Why would anyone go to all the bother of doing a section-sewn hardback when POD services all over the planet will do you a “perfect bound” book at a fraction of the cost? POD is ultimately about economy and convenience; it’s fantastically cheap and that’s a great thing. But POD books are typically “perfect bound”, which means the individual leaves… Continue reading What’s With Perfect Binding?
How would we fare with UPS shipping? The news is good. Your book comes packed in a rigid cardboard box 12″ x 9″ x 3.5″ which would be a spacious ride for a digest-sized hardback if it were not for the copious quantity of bubble wrap surrounding your plastic wrapped book: The box is packed tight with padding;… Continue reading Shipped by UPS
Today, a man in a UPS shirt knocked on my door and handed me a box. Inside, cocooned in a copious quantity of bubblewrap, were the two DD hardback prototypes. I had already seen photos and had a verbal report from +Cameron DuBeers (thanks Cameron!). However, holding the books in my hands is a whole different… Continue reading A Tale of Two Prototypes