Making a Physical Book
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I can't believe this is real...
My book is now available in hardcover 🎉🎉🎉
Building this physical copy has been a really intense process.
At first, I hired a person from Fiverr to do the entire formatting. After a lot of back and forth, I wasn't super happy with the quality, so I decided to do it myself.
You see, I know nothing about formatting books, but the internet is a magical place, so I started to learn Adobe InDesign.
After hours of adding content, choosing fonts, moving images, and optimizing line breaks, I was finally ready to print!
Before sending it to the publishing company, I decided to test everything at home using my good old printer. I made sure to read the entire book again to feel the experience on real paper. It's impressive how different it is.
I didn't want to order hundreds of copies and have them stored at my home. That's why I picked a service called IngramSpark, which is a print-on-demand publisher. This basically means that when someone buys a copy, they print and send it to you directly.
Designing a book is crazy because you have to make all these decisions like paperback vs. hardcover, white vs. creme paper, gloss vs. matte cover.
In the end, I chose hardcover since it's more durable and has a premium touch. I also chose creme paper since it's easier on the eyes. Once all those decisions were made, I pressed Submit and waited a couple of weeks for the book to be produced.
I can't describe the feeling of receiving that first copy.
It's so amazing to see the words you wrote on real paper. To be honest, I never thought about writing a book, but now we have a digital book, an audio book, and now a physical book. Unbelievable.
I hope you enjoy this and thanks for all your support so far.
Grab your physical copy today or send it as a gift to a friend!