History of Book Printing What we call a book today is very different from what our ancestors would have called a book. The history of the printed book starts with tablets, scrolls and sheets of papyrus. After these, we had elaborate, hand-bound and expensive books known as codices. These eventually gave way to press-printed books … Continue reading A Brief History of the Printed Book
Formatting the internal pages of your book for printing The idea of formatting your book for print is to make it look professional and make the content of the book easy to read. You do not want to over complicate the formatting and make the content too distracting. Research Do you know what format … Continue reading How to Format a Book for Printing
Sean Conway, the first and only guy in the world to swim, cycle and run the length of Britain, completing the world’s longest triathlon. The Zimbabwean ginger-bearded adventurer has journeyed from Land’s End to John O’Groats via bike, running and swimming. Being the first ever person to swim the length of Britain, in 2016 … Continue reading Interview with Sean Conway- Britain’s Wildest Adventurer
Writing a book is a great achievement, but what do you do when it actually comes to getting your book out there? Nowadays there are many options for authors looking to publish their book that it can become a real minefield. We look into the two main ways which are both rather popular with authors … Continue reading Traditional Publishing Vs. Self-Publishing
Libraries are some of the most beautiful, unique and spectacular buildings in the world. From the old to the new, the busy to the simplistic, the grand to the quaint. There’s a library out there that is sure to intrigue every person’s mind. We’ve compiled a list of the most astounding libraries on this planet. So … Continue reading World’s Coolest Libraries
Paperback or hardback? That’s a question that many people will ask themselves when it comes to printing their book. We thought we would look into the pros and cons of both types to give you a helping hand in making this decision. Paperbacks Paperbacks are a popular choice for many. They offer a professional finish … Continue reading Pros & Cons of Paperbacks & Hardbacks
When it comes to book printing a lot of people get confused or just don’t know the difference in printing types. Below we have created a slide telling you all about the book printing options available. Hopefully, it helps you choose the right book printer. The Three Q’s There are many things you need to … Continue reading Know the difference in book printers
E-books were a serious competitor for print books back in the 00s. They were going to be the thing that killed traditional books and take the world by storm. And they did. In December 2009 E-books out sold print books on Amazon and in 2014 reached their peak. But since then, well… E-book sales have … Continue reading Are Print Books better than E-Books?
Picking the size of your book is one of the most important choices you will have to make before you send your book off to print. When choosing what size book to go for there are many elements to take into account such as; the type of book it is, the content and the … Continue reading Choosing the right book size
2018 is here and it has brought with it the annual quasi-promises people usually bear whilst entering the new year that this one is going to be different; going to be better. Sad thing is most of those promises fall through in the first month. We are pretty sure that often within these promises is … Continue reading Quotes to get you writing
We can’t believe how quickly these last 12 months have gone; it doesn’t seem that long ago that we were packing up the Christmas decorations of last year. It’s crazy how time flies. While writing out our Christmas cards we started to reflect on the year we have had. We have accomplished so much this … Continue reading Our 2017
The other day we decided to ask our staff members and families what their favourite Christmas books were. We were surprised when most of them couldn’t think of any. We then asked them what their favourite Christmas film was, and as expected, answers came in abundance. What they didn’t know, however, is that many of … Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Books
Did you know that during last year (2016) 121 libraries closed and that a further 340 library closures are due in the next 5 years? Also, did you know there have been over 8,000 redundancies made in the library industry in recent years? Library closures were brought to the public attention in 2010 when council … Continue reading Are We Losing Our Libraries?
Christmas is fast approaching, which means the panic of Christmas shopping will soon set in. But worry not, as massive book lovers, we have come up with a weird and wonderful gift list to help you out with those bibliophiles in your life. Home Floating Book Shelf We love this optical illusion themed shelf. … Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Bookies!
I think it’s safe to say that most people enjoy snuggling up with a good book in front of the fire on a grizzly day. Sounds like a perfect day to us and probably one for most of you readers. Books give you that chance to drift off from the world and join another, so … Continue reading Top 20 Book Facts
Today is Get To Know Your Customers Day; with many businesses taking part in celebrating this day, we thought we would jump on the bandwagon too! For us, a somewhat small online business, it can be difficult for us to get to know our customers as well as we would like to. Due to … Continue reading #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
The Great British pound is at its lowest exchange rate in eight years. Although there are many glaring negatives associated with this poor exchange rate, countless people haven’t put much thought into the benefits. Here at Imprint Digital we’re taking some time to discuss potential advantages associated with having a weak pound when looking … Continue reading How You Can Benefit From The Weak Pound
There is no doubt that Devon is one of the most beautiful places in the UK with the never-ending rolling hills of Dartmoor combined with its sandy shores. Devon is also known for being popular for a break away among authors and writers such as J.K Rowling and Agatha Christie – both drawn to Devon for … Continue reading The Best of Devon
When it comes to book printing, there are many words and phrases used by our team that you may not have come across before. From bleed to paper types; there is a whole load of terminology out there for you to understand. Thus, we introduce Imprint Digital’s very own jargon buster. So let’s get started: … Continue reading Confused By Industry Terms?
Can you remember what the year 2007 was like? It was when you dare not access the internet through your phone for fear that it would cost an arm and a leg. Where you had to buy a printed map, rather than just whipping out your phone and tapping in your coordinates. It was also … Continue reading Welcome to our new book printing blog