Books

If you’re the author of a book that’s used and consulted heavily, it’s a tribute to the value of your work. Perhaps you planned it as you were writing, or maybe it was a surprise. Whichever way it was, spiral-bound book printing was the way to go. Spiral bindings make it easy to keep a book open to the right page and keep heavily used books in better shape longer. Casebound (hardcover) and perfect bound (paperback) continue as the most popular binding choices, but they aren’t suitable for every book. It’s important to consider how yours will be used when you choose the binding, whether spiral or not. Spiral bindings today are customarily durable plastics that come in various colors to complement your book and its cover. They resist bending and hold their shape well over time. For traditionalists, metal wire bindings, called wire-o in the publishing industry, are also available. The choice has to do with appearance and durability. Plastic’s ability to hold its shape and resist bending has become increasingly popular in recent years. If shipping weight is a consideration, you can ask your printer for a weight comparison and see if it would make a difference in […] read more
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Print Self-Published Books to be Competitive

There’s more opportunity than ever for self-published books to succeed – any stigmas about publishing methods are fading. But to be competitive, you need to get it right with the details, including book printing. The conventional wisdom might be to sign up for print-on-demand, yet there may be better options available. Digital printing makes short runs possible that don’t strain your budget. If you can achieve book sales above 2,000 copies, it’s worth hearing prices for traditional offset printing. It can bring down your per-copy price and improve profitability. Both are to your benefit in the long run. What is the best way to print a self-published book? It varies by author and often depends on whether you can predict your book’s sales. If you’re writing your first book on a shoestring budget and are still determining whether it will sell on-demand printing may be the preferable option. But if you know your sales or customers buy your book to coincide with other services, you can predict your sales. For those self-publishers, printing books conventionally is nearly always more profitable. It also allows you to sell books wherever you choose, including everything from your own website to Amazon Marketplace. If […] read more
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