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Self Publishing v Vanity Publishing

Self Publishing – I often get emails, letters or phone calls from confused and sometimes worried authors, unsure whether or not to sign a contract with a publisher who’s raved about their book idea but is asking for a ‘contribution towards the cost of publishing the book’. The amount varies, but frequently it runs into […]

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Commercial Book Printing Benefits

Commercial book printing offers many benefits – it is cost-effective, provides quick and easy set-up and turnaround times and, most importantly, high-quality results! With all the time and effort you have invested in writing or compiling your book you will want to ensure that it is printed in the style and look that you want

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How to print your own book.

If you’re wondering how to go about printing your own book, P2D Books Ltd can help! Through our considerable experience in UK book printing, we work closely with publishers, self-publishers and authors. With a state-of-the-art factory using the very latest digital and litho printing technology, integrated with fully equipped craftsman bindery, we offer softback and hardback book printing […]

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How To Make A Custom Colouring Book

Many people consider colouring books as playthings for children only – but that is not so! There are many adult-oriented colouring books available these days – people use them for relaxation or there is a growing trend of adults including drawing as part of larger mindfulness, meditation and therapeutic practices.

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Book Printing For Beginners

Writing and producing your own book can be an exciting and hugely satisfying experience – but also quite daunting! Once your writing is complete, you need to consider how to get your work onto a printed page and available for people to read and buy – here are some guidelines as to some of the printing issues you need to consider:

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What To Do After Publishing Your Book

You’ve finally finished writing your book, got it printed and published with the binding and finish you wanted – you know what would be good now – if somebody actually bought and read it! After all the hard work and creativity that you’ve put into writing your book, you need to find ways to effectively promote your work and get it into the marketplace

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What Is Perfect Bound Book Printing?

Amongst the many different forms of binding finishes for printed publications and materials, one of the most popular and commonly used is the perfect bound method. Books, booklets, and brochures all lend themselves to this binding method – printed materials can be produced and finished in different sizes, formats and with different covers using this binding option.

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What Is The Difference Between Publishers And Self Publishers?

Many people dream of writing or compiling their own book but, until recent years, for most people, a dream is all it would remain! The chances of your work being accepted by an established publishing house were, still are, remote – less than one percent of proposals are accepted – however, modern technology and the advances in printing make self-publishing a viable prospect.

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Why Does Book Size Matter?

When publishing your book there are many considerations – perhaps one of the aspects that people may overlook though, is the book size! Whilst it may not seem to be a particularly important aspect, the book size – or ‘trim size’ as it is referred to in the industry – can play a large part […]

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What Is A Paperback Book?

Although the digital age has produced alternative forms of reading material – e-books, tablets, laptops, even mobile phones – the printed book is still tremendously popular. The tactile nature of a physical book, and the interaction between the book and the reader still holds an appeal for many. Reading books provides an opportunity to escape […]

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