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Getting Started To Publish Your Book


Writing and self-publishing a book can be challenging, but getting your book printed and bound is easy with Sure Print & Design. We are experts in printing for self-publishers and our account managers will guide you through each step of the process so that your finished book looks and feels just right. We know that printing a great looking book is only part of the journey so we've put together some useful tips and tricks to help ensure your book is a success.


Book Layout and Design


Book design and layout is an important part of getting your manuscript ready for publication. Our creative designers can help to layout and format your manuscript into a professional looking publication and we can design book covers from supplied images. Visit our file specification page for information and tips on how to format your manuscript.


What are ISBN Numbers?


ISBN is the acronym for International Standard Book Number. This 10 or 13-digit number identifies a specific book and is a requirement for any book published in Canada or the United States. If you require an ISBN number we can walk you through ISBN registration, it’s a very simple procedure. ISBNs are registered by the author, and once an ISBN number is obtained and sent to us, we are able to provide a corresponding bar code free of charge.


Book Publishing Contracts


In today's market you have a lot of options when it comes to book publishing and maintaining creative control over your project. If you are working with a company to self-publish your book, be sure that you retain the full rights to your work.


Understanding Royalties


One of the benefits of self-publishing is that you get to keep all your royalties for sales rather than having to share the profit with a publishing house. Some self-publishing companies will try to convince you otherwise, so be wary of this. At Sure Print & Design we only charge for printing - there are no hidden costs!


Self-Publish your Genre


At Sure Print & Design, we are experienced in printing a wide range of book genres including novels, children’s books, religious books, memoirs, manuals, yearbooks, coffee table books, poetry and promotional books. Check out the most common specifications for your book genres.


Copyright Basics


Learn more about how copyright works and how to protect your intellectual property when you publish.