Typesetting and Book Design

Typesetting, & Design Have you just written a book? Do you need some help getting it ready for print? Well, we can help with this. Typesetting is the art of laying out your text and/or images onto the pages of your book. There are multiple ways of doing this and many different software suites that…
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Book Printing Terms

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:…
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Top 20 Book Facts

Do you want to know the most interesting book facts? I think it’s a safe fact to say that most people enjoy snuggling up with a good book in front of the fire on a grizzly day. It sounds like a perfect day to us and probably one for most of you readers. Books give…
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Top 26 Christmas Gift Ideas

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. Made…
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Libraries

Are We Losing Our Libraries?

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…
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Top 10 Christmas Books

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 their favourite…
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Quotes for Writing Inspiration

A new writing year 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…
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Book Sizes

Choosing a Hardback or Paperback Book Size

What are the main paperback and hardback book sizes to choose from? Books come in many different shapes and sizes for paperback and hardback. It is one of the biggest decisions you will have to make for your project. Not only do you have to think about how your book will feel in your hand…
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paperback book vs ebook

eBooks vs Printed Books – Which is better?

eBooks were a serious competitor for printed 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 eBooks outsold print books on Amazon and in 2014 reached their peak. But since then, well… eBook sales have fallen…
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Hardback vs Paperback

  What is the better book for you Hardcover or Paperback? In this post we will try to answer the question, what is better hardcover vs paperback? We will look over various points for both books, help you understand the difference between both books and help you come up with the right answer for your…
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World’s Famous Libraries

These world-famous 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 some of the worlds famous…
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Sean Conway- Britain’s Wildest Adventurer

Sean Conway Adventurer, 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 Sean…
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How to Format a 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 overcomplicate the formatting and make the content too distracting. Your book format can be unique and exactly how you want it to be. You just have…
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How to Get Your Book Printed

If you’re wondering how to get a book printed then you have come to the right place. At Imprint Digital we use sheet-fed digital printing machines for both our text and cover printing jobs. This means we can offer our customers a wide selection of paper types for text and cover printing with consistently high…
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Formatting a Book in Microsoft Word

Easy to read guide on formatting a book in word Formatting a book in Microsoft Word doesn’t have to be confusing. We often get customers asking for advice on how to set up the page size, margins and other typesetting questions so we thought we would put all this information in a simple and easy…
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Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing

Writing a book is a great achievement, but what do you do when it actually comes to publishing your book? 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 of today;…
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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 book printing 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 which lead to the mass-printed…
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Top Books to Read when you are in Quarantine

With the recent news of the Coronavirus outbreak, many people have been in quarantine or self-isolation. One of the best ways to pass the time would be to read a book. We have come up with what we think are the best books to read in that Genre. Have a look at the list below…
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