Most softcover and hardcover books are bound using an adhesive glue. Spiral bound books, on the other hand, have series of small holes punched into the left-hand side of their pages. A coil is fed through these holes to form the binding. Most spiral coils are made from plastic, but some are bound with a metal coil called Wire-O. Wire-O offers the same level of flexibility with an added touch of sophistication.
Every year, thousands of people participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and challenge themselves to write 50,000 words during the month of November. It sounds crazy, but you’ve likely seen the books that came out of this challenge in your local bookstore.
fight against cancer. After she was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Pam decided to participate in a clinical trial rather than standard treatment. We recently asked her about her writing and printing experience
An eBook is a digital file of a book designed to be read on mobile devices—think phones, iPads, Kindles, eReaders, and more. For many authors, eBooks are a fantastic distribution tool that can complement other sales avenues.
After retiring from teaching in 2006, Jan Bono began to write—and she hasn’t stopped since! Author of the six book Sylvia Avery series, Jan is also a prolific Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor and has been published in the series over 45 times, making her one of the top worldwide contributors. We love working with Jan, and recently asked her to share with us a little about her printing experience.
Many people like to think that a great cover just materializes, fully formed, in the mind of the designer. The reality is that many factors, such as visual appeal, color, fonts, and audience, all have to be considered before starting. Here are four tips on designing your cover from a professional book designer.
The type of cover finish you choose should be considered in tandem with cover design since it will complement your cover artwork. Whether it’s on a living room coffee table or on a bookstore shelf, the right cover finish can be the difference between your book being noticed or not.