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Mesg #90779 "RE: Self pub'ing advice please"
Author CatrinP     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Wed May-02-12 10:23 PM



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Thu May-03-12 02:39 PMby CatrinP

I don't know the situation in UK, since I live in Australia, but I have produced a number of booklets and such for events.

The most economical method I have found here, depending on numbers, is using a copy service.

The services I have used here is Snap or Cost Less Copies. Also the local university has a copy service available to the public. I mention thier names so you can google them and see if you have access so something similar.

What I have produced is a magazine like booklet - soft cover, folded and stapled - both A5 size and A4 size.

Both of these places will take either a printed copy or a file - the file I give them is a PDF. I always give them the booklet in A4 size and they print in the size I require.

One booklet had a glossy colour cover, another had a color middle page. I've also done a black and white cover but on paper with a higher GSM (grams per square meter).

The only resetiction I had was the number of pages - it had to be a multiple of 4.

Working with the staff was no problems either, a few visits with samples and a few trial runs - one place charged me for the trials, another charged me for the 5th and 6th, one place didn't charge me at all - and everything was set up well before the printing was needed. It meant that when I got all the content - which of course came at the last minute - I could send it off at the very latest and know I would be picking up something good.

I can't remember the exact cost, but that would be irrelavant anyway, but for the quantities I was printing (from 50 upto 500) these printing services were very economical.


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Self pub'ing advice please [View all] , ananaso, Wed May-02-12 05:31 PM
  RE: Self pub'ing advice please, CatrinP, May 02nd 2012 #1
RE: Self pub'ing advice please, Weird Jim, May 03rd 2012, #2
RE: Self pub'ing advice please, astropolis, May 12th 2012, #3
Expected to produce an entire book overnight, ananaso, Aug 20th 2012, #4
RE: Expected to produce an entire book overnight, CatrinP, Aug 21st 2012, #5
RE: Expected to produce an entire book overnight, MarFisk, Sep 02nd 2012, #6

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