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Create Your Next Calendar Project with Advantage Book Binding

Have you ever considered wire-o binding or spiral binding for your next calendar project?

Are you at a loss for gift ideas this holiday season? With the end of the year festivities just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider your next calendar project. But instead of settling for a lifeless and needlessly expensive calendar you can buy from the store, why not consider creating a custom calendar project instead? At Advantage Book Binding, we can help you design a gorgeous new calendar you can be proud to use for all of 2018. How can we do this? Through the techniques of wire-o and spiral binding. Read more »

Ebook Sales Are Slowing Down

Recent findings have shown that ebook sales are slowing down while sales of physical books are picking back up again.

Ebooks were once seen as the future of book publishing, to the point that physical books were in decline. But now recent findings have shown that ebook sales are slowing down while sales of physical books are picking back up again. Why might this be? Let’s have a closer look. Read more »

Restaurant Menus

Make your restaurant menus more appetizing to the eye with these helpful design tips!

How do your current restaurant menus look? Never underestimate the value of an attractive menu. No matter the size, breadth, or depth of your menu, you should make it as easy to read as possible, so that the customer can find what they would like to order without too much effort. What are some other ways to improve your restaurant’s menus? Read on to find out. Read more »

Helpful Tips for Generating More Book Reviews

For self-published authors, getting glowing book reviews can be even more beneficial. So if you’re a self-published author, what can you do to ensure positive word of mouth?

Reviews are immensely valuable for any book to receive. A well-reviewed book can drive up sales and help propel a book to becoming a pop culture sensation. For self-published authors, getting glowing reviews can be even more beneficial. So if you’re a self-published author, what can you do to ensure positive word of mouth? Read more »

4 Common Questions About Perfect Bound Books

Perfect bound books are also some of the most popular items you will find at your local bookstore or library.

When it’s time to get your latest book project printed, you have plenty of options. Unfortunately, making a final decision about which binding style you want can be more difficult than you might expect. Happily, perfect bound books are also some of the most popular items you will find at your local bookstore or library. If you would like to know more about them, just keep reading. Read more »

3 Print Preparation Tips for Self-Published Authors

For self-published authors, the journey to success doesn’t end once the book is finished.

Becoming a self-published author means following a long, often lonely road. But it doesn’t have to be! As we’ve discussed before, there are plenty of ways for self-published authors to engage with fellow writers, prospective readers, and publishers.  But once self-published authors have been accepted for mainstream publication, what happens next? Let’s take a closer look. Read more »

5 Tips for Designing a Pocket-Sized Book

You can make almost any book pocket-sized. A pocket-sized book is, as its name implies, meant to be carried in a pocket or a purse.

What is a good way to quickly distribute a popular book? Make it pocket-sized. A pocket-sized book is, as its name implies, meant to be carried in a pocket or a purse. Although novels and nonfiction books are popular for reading while commuting, reference materials are also far more portable when converted to this format, and easier to consult when needed. Here are some tips for designing a better pocket-sized book, no matter its content. Read more »

What to Think About Before Laminating Your Next Book Project

When your next project requires laminating, what should you keep in mind?

Does your latest book project need to be laminated? If so, you might be a little unsure about what that means. Lamination is a process that protects a printed page by enclosing it beneath two transparent sheets of plastic. It’s similar to sliding a page into a plastic divider sleeve but is much more durable and attractive. When your next project requires laminating, what should you keep in mind? Read more »

Common Book Printing and Publishing Mistakes You Should Avoid

No matter what size company they are, all publishers need to have distribution in place before beginning the first run of book printing.

Book printing and publishing involves many tricky decisions about printing, marketing, and distribution. If you are an author who is interested in self-publishing or working with a smaller publisher, you’ll have to make these decisions without much help. What are some common book printing and publishing mistakes you should avoid? Read more »

Designing the Cover for a Perfect Bound Book

Even if you aren’t an expert in graphic design, designing the cover for a perfect bound book can be much easier than you might expect.

Producing a softcover book doesn’t have to be a hassle, especially if that trouble comes from finding the best design for the book’s cover. But even if you aren’t an expert in graphic design, designing the cover for a perfect bound book can be much easier than you might expect. In fact, the perfect-binding technique is so versatile it can also be used to create manuals, magazines, and workbooks in addition to your newest novel. Read more »