Understanding Book Printing Estimates for Self-Publishers, Part 1 covers the terminology and organization of an estimate from a book printer
A Friend’s Book: Tom Millea and The Book of Palms describes the long journey the book designer travels to get his friend’s book into print despite all obstacles
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
Understanding Print-on-Demand: Follow the Money to find out how authors, publishers, retailers and distributors profit from this new technology and how authors have found a way to make completely passive income.
Making Print Choices. An early task in self-publishing is deciding on how your book will be printed and distributed. Links to articles are included in this round up of print processes and choices.
This is the last in the series of What Does Self-Publishing Cost posts. After a preview, we looked at two other models of self-publishing, each representing a range of choices that self-publishers can make when they start planning their publication. Here are the links to the rest of the series: What Does Self-Publishing Cost: A […]
Ed: Here are links to the other articles in this series: What Does Self-Publishing Cost: DIY What Does Self-Publishing Cost: Online Self-Publisher What Does Self-Publishing Cost: Competitive Self-Publisher One of the first questions people ask when they think they may want to self-publish is: What’s it going to cost? It doesn’t matter if the author […]
One of the biggest challenges for book printers is reproducing photographs in books that are otherwise mostly text. One of the tasks of a book designer is preparing these photos so they reproduce as well as possible. Before you can understand what goes into this preparation, you need to know a little about how photographs […]
It started off innocently enough. In fact there was a fair amount of excitement in the offices over East 51st Street. In photography books, Aperture was the place to be, and we were going to publish, after many years of trying to get a commitment, the “big book” of photograps by Lisette Model. Most people […]
Yesterday I wrote about using 48HrBooks for advance print runs. Some clients prefer printing their advance copies at other vendors, like Lulu.com. But the article also brought up some questions about why self-publishers need these advance print runs at all: What are they good for? Once the book is ready, shouldn’t I just go to […]