How to get the best from your book

Here’s an insider tip

All of our books are hand-made by craftsmen to exacting standards. To get the best book possible, there are a few things you can do to make sure it looks perfect.

Probably the most important tip we can give you is about the cover for your book. It’s absolutely imperative that you use all the bleed area in the design. This is because the area in the bleed is wrapped around the hard boards and can still be seen on the edges and inside of the cover (see examples below). If your image goes to the edge of the cover in the software it is always best to extend it the full 20mm or put a coloured block behind it.

You will never get a white line on the front edge of your book if you follow these suggestions.