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How to deal with angry customers when I'm an angry author?

A few months ago, I wrote a novel. I sold a few hundred copies. Now my buyers want to know where their books are and... I don't know. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2016 - 20 answers

How can I print and bind a document in a way that is gift-worthy?

I am looking for a pretty/creative way to print/publish/bind a document to give to my friends as a gift. [more inside]
posted by trixie119 on Aug 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Best way to design and print a DIY cookbook?

What is the best service or method for designing and printing about a dozen copies of a cookbook? Lulu? Amazon? iPhoto? Kinkos? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Nov 9, 2014 - 9 answers

How to convert a PDF ebook into an actual print book?

Earlier this year, I published a 116-page PDF ebook about personal finance. Next week, I'm attending a conference with fellow financial bloggers. Is there a way to convert my PDF book to a physical print version (even if it's just one or ten copies) in just a few days so that I can show it to people? Cost isn't really an object. I know I've come up with this idea at the last minute...
posted by jdroth on Sep 12, 2014 - 10 answers

How best to print hard copies of 250 pages of handwritten material?

We're compiling my late grandfather-in-law's stories in the hopes of presenting about 35 copies to family members at an upcoming memorial service. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Sep 7, 2014 - 12 answers

The Imposition, What A Blast

Can you help me fake a reader layout/imposition mock-up for a printing project WITHOUT using the hated Excel? [more inside]
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Mar 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Need a book printer for a specific type of book.

Need a book printer for a specific kind of book. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Jun 21, 2011 - 4 answers

classic works, published in high quality

Tell me about high quality publishing! What does it involve, where can I read more about it and who does it? I’m interested in buying old cornerstone types of works like The Federalist Papers, The Origin of the Species bound, made, etc. at the best possible quality. [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Apr 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Mount a small object in front cover of hardback book? Please/

How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Advice about promotional postcards?

Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Help Me Date a Book!

How might one go about deducing the age of a book with no publication date printed inside of it? [more inside]
posted by CheeseburgerBrown on Sep 27, 2008 - 9 answers

From Blog to Book

How do I convert my blog entries and comments into a book-type format (digital or analogue) without paying too much money? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 28, 2008 - 10 answers

how to turn a website into a printable PDF?

I'm going to print out a website and bind it into a book. For the printers, I need to turn everything into one PDF file. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Feb 12, 2008 - 9 answers

What caused latin to be phased out in secular book printing?

In relation to printing/publishing history, I'm curious as to how and why latin was phased out in secular books. [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 24, 2007 - 19 answers

Why does the font change?

Why do letters in the same font/typeface vary slightly in a printed book? [more inside]
posted by provolot on Feb 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Is dealing with a publisher worth it?

Should I bother with a publisher? How much do nonfiction authors make off a book deal these days? [more inside]
posted by antipasta_explosion on Feb 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Save my job, please!

I need to create an employee manual using only Microsoft Word 2000. Help! [more inside]
posted by ohio on Dec 15, 2006 - 3 answers

How to print an Apple Pages document as a book?

How to print a document created in Apple Pages through a POD service like Lulu? [more inside]
posted by ezrakilty on Nov 28, 2006 - 6 answers

What is the meaning of a certain bit of a book's copyright page?

Publishing Filter - what does a particular part of a book's copyright page mean? [more inside]
posted by greycap on Apr 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Tools and resources for simple self-publlishing and bookbinding?

A colleague is interested in doing some personal desktop publishing and bookbinding. He came to me and asked a few questions I couldn't answer offhand and don't have the terms to google efficiently. [more inside]
posted by George_Spiggott on Dec 22, 2005 - 15 answers

Cafepress Art Books

I want to use cafepress to publish a small book of black and white illustrations, maybe about 100 pages. I'm concerned that their 100mb pdf limit will result in poor image quality. This is a personal project. Has anyone made an artbook through cafepress? Were you happy with the result?
posted by quibx on Dec 7, 2004 - 15 answers

Small Presses in Chicago

ChicagoFilter: I'm looking for small presses in Chicago - the type that churn out lots of creative zines, etc. I LIVE here, but I'm having trouble finding where to go to get a good list going. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by agregoli on Oct 26, 2004 - 3 answers

How did Time magazine have such a fast turnaround?

OK -- Regan does at roughly 3:00pm Saturday. Monday at roughly 2:00, the obituary issue of Time magazine arrives in my mailbox. Question: How in god's name did they do that? Even if if they had the issue sitting on pallets waiting to go (which they didn't because there was non-Regan material in there) how did they get the USPS to deliver it on the next business day? [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Jun 9, 2004 - 20 answers

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