Bound galleys are actually a printed, perfectly bound book pre-publication version of an upcoming book. While they are not for sale, bound galleys contain the same features that will be found in the final copy of the book. They are the version which is first sent to selected book reviewers, bloggers, and bookstore distributors as part of an author’s marketing strategy.
After the bound galleys in Boston, MA are reviewed by the first readers, feedback is provided which can then be easily added to the final copies. These reviews are what are often seen printed within the production version of the book. The comments or recommendations can serve as words of encouragement for your target market to buy and read your book. This is why it is very important for bound galleys to be professionally printed and bound.
Just because bound galleys are pre-publication versions does not mean they can be unprofessionally designed and created. Just like the production versions, they need to be produced using digital book printing services. While this allows bound galleys to be printed faster, you can be confident that the content can be easily read from cover to cover.
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