September 1, 2006, Newsletter Issue #46: Watch the Paper Grain

Tip of the Week

When you think about book printing, you probably don't think about the paper's grain you will be printing on, but your printer should. If they print using the wrong paper grain, it can eventually sabotage your book. The paper grain should to run parallel to the book's binding edge so the pages will open naturally. If the grain goes the other way, (against the bind), the book will stay open. Readers will have to crack the spine or lay the book flat to keep it from snapping shut. This will eventually break the spine, and then the pages can loosen and get lost.

*If your book printer doesn't know what paper grain is, you should look for another, more knowledgeable printer.

About LifeTips

Now one of the top on-line publishers in the world, LifeTips offers tips to millions of monthly visitors. Our mission mission is to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. Expert writers earn dough for what they know. And exclusive sponsors in each niche topic help us make-it-all happen.

Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Self Publishing Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.