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A Spotlight on the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress was founded in the early days of the United States when the founders wanted to be sure they could access the same information they could from the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Libraries are storehouses of cultural artifacts and beacons of learning. Libraries aren’t only important for preserving books since they also help spread information. The Library of Congress was founded in the early days of the United States when the founders wanted to be sure they could access the same information they could from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Here is some more information about it. Read more »

Take a Trip to Some of These Famous Libraries

Take a trip to some of these famous libraries around the world and read to your heart’s content.

With Halloween about to happen later this week, there’s still time to get in on the spooky spirit. Some of the most famous books in literature are scary stories, whether they’re the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, or Shirley Jackson. Even after the holiday has ended, take a trip to some of these famous libraries around the world and read to your heart’s content. Read more »

Have You Considered Glue Folding Your Next Book Project?

When it comes to binding a book, glue folding is one of the best ways to ensure that the spine, covers, and pages stay together.

Every book that is printed needs to be able to last. After all, it doesn’t matter how beautiful the book looks on store or library shelves if it needs to be mended before it can be displayed. When it comes to binding a book, glue folding is one of the best ways to ensure that the spine, covers, and pages stay together. Read more »

Advice for Writers: 3 Ways to Stay Inspired

Some writers find it easier to visualize abstract ideas when they can see them.

Inspiration is what all creators strive for, but the muse isn’t always willing to speak. Even polished, published authors will struggle with writer’s block, especially after a long and successful career. Unpublished and self-published authors can overcome this roadblock Here are some ways to stay inspired even when you think you aren’t. Read more »

3 Ways You Can Use Booklets and Other Small Books

Not every book needs to be massive. Here are some ways to use booklets and small books of all kinds.

The term door-stopper is used to describe long books that can be used to hold a door open. These types of books are often found in the fantasy and science fiction genres. However, they’re just as often found among works of classic world literature. Not every book needs to be massive. Here are some ways to use booklets and small books of all kinds. Read more »

Advice for Writers: How to Successfully Market Your Book

For writers. time is money. Here’s how to successfully market your book.

Once you have written and published your book, the next step is to sell it. Marketing your book, especially in particularly crowded genres, can be a daunting task. Fortunately, we have some advice for you that can help you stand out from the pack and become the next sensation that everyone is talking about. Read more »

The Evolution of Bookbinding

Without bookbinding, we probably wouldn’t have any books as we know them today.

Without bookbinding, we probably wouldn’t have any books as we know them today. The process of bookbinding has been developing ever since humans started assembling books. Here is a look at how books have been bound differently as times change and technology improves. Read more »

4 Reasons to Invest in a Professionally-Designed Book Cover

The book cover is one of the most important ways to draw in readers and convince booksellers that the book is worth the time, money, and energy that goes into the book’s publication.

Once a book has been published, the next step is to market it successfully. The book cover is one of the most important ways to draw in readers and convince booksellers that the book is worth the time, money, and energy that goes into the book’s publication. Thus, the importance of investing in a professional-grade cover for your next book cannot be overstated. Read more »

Advice for Writers: How to Write an Acknowledgments Page

For aspiring authors and self-published writers, creating this essential element of their book can be tricky.

For many experienced authors, writing an acknowledgments page won’t seem like a problem. They already know who they would like to thank for helping make their latest bestseller a reality. But for aspiring authors and self-published writers, creating this essential element of their book can be tricky. Read more »