Are you looking for a fun way to model your creativity for potential clients? Have an important presentation coming up and really want to WOW them? Publish may be just what you’re looking for!
Metropolitan Printing Service’s sister company, Nies, produces a variety of books that you create on WorkSmart Suite’s™ latest addition – Publish. Nies describes Publish as an Adobe® InDesign® plug-in that, “enables businesses to create and print high-quality, low volume publications from a single, color-managed workflow.” The partnership between Consolidated Graphics and Blurb, a company that helps with the final processing of the Publish books, allows users to seamlessly create and produce their works of art. With Publish, you can look forward to creating a product with professional results, all from the comfort of InDesign®. (Don’t have InDesign®? We have other options available too!)
The process really is as simple as selecting your book size, cover options and paper stock, inputting your page count, and with the click of a button, Publish creates your book and cover templates for you right inside of InDesign®. When you’re done editing your design, you can seamlessly upload for production from the Publish menu!
Once your book is uploaded – the fun doesn’t stop there. Order as few as one book or upwards of 250, Publish was created to help you create high-end books without the obsolescence. You can host your book online for free and even build in some mark-up to resell it! (Yes, we’ll send you the check!) Within four business days of ordering, your books will be en route to their destination.
What’s more? Save the 25% mark-up to remove the Blurb logo from the last page.
It’s your book – brand it accordingly!
Publish books aren’t just for professionals either – they’re an easy way to personalize a loved one’s birthday gift too! From
family yearbooks to special vacation memories – anyone will light up when they see the book was made especially for them!
Need some ideas for how to incorporate Publish books into your business model?
• Use it as a sales presentation tool. It’s an impressive leave-behind to really win your prospect over.
• Create a high-end coffee table book to promote an upcoming event.
• Showcase your company, “Through the Years” – Celebrating an anniversary? Why not create a special keepsake to show off in the front office and to top prospects.
• Create a 5-10 year review on your company’s performance to share with key stakeholders.
• Create a company cookbook comprised by employee recipes and distributed to your employees.
• Use it as a fundraising tool by hosting it online with a little mark-up.
To get started:
Start by visiting Blurb, register an account and download the InDesign plug-in. (Video available on the site to walk you through the steps)
Don’t have InDesign? After registering your account, visit Bookify to build your book online or BookSmart to download a desktop application and start plugging in your content to readily available templates.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Christine Alexander (calexander[at]metropolitanprinting.com) or call 812.332.7279