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Section Sewn Binding v Perfect Binding

Section Sewn Binding v Perfect Binding   Although they are not so obvious to see at first glimpse, these are 2 completely different methods of holding pages together in a book. If you are thinking about printing a book you need to consider your options and the effects of each option on the look, feel and longevity of your book. [...]

By |June 16th, 2020|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Which path should an author take to get their book into print?

So, how should an author get their book into print? I hear this question asked a lot by authors once they have written their book. Many authors assume that the best way to get their book into print is to approach traditional publisher. Even when they have eventually found a Publisher willing to take them on, it is only a year [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mmmmm. There is nothing like the smell of a good book!

Researchers at University College London's Institute for Sustainable Heritage conducted an experiment asking how participants felt about a number of different aromas. Among them, of course, was an old book. Their findings were published in Heritage Science ( Without knowing what they were smelling, participants overwhelmingly described the smell of books as being like chocolate. The second most common scent [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mmmmm. There is nothing like the smell of a good book!

How do I make my book feel thicker?

How do I make my book feel thicker? Sometimes a book that does not have many pages will benefit from being a little thicker to give it more perceived value. This is often easily be achieved by just increasing the paper weight, but the disadvantage of doing this is that the paper cost increases proportionally and the overall weight of [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Make your book look and feel like a best seller

Make your book look and feel like a best seller Every year I go to the London Book Fair where I meet with lots of first time self publishers, many who have just had their book printed. Sometimes their excitement is tinged with disappointment about how their book has turned out. I hear them tell me about what they should have [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Book Typesetting and Page Design

So you’ve written all the content for your book and maybe you’ve got some photographs or drawings as well. You are right to be concerned about the elements of making your manuscript actually look like a book. There is, as you suspect, the potential to make a world of difference to the appearance of your book by putting some professional [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Categories: Book Printing|Tags: , , |0 Comments