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Self publishing a novel

I always said I was going to write a novel, but for many years, I never got round to it. There was always something else to do. This year, I managed to actually do it, and while I can't say that I've picked up a huge book contract, I'm still pretty proud of the book I wrote so I'm self-publishing it and selling it to bookstores myself. It's a steep learning curve to work out how to get my book printed and working out all of the details of how the physical book will look. This website is a glimpse into the physical side of printing up your own self-published books for other new authors.


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Self publishing a novel


3 Essential Graphic Design Tips to Craft the Perfect Textbook

Even in the modern day, textbooks are still one of the most-used learning materials across every field. As such, every publisher is always trying to come up with ways to set their textbook apart from the others. Of all the ways to boost your textbook's sales, graphic design is one of the most impactful. Not only will great graphic design make your textbook look pretty and professional, it can also improve readability and comprehension.

4 Trends That Will Define Commercial Printing in 2020 and Beyond

Printing is still hot, even in 2020. Print jobs such as brochures, financial reports and company apparel have undergone significant changes over the years. From fully black-and-white paper to coloured printing and an emphasis on sustainability, keeping up with emergent trends will help you exploit the latest technologies while printing projects that resonate with your target audience. Here are four trends that will define commercial printing in 2020 and beyond.

Key Details to Note About Safety Signs

Most businesses will be required to install safety signs as they are an important addition to help protect the employees. An important thing to keep in mind is that the installation of safety signs requires a specific process. There are key aspects you need to consider, which you will learn here: Regulations There are regulations that govern the use of safety signs. If there is a risk that threatens the safety and health of employees in a business, an employer is required to correctly install a safety sign and also make sure it is well maintained.

Three Reasons Why Internal Reprographics Teams Fail: Advice For Business Managers

Large Australian businesses will often decide to invest in an internal reprographics team to manage the company's printing requirements. These teams often become a centre of excellence that can help cut production times and save money, but this type of internal function can also become a costly failure. Here are three reasons why. Excessive bureaucracy To manage costs, some businesses impose bureaucracy and processes that teams and managers must follow if they want the reprographics team to give them what they need.

Print and Protect: How to Care For Your Laser Jet Printer

Printers are often vital and expensive bits of equipment. To get the most out of your printer, you need to take care of it properly. By following the tips below you can help to extend the life of your printer and keep the print quality high. Avoid Moisture Making sure your printer is not exposed to moisture. If a laser jet printer is exposed to high levels of humidity, the paper can absorb moisture which is boiled as the ink is applied, causing the paper to wrinkle as it passes through the printer.

Tips for Buying Discounted Printer Toners

Over the years, manufacturers have availed printers at consumer-friendly prices, only to charge exorbitant prices for toner cartridges. With the prevailing market prices, it is possible to pay more for a toner cartridge than an entire printer. This has seen many printer users sourcing for ways to acquire printer toners at cheaper prices. There are various tips that can help one acquire a compatible toner cartridge for a reasonable price. These include the following.

Purchasing the Right Office Equipment | Buying A Photocopier

Business copiers are one of the major investments business owners have to make to keep their offices running in the most efficient way as possible. The copier salesperson is always interested in making as many photocopier sales as possible. However, the client is interested in purchasing equipment that meets their photocopying and printing needs and fits their budget. Because of these varying interests, it is important for the client to consider some features when buying copiers and office printers.

Professional Tips for Presenting Your Business Properly Through Printing

Even with the popularity of shopping online and looking up information about businesses over the Internet, business printing is still a very important part of your marketing and communication today. Customers and clients may want to hold on to a physical brochure, letter, invitation or other pieces of advertising, and in some cases, you may need to send them something in writing. This is why your business printing is very important, as it represents your company and should reflect it properly.

The 3 Graphic Design Ingredients That Will Make Your Print Products Stand Out

When you need print products for your business or event, the process starts at the graphic design stage. This is where all the aspects of your printing needs are assessed, from the fonts to be used to the very shade of colors to be applied. Whatever is created at this stage is what ends up on paper as the final product. So what should a good graphic design entail? What should be incorporated at this stage to make your print products meet your needs?

Tips For Putting Together a Band Press Kit

Whether you want to contact media outlets to let them know you're self-releasing an album, connect with booking agents or grab the attention of a record label, a professional press kit is a must. Some promoters and media outlets are now willing to receive digital press kits, but the vast majority still insist on physical copies. So, what should you include in your band's press kit and how can you maximise the chances of it receiving attention?