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Ten Ways Publishers Add Value for Authors and Readers

    At Bookmobile, we have been working with literary, university press, independent, and trade publishers for over thirty years. We have also helped hundreds of authors self-publish. So we've witnessed firsthand the making of thousands of books. Like the Read more..

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    Art Book Printing for The Drawing Center

      What you want on your bookshelf is the entire Drawing Papers series from The Drawing Center in SoHo, New York. Bookmobile has been printing their art exhibition catalogs since 2008, and we look forward to opening every interior file to..

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      Print Positive: Selecting Paper

        Like other production decisions, choosing paper (also referred to as “paper stock” or just “stock”) affects the cost and aesthetic value of your book. When selecting paper, professional print buyers consider basis weight, thickness, color,  Read more […]

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        New Paper Stock Available at Bookmobile!

          We are very excited to introduce a 100% recycled natural interior stock to our house inventory! We now offer sixteen paper stocks for printing book interiors. Contact me today and I will send you a paper stock sampler—please be sure to include your..

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          Print Positive: Selecting Page Size

            The page size of your book has an impact on every aspect of its publication: aesthetics, legibility, durability, cost, and perceived value. Choosing the right page size will keep printing costs down and minimize binding problems. Overview Text-Heavy Read more […]

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            Cover Lamination: The Beautiful and the Bad

              Film lamination is important for paperback covers and dust jackets. Books get banged around a lot en route from printer to reader (see my post on cartons). Without cover lamination, corners get bent, the printed image scuffs and cracks, and..

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              Anhinga Press Sells Print Books D2C

                Based in Florida, Anhinga Press has been publishing poetry for forty years. Bookmobile has been printing books for them since 2007. Anhinga publishes about four titles every year, and they have a large backlist, giving them a robust inventory to Read more [...]..

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                Print Positive: Selecting Binding

                  The choice of binding is a critical piece of the publishing process. The right choice can help maximize title revenue and margins, while the wrong choice can diminish sales and increase costs. Awareness of the technical nuances in book binding can add Read more […]

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                  Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bookmobile began as a design and typesetting production house in 1982 and started offering print services in 1996. When your project comes to Bookmobile, it gets the benefit of thirty-three years of know-how. We work with over 900 publishers, including literary presses, university presses, trade houses, museums, galleries, and artists. Contact Us