April 5th, 2013
If you have 40 years in printing as I do, this video is a real joy. If you are a new self publisher, it will give you a much better feel for printing.
Here’s a glimpse of traditional printing, before on-demand printing
But actually, this is close to on-demand letterpress. This will
Continue reading If you want a true glimpse of printing: current letterpress printing here’s a video
April 3rd, 2013
I found this link in an article on CreativePro this morning.
International Association of Master Penmen • Engrossers • Teachers of Handwriting
This organization [IAMPETH] began as a group where penmen could get together and share techniques and ideas not just about doing fine penmanship, but teaching the art as well. In this day of computerized type, hand pen work is
Continue reading Great free resource for old books on calligraphy & penmanship
April 2nd, 2013
Make your book professional
Self Publisher Book Typography & Font Only $49.99
For self publishers the conversion from Word to InDesign is a huge leap. The goal is a professional look to their book designs, but immediately the problems of typography raise their head. In Word that is not so much of an issue because
Continue reading The Book designer’s Book Typography and Fonts package
February 28th, 2013
Now I admit, I’m going on the words of others. I personally bailed on the Nook app and B&N a while ago. I am saddened by the troubles of the local B&N—it’s the only bookstore in town.
I was hoping for viable competition to Amazon, but it is just not there. As they are stuck in
Continue reading Nook dying? B&N could go DRM-free and hook up with the iPad
February 19th, 2013
Tonight to celebrate our 37th, Pat and I went and had some of best ice cream we’ve ever eaten. The new Mom & Pops ice cream parlor on North Riverfront brings to mind a new clean, modern version of Baskin Robbins owned by locals with better ice cream. As Minnesotans, we spit in ol’Man Winter’s eye
Continue reading The crusade against sloppy ice cream melting all over your hand
January 5th, 2013
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