Dorset is real haven of creative talent. This is definitely true when it comes to writing. You only have to look at the number of writing networks, story competitions and creative writing courses to see that.
It must be a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction to see your work in print. It’s certainly a pleasure when we deliver books to the authors. The diversity of subjects is one thing that never ceases to surprise us: Anthologies, biographies, family histories, local information, poetry, recipe book, short stories and more!
When we receive enquiries about printing books, many of the questions are the same each time:
Q: Is there a minimum or maximum number of books to print?
A: There’s no minimum and the maximum we can print in-house is around 200. (We can and do work with larger quantities too, but the printing is done offsite).
Q: Does the number of pages matter?
A: Not from a production point of view it doesn’t matter. From a materials points of view, more pages means more paper so that will affect the price.
Q: What size can my book be printed?
A: We print books in three standard sizes A4, A5 and A6.
Q: I’ve written my book, but I’ve not idea about a cover design
A: We have a creative team who will be able to advise you on a cover design and produce something you are happy with.
Q: Do I get a choice of cover?
A: We can produce your book with either a hard back or paper back cover.
Q: I have photographs and images, can these be included?
A: Yes, we can reproduce images in colour or black and white.
Q: How will my book be bound?
A: Normally books are finished perfect bound, which means the pages are glued together at one side with the cover spine. Other options are available if you prefer other options.
If you have a question about book printing, please email email@example.com or call 01308 423411.