Advances in the field of digital laser printing over the last decade have paved the way for a fresh new approach to publishing. The elaborate setting up required for traditional presses made short print runs uneconomic, meaning that books likely to sell fewer than a thousand or so copies rarely made it into print.
The current generation of digital print machines have high quality output, accurate colour and are capable of producing around 2000 full colour or black & white impressions per hour. From a publishing perspective, however, the greatest advance has been the ability to store electronic documents 'ready to print' on the machine itself.
The profound significance of this is, that books may now be produced economically on an 'on demand' basis at the touch of a button, either singly or in whatever numbers are required. Similar advancements in binding and finishing have made a reality of what was impractical to the publishers of yesteryear.
We are not a vanity publishing company, there is no minimum output although, obviously, with very short production runs the unit cost will be relatively higher.
Additionally, authors who have a stock of unsold books may apply to have these listed on our on-line store, a modest commission and handling fee would be payable on sales.
Author: Helen Reeves
285 pages, A5 format, perfect bound.
Sarah is fed up with Alec.
He’s thoughtless, self-centred and takes her completely for granted, but she can’t quite believe he might be having an affair. Who else would put up with him?
Sometimes, she wishes she had married Martin. Sweet, kind, sensitive Martin, her First Love. She hasn’t heard from him for fifteen years but she can’t help daydreaming about him. How could she have let him slip through her fingers? What went wrong between them?
Sarah decides to make a stand against Alec’s selfishness. In a Grand Gesture of defiance, she packs the children into the car, leaves a note and heads off to France to find Martin. She’s determined to discover why their perfect relationship petered out so strangely.
It’s a heady, liberating experience – until her quest reveals hurtful secrets, and her intense desire to relive her youth starts to get seriously out of hand.
The past can be a perilous place to visit.
Facsimile reprint of February 1968 special issue of the New Zealand Potter magazine. Perfect bound, colour cover, 64pp black & white, extensively illustrated, 165mm x 210mm.
Author: New Zealand Society of Potters
Published: Mayl 2005
An excellent 'potted' history of the decade from 1958-1968.