4 Tips and Tricks for Creating an Immersive Setting

Plot, character, and setting are the three elements that make up every story. Of course, their importance within each story varies, but getting them right is often the difference between a great reading experience and a book that is put on the shelf and forgotten.

A country road set in the mountains representing an immersive setting in a self-published book

The setting is one element that many writers struggle to bring to life. Outside of science fiction and fantasy, the setting takes on a smaller role in most novels. There are times that the setting of a book isn’t mentioned at all. However, including an immersive setting is a great way to draw readers into the story. Here are four tips for making an exciting and immersive setting.

1. Treat Setting as a Character

Whether your story takes place in a faraway galaxy on an imagined planet, a small New England town, or the streets of New York City, the setting should feel alive.

Write a character sketch of your setting. What does it look like? What is its history and background? How is it related to the protagonist and antagonist of your story? How do your character’s actions affect the setting of the story? How does the setting change as your protagonist follows their arc?

Treating your setting like a character will help you bring it to life and create the kind of immersive reading experience that will leave your readers hungry for more.

2. Find Ways to Include Setting in Your Plot

If your story takes place in an authentic setting, what landmarks can be placed in the story? For example, can your lovers have a cute meet atop the Empire State Building? Can your hero hide in the Appalachian mountains to avoid apprehension while he tries to prove his innocence? Can your villain attempt to blow up Big Ben to make a political point?

If you are working with a fictional setting, build that setting to enhance the story’s plot. Think of the classic science fiction book Dune. The desert setting is vital to every aspect of the plot from the quirks of the people to the dangers the characters face. Create a setting with obstacles for your characters to overcome and rewards for a triumph that naturally flow from that setting.

3. Choose the Setting Carefully

Too many authors are so focused on the plot and characters of their story that they don’t care much about choosing the setting. As a result, they may fail to describe where the action is taking place or give readers only the vaguest notion of where the characters live and interact. The outlining phase of writing is a great time to consider where the characters will spend the story.

What setting is most conducive to the story? What setting would be unexpected?

If the writer uses a real setting, it is also wise for them to consider places they know or places they can easily research.

If the author is creating a setting, they should be sure to consider what makes it different. For example, how is the small town in their book different from every other small town in the world? Fictional settings have so much creative space. Take advantage of that to make the setting memorable for readers.

4. Include a Map

If you are writing a complex setting, consider adding a map to your book. Especially in a made-up location, maps make it easy for readers to understand where the story is taking place and follow the characters’ movements. Having a custom illustrated map can also help you, as an author, navigate the setting of your world and see fresh opportunities for using your setting in new and creative ways.

Have you written an amazing story with rich characters, an intense plot, and a dynamic setting?

If so, InstantPublisher wants to help you turn your manuscript into a self-published book. Instant publisher offers a wide range of custom printing services, so you can bring your book to life with as much or as little help as you need. Whether you want to create a collectible hardcover, a classic paperback, or an ebook InstantPublisher’s expert book publishing team can assist you. To learn more, visit our website or call us at 1 800 259 2592.

5 Reasons to Self-Publish

When most writers think of getting their book published they imagine sending queries to publishers and having their books accepted by a book publisher.

While that is the right choice for some people, for others, self-publishing is a far better option.

Here are five great reasons to choose self-publishing instead.

A sign that says possibilities st representing self publishing possibilities

1. Niche Market

Books in niche markets are difficult to find traditional publishers for which makes self-publishing a great choice.

Some books appeal to lots of people but that doesn’t mean that books intended for a small select group of individuals shouldn’t be created. There may be a limited number of people in the world who want to read about collecting stamps from the Victorian era but that doesn’t mean those books shouldn’t be written. Such niche books are ideal for self-publishing. The author can print books and then take those books to conventions and other places where their target market congregates.

2. Content Control

When a person self-publishes they can control everything in their book. No one tells them what to include or what to cut.

In traditional book publishing, there is almost always an editor who requests the author edit their book to be more appealing for a wider market even if those edits will change the meaning of the author’s book.

3. Packaging Control

Similar to content control, package control allows the author to tailor the appearance of their book. They choose the cover, binding, and interior book design. They can also choose to include whatever photos or customs illustrations they feel are best for their book. In traditional publishing authors typically have little or no say over how their work is packaged. The packaging, including the cover, will likely be created by someone who has never read the book and has only a vague description to go off of.  When an author self-publishes they control all of the elements of the finished book.

4. Money

Publishing companies are businesses. They have investors who expect profits and employees who can only be retained if offered competitive wages and benefits packages. This often means that authors, the creators of intellectual property, receive a small cut of the book earnings. That isn’t the case for self-publishing.

5. Retaining Rights

Self-publishers retain all the rights to their intellectual property. They can choose to use those rights and sell those rights as they see fit. Those rights include digital book publishing, merchandise, foreign translation, audiobooks, and more.

Book publishers may expect an author to sign away some or all of the rights to their intellectual property. Signing over those rights can be a huge detriment to the author. If an author signs over those rights to a publisher the author won’t have a say in how those rights are used. It is possible that the book publishing company might choose to use those rights in a way that is profitable but that the creator feels misrepresents the original work.

Whatever reason you choose to self-publish InstantPublisher has all the author services you need to turn your manuscript into a finished masterpiece.

Call 1 800 259 2592 to speak to a representative. You can also fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com for more information.

5 Reasons Family History Books Make Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas is approaching and with it the adventures in shopping that so many of us dread. It can feel like an impossible task to find a personal and unique gift for the people on your shopping list who seem to have everything. Once given, many gifts gather dust and take up space. However, a family history book will be a valued gift that will be cherished for years to come.

1. Personal and Unique

Genealogy is becoming more and more popular. Ancestry DNA tests are a huge business and many people are exploring their lineage and with that lineage their family history.

Nothing is more personal than a book that explains the origins of a family and reaches back into their ancestry to find roots that have affected the growth of the family for generations.

Every family is unique which means that a book covering their family history will, by necessity, be equally unique.

2. Timeless

A family history book isn’t something that will go out of style or become obsolete when a newer model comes along.

Pictures and stories about a family’s origins are timeless gifts that can be revisited again and again throughout a person’s life. This timeless gift can also be handed down through future generations to cherish as they learn about where they come from and who their family of origin was.

3. Organize and Preserve History

Many family photos are in boxes and albums. Often the people in the photos can’t be identified by anyone who is living after a generation and names written in ink on the backs of those photos may become illegible with time and handling.

A box of photos to be added to a family history printed book

Compiling photos, scrapbooks, and stories into a family history book creates an organized way for future generations to make sense of those images and stories. Instead of looking through an album with nameless people, the reader of a family history book can see pictures of their ancestors alongside information about their life. Journal entries from that family member can also be included.

4. Bring Family Together

As you prepare your family history book you will have the opportunity to network with other family members to gather information. Compiling a family history book encourages you to call up the aunts, uncles, and cousins you usually only see at reunions to get additional content for your book.

5. Connect With Your Heritage

Compiling a family history book gives you the opportunity to delve into your family’s past and, in doing so, connect with your own heritage. Perhaps you will learn that your grandmother painted as a hobby or that your family once had a prominent politician or historical figure in it.

The knowledge you gain as you compile your family history book will bring your heart closer to your family which is a large part of what Christmas is all about.

Printing a family history book has never been easier. InstantPublisher is here to help.

InstantPublisher offers a variety of services that make creating a family history book easy and affordable.

Ghostwriting services help you turn dates and compiled stories into readable content for your book.

InstantPublisher offers proofreading, interior book design, and custom illustration assistance.

For more information, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com. You can also call to speak to a representative at  1 800 259 2592

5 Tips to Help You Write Faster

National Novel Writing Month, also called NaNoWriMo, is right around the corner. As writers prepare for the challenge of writing a novel in a month, many wonder how they will manage it. Writing 50k words in 30 days is a daunting task.

A pocket watch laying on a book that used self-publishing services

These tips will help writers be more productive every month of the year. Especially for self-publishing authors, more time to write means more opportunities to write their bestselling masterpiece.

1. Use an Outline

Many writers like to let their story unfold as they write but doing so costs time and wasted words when the author realizes they are taking a detour they never planned and their story suddenly is heading in a completely different direction than the one they thought. This can result in thousands of wasted words and hours of wasted time.

Having a solid outline for a story is one of the best ways for a writer to use their writing time to its full potential.

2. Be Prepared Before Sitting at the Keyboard

This ties into tip #1. The time to plan and daydream stories isn’t while sitting at the keyboard.

Keyboard time is for writing. Thinking through scenes can be done while showering, washing dishes, or any other number of menial tasks that people do throughout their day. Before a writer sits down to write they should already have a solid idea of what will be said and done in the scene they are writing. This allows their time at the keyboard to be more productive as it will be spent turning the story into words instead of weaving plot threads.

3. Use Speech to Text

Most people can talk faster than they can type. A good speech-to-text program will increase the number of words most writers can get on the page in a writing session.

4. Create a Writing Routine

Write at the same time every day, if that is at all possible.

Many writers benefit from having things in their writing routine that signal to their brain it is writing time. That could be a specific time, a place they sit with their laptop, a hat they only wear when writing, an electronic typewriter that is only used for writing, or even the act of turning off the internet on a computer to avoid distractions.

Just as bedtime routines help children calm down and prepare to sleep, so too do writing routines get the writer in writing mode and call the muse forward to do her work.

5. Focus on One Step at a Time

Writing a novel can feel overwhelming and writers often feel as though they have to have all the answers when they sit down to the blank page. In actuality, most writers are more productive when they can focus on the scene they are writing today. Writers should not let themselves get distracted by things like interior book design or book manuscript formatting while writing their first draft. They also should not edit as they go but wait to edit until the first draft is completed. This eliminates unnecessary backtracking and time spent editing scenes that will be cut from the final draft.

Whether a writer is attempting to pen a novel in November or chipping away at the epic that is their magnum opus, time-saving techniques will help them find the time in their busy lives to birth their remarkable stories.

Once your story is created, InstantPublisher offers a wide range of self-publishing services to turn your draft into a digital or printed book. Call 1 800 259 2592, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com for more information.

5 Things Every Writer Should Know About Outlining

Almost every writer has an opinion about outlines. Some writers swear by them. Some hate them. Many writers are baffled by them.

As National Novel Writing Month approaches, many writers will find outlining a key ingredient in the recipe of finishing their novel in a month.

1. Outlines are a Road Map

Very few people would jump in a car to take a long journey with no concept of destination.

Writing a novel without some sort of outline is like deciding to take a vacation and jumping in the car with no plan. There might be some awesome sights seen along the way but there are also many avoidable challenges.

Outlines, at a minimum, should show the author the direction they want to take. It is the map equivalent of saying one wants to visit Disneyland and planning a trip with that destination in mind.

Before sitting down to create the roadmap for your book you should understand your end goal. Not just for the story but for the journey you want your book to take. For more thoughts on writing end goals read How to Organize Your Writing  Project.

2. Outlines Don’t Have to Be Too Detailed

Many writers feel that outlines will restrict the adventures they can take on their writing journey and they fear they will miss exciting roadside attractions on their quest to the destination.

A woman writing an outline before starting to type her self-published novel

Outlines can be minimalistic with a beginning, key scenes, and end noted in bullet points. It can equally be a detailed excel sheet describing every planned scene and listing who is present in the scene and what the goal of that scene is for the novel.

3. Detours Are Okay

Once a writer maps out the outline they can still take detours along the way if a new idea strikes them or if they stumble across a better road to take as the story is unveiled.

Outlines are tools, not contracts. Writers shouldn’t adhere to them to the detriment of their stories but they are a good way of keeping the writer focused on where the story is intended to go and to get the writer back on track after a detour is taken.

4. Genre Matters

Most genres have a built-in road map that writers of the genre should follow. Writers who plan to self-publish can deviate a bit more from genre norms but they should still be aware of them so that their audience is satisfied.

For example: in a romance novel, the characters who will fall in love must meet. They must spend time developing a relationship. The relationship must blossom and then there must be an incident that threatens to tear the couple apart. Finally, the couple must come back together and there must be an indication that the couple will live happily ever after. Even if a writer only plots out these points of their romance they are more likely to stay on their story’s path than an author floundering around with only the goal of a happily ever after somewhere near the end.

5. Map Out the Characters as Well as the Plot

Many writers assume outlining only involves planning the plot but that does them a disservice.

The plot is important and understanding where a story goes is extremely valuable for discovering a story but plots without characters don’t come alive. When an author outlines they should include the character arcs along with the plot. This allows them to write character growth and to map that growth along with the map of the plot.

Outlining is a valuable skill even when an author isn’t trying to write a novel in a month.

Once you’ve completed your novel, InstantPublisher can help assist in completing the book publishing process.

InstantPublisher offers a wide variety of self-publishing services including book printing and binding, interior book design, and custom book covers.

For more information about self-publishing services visit our website at https://www.instantpublisher.com. You can also call 1 800 259 2592, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com.

How to Use Custom Printed Calendars for Fundraising

Fundraising can be tricky. Creating unique items to sell that people will be eager to buy is the bane of every fundraising chairman’s existence.

Custom printed calendars are a good fundraising choice because they are a tool that most people use regularly. There is no need to convince buyers they need a calendar. There is only the need to convince buyers they need YOUR calendar.

Why Do People Buy?

Fundraiser calendars should be attractive. They should be filled with images that people will want to display on their walls.

Custom printed calendars are unique and limited-edition, naturally creating scarcity. This will make buyers more willing to say yes to the seller in the moment.

What Should the Calendar Theme Be?

Images for the calendar should be attractive and reflective of the cause for fundraising. Calendars with adorable dogs and cats are classic for animal welfare fundraisers.

Consider what the fundraiser’s core cause is and how it can be reflected in the calendar. The correlation doesn’t have to be exact. A fundraiser to support a local care home for the elderly might feature recipes given by those residents from their childhood complete with images of the tasty dish.

A fundraiser for sick children might feature pictures drawn by those children with a simple bio explaining how funds will support that individual child.

How is the Calendar Created?

Once a theme has been decided appropriate images should be gathered and organized by month. It is helpful but not mandatory to organize the images by seasonal theme or feel. Depending on the theme of the calendar, seasonal tie-ins should be given preference in the related images.

A festive custom calendar image for December

If suitable images can’t be sourced then custom illustrations can be bought for the calendar.

Other Things to Consider 

  • Calendars can include important organizational dates such as future fundraising events along with the typically listed holidays.
  • Calendar fundraisers are most successful when done near the end of the year. If the calendars will be available to purchase for an extended period of time they should be made available from October to February. If the fundraiser is short-term then November or December are the best choices.
  • Along with attractive images, the calendar should include contact information for the fundraising organization and how to further donate to the cause.
  • Keep in mind that custom calendar publishers often offer lower prices for larger orders, so it is wise to purchase the high end of what is expected to sell so that the printing costs are ket down, and can earn more money for the intended cause.
  • Consider a betterbinding option. Saddle stitch binding is commonly used in mass-produced calendars. This sort of binding holds the calendar together with staples. It does the job and keeps costs down. However, for a fundraising calendar, wire-o double binding looks more professional and gives the calendar a higher quality look, making it more attractive to customers. While the wire-o double binding will add to production costs, it will equally add to the appeal of the finished product.
  • Custom printed calendars can be sold at events, door to door, or to local businesses. Everyone uses calendars.

InstantPublisher can help you create a custom printed calendar for your next fundraiser. Call us at 1 800 259 2592. Or fill out our online contact form. You can also send us an email to questions@instantpublisher.com.

5 Ways To Use Custom Printed Wall Calendars to Enhance Your Business

A custom printed wall calendar template

Calendars are unique. They are both decorative and practical. Their unique mixture of art and usefulness makes them an excellent tool for business owners. There are many ways that businesses can take advantage of custom printed wall calendars made exactly to their brand’s specific needs.

1. Reinforce Company Culture

Custom printed wall calendars are a great place to add quotes and inspiration. Those can be anything from the corporate mission statement to an exploration of company values. When added to an attractive image, it will draw employees’ eyes. Don’t have an image? No problem. Custom illustrations can be purchased for use in the calendar and made to meet company needs.

Frequent viewing of the image will help reinforce the ideas the calendar exhibits. In addition, these attractive calendars can be hung in break rooms, cubicles, meeting rooms, and other public places. They can also be given to employees as end-of-the-year gifts.

2. Highlight Company History

Custom printed wall calendars are a great way to share company history. This can include images of founders, charity events the company has participated in, employee engagement activities, or even previous locations if they are sentimental.

Calendars can be made with custom dates noted, including company anniversaries, events, employee birthdays, and celebrations of employees’ longevity with the company.

3. Include Calendars in the Giftshop

Calendars are an excellent way to keep a business in its customer’s thoughts for at least twelve months.

Custom printed wall calendars for customers should showcase what they love about the business and endear them to the brand.

If the business is a factory that offers tours, they might showcase interesting machines in their calendars or images of what they produce. A museum or other sightseeing attraction might highlight photos of the touring experience. A restaurant might feature pictures of their foods.

Whatever images are chosen for the custom printed wall calendar should immediately call the brand to the viewer’s mind.

Such unique calendars make great additions to gift shops or other places a company sells memorabilia and branded items.

4. Calendars Make Great Gifts

Custom printed wall calendars are great gifts for both employees and customers. Most people keep their calendars in a prominent place and look at them frequently. Every time a customer or employee looks at the calendar reminds them of their connection to that company.

It is also an excellent way for a company to keep its contact information accessible to customers, provided it is printed on the gifted calendar.

5.  Calendars Are Advertisements

Customers appreciate having attractive calendars to hang on their walls. A well-done calendar will be displayed with pride, whether on a kitchen or cubical wall. The hanging of the calendar is the owner’s implied endorsement of the company it represents. This allows a calendar to advertise for a company every time anyone enters the dwelling or workplace of the calendar owner.

Visitors’ eyes will be drawn to the attractive calendar, potentially offering repeated exposure to the calendar’s represented brand.

Custom printed wall calendars offer businesses great benefits, whether reinforcing the company culture with employees or reminding customers about a brand they love.

Custom printed wall calendars are easy and affordable to make with InstantPublisher. For assistance, call 1 800 259 2592, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com.

5 Unique Ways to Market Your Self-Published Book

One of the biggest deterrents to self-publishing is that the author must be not only a creator but a marketer too. There is no experienced book publisher behind the author promoting their work to the world. Instead, that responsibility falls onto the creator.

Most self-publishing authors have considered using various ad services for their self-published books, but there are many other creative ways to market. While ads are a valuable tool, they aren’t the only hammer in the proverbial toolbox. Below are five other marketing ideas perfect for self-publishing authors.

1. Sponsor a Video on Social Media

Content creation sites such as YouTube and TikTok offer viewers entertainment and creators the opportunity to earn money in various ways. One of those ways is sponsored content. If an author is writing non-fiction, they should find content creators on their topic and send them a message asking if they would promote their book in a video for a fee. Fiction authors can reach out to those in the reading community and ask if they will sponsor a video. These videos are not book reviews but instead tie into the genre or featured tropes of the fictional book. For instance, a romance writer might sponsor a video about what makes a great love interest. The content creator will talk about what they love in a romance and then introduce the sponsored book to their audience.A self-published author promoting self-publishing a book giving a presentation

2. Create a Meet and Greet

Authors can ask their local libraries, independent bookstores, or coffee shops if they will host an author meet and greet event. This may include a book signing and/or a book reading.

This gives the author a chance to get their name out to the local population of readers and may open doors to get their books onto library and shop shelves. In addition, many independent books stores will agree to sell books on consignment if they believe there are enough interested local readers.

Authors don’t have to limit their meet and greet opportunities to local areas either. When an author plans a vacation, it doesn’t hurt to reach out to venues near their destination.

3. Be a Speaker at a Local Organization

Non-fiction authors can reach out to local organizations related to their topic and ask if they can be a guest speaker. Authors are considered experts on the topics they write about, and organizations often appreciate learning more about the subject they already love. In addition, the author might make a few sales to members, and the members might tell other friends with similar interests about the author’s presentation. This creates wonderful marketing opportunities through word of mouth.

4. Share Book Related Photos on Social Media

There are reader communities on almost every social media platform. Authors can find fun ways to share their custom book covers on social media platforms such as Instagram. This could be a post of the book chilling with a morning cup of coffee or a book visiting Niagara Falls.  Fun and enticing pictures of a book create a cover and name recognition, making readers more likely to try that book when they come across it online or in stores.

If the book has a unique and enticing cover, seeing it might be enough to convince a book lover who comes across the image to buy the book.

Images don’t even have to be of the books themselves. Images can be taken of something representative of the book, and the title and the purchase link to the book can be shared in the image description. People love sharing intriguing images with their friends and family. The image might even go viral, introducing a wide readership to the featured book.

5. Create Your Own Content on Social Media

Authors can start groups online related to the topic of their book. They can talk about their love of books or their writing process while creating content to share. They can live-stream book readings or other content they think their group members will love through various social media platforms.

Readers love having the opportunity to interact with their favorite authors, and they also prefer buying books from people they like. Becoming a content creator won’t only get an author’s name out, but it will also help them establish a relationship with their core-reader community. When authors establish a good relationship with their readers, those readers will line up to pre-order the author’s next book. Relationship building is one of the most useful marketing tools that an author can use to create a long-standing readership. As long as the author delivers quality content, they will create loyalty amongst their social media community.

There are many ways to market a book. A little creativity is all an author needs to share their book with the world and get readers hungry for their content.

But, for that content to be marketable it must be more than a neatly typed manuscript at the bottom of a draw. A marketable book needs to be published.

If you are a self-publishing author, InstantPublisher can help you with your book printing needs. They offer a wide range of books publishing services, including custom book covers, interior book design, and digital printing services. Our expert staff is available to assist you at 1 800 259 2592. So call today, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com. We look forward to helping bring your dream book to life.

4 Things to Think About When Buying Custom Illustration Services

Writers don’t always agree with the sentiment that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, there are times that books need pictures to help the words convey information to their readers. Many people need to buy illustrations before printing a book. Fiction authors may need to purchase custom illustrations to add to the substance of their stories. Non-fiction writers may need custom illustrations to help readers better understand their meanings. Companies may need to buy images for promotional and training purposes.  Before a buyer approaches an illustrator, they should already have made decisions about the following things:

1. What is the Purpose of the Illustration?

Why is an illustration needed for the book? What function does the author want the illustration to fulfill? For example, is the illustration being used as a tool for storytelling, such as in a graphic novel or children’s picture book? Is the illustration offering additional information to the readers, such as a map in a fantasy novel? Is the book helping readers visualize a concept in the book, such as a labeled diagram? Understanding the function of the illustration will better allow the buyer to explain their needs to an illustrator and help the illustrator deliver an image that is the best fit for the job it is doing.

A custom Illustration created for a self-publishing author

2. Color, Grayscale, or Black and White?

Color adds to the costs of publishing a book, but sometimes it is necessary. The author should consider the genre of their book and what kind of illustrations are typical for similar books.

Children’s picture books are typically in color. Pie charts and line graphs are easiest to read in color, but they may sometimes be done acceptably in grayscale. Simple diagrams within a non-fiction book are often acceptable in black and white.

The author should consider the costs that the illustration will add to printing a book and the benefits of that illustration to the readers.

3. Who Owns the Image Rights?

Many buyers approaching an illustrator haven’t considered rights of ownership. Typically, an artist owns the work they produce. They can sell usage to the buyer, or they can sell the rights of ownership. Often, buying ownership is more expensive, and in some cases, it may not be necessary.

A buyer who has written a children’s book should buy ownership rights to the characters the illustrator creates if they want to use it in marketing and merchandising. A non-fiction author who buys a diagram may buy only usage rights to the image if they don’t need to reproduce it outside of their book or use that image in their marketing. Typically, if an image is being used a single time to clarify information in a book, usage rights are adequate. If the buyer does not purchase the ownership rights, the illustrator can use and sell that image to someone else.

If there is an expectation of using the images purchased for marketing, trademarking, or merchandising, the buyer should purchase the creation. Rights of ownership should be clearly stated in any agreement or contract signed between the buyer and seller.

4. What Else Should be Considered?

Most agreements between buyers and illustrators indicate delivery times and ownership rights, but there are other things that buyers should consider in their negotiations. For example, how many revisions is the illustrator willing to do? Is the buyer obligated to purchase the finished illustration even if they determine it is unsuitable for their needs? If the buyer chooses not to buy the finished picture, is there a fee for the artist’s time and work put into the illustration? Can the artist use the image in their sampling if the buyer has purchased ownership of the work?  Is there any reason that a non-disclosure agreement might be needed?

Buying custom illustration services can feel overwhelming, especially the first time one needs to do so.

InstantPublisher offers a wide range of self-publishing services, including custom illustrations to help authors and publishers. Their skilled illustrators are experienced and easy to work with.InstantPublisher understands the unique needs of their customers, and they are equipped to meet the individual needs of anyone who is considering self-publishing a book. Custom illustrations are just a phone call away—dial 1 800 259 2592 for an InstantPublisher representative. Or, if you prefer,  fill out the online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com for more information about all the self-publishing services they offer.

InstantPublisher Adds Warehousing and Fulfillment Services for Self Publishers

InstantPublisher.com is proud to add warehousing and fulfillment services to its line of self-publishing services. Why did InstantPublisher add these services for their customers? Printed books, especially hardcover books, take up a lot of space. Storing books in an author’s garage or basement might not be an option. In addition, some authors, especially for books delivered by businesses, encounter a lack of proper, climate-controlled warehouse space to store their books.

Other Benefits of Warehousing and Fulfillment Services for Self Publishers

Another way that warehousing and fulfillment services may benefit self-publishing customers is that few print-on-demand companies will offer print-on-demand services for hardcover books, wire-bound books, or custom-sized books with embellishments such as foil stamping and special coating. These books also require proper storage.

Books ready for warehousing and fulfillment self-publishing services

Another warehouse and fulfillment service InstantPublisher.com offers is kitting. Kitting is when you bundle multiple pieces in an order, such as multiple book titles or custom-printed advertising pieces, and ship them as packages together.
“Our customers asked for this service, so we found a way to make it happen,” says Chris Bradley, President of InstantPublisher.com. “Our warehouse and fulfillment services address a need for some of our self-publishing and our custom commercial printing services customers.”

Please keep in mind that warehousing and fulfillment is not necessary for all customers. If you or your business only sell a couple of books a month, it makes more sense to store and ship the books yourself until you build your sales up.

InstantPublisher Provides a Full Suite of Self-Publishing Services

InstantPublisher provides a full array of book printing options and publishing support services such as book cover designs, illustration services, and now warehousing and fulfillment services. We are a full-service book printing and binding company that has served self-published authors since 2004. We are an affordable option for self-published authors everywhere. To learn more, contact us at 1-800-259-2592, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com to get more information about our book publishing services.