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How to: export quality files from InDesign.

Congratulations. You’ve written your book. Edited your book. Designed your book beautifully in InDesign. Now there is just one final hurdle! Exporting this damn thing into a beautiful PDF that your printer can work with. Thanks to Kevin Hall for letting me use his design as an example and inspiration. You can check Kevin out here  or find […]

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Book Branding

You Have A Brand. Think of your mum, then the worst boss you’ve ever worked for – what words come to mind to describe them. Every time anybody thinks of you they also recall characteristics and associations. Whatever people recall when they think about you is your brand. In times past people understood businesses have […]

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Headers and Footers that don’t suck

Design Tip #1 Headers & Footers Subconsciously readers of your book are making thousands of small observations every second as they look into your book for the first time, they notice; the sheen of the cover, pixelation, paper feel, how the page turns, white space. These are all part of answering their first question.  Does this […]

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From Manuscript to Book Sales

From Manuscript to Book Sales

Great! Congratulations you’ve written a book. Your journey has started – but now your wondering what do I do now. I will run through the design and print process at BookPrint, there are two options. If you have finished artwork. Note finished artwork means PDF files with 4mm of bleed and trim marks. For perfect […]

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Seven Steps of Publishing

Publishing Types: Seven Steps of Publishing

Publishing, Self Publishing, Independent Publishing, Love Publishing, Traditional Publishing, Vanity Publishing… Stop your head exploding – just read this. Publishing is actually a very simple concept, however you may find yourself a tad confused reading about all different types of publishers. Like a lot of things in life if you look a bit closer you’ll […]

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Are books dying dead or evolving

Are books dying, dead or evolving?

In the age of the internet, ebooks, kindles, Ipads and wifi everywhere – there is a loud voice crying the demise of the book. This prophecy appears everywhere and it is being spread by drinkers of the dead book koolaid cult. Whether these drinkers have invested any original thought is its own question. As an entrepreneur […]

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