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...
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]
Can you help me fake a reader layout/imposition mock-up for a printing project WITHOUT using the hated Excel? [more inside]
Need a book printer for a specific kind of book. [more inside]
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]
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]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
How might one go about deducing the age of a book with no publication date printed inside of it? [more inside]
How do I convert my blog entries and comments into a book-type format (digital or analogue) without paying too much money? [more inside]
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?
In relation to printing/publishing history, I'm curious as to how
latin was phased out in secular books. [more inside]
Why do letters in the same font/typeface vary slightly in a printed book? [more inside]
Should I bother with a publisher? How much do nonfiction authors make off a book deal these days? [more inside]
I need to create an employee manual using only Microsoft Word 2000. Help! [more inside]
How to print a document created in Apple Pages through a POD service like Lulu? [more inside]
Publishing Filter - what does a particular part of a book's copyright page mean? [more inside]
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]
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?
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?
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]