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Custom books take company brochures to the next level.

Think your company writes the book on its specialty area? Well, now you can show it literally by creating custom, hard cover books and have them printed in quantities from one to hundreds.


Here are some resources we've discovered for self-publishing:


www.blurb.com: they offer a variety of sizes/formats and several cover options. The prices are listed up front, and they offer both hard and soft cover options. Best of all, they're affordable! A 7″ square, hardcover book runs just $22.95, depending on the number of pages (page numbers can range from 20 to 440).

Lulu.com: the site includes a cost calculator that takes into consideration the paper, book type, color, size, binding, quantity, and number of pages. They also offer an option to getting your own ISBN number and distribution.

offers a variety of products in hardcover or paperback with limited options for text.

Is a book a good idea for your company? Here are some considerations:
1. Is there a visual presentation you give over and over? Maybe it would be better demonstrated with an oversized book that you can walk through with your prospects. For example, it's great for home or commercial contractors (window installers, remodelers, interior designers, floor and window treatment companies, architects, etc). There's great potential for artists as well: photographers and photography brokers, fine artists, gallery owners, graphic artists, ad agencies, and more.   


2. Have you achieved a business milestone? A book may be a good way to commemorate a business milestone, or to thank a long-term employee or retiree for their work with the company. If it's the former, you could print the book and share it with your key clients as a thank you and a self-promotion.


3. Do you want an edge in presenting a business proposal? A book may be just the thing to give you an edge over your competition. Consider printing a personalized copy of your presentation to leave behind.


see more book ideas on our blog: themixcreative.com/blog/!


As always, don't let the lure of a new graphic tool let you slip from your branding! No matter the subject of your book, make sure the fonts, layout, colors, and graphic elements mesh with your company's existing brand. Let your designer tinker with the book publisher's templates--that's their job!


Want more ideas for how books can be used to promote your company? Mix Creative can help you think it through, from conception to design and production. Give us a call at 612 226-5717 or email us to request a quote.




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