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Types Of Book Binding | Book Binding

Books are divided into two categories: hard and soft cover. Hard cover books typically use a sewn binding while soft cover books typically are perfect bound. For short runs there are some new options in hard cover type bindings that do not include the more traditional sewn techniques.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, May 9th, 2011

5 Tips for Designing a Great Book Cover | Design Tips

Once your book is finished and has been edited through to the final print ready content, now it's time to redirect your energy toward one of the hardest tasks - creating the cover. Most authors make the mistake of waiting until they are done writing to think about what they want the book to look like. So to save yourself a few headaches we put together some important tips to help you create a great book cover.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Basic Principles Of Book Design | Design Tips

After all the writing and proofreading of your manuscript is done, now it's time to design the layout of your book. This is the way that your text is formatted and where your images are placed. Additionally, organizational layout is very important particularly for books the are intended as informational references. For your book to have a professional look and feel and be easy for the reader to enjoy and use there are a few things that you need to consider.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, February 21st, 2011