Article Category - "Production"


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Bill Boik, December 2013
From the Written Word to the Spoken Word: Our Audiobook Journey »

From the Written Word to the Spoken Word: Our Audiobook Journey December 2013 by Bill Boik As I started to write this article, we were preparing to release our first audiobook through Audible.com. We had not planned to release an audiobook this year, but then Lorraine Lotzof Abramson, the author of our bestseller—My Race: A Jewish …

Peter Goodman, August 2013
Printing in China: Is it Wise? Is it Safe? »

coBoard Member’s Memo Printing in China: Is It Wise? Is It Safe? August 2013 by Peter Goodman Should you print your books in China? According to PrintNinja.com, an online U.S.–based print broker, the world’s very first printed book was produced in China in C.E. 868, so “it only makes sense” to print there now, “back …

Lee Foster, May 2013
Illustrated Books: A Three-Element Experiment »

PUBLISHED MAY 2013 by Lee Foster, Author, An Author’s Perspective on Independent Publishing — As the publishing of illustrated titles continues to evolve, I have been asking some questions about my world of travel books: Should we continue to include photos in print-on-paper book products? Should we shift photos to e-book versions? Should we present …

Susan Daffron, November 2012
Creating a Workable Book Publishing Workflow »

Countless book-publishing articles and seminars have discussed how big publishers might add e-books into an existing book-publishing workflow. You read about “Starting with XML” and a lot of other ideas that sound good in theory. However, they rarely take account of the tools most independent publishers actually use. Here at our tiny publishing company, we …

Margie Dana, October 2012
Why You Should Shop Around for New Printers »

  Why You Should Shop Around for New Printers October 2012 by Margie Dana   I had an interesting conversation with a print rep recently. We focused on how difficult it is to get print customers to look around and give new printing companies the time of day. Many print customers are content with a …

Linda Carlson, May 2012
Who Does Best with the Espresso Book Machine »

Two years ago, publishers of all sizes were enthusiastic about the potential of the Espresso Book Machine then being introduced. Today it’s the booksellers who are excited about the potential of this print-on-demand equipment—and the booksellers who are seeing profits. (For the view from March 2010, see “Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look …

Linda Nix, July 2011
Apps: An Overview for the Undecided »

PUBLISHED JULY 2011 by Linda Nix, Founder, Golden Orb Creative — Books as apps are receiving a lot of attention. But before you decide to produce an app, let alone several apps, you’ll need to understand two things: the differences between books produced as apps and books produced as digital files for apps the key …

Roy M. Carlisle, May 2011
Today’s Publishing Paradigm: It’s Not Either/Or Anymore »

PUBLISHED MAY 2011 by Roy M. Carlisle, Acquisitions Director, Independent Institute — As I was walking from the parking lot into the nondescript building in San Jose, I wondered what it would be like to talk with Richard Tam, the founder of iUniverse.com. He was certainly friendly enough on the phone when he called to …

Joel Friedlander, November 2010
Designing for Print-on-Demand Production »

Designing for Print-on-Demand Production by Joel Friedlander As the technology we use to manufacture books changes, designers responsible for creating those books adapt. Sometimes slowly. Sometimes reluctantly. But we adapt, because the new technology will eventually supplant the old technology. Today most books are still printed by offset lithography, and any print run over about …

Linda Carlson, March 2010
Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look at the Espresso Book Machine in Action »

Books Delivered While You Wait: A Close Look at the Espresso Book Machine in Action by Linda Carlson What is the Espresso Book Machine, and why should publishers care about it? After interviewing retailers who are installing this point-of-purchase kiosk from On Demand Books that can print and bind books within minutes, I am convinced …

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