Self Publishing a Booklet in 3 Easy Steps With Dollco
Have you written a booklet? Are you looking for a way to get it published? When it comes to self publishing a booklet, you might consider working with a printer. This can get your information into the hands of readers on your timetable and with your intent clearly followed throughout the process.
Self Publishing a Booklet in 3 Easy Steps
Self publishing a booklet doesn’t have to be stressful or hard. You’ve already done the toughest part: you put the words on the page. Now, you just have to find the best way to get it into the hands of readers. This part can be quick and easy when you know the right steps.
Step 1: Determine the Booklet Size
There are many different sizes you can choose from when it comes to your booklet. The size will be based on how long your book is and how you want to lay it out. You want to make sure it is easy for your readers to read, so choose a size that keeps the font legible.
If you have images included in your booklet, you’ll want to make sure the size is large enough that people can see the details. If they have to squint to see what’s in the picture, the booklet is probably too small. However, you also don’t want it so large that everything looks giant and skewed on the page. There is a happy medium when it comes to the right size for your booklet.
Step 2: Choose the Layout
When it comes to the text and photos or graphics you might have in your booklet, you want to make sure they are laid out properly. This includes having pictures or graphics that are high quality and clear and are placed on the page to enhance your text and look good. If you have graphs or charts or other infographics, you’ll need to decide where they will be placed in your booklet. Will they come right after their mention in the text or as appendices at the end?
The best choice for how your book is laid out will depend on personal preference. Again, you want to make it as easy as possible for readers to access your information, so keep them in mind when laying out your text and images.
If you’re unsure how to lay out your information, consider talking to a professional. There should be one at the printing service you are considering, and they will be able to give you suggestions on how to make your booklet look as good as it possibly can.
Step 3: Determine How Many Copies You’ll Need
You may have dreams of having everyone in the world read the amazing booklet you just wrote, but that’s probably not going to happen. Thus, you need to figure out a realistic number for how many you want to print. This could be determined by your budget or distribution list.
Working with a printer that can do various sizes of printing jobs is in your best interest. You don’t want to get stuck with a bunch of copies that you don’t know what to do with or have to throw away. It’s best to start small—unless you know you’re going to need a large amount—and then have more copies made.
Working With a Printer
If you’re self publishing a booklet and you’re ready to have it printed, contact Dollco Print Solutions Group. We have the skills and expertise to make your information the right size and get it to the right people. We can also walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.