Author Archives: Ann O'Brien

Writing and Publishing Your Comic Book

Comics are more popular than ever. The enormous success of the Marvel and DC comics has created blockbuster movies and spawned hundreds of spinoffs. Here are the steps you’ll need for writing and publishing your comic book. Start with the … Continue reading »

Children’s Book Self Publishing: Spotlight on The Museum

Aaron Yount has created a beautiful children’s book self publishing project with his book, “The Museum.” The graphics are gorgeous, giving the feeling of watercolor pictures throughout. The printing choices were perfect for the book — our heaviest paper weight … Continue reading »

Library Placement for Self Published Books

Transforming your story or idea into a printed book is the first step to becoming a published author. The next step is to get the self published book into the reader’s hands. Authors can sell their books through online and … Continue reading »

Reasons to Self Publish Your Book

Some authors write their books for potential income while others craft their stories or formalize content into a book to further their interests or follow their passions. But writers have one thing in common: they all aspire to become published … Continue reading »

Workbook Self Publishing: Spotlight on Academy of Animated Art

This workbook self publishing project was a workbook for an animated art class. The workbook was well designed, allowing students plenty of room for working through the class. Project Specs for Workbook Self Publishing: Paper: 60# uncoated text Cover: 80# … Continue reading »

Should You Choose Black and White Book Printing?

As a self-published writer, you have many choices when it comes to the way you format and print your book. One of them is whether you should choose color printing or black and white book printing. There are advantages and … Continue reading »

How to Plan a Comic Book Series

Writing a comic book of any length is an undertaking, but for some authors, the potential story arcs and possible character developments seem to stretch beyond the pages of just one book. When an author can see that wrapping up … Continue reading »

Reunion Book Printing: Spotlight on Class of 1970 Turns 70

Even if you don’t know the people, almost every reunion printing project is interesting to look at. And this project doesn’t disappoint in that department. One page is devoted to each person in the book, with current photos, a personal … Continue reading »

Reading Aloud: Should You Use a Digital or Physical Book?

Parents spend time every day around the world reading aloud to their children. Whether they pick up soft baby books, board books for toddlers, storybooks for young children, or chapter books for older kids, the practice of reading aloud to … Continue reading »

How to Get Book Endorsements

We’ve all seen endorsements splashed across the cover of a book. Whether the book is fiction or nonfiction, book endorsements or “blurb” from well-known authors, experts, or celebrities can carry a lot of weight. Readers who recognize the blurber’s name … Continue reading »

Landscape Children’s Book Printing: Spotlight on Dianne Flynn

We have been fortunate to print four landscape children’s books for Dianne Flynn. Her books are delightful — gorgeous, colorful images with easy to follow content. She has worked with children most of her career, both at the school district … Continue reading »

Is Printing Dead?

It seems like everything is digital in our world today. We buy online tickets to events and sporting events, meetings have shifted to online formats and preregistration forms for schools and medical offices are increasingly becoming electronic. The proliferation of … Continue reading »