How to prepare your graphic files for book printing

Printed Books 101: how to prepare graphic files for book printing, Pt. 1

You want your printed books to look great. But in order to ensure the highest-quality printing for your book, you'll need to send your book printer manuscript files that are pristine. If you're wondering how to properly prepare your manuscript files to ensure that your printed books look perfect, please read these instructions carefully — and be sure to provide your book printer with the highest quality graphic files possible for your book’s cover and body text.
non-fictiion book components

Between the covers of your nonfiction book

There is more to a nonfiction book than a catchy cover and table of contents... much more. Wherever you are in the process of writing your book, if the chapters adequately convey your message, everything else you write must attract, inform, clarify, or sell.
What is a Fixed Layout eBook

What is a Fixed Layout eBook?

Are you uncertain about the difference between a fixed layout eBook and a standard ("flowable") eBook?
Formating Your Book

How to Correctly Format Your Book Interior Using Word: Word Templates for Proper Book...

For years, as a book designer and a blogger at The Book Designer blog, I’ve looked at hundreds of self-published books, and let me tell you, it’s not a pretty picture. Sure, there are lots of authors who have taken the time to learn the details of how books are put together, and made a good job of their books... it’s the other ones, the books put together by well-meaning authors who really want to succeed but, for one reason or another, are unclear on how exactly to go about it. Those are the ones that have big problems.
book cover

3 Tough Questions Every Author Should Ask Themselves About Their Book Cover

Let's face it—most of your readers will view your book’s cover art as a tiny little postage-stamp sized image on a retail website. Given that, put your cover art to the test with these questions.
eBook Formatting

The Top 10 Articles on eBook Formatting

Want to know how to format your Word document before converting it into an eBook? Here's how to prepare your book manuscript to become an eBook.
eBook formatting

eBook Formatting: How to Properly Indent Paragraphs

Can you guess the common eBook formatting mistake authors make when preparing for ePUB conversion? You should NOT use the tab key to indent paragraphs.

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