CIPA Author Spotlight: Barbara Ziek Crowdfunds Her Way to Publishing Success

CIPA Author Spotlight: Barbara Ziek Crowdfunds Her Way to Publishing Success  By Leslie Miller In anticipation of CIPA’s January meeting on Crowdfunding, we’re casting our author spotlight on Barbara Ziek, author of Zadie and Plain Vanilla, the Rainbow Alpaca. Barbara used a Kickstarter Campaign to crowdfund the money to publish this book, to great success.

Offset printing tip: color inserts

By Mike Daniels I like the use of color inserts when a publisher has color images they want to place within their book. If a book will contain a certain number of 4-color photos or illustrations a publisher can save considerably on the cost of manufacturing if they elect to group those images on certain

Mikey Likes It: Cover Decoration

By Mike Daniels I like the use of different types of cover decorations to make a book cover really stand out among the others on the shelf.  Foil can be stamped and/or embossed on covers to emphasize titles, logos and images. Foil is available in many colors in addition to the traditional gold and silver

Mikey Likes It! Liftgate Truck Delivery

By Mike Daniels I like independent publishers operating out of their homes or small offices with no loading dock to use Liftgate Trucks for the delivery of their books.  When books are shipped from most book manufacturers they are packed in boxes that are stacked on pallets and shrinkwrapped to hold them together on the

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