Self-Publishing Case Study: Inspirational Photography Book, Opening the Gates of the Heart by Carolyn CJ Jones, a study in the design of a photography book and how the elements come together.
A Friend’s Book: Tom Millea and The Book of Palms describes the long journey the book designer travels to get his friend’s book into print despite all obstacles
When Print on Demand Fails: 6 Scenarios for Offset Printing including books that require quality color reproduction or custom paper or trim sizes. Knowing your market is crucial to picking your reproduction method.
Making Print Choices. An early task in self-publishing is deciding on how your book will be printed and distributed. Links to articles are included in this round up of print processes and choices.
The easiest and most reliable way to communicate about specific colors in reproduction is with the Pantone Matching System. Use it with confidence throughout your printed products including book covers and company publications.
It started off innocently enough. In fact there was a fair amount of excitement in the offices over East 51st Street. In photography books, Aperture was the place to be, and we were going to publish, after many years of trying to get a commitment, the “big book” of photograps by Lisette Model. Most people […]
Do you remember this conversation from your own school days? “Ms. Murphy, can I go to the boy’s room?” “Well, Billy, you certainly can go to the boy’s room. You know where it is, and I saw you running after Sally Ketchum today at recess, so I know your legs are working fine.” “Oh, great, […]
For offset printing, 2-color covers can be much more economical than 4-color covers, particularly for short-run books. I discussed two 2-color covers for self-published books in a previous article and explained why these covers are often preferred by publishers. Here I look at two covers done for trade publishers. This first cover was designed for […]
Before the advent of digital printing and print-on-demand production, publishers had no choice but to print on offset presses, and most books today continue to be printed by offset. Book presses are large, noisy, oily pieces of heavy machinery. There are separate parts of the press for each color that will be printed, with separate […]