Preparing your hard cover book
Book1One works exclusively with PDF files. You can convert your documents to PDFs using your own PDF converter either online or as a print driver on your own computer. When converting to PDF, please maintain the "highest resolution" and make sure your fonts are embedded.
Because of the binding process, we suggest allowing at least a ¾" margin on the binding edge of each page of your book and at least a ½" margin at the top, bottom and outside edges of each page. This will place your page content in a more "centered" position.
If you have any critical content including backgrounds or images proceeding to the edge of your pages, you will want to include an ⅛'' bleed on all four edges of your pages so no critical content is cut during binding.
When setting up your PDF files, it is important to know that the first page of your PDF will be the first right-hand printed page of the book.
Book1One offers three cover options for its hard cover books: a full color printed cover, a cloth covering, and a faux (imitation) leather covering, plus a dust jacket if you wish to create one. If your book is to have a printed cover, we have developed an interactive cover sizing diagram to help you correctly size your design. To download the diagram, click on the link below
Printed covers are normally film laminated with a gloss film. The gloss film not only adds a great deal of protection, but also creates a beautiful gloss finish. If you do not want a gloss finish on your book, we do offer a matte finish film at an additional charge of $.85 per book.
If you wish to have a dust jacket printed for your book, we have developed an interactive cover sizing diagram to help you correctly size your dust jacket. To download the dust jacket diagram, click on the link below. Dust jackets are gloss film laminated.