This is the 5 step process in book publishing

Blog5 - This is the 5 step process in book publishing

Whether you are planning to become a self-published author or working with a publisher, it’s important for you to have a good understanding of how the book publishing process works. Coming up with the manuscript may be the most important part, but the steps that follow are crucial in determining whether your book will be a success or a flop. Ed Corvelli, the owner of Easy Street Print in NYC, wrote the below article to help newbies in book publishing. Let’s look at the 5 step process in book publishing.…

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Alternative book store – 3 main methods of printing books

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If you are an aspiring author looking to learn how you can finally get your manuscript published, it’s important for you to familiarize yourself with the process of printing books because it’s a hurdle you will need to jump. In this article, we are going to look at the 3 main methods of printing books to give you an idea of how this process has evolved over time. #1 The letterpress printing method The letterpress method of printing was the preferred method that was used for over 400 years from…

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3 interesting programs that can be offered at a bookstore

Blog11 - 3 interesting programs that can be offered at a bookstore

Bookstores don’t just have to be places where people go to buy books they should be treated as a place where people go to access knowledge. This way, they can offer a wide range of beneficial programs to customers, which support literacy and knowledge exchange. Here are 3 interesting programs that can be offered at a bookstore. #Book lending programs In as much as book lending is usually a preserve of libraries, this is a program that can be introduced by a bookstore as a way of encouraging a reading…

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Alternative Book Store – 6 qualities of a good book store

Blog10 - Alternative Book Store – 6 qualities of a good book store

A bookstore is one of the most important places in society because it specializes in the sharing of knowledge. Most bookstores will serve all age groups from the young to the old, people from different social circles as well as those from different educational backgrounds. It’s at the bookstore where they are all united by their quest for new knowledge. This article will look at the 6 qualities of a good bookstore which is essentially a blueprint that every bookstore owner should aspire to reach in order to be successful.…

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4 basic characteristics that make a good book

Blog9 - 4 basic characteristics that make a good book

Different people have different preferences when it comes to books they consider as good books which they would even recommend to others to read. Whether a book is fiction or non-fiction, we believe that it must contain certain basic characteristics in order for it to qualify as a good book. Here are 4 basic characteristics that make a good book. The language use should be really good The first characteristic of a good book is the really good use of language by the author. This is what keeps the reader…

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These are the 3 main sections every good book must have

Blog8 - These are the 3 main sections every good book must have

Whether you are an author working on a book or a reader looking for a good book, there are certain fundamental things you need to know about good books such as the parts that make up the book. In this article we are going to look at the 3 main sections that every good book should have. Section 1: The introduction The first section of a book is always the introduction. This section should always be paginated using Roman numerals in lower case to differentiate it with the following sections…

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4 creative ways to find good books

Blog7 - 4 creative ways to find good books

Good books to read are often within your reach if only you know how to find them. It may often be tough identifying a good book from just its cover and synopsis therefore you need to get creative in order to be able to identify the right book for you. With a little bit of effort, you’ll be surprised as to how easy it is to find good books. Here are 4 creative ways to find good books. #1 Avoid getting influenced by best seller’s lists This may be a…

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Alternative book store – This is how a book is printed

Blog6 - Alternative book store – This is how a book is printed

In our previous post we went through the process of book publishing and briefly mentioned printing as one of the processes. In this post, we would like to delve a little bit into what exactly the printing process entails. Here is a breakdown of the 4 steps involved when printing a book. #1 Preparation of the plates Once the text and illustrations to be used in a book have gone through final editing and proofreading, it’s now ready for printing. This process begins by preparation of plates. These are basically…

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5 tips on how to choose a good book to read

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Many people desire to start reading more however they can never be able to decide what the best book to read is. This article is meant to share with you tips on how to choose a good book to read. These are tips that should come in handy whether you are looking to start a reading culture or you already enjoy reading but you are trying to find new things to read about. Here are 5 tips on how to choose a good book to read. Have some form of…

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Important terms you need to know in book publishing

Blog3 - Important terms you need to know in book publishing

When in the process of getting your book published whether you are doing self-publishing or working with a publisher, there are basic terms which you need to be familiar with because they will determine the direction you want to go with your project. This is especially with regards to printing and distribution of your book. We take a look at 3 of the terms in this post. Offset printing We have covered the term offset printing in some of our previous posts therefore we won’t spend much time getting into…

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Factors that influence the printing method for your book

Blog2 - Factors that influence the printing method for your book

If you are an author looking to publish your book you need to be familiar with the different methods of printing and why and when each method is preferred over the other. In our previous post, we gave you a brief overview of the three methods of printing and we now want to look into the factors that will influence you to use one over the other. Let’s look at the factors that influence the printing method for your book Letterpress printing The letterpress printing method has been reserved for…

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