Posts Tagged: distribution

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

To lose two printers might be carelessness…

In earlier posts I wrote about my company’s use a printer called MPG Biddles — a company that provided us with high production quality, good prices, and great customer service. Sadly, they went into administration — perhaps because it’s difficult

Turning the page: review of Angus Phillips on the evolution of the book

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, knows a thing or two about books. His publications include The future of the book in the digital age, co-edited with Bill Cope (Chandos, 2006), and Inside book publishing

Turning the page: review of Angus Phillips on the evolution of the book

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, knows a thing or two about books. His publications include The future of the book in the digital age, co-edited with Bill Cope (Chandos, 2006), and Inside book publishing

Publishing books via apps for mobile devices

From the outset, we’ve been keen to publish books in a variety of forms. We set up to publish e-books in ePub, PDF, and mobi formats. Pretty soon we discovered our readers wanted our books available in print too. We’ve

Publishing books via apps for mobile devices

From the outset, we’ve been keen to publish books in a variety of forms. We set up to publish e-books in ePub, PDF, and mobi formats. Pretty soon we discovered our readers wanted our books available in print too. We’ve

Africa reading: books, enterprise, and technology

As anyone who has read The Ordeal of the African Writer by Charles R Larson (Zed Books, 2001) will know, book distribution is not the continent’s strong point.  But a number of enterprises are beginning to change the situation, using

Africa reading: books, enterprise, and technology

As anyone who has read The Ordeal of the African Writer by Charles R Larson (Zed Books, 2001) will know, book distribution is not the continent’s strong point.  But a number of enterprises are beginning to change the situation, using

On non-fiction micro-publishing

I’m delighted to say I’ve been interviewed by Kirsty Fox of the Bees Make Honey Creative Co-operative, who publish one of my favourite websites on  creative industries.  The interview, which includes questions on such issues as finance, Amazon’s dominance, and

On non-fiction micro-publishing

I’m delighted to say I’ve been interviewed by Kirsty Fox of the Bees Make Honey Creative Co-operative, who publish one of my favourite websites on  creative industries.  The interview, which includes questions on such issues as finance, Amazon’s dominance, and

Self-publishing: why (or why not) and how

This post summarises a workshop led by Monographer at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of Writers in Education on 10 November. Context There are many reasons why self-publishing is burgeoning. Some of them are summarised in this post

Self-publishing: why (or why not) and how

This post summarises a workshop led by Monographer at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of Writers in Education on 10 November. Context There are many reasons why self-publishing is burgeoning. Some of them are summarised in this post

What does a publisher do? Source, procure, and commission (I)

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at

What does a publisher do? Source, procure, and commission (I)

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at