Book Printing UK Articles

How To Write An Autobiography: Top Tips From Book Printing UK

October 21, 2019 1:47 pm | Published by Lewis McCarthy
Are you looking to learn how to write an autobiography? If so, you’ve come to the right place. For the sake of clarity this refers only to writing your own autobiography, but it can be applied to biographies too so read on to find our more! What types of autobiographies are there? A lot of… View Article
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How do you become a successful self-published author?

October 10, 2019 1:42 pm | Published by Helen Naylor
We talk to author, Keith Houghton, about how he went from computer repairman to best-selling author with over 900,000 books and 50,000 audiobooks sold across 14 different countries. Keith published his first book, Killing Hope (Book 1 in the Gabe Quinn Thrillers series), in 2011 through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). The book was an instant… View Article

Customer Showcase: Horrify Me

September 9, 2019 10:54 am | Published by Lewis McCarthy
Today we are showcasing a very special book that has been shortlisted for The Solutions Awards: Horrify Me by Rick Jones. It is a fantastic book full of unique art that definitely warrants sharing. Just a quick note, this book is full of horror-inspired art so if you’re squeamish, it may not be for you!… View Article
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Customer Showcase: The Look Cook Book

September 5, 2019 1:53 pm | Published by Lewis McCarthy
At Book Printing UK, we don’t want our service to end when your books are delivered. We feel you deserve better than that, and that’s why we are changing. As a print company, the books fly off our press non-stop and we don’t often shout about it. Well today that all changes! From now on,… View Article

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing

August 12, 2019 9:09 am | Published by Lewis McCarthy
The lines between traditional publishing and self‐publishing are becoming more blurred. It’s no longer the case that professional authors can only be published by the big five publishing houses. In fact, more and more professional authors are turning to self-publishing as it can offer a number of benefits. Yet many authors still prefer to have… View Article
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Rod Wood – A Mountain to Climb

August 1, 2019 11:26 am | Published by Helen Naylor
In 2010, author, Rod Wood, was diagnosed with clinical depression. After finding that medication and counselling were not really working for him, he decided that the only person who could help him out of his depression was himself… I guess most of my life I’ve always been a very shy, quiet, unconfident person. The only… View Article

Author Interview – Lan Harlow

July 4, 2019 9:03 am | Published by Helen Naylor
We spoke to author, Lan Harlow, about his children’s mystery novel ‘My Treasure’ which is now available through Amazon, Waterstones and all good booksellers. What is the book about? The book is about a young boy who with help from his friends, solves the clues to get the hidden treasure so he can get his parents… View Article
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How to Edit Your Own Writing – 10 Effective Tips

July 2, 2019 12:30 pm | Published by Lewis McCarthy
Is it possible to edit your own writing brilliantly? If you’re trying to learn how to edit your own writing, then that’s a question you might be asking yourself. You’re biased. You’re editing words you’ve read many times before. And you’re deleting paragraphs you once crafted to perfection. Can you do an adequate job of… View Article
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RGB vs CMYK: Which is Better for Print?

June 20, 2019 9:43 am | Published by Helen Naylor
Choosing the correct colour mode is very important when it comes to design. This article explains the differences between RGB and CMYK and when to use each mode. Designing for print can be quite unforgiving if you aren’t ‘thinking print’. Thinking print is all about preparing your design with the final printed product in mind… View Article
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Question Time: All About Book Cover Designs

June 19, 2019 7:11 am | Published by Lewis McCarthy
Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash What Makes Book Cover Designs Iconic? With the average attention span standing at just 8 seconds, there’s not long to capture a reader’s attention when they’re scrolling through Amazon looking for their next must-read. Often, it’s the book cover designs that take the first step in persuading readers to… View Article
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