Book Binding Options

All of our book binding methods, except the 3-Ring and hardback/case bindings, are what are sometimes referred to as “soft covers.” The 3-Ring Padded binding is laminated card stock with a padded core, which is formed around three metal rings, similar to a school notebook. We offer several binding options (click for more information on each binding type):

Different book binding types are suitable for different applications. Instantpublisher’s free option for our books is Perfect Binding (shown below). This binding is excellent for books, corporate reports, manuals, brochures, and annual reports. One advantage of this type of binding is that if your book has 80 pages or more, we can print the title information on the spine of the binding. Sewn perfect binding is also offered for thicker color books. Sewing the perfect bound books allows the books to last much longer and is the prefered method for larger books. (InstantPublisher – a book publishing company offers many book binding options. See binding options below.)

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Perfect Bound Binder 3-Ring Binder Saddle Stitch Binder

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Double Wire Binder Plastic Wire Binder Plastic Comb Binder

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Book Cover Designs

The cover for your book is a very important selling tool. You can have a great story to tell, but if the cover fails to draw attention, the book will not sell. All large book publishers and distributors look for an attractive cover and book title. Good designs are what make buyers reach for the product.

publishing books First Choice— (Black & White)
Instantpublisher.com book publishers have four choices to make in cover design. The first, a black and white design printed on white cover stock. This can include grayscale images on both the front and back cover. Covers are to be uploaded separately to your library. [ JPG, TIFF and PDF files may be emailed as well after placing your order with the order number.] *Cover specs are set to 1/8″ larger than your actual book size to incorporate bleeds with .5″ margins for text. Photoshop templates are available.

publishing booksSecond Choice— (Stock Full Color)
Stock full color cover designs is the second choice offered by Instantpublisher.com and can be personalized with your wording and the selected typestyles. If you chose this selection on your order, you will be given a screen during the order process to complete the information you want imprinted and the cover design you selected. Back cover text and images can be added for a flat fee of $20 for initial set up.

publishing booksThird Choice— (Customer Full-Color)
Customer full color is the third choice. You will email, upload to your library or ftp your custom cover art separately after placing your order. Customer full color photos or art designs can be printed on your front cover including bleeds. All images for the cover should be scanned and saved as EPS, TIF or PDF files at 300 dpi. For color accuracy, be sure to use CMYK colors and take the hard copy proof option. Cover specs are set to 1/8″ larger than your actual book size to incorporate bleeds with .5″ margins for text, Photoshop templates are available.

publishing books Fourth Choice— (Instant Publisher)
The fourth choice is to have an InstantPublisher designer take your concept and design your cover for you. If you want a completely custom cover design, but do not know how to complete the process, this is the option for you. Two options are offered with the service, the first being the standard custom cover design service. This service includes 1 hour of design service and 2 online proofs costing $65. The second option is the premiere design service which includes 2 hours of design time and unlimited online proofs costing $120. Most basic designs can be completed with the standard services, and more intricate designs will require the premium service.

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5 More Ways to Cure Writer’s Block

6. Limit Writing Time

If you’re a procrastinator, this might work for you. It works for those under pressure. Instead of writing for an entire day. Write an article, and restrict yourself to two or three hours. Sometimes knowing that you have a whole day to complete an assignment or book will only succeed in giving you an excuse to slack off. You think to yourself “It’s okay if I hang out with the girls (for girl’s day out) because I have the whole day… it won’t take very long, and I can write later”, or “I’ll just go play tennis for awhile and maybe something will come to me.” This usually leads to wasted time. Tell yourself, for example, that it has to be completed by 1pm, no excuses, no ifs ands or buts. Make no excuses about completing your work.

7. Read a Book, Magazine or Newspaper

Sometimes scanning the headlines or flipping through the images can inspire you, when browsing through a book, magazine, or newspaper. Seeing a headline that says “Loose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks” might inspire you to write “10 Ways to Get Fit”, and so on. Reading current news can also help you think of an idea for your personal writing adventure. Also, reading for fun can help too. If you love to read National Geographic. You may be inspired from a favorite article or subject you find.

8. Always Carry a Voice Recorder or Notebook

Write down or record your ideas…anytime and anyplace. This will provide inspiration as you use your notes or listen to your voice notes. It’s very easy to forget about the things that inspire us as we go about our daily lives, so keeping a log can be a real lifesaver. This will spark us to expound upon a topic for your next chapter or next book.

9. Mind Mapping

Brainstorming, if you will, and write all your ideas on paper. Write down anything and everything you want to say about a particular topic. Try linking together your most unusual ideas. Once you have everything written down, it’s easy to sort ideas into categories and find something interesting to write about. For example, write down all words related to a picnic. (pickles, apples, oranges, sandwiches, chips, blanket, basket, peanut butter, knife, fork ,etc) Then you may write about a romantic couple having a picnic in the middle of the park.

10. Meditation

Meditate. Having a healthy body is important. Making time to meditate helps all aspects of life. However, emotional and psychological stresses, of daily life, convey tension and worsen our episodes of Writer’s Block. The answer is MEDITATE. Meditation at the beginning of everyday, for example, brings harmony to our body, mind and soul. It helps the thought process. It will help the writing juices flow, and you’ll write better every time you pull out your laptop or little notebook. Conquer your Writer’s Block.

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Advantages of Self Publishing

Advantage #1 Larger Profits- Self-publishing allows for larger profits on each book sold. If you already have networks to sell your books, self-publishing can make the publishing process more profitable compared to traditionally published books. Writers who frequently speak at conferences, for example, might benefit more from self-publishing than from using a publisher.

Advantage #2 Control- Self-publishing gives you complete control over your editorial and design. (You are in control, not the publisher). Many parts that publishers would probably want to edit or delete is combed over by you. You are in control of designing your cover and the content.

Advantage #3 On Your Time- Self-publishing allows you to set the timeline. If your book is related to current events, you can publish your book – – – using your schedule to ensure that you have printed copies on-hand when that event happens. A publishing company has its own schedule that doesn’t necessarily coincide with yours. It will likely take much longer to see your book in print compared to self-publishing.

Advantage #4 Retain Copyrights- When you self-publish, you retain all copyrights. (Let’s restate. When you self-publish, you retain all copyrights). If your printed book doesn’t sell the way you had expected, with a traditional book publisher you are halted. Your book contract likely prohibits you from use of your content in ways without the publisher being involved. As a self-publisher, you can also create ebooks, articles for your website, videos, or brochures from your book’s content without contractual repercussions.

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Confidence and Success with Self-Publishing

Success in Self Publishing

It’s not unusual that so many new and seasoned authors are turning to self-publishing more and more in this economy. While self-publishing has been around, it’s become even more popular since the economic crash in 2008 which sent large publishing houses scrambling for manuscripts they “believed” would definitely sell. After all, with money tight for everyone, large publishing houses became even more leery of taking on unknowns than before.

All the while, literary agents, continued to follow suit with the perception that taking on unknown authors was well – just plain too risky. What did that mean for the world of self-publishing? Big business – more than before. Instant Publisher, one of the nation’s leading book publishing companies began to see an increase in customer interest while a large sect of authors flocked to self-publishing companies because of many reasons, although much is speculation at this point and not statistical yet. (Statistics will be available by the end of 2010.)

We do know that in 2009 self-publishing hit an all time high with self-published titles hitting around the 764,000 mark. That’s a lot of books. That’s also a lot of authors! With that in mind Instant Publisher kicked up advertising and reached evermore for the right audience, which led the company even closer to its current success.

With the rise in unknowns and even seasoned authors turning to self-publishing, revenue increased and Instant Publisher began to climb even higher to a position of being one of the best self-publishing companies to use. Why? Well, for starters they got the word out!

  • Superior Quality Books
  • Excellent, Live Customer Service
  • No hidden side-kick fees like most self-publishing companies have lurking in the find print
  • Affordability
  • Quick Turnaround
  • Minimum orders beginning at 25 books

While many authors view any publishing venture as risky – working with a book publishing company like Instant Publisher puts many authors at more ease – knowing all of the above. Money saved on the front end means more money on the back end that can be spent on marketing and gaining book placement, which ultimately leads to sales. And sales is the key word. Sales means = Money.

The Self-Publishing Advantage

Control. So, we are in a fragile economy, yet it’s better than it was a year ago.

People still go to the movies, out to dinner and yes, read. They purchase books. The great catch to the author, who self-publishes, however, is that they aren’t required to share the majority of their royalties off of book sales with another person or entity. They remain in the driver seat and maintain control over earnings.

This is a big attraction to many authors (especially today) who self-publish because they can actually make more money self-publishing. Of course, who wouldn’t love a million dollar advance? Well – those aren’t that common. Some self-published authors who take a chance and hold confidence within their book and their self-publishing company sometimes do end up being picked up by a major publishing house, but only after they have shown that the book sells. (Again – makes money! )

With Instant Publisher, authors can control the design of their book, how they want it bound and the number of books to print and publish. The author calls the shots according to their budget.

InstantPublisher.com has been in the book publishing business for about 10-years and falls under the parent company, Fundcraft Publishing, a family owned, 100-year old cookbook publishing company – and one of the nation’s leading cookbook fundraising companies.

Consider using InstantPublisher.com for your book! Let Instant Publisher bring out the book in you!

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As always – Start Writing and Good Luck from the awesome Instant Publisher team!

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Today’s Writing Tips are for Inspiration and Organization!

{ It’s time! Bring Out The Book in You! }

Remember a few things first:

1) Give some thought to plot.

2) Complete a first draft.

3) Be prepared to revise.

4) Get feedback.

5) Put it aside.

Who is your favorite writer? Read their work. You certainly won’t copy them, but just reading their work will sometimes serve as inspiration for you. Like an artist sometimes views many pictures before they finally begin to draw.

Take a walk – a real walk. Is there a park nearby, or a lake? Go somewhere where you can actually be in nature and enjoy the simple beauty. Make SURE to bring your pad and pen! (Always!)

Now, when you feel as if you are getting a bit more inspired, then begin thinking of your plot. Start free writing. Just write what comes to mind and do NOT worry about editing right now. Next, make your first draft and be prepared to revise because you will revise and probably revise more than twice! Always get feedback from an objective person. Mom may not work too well. Finally, put it aside. Yes, simply walk off from your masterpiece in work for an entire day. Make sure when you go to bed at night you have the pad and pen handy! You may need it!

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InstantPublisher – book publisher helping authors self publish

Welcome to our new InstantPublisher blog.

InstantPublisher.com is a nationally recognized book-publishing company that has helped turn thousands of Authors’ dreams into reality over the past 10-years with quick affordable service and knowledgeable customer support representatives. With many different printing options to choose from and easy-to-follow, step- by-step instructions, there is no doubt why we are quickly becoming the #1 Book Publishing Service of today!

A few of the reasons InstantPublisher has been privileged to help so many authors be successful:

1. Fast Turnaround. Perfect bound B/W books with color cover shipped in as few
as 7-10 days.

2. Affordability. InstantPublisher simply cannot be beat in the short run book printing industry.

3. Ease of Use. With our easy-to-follow website tutorials on book setup and being able to accept all file formats, even rookie authors find it easy to self-publish with InstantPublisher!

4. Options. InstantPublisher offers a multitude of options to keep the savviest authors and designers satisfied. If you don’t see it listed on the website, just ask, because we can create a custom quote!

5. Customer Support. Once an InstantPublisher customer, always an InstantPublisher customer. We strive to help new authors self publish with InstantPublisher and make the file submission and order process as quick and painless as possible for veteran authors and designers who have very little time.

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