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Self-Publishing a Children’s Book

With the best intentions, you’ve decided to write and publish your first children’s book, now it’s time to do some research. Best intentions often lead us into the field of stress and financial despair.

Here’s some tips that can help you avoid the downsides and make your book a positive influence on children, parents and yourself.

#1 Pictures sell books!

Hire a quality illustrator, one that is experienced with children’s books and understand your purpose. Find someone you will like working with, because if successful, you will write another book.

#2 Patience pays!

Don’t get in a huge hurry, haste makes waste and the last item on your to-do list is produce a sub-par product. Take the time to proof your work, have an English major suggest edits and be prepared for a few edits. Illustration also takes time; transparent communication will alleviate misery.

#3 Find a printer you trust!

Quality writing, deserves quality book printing, do not shop on price, it will disappoint you many times. Interview several printers to ascertain one you are comfortable working with.

#4 Marketing is tough!

With the perfect children’s book in-hand, how do you get it in the hands of your readers? Book readings at elementary schools always place you in front of your audience, leave them with an easy option to “give Mom” so she can order your book. Social media can be tremendous for promoting a book. Hiring a publisher may help sell some books, but the cost may extinguish your profits.

“Your good intentions will never overshadow your deeds.”Bruce M. Morgan

Helping children is paramount to our success, providing them with an educational book, with engaging artwork can possibly motivate children far past our beliefs.

 

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

Publications Printers

Publications Printer

Publications Printers

Publications Printers

How do you select your printer?
#1 answerWe use the same printer, we always have.”

Does your printer provide good, bad or OK services and products?
Top answer “They are OK.”

If your car mechanic provided you with “OK” service, you would find another mechanic. Long gone are the days of being moderately satisfied with a service or product. Today we can instantly research a company and find product prices and the reviews from their customers to form an educated opinion.

Publications Printers

Publications Printers

Heritage Printed was founded in 1977, in our family garage in Leonardtown, Maryland. We proudly serve the Southern Maryland and Washington DC areas locally, as well as many clients nationally with high quality publications.

We refuse to just be “OK,” especially with our customer service. Every staff member understands and accepts our Core Values as the culture of Heritage Printing. We know what we can control and it’s our service to you, we are proud of our hundreds of positive reviews on Google.

Publications Printers

Publications Printers

The publications we print are high quality. We have invested heavily in top-quality equipment and technology. This enables us to produce magazines, booklets and newsletters at great quality and fast rates.

Publications Printers

Publications Printers

Why “settle” for less than you deserve, when you can be appreciated and receive quality marketing materials to promote your company.

Publications Printers

Publications Printers

Customer Review via Google+

“I honestly can say that I have never been more impressed with a company’s ability to deliver exactly on their promises, with above and beyond customer service and a sincere commitment to offer the best experience possible to their customers. I wish all companies had the level of commitment that Heritage did, and rest assured they are my go-to people in the future.”  Jeanette Morelan

Kevin Smith
Marketing
Heritage Printing

If You Read One Article About Saddle Stitched Books, Read This One

Book Printing Services

Saddle Stitched Booklet

Saddle stitched books are not new, they have been a staple (yes, that’s a pun) in the printing industry since the turn of the first century. It’s your graphics that make a booklet unique and remembered.

Book Printing Services

Saddle Stitched Booklet

Printing and binding books have been our history since 1977, we started in a small garage in Leonardtown, Maryland, and now we are a multi-million commercial printer occupying over 6000 square feet of production and design space.

Designing a booklet is much more than hiring a graphic designer, it’s inputting your company brand to hundreds and possibly thousands of readers and potential customers.

Book Printing Services

Saddle Stitched Booklet

That’s where experience plays an important role, we are here to help, not just print and deliver. Our mission is to make sure your booklets, magazines and catalogs look great, feel great and represent your business positively.

We accomplish that mission by purchasing the best printers, hiring the best print masters and investing in continuing education. We never sit on our laurels, we strive to get better every day, and with every print job.

Book Printing Services

Saddle Stitched Booklet

We start with outstanding customer service, let’s face it, even the best product at a great price does not overshadow a bad customer experience. Our transparent communication will keep you “in the loop” so there are no unexpected surprises.

Prepress will take your file and ensure the print, type and graphics are set correctly. If you need us to help with your layout or graphics, we can help. Our prepress department has over 30 years’ experience in the print industry.

Book Printing Services

Saddle Stitched Booklet

Our printing process offers digital offset and sheet-fed printing for high quality booklets. Our processing engineers will trim the booklets to size and package them for fast delivery or convenient pickup.

 

Heritage Printing & Graphics
We Know Print, and We Also Know
& Appreciate You, Our Customer!

Kevin Smith
Marketing
Heritage Printing