Book Design Matters

Book design matters! Detailed technical advice on printing and binding your book from the experts at our company who together represent well over 20 years experience in the field. Concerns and issues about the design and production of books

Go Ahead, Judge a Book by its Cover!

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Readers judge a book by its cover. Your book may have great content, but without an attractive cover, your book has a much lower chance to sell. Your cover has to be designed to attract the attention of the buyer. An easy solution if you’ve hit a proverbial creative “wall” is to visit your local bookstore (or not-so-local — try our online bookstore at fcbookstore.ca  or peruse amazon.com) for ideas. You can go one of two ways — replicate, or “be inspired by” current and popular titles — or try to get attention by being decidedly different. But do keep in mind that the...

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Book Repair Tips & Ideas

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Before you experiment with book repair tips & ideas on your library book, I suggest getting a throw away book to gain some measure of confidence. By practicing you will gain skills and abilities. Pencil Mark To invoke book repair tip use pink pearl eraser rubbing with light pressure in one direction (never back and forth) Ink Mark Try pink pearl eraser rubbing in one direction. Paper is made from wood so it will react to the sand paper differently. Use the finest grade possible.   Attached to your finger and rub gently in small strokes as if lifting the ink off  the page. Cracked...

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Web/ Graphic design services for Print Shops

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Firstchoice  provides a wide array of printing services with pricing  that are competitive and easily scalable. Whether your order is large or small, simple or complex, we have an experienced staff with modern equipment to get it done professionally and affordably. We are well aware of all the hard work and time involved in getting  a book or manual ready for publication. This is why we are offering an exciting new web design service that will appeal to self published authors and companies wishing to gain prominence in the market place without having to deal with registration, hosting...

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Does your Book Cover Target the Right Market?

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You may have great content, but without an attractive cover, your book may have half a chance to sell. Your cover has to be designed to attract the attention of a buyer. An easy solution if you’ve hit a proverbial creative “wall” is to visit your local bookstore (or not-so-local — try our online bookstore at  fcbookstore.ca or peruse amazon.com) for ideas. You can go one of two ways — replicate, or “be inspired by” current and popular titles — or try to get attention by being decidedly different. But do keep in mind that the “rules” and...

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