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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 »

Challenges That Self-Published Authors Have to Overcome

With the rise of the Internet, self-publishing has become a viable route to success for many authors.

With the rise of the Internet, self-publishing has become a viable route to success for many authors. While many famous writers still follow the traditional path collaborating with agents, editors, publishers, and marketers, there is no denying publishing by yourself is an attractive option as well. However, self-published authors wear all of the hats during this process, and that leads to several challenges and obstacles that they must overcome. Read more »

How Reading Can Help You And Your Children

It’s important to read to your children as often as possible. Reading to your kids helps improve their speaking and reading abilities.

National Read a Book Day has come and gone for this year. Although it was marked back on September 6th, there’s still plenty of plenty time to get in the book-reading spirit. But there doesn’t need to be just one day focused on reading a book – you can and should be reading every day. What do you read? How do you read? And did you know reading can help you reduce stress? Let’s also take a closer look at some of the other benefits reading can provide you. Read more »

Common Myths About Your Eyes and Reading

Even though aging is commonly seen as a cause for you sight fading, that’s not always the case. Here are some common myths about your eyes and reading.

Have you been to see your eye doctor lately? As you get older, your eyesight is bound to start deteriorating. But even though aging is commonly seen as a cause for you sight fading, that’s not always the case. Here are some common myths about your eyes and reading. Read more »

How to Make Your Hardcover Book More Visually Appealing

The most eye-catching books tend to sell better, so here is how to make sure your hardcover book is as visually appealing as possible.

Congratulations! Your book has entered its final production phase. But once you have decided to choose a hardcover book, how can you make it more attractive? Hardcover books are also known as hardback books, and these books are renowned for how durable they are, and how they make fantastic gifts. The most eye-catching books tend to sell better, so here is how to make sure your hardcover book is as visually appealing as possible.   Read more »

Create Your Next Custom Photo Book with Advantage Book Binding!

Here at Advantage Book Binding, one of the many products we can provide you with is a custom photo book to help you cherish all of those precious moments, and much more.

What did you do with your summer vacation? Was it going on a magical vacation or seeing your children get engaged? Or maybe you witnessed the birth of grandchildren. Now that summer is winding down you may want to recapture all of those wonderful new memories you’ve made. Here at Advantage Book Binding, one of the many products we can provide you with is a custom photo book to help you cherish all of those precious moments, and much more. What are the parts of the process involved when creating your custom photo book with us? Read on to find out more! Read more »

book margins

Book margins provide a handhold for the reader to use.

The margins of a book are important considerations for designing a book and for improving the reader’s experience. The margins are defined as the empty spaces left on a page around the text on the page. There are four margins on any given page: top, bottom, inner, and outer. Let’s learn more about just how important book margins are. Read more »

Eclipse 2017: Preventing Eye Strain and Protecting Your Eyes to Read Longer!

Were you able to safely view the eclipse that occurred this past Monday? Here are some tips for preventing eye strain and protecting your eyes so you can read longer.

Were you able to safely view the eclipse that occurred this past Monday? Eclipses are incredibly rare events where the moon passes in front of the sun for a few minutes, casting a massive and breathtaking shadow for the duration of the eclipse. While Maryland wasn’t in the path of totality (where the eclipse is in full effect), we did see an 80% eclipse. Whether it’s gazing up at an eclipse or gazing down on a cherished book, protecting your eyes is always important. Here are some tips for preventing eye strain and protecting your eyes so you can read longer. Read more »

How to Successfully Get Your Book on the Market

Authors now have even more routes to the bestseller list. But before the fame and fortune, the book has to make it onto the market first.

With advances in technology and the rise in popularity of self-publishing, authors have even more routes to the bestseller list. But before the fame and fortune, the book has to make it onto the market first. Here are some tips for what to do to ensure your success. Read more »

perfect binding

Let’s learn more about perfect binding and what it has to do with page counts.

When you’re looking for the best binding method, you might not know how the different bindings are affected by page counts. Although you’ve got plenty of choices, the perfect binding method is a safe bet. If you have questions, we have answers. Let’s learn more about perfect binding and what it has to do with page counts.

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