Book Design Matters

Book Design: A Brief, Illuminating History

Book Design: A Brief, Illuminating History

Book Design and Covers Have Evolved Over The Years  Book cover design has evolved over history. The use of typefaces, colors, images, and other elements in book design now differs considerably. We may compare the models of the same iconic novels and see how they look...
Sleeking Lamination: Add Bling To Your Digital Design!

Sleeking Lamination: Add Bling To Your Digital Design!

Sleeking Lamination Photo: Melanie Perkins 1. Introducing Sleeking Lamination We have added sleeking lamination to the finishing options we can offer our clients. First Choice Books is very excited about our newly acquired sleeking laminator.  If you’re not sure...
Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

Four Tips On How To Create A Better Coloring Book

A coloring book can be wildly popular in today’s book market and not just for children — adults are clamoring for them as well.  Why, it is rumored that even the Duchess of Cambridge loves to engage in a little “color therapy.”  After flying off the shelf in...
3 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

3 ways to ensure book sales when self-publishing

3 Ways to Ensure Book Sales – “Why isn’t my self-published book selling?” This is a great article by Kristen Eckstein from the Future of Ink, Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs. Her entire article is well worth reading, but here are...
Sorting Out Page Numbering in Word

Sorting Out Page Numbering in Word

Page Numbering Guidance – First Choice Books, a Canada Self Publishing company Trying to sort out how to create page numbering in Microsoft Word? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Microsoft Word can sometimes be tricky, and it’s important to have a...
Talking About Covers

Talking About Covers

Authors and Designers Talking About Book Covers It’s no debate – book covers are an important part of a well-rounded book marketing strategy. If you plan on publishing or self publishing a book sometime in the next few years, make sure you know the ins and...
Why you should never use two spaces after a period.

Why you should never use two spaces after a period.

  Double Spaces After a Period? There is one space after a period, period. Historically, in medieval times, the sentence spacing from a typesetter was all over the place, maybe one space, maybe two, maybe more. Then typewriters were invented.  The longer space after a...
The end of the CAPS LOCK key?

The end of the CAPS LOCK key?

Caps Lock Key To Be Eliminated? The caps lock key is a toggle key according to Wikipedia. Toggle once for ALL CAPS and twice for small font. Have you ever wanted to disable the caps lock key on a friend’s keyboard? The friend who sends you long emails about the...
Self Publishing Cover Design

Self Publishing Cover Design

In self publishing cover design, a book cover needs to say it all in one quick look. The title and image need to be seen as of one mind. Their message needs to be compelling. Your reader needs to feel motivated and moved to buy your book because of these qualities....
Go Ahead, Judge a Book by its Cover!

Go Ahead, Judge a Book by its Cover!

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. Judge a Book An easy solution if you’ve hit a...
Book Repair Tips & Ideas

Book Repair Tips & Ideas

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...
Web & Graphic Design Services for Print Shops

Web & Graphic Design Services for Print Shops

Web Graphic Design Services for Print Shops Web graphic design services for print shops is now only one of the services  First Choice Books offers. Whether your order is large or small, simple or complex, we have an experienced staff with modern equipment to get it...
Does your Book Cover Target the Right Market?

Does your Book Cover Target the Right Market?

Does your Book Cover Target the Right Market? You may have great content, but without an attractive cover, your book may have only half a chance to sell. Does your book cover target the right market? Your cover has to be designed to attract the attention of a specific...