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Understanding Spine Bulk

The most basic definition of spine bulk is the width of a book including cover material.  This measurement is important because it can affect design elements of the cover. The basic formula for this measurement is stated as page count … Continue reading

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Color Matching in Book Manufacturing

Matching colors from one printed work to the next can be a challenge.  Numerous factors contribute to why it is difficult to do this.  Some of the main culprits are the differences in output of  offset vs. digital printing presses … Continue reading

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ISBN’s & Bar Codes

What is an ISBN? The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier assigned to every published book. It provides a standard way to identify books in global trade. On January 1, 2007 the book industry transitioned to 13-digit … Continue reading

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Copyrighting Your Work

Protecting an original work has become even more important in our world of easy-come, easy-go, easy-to-copy online content.  Copyrighting your book is an important step in the publishing process and the internet makes it very easy to do; ironically. You … Continue reading

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